Y6 Residential - Monday 3rd February until Friday 7th February 2020
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Andover Church of England Primary School

Striving for Excellence in a happy,secure and Christian environment

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Mrs Morrison is the Sycamore Class teacher and Mrs Radcliffe is our learning support assistant. 


Jenny and Sam help us throughout the week.



The question for Autumn 2 is... Are Dinosaurs Real? Please see the topic map for more information about our learning journey- the children are very excited about our new topic.


On Tuesday afternoon, children will have PE and then come home in their PE kits with ther unifroms in their PE kit bag.Children are expected to come into school on Friday wearing their PE kits.  They will need to bring their PE kit bag with their unifrom inside so that they can get changed again after their lesson and before lunch.  Lunchtime can be messy! 



Phonics is of great importance in Year 1.  We build on the phase 3 and 4 sounds taught in Year R, learning phase 5 and mastering blending with fluency.  The children will be able to read both real words and made up words, adding sound buttons to identify the different sounds in the words. 


I can't recommend watching Mr Thorne Does Phonics on YouTube highly enough.  It will enable you to ensure your child is correctly saying the sounds as well as reinforcing their learning.  For a fun, interactive website that echoes the games played in school to make learning fun I would suggest PhonicsPlay.   Teach Your Monster To Read is another great site, as is Phonicsbloom.


Mr Thorne-




Please see examples of sound buttons alongside the different phase sounds mats at the bottom of this page.


Adding Sound Buttons

Adding Sound Buttons 1
Adding Sound Buttons 2
Adding Sound Buttons 3
Adding Sound Buttons 4