Reading and Phonics

Thank you to all the Year 1 and EYFS Parents who came to our information evening about Reading and Phonics. If you were not able to be there, or wanted to print out the materials, I have included the handouts and presentation below. 

Please do not hesitate to get it touch with any member of the Early Years and Key Stage One teaching team if you have any further questions or suggestions.

Thank you for all your support of the children in their reading and phonics. 

Mrs S Harrison


Spellings are linked to the discrete Phonics and SPAG sessions as the children progress through from Reception to Year 2.

In EYFS children are taught to read and then later to spell non-decodable, common exception words (tricky words) and will bring these home on a bookmark or flashcards when they are working at that Phase.

In Year One, children are grouped for Phonics; their spellings are specifically chosen for their group. The first four spellings will reflect the spelling pattern that they are currently learning or revising and the fifth spelling will be a common exception word. Initially, some children may continue working on becoming secure at reading and spelling their Phase 2 and 3 common exception words before being given spellings to bring home. 

In Year 2 children are taught suffixes and prefixes along with other spelling rules and patterns. Children in year two will have ten spellings.  These link with the new National Curriculum Word Lists. 

New Spelling books.

New spelling books will come home on Friday. The weekly test will be done in the back of the book on the following Friday. 


P.E is on a Tuesday and Wednesday. On those weeks that the weather is good, P.E may take place outside, so please can you ensure that your child has pumps or trainers with them every week (that fit them) and as we are hoping to get outside some joggers and a jumper would be useful too so the children do not get cold.


Useful website links to help with Maths
Useful website links to help with SPAG

Year 2 Gallery (click photo to enlarge)