Year 1 Dolphins 

A warm welcome to the Year 1 Dolphin class page. What an amazing start to our Summer Term 2021!

The Dolphins have 'dived' straight back into learning. The children have amazed us with their writing. They have been learning how to link their sentences by using conjunctions such as and, because and so. They have also been using prefixes such as unhappy and unhelpful and suffixes such as joyful and helpful . Mrs Ryan and I are so proud of them. 

Please take some time to have a look at the information below and our summer 2021 medium term plan is also attached. .

Many thanks

Mrs Griffin and Mrs Ryan

Top tips on how to write a good sentence.

 Independent Writing- Encourage your child to plan the sentence, talk the sentence then rehearse the sentence. Sometimes young children forget what they are writing about, so remind them to read back as they are writing their sentence. This strategy prompts and helps them to continue. Check they are using their skills; a capital letter to begin, finger space between the words and a full stop at the end of the sentence. Sometimes they can use an exclamation mark or a question mark instead.

Apply phonics- Say the word they want to write then listen for the sound/phoneme/ digraphs and write them in the order they occur. Use the Jolly Phonics mnemomic ( pictures and actions attached below ) and  use robot hands to support when segmenting and blending.

Posture- Encourage your child to sit up straight- back on back( back supported by the back of the chair).  Both feet on the floor( if they reach) Balanced hands- one hand holding their pencil and the other hand holding the book/ paper nice and steady. Hold their pencil showing 'frog on a log/ froggy  fingers(a static tripod grip)

Positive reinforcement- Praise the effort and reinforce what they have done well. 

Phonics Guidance for Parents & Carers 




 Class Information 

Class Teachers 

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Mrs Ryan.

Thursday and Friday- Mrs Griffin.

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Pearmain and Mrs Funnell 

Learning Support Assistant - Miss Hughes 

Please see below some information you may find helpful and check the Curriculum page for our long term planning and the Priors Wood Pedagogy and ethos!


Monday- Reading books sent home- Please add a comment and use Mrs Valentini's parent comments suggestions for guidance.

Tuesday-PE-Please ensure your child has a PE kit/school T-shirt and shorts plus a winter jogging suit ( black) Remember to label everything!

Wednesday- Upload your child's home learning on to Class Dojo

Friday- PE- Please send your child's reading book into school so it can be quarantined over the weekend. 

Check class Dojo and your child's email account as we will be using these to communicate with you all!

Year 1 Topic Plans



Medium Term Plan for Autumn Term 2020


Medium Term Plan for Spring Term 2021


Medium Term Plan for Summer Term 2021


Year 1 Timetable-Summer Term 2021


Year 1 Newsletter to Parents