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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


                                                                                                             25th January 2021

Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for your support with your child’s home learning last week. Teachers are so pleased to see the children’s work being completed and shared and this is a result of your overwhelming dedication, guidance and patience.

As you will see on this page, teachers continue to plan and organise home learning and the instructions and resources for this week are listed. Teachers have also prepared videos explaining the class learning in detail. These videos are available via your child’s login on dbprimary, so please check on a daily basis. It is important that children communicate with their class teacher regularly and they can use the email and blog facility for this. A reminder that children do not have to upload all of their work. Encourage your child to choose 2-3 pieces a week that they are really proud of and these can be shared on their work page via dbprimary. In addition, class teachers may request specific pieces to be sent to them.

Please watch out for links to Mrs Bhabra’s and the Hazlemere Church assemblies. We hope the children enjoyed the opportunity to meet with their classmates this week via zoom. The teachers were delighted to see the children’s faces and to hear their voices. These sharing assemblies will continue on a weekly basis on the same day and at the same time.

Please establish a routine for home learning as suggested below:




Suggested Ideas and times – KS1


Home learning

Maths, English, writing,

Spellings. SPAG (1hr 45mins)

Daily Phonics (20mins)

Lunch time


Help prepare lunch and clean up afterwards


Outside Play/Exercise activity (1hr daily )


Home Learning

Follow Topic Tasks set (1hr )

Home Learning

DB primary, Times Table Rock Stars, 10 ticks, Suggested websites from Class Pages relevant to each Year group. (30mins)

Write a blog on DB Primary of your day.

Quiet time

Reading – 15mins (daily)

Puzzles, Sudoku, word-searches


Free Time


Wishing you a happy and rewarding week.

Kind regards,

Hazlemere Staff

Home learning highlights

Home Learning Overview and Maths Instructions 18.1.21

Year 1 Weekly Home Learning English and Topic Instructions 18.1.21

Mrs Bartlett's explanation video is available via DB Primary.

DfE’s daily phonics lessons 

10am – Reception – Suitable for children who can blend and read words such as ‘fish’, ‘chat’ and ‘rain’ 10:30am – Year 1 – Suitable for children who can confidently blend and read words such as ‘stamp’, ‘chair’ and ‘green’ 11am – Learning to Blend – extra blending practise for children in Reception and Year 1



Meet the Teacher Year 1 September 2020

Spring Term Newsletter Year 1

Recommended reading list Year 1

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.



Supporting Your Child in Maths