Thorney Close Primary School

Thorney Close Primary School

“Where Learning Blossoms”

Year 1 - Mrs Verity 

Year 1 Phonics Screening

 In June every child in Year 1 is assessed for their phonetic knowledge. The Phonics Screening Check is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they’ve learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.

The checks consist of 40 words and non-words that your child will be asked to read one-on-one with a teacher. Non-words (nonsense words, pseudo words or alien words) are a collection of letters that will follow phonics rules your child has been taught, but don’t mean anything – your child will need to read these with the correct sounds to show that they understand the phonics rules behind them.

The 40 words and non-words are divided into two sections – one with simple word structures of three or four letters, and one with more complex word structures of five or six letters. The teacher administering the check with your child will give them a few practice words to read first – including some non-words – so they understand more about what they have to do. Each of the non-words are presented with a picture of a monster / alien, as if the word were their name (and so your child doesn't think the word is a mistake because it doesn't make sense!).

Oxford Phonics Check Support is Oxford Phonics Check Support


Year 1 Writing Checklist

Year 1 Curriculum Map

Year 1 and Year 2 Spelling List



Victorian Schools

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Year 1 have enjoyed travelling back in time to Victorian times. We have enjoyed finding out how different school was in the past. In the Victorian times children had to sit in rows and if they misbehaved they were hit with the cane. The teachers were very strict and the classrooms were dull and dark. We went outside to do drill - Victorian exercises. It was not much fun! We then played some traditional Victorian games outside including. In and out the Dusty Bluebells’.

Created: 13 May 16 13:02 | Last modified: 13 May 16 13:19

Victorian Times - Year 1 Mrs Verity - May 16

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We have been finding out about what life was like during Victorian times. We enjoyed looking at Victorian homes comparing them with our homes today. We think living in Victorian times was a lot more difficult than life today! We enjoyed dressing up to role play a typical wash day. It was very tiring!

Created: 6 May 16 10:14 | Last modified: 6 May 16 10:16

Grace Darling Role Play - Year 1 Mrs Verity - March 16

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We have been doing lots of work on Grace Darling and her brave adventure to save the lives of sailors whose ship had crashed at sea.

Created: 14 Apr 16 21:50 | Last modified: 14 Apr 16 21:57

Souter Lighthouse - Year 1 Mrs Veity - March 2016

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We travelled to Souter Lighthouse to learn about lighthouses . We had a lot of steps to climb to reach the top of the lighthouse but when we got there we could see for miles!

Created: 11 Apr 16 23:25 | Last modified: 12 Apr 16 17:39

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