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Welcome to Year 1!


Welcome to our year group web page! Here you will find lots of information about Year 1. We hope you enjoy viewing our web page and discovering more about what we have been learning about in school.


The Year 1 team

Miss Hodgetts (1 Tomlinson teacher), Miss Mears (1 Donaldson teacher) and Miss Roberts (LSP).


Key Messages

  • Please remember to send your child in with a book bag every day.
  • Children will need to bring a labelled reusable water bottle every day - these must only contain water.
  • Reading books are changed weekly, normally on a Thursday.
  • PE will be on a Tuesday for both classes. Please make sure your children have a PE kit in school on these days and that earrings are removed and long hair tied back. 
  • Please read with your child for ten minutes every night and talk about what they have read.
  • Encourage your child to complete their home learning each week.
  • Home learning should be handed in on a Wednesday and given out on a Friday.


Autumn topic


To begin with we will have a mini topic of 'All About Me'. We will read be reading three books as part of our topic: 'Only One You' by Linda Kranz, 'You Choose' by Nick Sharratt and Pippa Goodhart and 'Funnybones' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg.

For the rest of our learning in the Autumn term we will be learning about forests and forest creatures. This will be driven by our three key texts in English which are: 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'The Owl Who Was Afraid of the Dark' and 'Stickman'. 


At the end of Year 1, normally the second week of June, children will sit the Phonics Screening Test. This seeks to test whether children have learned to decode words using phonics to the required level. Children are expected to sound out and blend graphemes to read simple words. Throughout the year, we will be sitting various practise tests to help prepare the children and every day children will be taught two phonic sessions. Below you will find some phonic assessment materials that may support you at home to help your child.



  • Temple Meadow Primary School and Nursery,
  • Wrights Lane, Cradley Heath, West Midlands, B64 6RH
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