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‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’
‘Building a Love of Life and Learning’

Class 1

Welcome to Class 1 2021-2022


We are a mixed Year 1 and reception class taught by Mrs Game.


We are lucky to have lots of adults working with us at different times. Mrs Game teaches every day, but on Wednesdays she is out of the classroom catching up on important jobs!


Every morning Mrs Haylock works with us. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons Mrs Root helps us too. On Thursday and Friday afternoons Mrs Fagg supports us. There is always an adult to talk to if we need them!


Our PE day is Monday afternoon. We are allowed to wear our PE kits all day. Please remember to name our kit as it can sometimes get muddled up. Make sure earrings are removed before school.


If you need to give Mrs Game a message you can send an email to or She will get back to you as soon as she can.





Year 1s - you should have a packet that contains a reading book, a yellow diary, some white sound flash cards and some red common words. Please practise these as often as you can and get an adult to write in your yellow book.

You need to read your book at least 3 times a week please.


Homework book - you should also have a blue book. In here you can practice your spellings and complete the reading challenges. Get a grown up to show you inside the front cover of the purple book.


Spellings for Year 1s will be given out on Fridays. They will be added to DB Primary every Friday.


Reception - all children will be given 'no words' reading books for at least this half term. This is to build up story telling skills and to allow us time to check phonics knowledge and blending skills. There are also reading challenges in the front of the homework book to try - these are optional for reception but there will be prizes for children who attempt every task!


Red words - all children will be given red common words over the next few weeks. These words cannot be 'sounded-out' so need to be learnt by sight. You can try making up silly sayings to help remember them. Please do not encourage children to say each sound for these red words. 


White sounds cards - all children will have a pack of sounds that we will regularly add to. These are the sounds that we have been learning for that week. We also put any sounds that the children already recognise. Please build words with these cards and support your child to blend and read them.


All reading books will be changed on Fridays only. 

Below is the whole year overview for Class 1. It lists each of the topics that will be covered over each half term. Some subject areas cover a term so may start slightly later in the first half term. 

Whole Year Overview

Reception whole year overview

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