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Knowl Hill CofE Academy

"Together We Succeed"

Ashley Hill MAT

Part of the

Ashley Hill

Multi Academy Trust

Year 1

Adults in Year One

Class Teacher- Mrs Richards

Teaching assistant - Miss Wescott


If you have any questions that can't be answered from the information below, please contact  Mrs Richards on the below email address. 

Emails will be checked on school days and will be replied to within 24hrs. Stay safe everyone.



Our Christian value this term is Respect


This term our Topic is The Edwardians. We wil be looking at what significant events happened during the period, what toys were made during this time and looking at the book and film of Mary Poppins! I know the children will really enjoy this topic and can't wait to get started!



Epic - Books for Kids ( 


If you would like to use Epic to access lots of free reading books here is our class code that you will need.


Class code: qyl3398

Week beginnning 5th July


The children all did so well last week and worked so hard so a big well done!


Just a quick reminder that school partnerships, reading books and homework books will be take in on a Friday, kept for the weekend then given back out on a Monday ready for the week. Please rememeber to write in the partnership book so that we know you are ready for a new book. Each reading book should be enjoyed 3 times before it is changed.



There will be no spelling test this week. Over the summer please keep prcatising the red words we have done as this will help the children with their writing when they go into year 2. To help the children know when to use certain words like their and there you can practise writitng them into sentences.


This week we will be learning....




This week we will complete some editing of their work from last week. We will look at if their writing makes sense and how to put it right so that he does make sense. The children will also be checking for capital letters, finger spaces and full stops.






This week  we will begin to look at time.We will look at vocabulary associated with time like before and after, how to use a calendar and why it is useful. We will finsih off by looking at telling the time to the hour and half past the hour.







Key vocabulary for this unit:

before, after, faster, slower, shorter, longer, earlier, later 

yesterday, today, tomorrow, day, week, month, year, calednar, date

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

minute hand, hour hand, second hand, o'clock, half past, second, minute, hour




This half term we will be looking at plants in more detail. We will start off our learning by recapping what we have previously learnt and think about what plants need in order to grow successfully. We will plant our own sunflower seeds this week and observe how they grow and change before the end of the term. 




In our seasonal change work we will  continue to be looking at our new season Summer. This week we will be looking at summer affects plants and wildlife.




Sun Safety 

Now that the weather is getting warmer just a quick reminder that all children should have sun cream applied before school and a sun hat to wear. We will be spending more time outside this term so I would like the children to be prepared. Please remember to send a water bottle as well as we had some children came without one before the half term. Children should still be wearing trainers to allow us to complete active games and exercise in the afternoon.








As discussed at parents evening the homework for this half term is based on number bonds to 10 and 20. I will put up a new activity to complete each week on here for you to use if you wish to. There are also games set as a 2do on purple mash to help the children. Remember the aim is for the children to know their number bonds as quick recall facts and not to work them out!


You should have recieved High frequency words and activties to help your child to learn to aid the fluency of reading. Again these words should be recognised and the children  should not be sounding them out. If the children are sounding them out they will not move on to learning new words.

Writing Competition 


It would be lovely to ahve some entries for the annual Knowl Hill Village Association Writing Competition. For each year group there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd winner with monetary prizes! (1st-£20, 2nd-£15, 3rd- £10)


If your child would like to enter the competition, they need to write a short story of their choice. This should be no more than 2 sides of A4 in size 14 font. The theme of the competition this year is Mary Poppins, but the children can be as creative as they like with this.

Here are a few ideas but you don't have to use them!

  • imagine what adventure Mary Poppins will have next and who is is going to help
  • imagine Mary Poppins has some new magical powers. what adventure will she have 
  • Imagine Jane and Michael have a new magical adventure. What happens and how does it all start?


Please send your entries into school by Friday 18th June 

Below is a list of year 1 common exception words.

Class Dojo Winner!

Mrs Bourner Parent Information Evening presentation

Year One information Power Point


Useful Websites

Here is a list of different websites which your child can visit if they wish to complete some extra practise at home in either maths, times tables, literacy or phonics. To follow a link, copy and paste it into the search bar.




Counting, matching and ordering 1- 

Counting, matching and ordering 2- 

Higher or lower-

Number ordering-

Number sequences-



Times Tables:



Joining words-

Making sentences-

Rhyming words-




Additional Phonics

We have learned all our sounds but it is really important to keep practicing recognising and reading these sounds in a variety of words!


The children love to play this bingo game:


Alphablocks is a children's show that focuses on sound learning and blending which can be interactive and you can find this on YouTube:


This website will be helpful for parents to understand how to pronounce each of the sounds and other useful information about phonic skills:


Please ensure that you are reading the Read Write Inc books sent home three times before moving on to the next book.


Reading with Mrs Bird!

Below are some videos to help you practice reading your Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 Green Words and your Red and Green Ditties! Enjoy!