Welcome to Tiger Class

Mrs Wild – Year 1 Class Teacher

  Mrs Ellam – Year 1 Nursery Nurse

Mrs Goodall – Teaching Assistant (Friday)

Reading at Hendal Primary School

Phonics: Your child will learn to read following the ‘Floppy Phonics Sounds and Letters’ Programme. This programme is designed to support the rigorous and systematic approach to teaching synthetic phonics. The programme offers opportunities for multi-sensory learning. Our caring teaching staff plan exciting lessons to meet the needs of all individual children.

Reading: Our phonics resources are fully integrated with our ‘Oxford Reading Tree’ scheme of books. These books include the well-known characters, storylines and illustrations of Mum, Dad, Biff, Chip, Kipper and Floppy the dog! Our reading books are organised into coloured bands based on the level of challenge and length of text. We have a wide selection of other books within the coloured bands to ensure children are exposed to a variety of texts with the intention of all children developing a love for reading that will ensure success in adult life.

Floppy’s Phonics – Support for Homework Books

Remember to use our Reading Routine:

Spot the diagraph/trigraph/split diagraph

Say the sounds

Read the word

Floppy’s Phonics Flashcards – JCEH

Please click here to access the Jerry Clay English Hub’s YouTube channel where you can practise saying sounds

Curriculum Overview

Welcome to Year 1. Throughout the year your children will learn through the topics;

  • Into the Woods
  • Floppy’s Toy Box
  • Exploring China
  • Old Macdonald had a farm
  • The animals who came  to tea
  • Seaside Explorers

Click the link below for more information including our exciting Topic Launches, Educational Visits, Aspire Afternoons, Parent Partnerships and Finales.

Year 1- Long Term Curriculum Plan

You can also speak to your class teacher Mrs Wild for additional information regarding the National Curriculum for Year 1 or click on the link below.

Year 1 National Curriculum


Home Learning 2021

Welcome back and we hope that you have all had a relaxing break and well earned rest!

Please continue to use Microsoft Teams to access all the children’s home learning. The new SPRING 2 folder contains all the teaching slides and resources. Please continue to check for important messages in the ‘Chat’ too.

Remember to send just ONE email at the end of the day (please aim for before 4pm) so that we can begin to mark and give feedback. Thank you 🙂

This is the timetable for Spring 2 – Week 1 22.2.21

Spr 2 Week 1



What is going on this Half Term?

Friday Morning: each week at 8.50am-9.10am, Parents and Carers are invited to stay to read with their child. This is an opportunity to learn more about our school’s approach when teaching children phonics and how to be a successful reader. You are welcome to share books from our wonderful library and listen to your child read different books. This is also an opportunity to update your child’s individual reading card.


This is the Plan for parents/carers for Spring 2 2021

Year-1-Planning-for-parents- SPR 2 2021

Topic Launch: Down on the farm….

Educational Visit/Visitors: TBC

Aspire Afternoon/Parent Partnerships: TBC

Topic Finale: Milkshake and Smoothie tasting – homemade


Diamond Dash

Topaz – Counting in steps of 2,  and 10 to the 10th number in the sequence

  • Not timed
  • All numbers in the sequence must be correct

Topaz – Counting in steps of 2, 5 and 10

Emerald – 2, 5 and 10 times-tables

  • Not timed
  • All answers must be correct


Pearl – 2, 5 and 10 times-tables

  • Multiplication and division calculations
  • Timed: 5 minutes
  • All answers must be correct within the time




In the event that your child should have to self isolate please find below some activities that you can do with your child at home this week. New learning will be updated after the half term should families require it.

Reading – please read as much as possible. This can be any books/magazines that you have at home that you can share with your child. Please continue to read school reading books too and add a comment into reading diaries.


This week we have been practising reading words containing the sounds air (as in hair) ear (as in hear) er (as in boxer) and er (as in mermaid)

phonics ear

phonics air

phonics er as in herb

tricky word

Please keep practising reading the words on the Floppy Phonics Tricky Word Tree.


English Activities

In Autumn Friday write

FRIDAY In Autumn I can see word mat (1)

Science Activities

Aut 1 weather and seasons pop quiz (1)

Weather Record 

Maths Activities

Below are the Bronze Silver and Gold addition activities we have been doing this week (Week 7)

Bronze Silver Gold Maths Activities Addition


Homework over the holidays

Please continue to practise the Floppy’s Phonics sheets in your child’s homework books.


Parliament Week – Please see in your child’s homework book as each class will be taking part in British Parliament Week during the first week back after the holidays. There are roles for the children to be elected for.

Parliament week 


Things to Remember

Please send you child with the correct equipment on the following days:

Wednesday – Indoor PE – Gymnastics                Homework & Spellings are to be handed in      Reading Books can be put in Yellow Box for changing

Thursday – Outdoor PE kit (weather dependant)      Wellies for FOREST SCHOOLS and a warm coat

Friday – Homework and Spelling handed out          Reading Books Handed out

If you need any support or have any questions regarding how you can support your child’s learning at home or require further resources please speak to your child’s class teacher.

Parent Partnerships

We welcome any opportunities for parents to share their skills and knowledge.

Please listen to your child read at home every day and record this in your child’s reading record. If you would like your child’s book changed, please put it into the yellow box that will be outside the classroom each morning. Thank you for your support.

Milk is available to children at a cost of £1.00 per week. Families who are in receipt of low income benefits will qualify for free milk for their child. To register and pay for milk online, please click on the following link;

Please see the School Dinners page or Mrs Brailsford in the school office for more information about our School dinners.