Southmead Primary School

Southmead Primary School

Headteacher: Mr Nicholas Plumb

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Year 1 Shrimps and Periwinkles

Welcome to Year One

In Shrimps class, we are taught by Mrs Dupuy and Trainee Teacher Mrs Crossman.
In Periwinkles, we are taught by Miss Wyles and Miss Brooks.
We are also lucky to have:
Mrs Matthews, Mrs Shannon, Mrs Frazer, Mrs Benham, Mrs Couch, Mrs Hales.


PE days:
Tuesdays and Fridays - please leave PE kit in school for the duration of the half-term, when we will send home for washing.



Homework will be given out on Fridays and will contain a skill to practice at home as well as reading - there will be a decodable phonics book for children to read to you and a picture book to share together for pleasure. 



If you missed our Meet the Teacher meeting, the slides are here. Any questions, please ask

What is my Class like?

Review of the week and home learning


Year 1 Weekly Round Up Friday 29th September


We've had another great week in Year 1, the children have made so much progress already.


This week we have been started work about the Very Hungry Caterpillar in English - the children have become familiar with the story and next week will start doing some writing around this. In maths we have been learning about the < (less than) and > (more than) signs as well as = (same as).


We have been assessing the children's knowledge of phonics, so will begin streaming them for these lessons so that they get the support required to help them progress. We will be hearing the children read in groups each day and will change their reading book on that day (not necessarily on Friday), they will still have a week to read their new book.


Learning at home this week


Please practice reading the Harder to Read and Spell Words (found below). Just do a few each week and look for them in reading too. These are words that cannot be sounded out so children need to learn to sight read them. Maybe cut a few out and stick them around the house and get your child to hunt for them and read them when they find them, also ask the child to put them into a spoken sentence.


We have noticed lots of children are finding cutting out quite difficult. It would be great if you could practice at home - please ensure that their thumb is on the top and always point the scissors away from the body, turning the paper as needed.


The Year 1 Team

Harder to Read and Spell Words

For details of our Phonics teaching, please find a link here to our phonics page on this website.

Some of you have asked for guidance about phonics terminology, hopefully this document will help, but please ask if you still have any questions.

Phase 2 Pronunciation

This is "Phase 2 Pronunciation" by KSTE on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Phase 3 Pronunciation

This is "Phase 3 Pronunciation" by KSTE on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Phase 5 Pronunciation

This is "Phase 5 Pronunciation" by KSTE on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Harder to Read and Spell word lists for Reception and Year 1

Reading and Writing Year 1

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