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Welcome to Year 1!


In the event of a bubble closure, individual isolation or lockdown due to Covid-19, please refer to the Remote Learning tab for all the relevant information regarding home learning.



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 Bolton (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 Monday 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.





You have received letters home about our Big Cat ebook library. We have introduced this as we are not currently sending Reading Books home, in line with our Covid-19 Risk Assessment.

We will be changing the books weekly for you to read with your child as you would a physical reading book.

If you are unsure of the login it will be as follows:

Username: uktmpsforenamesurname

Password: Reading1

The log in instructions are available for you to download and the website is 


We will be monitoring the children's engagement and children will be rewarded weekly with stickers in school. 

If you have any questions, please come and ask. 


Summer term



Our focus texts for the Spring term will be 'At the Beach' and 'The Lighthouse Keeper's lunch'.




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
  • Telephone 01384 569 021 
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