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Hazlemere Church of England Combined School & NurseryGROW IN WISDOM AND STATURE, AND IN FAVOUR WITH GOD AND PEOPLE

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 have had a fabulous Spring Term. We have learnt all about castles and enjoyed a wonderful trip to Windsor Castle. 

Within our history lessons we learnt all about significant individuals such as William the Conqueror and Queen Elizabeth II. Our class texts including The Queen's Hat and The Queen's Handbag provided lots of cross curricular work and fun opportunities. The books followed the Queen on her adventures across London and Great Britain. We designed and made hats for the Queen, drawn portraits, made castles using chalks, card and paints.


On this page you will find our learning highlights throughout the year, our spelling lists and strategies to support children with their learning. 


Kind regards,

Mrs E. Bartlett

Year 1 Class Teacher

Recommended reading list Year 1

Meet the Teacher Year 1 September 2021

Useful websites

  Sample Phonic assessments can be found under the Parents page, follow the assessment link.


The five key skills taught through our synthetic phonics programme includes the following:

  • Learning the letter sounds – children are taught the 42 main letter sounds. This includes the alphabet sounds as well as digraphs such as sh, th, ai and ue.
  • Learning letter formation – using different multi-sensory methods, children learn how to form and write the letters.
  • Blending – Children are taught how to blend the sounds together to read and write new words.
  • Segmenting – this involves children identifying sounds in words so that they have the best possible start for improving their spelling.
  • Helping children with tricky words – English contains a large number of regularly used words that don’t follow a phonetic patters. This words are learnt separately, alongside children’s acquisition of phonic skills.



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