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Welcome to Year 1!

As your child moves into Year 1 they are starting the National Curriculum and are now in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2). In the first half of the autumn term many children will still be working through the final stages of the Early Learning Goals but by October half term the majority of children will start the National Curriculum.

In Year 1 there is also a national phonics assessment that takes place in June, this is administered in familiar surroundings with a known member of staff working with individual children and asking them to sound out a list of words, some of which are made up words, so that their phonics skills can be assessed. Children are usually relaxed during this process as they are well prepared in their daily phonics sessions and have used the screening tool earlier in the year to practice. We do not tell children that it is a test as to do their best they need to be relaxed and think it is a fun phonics quiz.

See also our Phonics section (link) that gives more information about our approach and the scheme that we use.

We hope in this section of our website that you will find everything that you need to support your child during the year but if you think that there is anything missing - please let us know via the school office!


Year 1 Curriculum Newsletters

Our School Aims

To understand that each child is unique- a gift from God.
To provide a caring, compassionate and inclusive community, our ‘school family’, where everyone is valued and safe.
To celebrate our Christian values and share faith, love and forgiveness as seen in Jesus Christ.
To provide high quality teaching and learning that promotes outstanding achievement.
To provide an innovative and inspiring curriculum which encourages each child to reach their full potential.
To promote excellence through collaborative work with our families, the Church and wider community.

Contact Us

All Saints CofE VA Primary School
Boughton Green Road
Tel: 01604 715658