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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 Wakefield Woods
  • Floppy’s Toy Box
  • Amazing Asia
  • Old Macdonald had a farm
  • The animals who came  to tea
  • Seaside Explorers

Spring 1 Half Term Planning for Parents/Carers – Amazing Asia Planning please click below

Year-1-Spring 1 Planning-for-parents-2022

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

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 Long Term Plan updated 2022


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 ai (as in aim) and ee (as in eel).

tricky word

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


Homework over the holidays

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


Things to Remember

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

Tuesday -Outdoor PE

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

Wellies for FOREST SCHOOLS and a warm coat (Autumn Term 1 only)

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.