Red Hall Primary

Red Hall

Primary School

Believe and Achieve

Year 1


Year 1’s teacher is Miss Wharton.

This year in class 1 we have developed a new way of learning. Children will have access to continuous provision and will complete differentiated challenges in each area. Our challenges so far have been… recognizing and using coins in the shop, writing tricky words in the writing area, operating a bee bot and setting it an algorithm, identifying places in the UK, recreating a story using puppets in the reading area, creating words using the phonic stones.

Children will still access whole class learning for subjects: Maths, English, Phonics, Topic, Science, RE, PSHE, Computing, PE, Music and Art. Miss Wharton will set tasks of each subject in their books which will be completed during group work.

PE takes place on a Monday and a Wednesday. Children are to come into school in their PE kit on Wednesday for gymnastics. The PE kit consists of a white top, red shorts and trainers.

How your child is learning at home is very important to us. You can email Miss Wharton and send any photos or work to

Virtual Learning

 Miss Wharton will phone children once a week to see how they are getting on with completing their work tasks. Please don’t forget you can send  in any photos or work to the class email
Miss Wharton’s group
Mrs Pidgeon’s group
Miss Whittle’s group
English task 
 We have read and discussed alphabet and shape poems.  We are now going to look at riddles. Can you read the below poem.
Please can you choose one of the shapes and create a riddle about it. Write this in your home learning book. I have attached a sheet to help you.
Maths task
Last week we looked at counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.
Please watch this video.
Can you complete the sheet on these times tables.
Wider Curriculum tasks
Topic –

Please watch the below videos on town and country.–ks2-cities-towns-villages/zjn492p


Can you copy the venn diagram. Write the words that are on the left hand side in the correct circles.

town and country sheet





Make sure you read at home every night for at least 10 minutes and get it signed at least three times a week (if you have lost or forgotten your reading record you can always download one from the School Library page).

If you need to speak to Miss Wharton, you can write a note in the child’s reading record or make an appointment at the office.



Phonics is a way of teaching children to read skillfully. Children are taught how to:

  • recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes;
  • identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make – such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’; and
  • blend those sounds together from left to right to make a word.

Children can then use this knowledge to ‘decode’ new words that they see or hear. This is the first important step to learning to read.

By the end of the year all the children will have sat a Phonics Screen. The Phonics Screening Check is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they've learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help.

The Phonics Screen will consist of showing your child forty words, some are nonsense words and some are real words.

Here are some examples of the real and alien words we will ask your child to read.

There are over forty sounds we teach the children, here is a video to help you with the pronunciation. Watch our sound pronunciation guide.

Online resources available

Ruth Miskin Parents’ Page:

Free e-books for home reading:

Online Games: