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Old Dalby Church of EnglandPrimary School

Kind hearts, open minds, courageous spirits

Together we will explore life in all its fullness

Let us be concerned for one another, to help one another to show love and to do good. Hebrews 10:24

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Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

Welcome back to our year 1's and a warm welcome to our new starters!

We hope you've all enjoyed a lovely long break over the summer and we're so excited to get you all back into the classroom for another fabulous year.

You can find below our Knowledge Organisers which detail what we'll be learning about this term in Class 1. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us via the office email or school phone number.



Our PE day is Wednesday. Please send your child in their kit.



All children will be bringing books home. The expectation is that they are heard read at least three times a week. We can't emphasise enough, how beneficial this is to your child's progress.



Reception will begin with phase 1 phonics which is about tuning their ears into the art of listening and recognising sounds. We'll quickly move onto teaching phase 2 which is a huge chunk of the alphabet sounds. We've attached a copy of the phonemes (sounds) and also the tricky high frequency words we teach alongside.


Year 1 are recapping phase 3, again, a copy of the phoneme mat and list of the tricky high frequency words, are attached below. Phase 3 teaches digraphs and trigraphs. This means two letters that make one sound for example 'ai' in 'rain' or three letters that make one sound for example 'igh' in 'night'.



Throughout the year Reception will be learning all about the numerals to 10 (and beyond), about common 2d and 3d shapes, different types of measurement, money and positional language. Our main knowledge orgnanisers will detail exactly what we'll be teaching each term & we'll be sending individual targets home for each child, when appropriate.


Year 1- If you'd like to help your child at home with their maths, we've attached helpful knowledge organisers which clearly layout the key information, skills and vocabulary taught, in each unit. We've organised them into the terms in which we'll teach them too.



Year 1 Math Knowledge Organisers

Knowledge Organisers for Autumn term

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