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Welcome to Year 1 


The year 1 team for 2018/19 consists of Mrs Merrick (1C) and Miss Bland (1D), along with our teaching assistants Miss Warner (1C) and Mrs Jones (1D).  We are looking forward to lots of learning - and fun! - over the coming months.  Please read our curriculum newsletters to find out what the children will be learning.


Our topic this term is The Bog Baby which is a delightful story about two girls who discover a small, blue creature in a magic pond.  Our Literacy, Topic and Science work will all be linked to this book. 

Making Mother's Day cards (Mar 2019)

Year One enjoyed printing with celery to create flowers for their Mother's Day cards.

World Book Day (Mar 2019)

World Book Day (Mar 2019) 1 Class 1D
World Book Day (Mar 2019) 2 Class 1C
Year One enjoyed dressing up as their favourite book character for World Book Day.  They also shared their favourite book and did lots of other book related activities.

Baking carrot buns (Feb 2019)

We really enjoyed baking carrot buns, they were very tasty!

Visit from the Fire Service (Jan 2019)

The Fire Service visited us this week and we learnt all about what it's like to be a Fire Officer and what to do if there is a fire. 

Year 1 spring term curriculum newlsetter 2019

Year 1 autumn term curriculum newsletter

Writing key objectives

Maths Key Objectives

Phonics at Milby

At Milby, we use Letters and Sounds which is a phonics resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007. It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven. There are six overlapping phases in the programme; please ask your child's teacher which phase your child is on, so that you can support home learning. Enjoy exploring the suggested websites and have fun!



Phonic Knowledge and Skills

Phase One (Nursery/Reception)

Activities are divided into seven aspects, including environmental sounds, instrumental sounds, body sounds, rhythm and rhyme, alliteration, voice sounds and finally oral blending and segmenting.

Phase Two (Reception) up to 6 weeks

Learning 19 letters of the alphabet and one sound for each. Blending sounds together to make words. Segmenting words into their separate sounds. Beginning to read simple captions.
Phase Three (Reception) up to 12 weeks The remaining 7 letters of the alphabet, one sound for each. Graphemes such as ch, oo, th representing the remaining phonemes not covered by single letters. Reading captions, sentences and questions. On completion of this phase, children will have learnt the "simple code", i.e. one grapheme for each phoneme in the English language.

Phase Four (Reception) 4 to 6 weeks

No new grapheme-phoneme correspondences are taught in this phase. Children learn to blend and segent longer words with adjacet consonants, e.g. swim, clap, jump.
Phase Five (Throughout Year 1) Now we move on to the "complex code". Children learn more graphemes for the phonemes which they already know, plus different ways of pronouncing the graphemes they already know.
Phase Six (Throughout Year 2 and beyond) Working on spelling, including prefixes and suffixes, doubling and dropping letters etc.