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Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 page


Our PE Days are Tuesdays and Thursdays but you need your trainers every day for our daily mile



At Weldon, we use one synthetic phonics programme from YR to Y2: We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics and graphic knowledge (common exception words and tricky words). We supplement this scheme with relevant materials that match the sets and phases and have fidelity to letters and Sounds.
Using this programme, we are confident that: - grapheme/phoneme (letter/sound) correspondences are taught in a clearly defined, incremental sequence; - we introduce children very early on to a defined initial group of consonants and vowels, enabling them to read and spell as soon as possible many simple CVC words; - children are taught the highly important skill of blending phonemes, in order, all through a word to read it; - children are taught to apply the skills of segmenting words into their constituent phonemes to spell; blending and segmenting are reversible processes. - Multi-sensory activities used are interesting and engaging but firmly focused on intensifying the learning associated with its phonic goal.
The programme starts almost immediately children enter Reception, from the second week of starting school.   For further info please see our Reading Intent on our Curriculum tab.

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Maths websites to support learning
Reading websites to support learning
Phonics resources to support learning

Year 1 Outdoor Learning Day 20th May 2021

Outdoor Classroom Day is a global movement to make time outdoors part of every child’s day. On two days of action each year, teachers take children outdoors to play and learn. All year round, the Outdoor Classroom Day community campaigns for more time outdoors every day.  Year 1 had a fantastic day completing a range of learning activities outside. They made themselves nature wands and had fun creating faces using natural objects they found on the school field. They also enjoyed playing with the parachute. A great day had by all to celebrate outdoor learning and we avoided the rain!

Year 1 have been making their dinosaur traps and finding out what was inside. We found the following clues: dinosaur poo, claw marks on the trees and inside we saw the dinosaur had left its eggs. The children are now ready to write their set of instructions for how to catch a dinosaur. 

Year 1 have been learning about Mary Anning. They became Palaeontologists for the morning and found fossils in the school grounds. They used their magnifying glasses and brushes to dig in the ground. They were very excited to find their own fossil to take home!

Year 1 Fossil Hunting!

Year 1 visit the school library!

Year 1 Daily Mile

Well done Reuben

Reuben has enjoyed running with his dad during lockdown and took the challenge of running 21 miles, equivalent to the English Channel as  a virtual run. Reuben tracked the distance on an app and achieved between 5-11k in each run to add up to the 21miles altogether. Reuben wanted to bring his medal into school to share with his friends and share that achieving this goal 5 trees have been planted.


What a lovely achievement!