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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 Radcliffe are our learning support assistants. 



We are so excited to have you in year 1! Browse the pictures to see what we have been up to so far.

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, 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