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.
In Periwinkles, we are taught by Miss Wyles and Mrs Swann.
We are also lucky to have:
Mrs Matthews, Mrs Shannon, Mrs Frazer, Mrs Benham and Mrs Knight.


PE days:
Mondays (for Periwinkles), Tuesdays (for Shrimps) and Thursdays - 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 22nd March


This week we have welcomed Miss Heard to our Year 1 team. She is a trainee teacher from Exeter University, she will be with us until the middle of June, working mainly in the Periwinkles, but at times, across the year group.

We’ve done some brilliant writing of weather forecast sentences. We are all really pleased with how well the children's writing is progressing. Some are starting to write little stories, etc. at home, we always love to see these in school.

In maths we have been doing lots of practical activities around weighing/mass and volume/capacity. It would good to use some of these skills at home this week (or the measuring from last week) -


Weighing - challenge the children to find something heavier or lighter than a chosen object or help make a recipe by weighing the ingredients.

Volume/capacity - look at the volume of different containers whilst in the bath, which one holds the most or least amount of water.

Measuring - can you find something longer or shorter or the same length as an object, how long are thing in centimetres?


Please remember to keep reading at least 4 times per week and recording this in the Reading Record, lots of the children should now be able to try at least some of the words in the week library book too. Remember the more times your child reads a text, the more fluent they become, aiding their understanding of what they have read.


The Year 1 Team



Smoothie making and tasting in Periwinkles

**** HOW TO STAR IN YOUR OWN SUBTRACTION VIDEO **** Update - your child will have a QR in their reading record this week, just use that to take you straight to Flip.

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

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Phase 5 Pronunciation

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

Reading and Writing Year 1

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