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Lakenham Primary and Nursery School

Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page for 2020/2021!

If your family are self-isolating and your child is absent from school, please check the Google Classroom for daily work and activities. 

We hope that you find all the information that you need here.
Make sure to check out our class pages to see what we have been up to at school!


Meet the team

View document year_1/meet_the_team.pdf


Weekly Newsletter! 

Each week we will be posting our own Year 1 Newsletter for you to see what the children have been up to in school. 


Parent Mail

Where possible, we will try to inform parents and carers of any trips, events and important information in person or via text and email.
Here we will attach the same information in case any letters are lost or we have been unable to contact you.




View document year_1/timetable_2.docx


Curriculum Overviews  

Please click the links below to see what the children will be learning about each term.
We have also included the book spine for this academic year which showcases the wonderful range of fiction and non-fiction books that we will be reading in class and using to support our learning. 

2020/2021 Book Spine

Autumn Overview 


Phonics & Reading

In Year 1, children recap and continue their learning in phonics. It is important that we work as a team to support your child in this learning as it is the fundamental basis for reading and writing.

Throughout the year we will be hosting phonics cafes where you can meet with teaching staff to explore ways to help support your child at home and to discuss any worries you may have. 

Each child will be given reading books to take home and a log book to record what they have read, who they have read with and any additional comments. The reading books are chosen based on what we feel is appropriate to the stage that your child is at with their phonetic knowledge and reading ability. 

Phase 2 Phonemes:

Set 1 - s, a, t, p 
Set 2 - i, n, m, d
Set 3 - g, o, c, k
Set 4 - ck, e, u, r
Set 5 - h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 3 Phonemes:

Set 6 - j, v, w, x
Set 7 - y, z, zz, qu
Consonant diagraphs - ch, sh, th, ng
Vowel diagraphs – ai, ee, ight, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Phase 4 Skills:

-Consolidation of 42 phonemes taugh.
- Blending phonemes to read CVC words and segment CVC words for spelling.
- Read two syllable words.
- Read tricky words learnt so far and will be able to spell some of them.

Phase 5 Phonemes:

ay, ou, ie, ea
oy, ir, ue, aw
why, ph, ew, oe, au
a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e

Towards the end of Year 1, the children take part in the National Year 1 Phonics Check. 

Useful phonics websites:

Phonics Bloom - website with Phase 1-5 Letters and Sounds games, tablet and mobile device friendly.



Top Marks - website with Letters and Sounds phonic games.



National Literacy Trust - website with activities, tips and advice.



Phonics Play -  website with Phase 1-5 Letters and Sounds games, use school subscription.


Letters and Sounds - website with Phase 1-5 Letters and Sounds games.



Teach your Monster to Read - website with Phase 2-5 Letters and Sounds games.



Previous classes

Please click the buttons below to see the learning in previous years. 

Year 1 2019/2020

Year 1 2018/2019