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Welcome to Year 1

🌈Welcome to YEAR 1🌻

Teachers: Miss Holt & Miss Shaw

Other Adults working in our classrooms: Mrs Thomason, Mrs Evans and Mrs Rashid


On this page you will have the opportunity to come and be a part of the wonderful year 1!


Please check out our class twitter page: @stlukesyear1h @stlukesyear1s


You can also keep in touch via our class dojo page! 






Children will bring home one decodable book and one reading for pleasure book each Friday. PLEASE ensure your child has read at home with you and that the reading record book has been signed no If your child is finding the book easy, please ask them lots of comprehension questions to ensure they also understand the book they are reading. Questions can include:  


  • Who are the characters?
  • What role does ______ have in the story?
  • Where is the story set?
  • What happens at the beginning?
  • What happens in the middle?
  • What happens at the end of the story?
  • Can you tell me your favourite part of the story?
  • Did you like or dislike the story?
  • Can you find my a word beginning with _____?
  • Can you find a word with the ____ sound?



Children will be given a homework every Friday. Please  complete the homework provided and send this back to school on Thursday. Children will be awarded dojo points for homework!! 



We will be having our PE lesson on MONDAY - Children may come into school wearing their PE kits. 

This half term we are reading:

What are we learning?


Want to see what you will be learning in Year 1? Have a look at the curriculum maps below which show the curriculum content and topics for each half term. They include the key topics, vocabulary and knowledge for each subject. You can also find key texts studied.


If you would like to look at the curriculum in more detail, head over to our curriculum page on the website. Click here to go there now.



In class, we teach Phonics daily as a whole class. We follow the Essential Letters and Sounds scheme.  Your child will take a Phonics Screening Check in June 2024. The check consists of 40 real and pseudo (alien) words and it is to test your child's blending skills. Whilst your child is reading their reading book, you can help them to break down the sounds and blend the word together to read it. Please practice reading with your children as much as possible at home! 


At St Luke's we love reading! There is nothing better than curling up and getting cosy with a good book. Whatever you like to read, St Luke's will have something for you. We have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books in our class library. If you have a favourite author or genre, why not ask if we have a copy in school?




What shall I do if I have a worry?


If you are feeling upset or worried about something there are plenty of people you can talk in school that can help you. You could write a worry in our class worry box, or speak to one of the Year 1 staff members who are always there to help you. However, if you feel you would like to speak to someone else, all members of staff around school are happy to help. You can always talk to one of the teachers on the poster below:



Here are the first 100 HFW which your child needs to read and spell

Number line to 20 to help with addition and subtraction

100 square to support counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and number recognition to 100