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Welcome to Year One!

Autumn 2023


Mrs Oliver - Class Teacher

Miss Billingham - Cover (Monday afternoons)

Mrs Mann - Cover (Tuesday afternoons)

Mrs Kite - Classroom Support



We will be enjoying a variety of Julia Donaldson books as our 'Reading for Pleasure' Autumn Term class texts.

At Brickhouse, we feel that the transition between EYFS and KS1 is hugely important for every child! We have seen over the years how settled and confident children can easily progress from EYFS free-flow learning into the KS1 formal approach.  It is for this reason that the children will continue to have the opportunity to learn through play and exploration in the Year One classroom during the Autumn Term.


During the Autumn Term children will develop the skills to work independently and use their learning through play to further develop their phonic and number knowledge.  


They will also work in small focus groups with an adult, focusing on key skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics.


All of our learning sessions are:

  purposeful, active, and FUN!



Read our What’s Coming Up to see what your child will get up to during this term! J

Physical Education - PE


We place great value on PE at Brickhouse, these sessions promote health, safety and wellbeing through ALL of our children having fun!  Our PE days this Term are  Wednesday and Thursday.


Please ensure that your child has a PE kit in school ready at the start of each half term, and that remains in school for the full half term.  This can then be taken home, washed and returned ready for the start of the new half term.


Additionally, to support health and safety requirements, please ensure that long hair is tied up, and that your child wears NO jewellery to school on PE days, including earrings, please remove these at home if your child cannot remove these themselves.


Thank you for your support with Physical Education in Year One!

Supporting Reading...

Sharing stories is important!  Please share a story regularly with your child (ideally every day), and ensure that home reading books are returned to school regularly to support your child's reading development and fluency. Your child's book will NOT be changed if there is no adult comment in their home reading record.


By reading at home your child will be rewarded daily in school through our reading reward system, and they will earn a Reading dojo! laugh


Home reading books are changed daily if the book has been signed by an adult.

Phonics is a key priority in Year One,  By developing their phonics skills children will be developing both their reading and writing skills.  At Brickhouse we place great value on our phonics knowledge as this underpins English progress and attainment.


Great tools to support phonics at home:

- PhonicsPlay

- EducationCity

- Youtube videos - phonic songs and teaching sounds

- Alphablocks

- Reading signs and labels around the house or out and about

- Writing a shopping list to take to the shops


If you like further support on how to support phonics at home please do not hesitate to email me on:

Phonics Screening Check Training Video

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This video explains and demonstrates how the Phonics Screening is delivered and what children are expected to do during their Year One Phonics Screening Check.

Useful links to support home learning...