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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. Mrs Rolfe and Mrs Hannah are the learning support assistants. Please don't hesitiate to contact me at for any learning support or queries about your child's needs.



We have PE on a Friday and a Wednesday so please ensure your child has their kit with them on these days.  The correct PE kit is black/red shorts/joggers with the school PE t-shirt or a plain white t-shirt. Please can I also ask that your child has their hair tied back and earrings are either taped or removed for these days for safety reasons, thank you.  


Uniform can be purchased from Stitch-a-logo here:


School's online platforms that children can access at home:

Bug Club:





What are we learning about in Summer 1?


Our leading question this half term is What makes a superhero? I hope to continue the strong links between home and school to sensure that every child enjoys this topic and continue to encourage a love for learning in the children.  The classroom is appropriately decorated and we have lots of superhero themed activities for them to get involved with! Please see the topic overview below for more information on subject coverage using the topic of superheroes as in incentive.

What are we learning during our time in Year 1?

Websites to assist home learning in Year 1.

Phonic sounds your child should know- please check regularly and just ask if you would like to know how to better support your child at home.



Phonics is of great importance in Year 1.  We build on the phase 3 and 4 sounds taught in Year R, learn phase 5 and master blending with fluency as well as learning alternates!  The children will be able to read both real words and made up words (alien words), adding sound buttons to identify the different sounds in the words to help them break down unknown 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 from school.  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.  IF you are wanting to purchase resources, I get mine from 


Mr Thorne-




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


Adding Sound Buttons