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Our Lady of Lourdes RC Primary School The Limes Avenue, New Southgate, London, N11 1RD, UK 0208 361 0767

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Hello everyone and welcome back to a new exciting term.

We would like to introduce our Year 1 team:

Class Teachers - Mrs Kyriacou and Mrs O'Donnell

Teaching Assistant - Mrs Murphy


We are very much looking forward to working with you to support the learning of your children. If you have any questions throughout the course of the term please do not hesitate to come and see us.



Information for parents


Homework -    Literacy is given out on Tuesdays              (due in the following Monday)

                         Numeracy is given out on Wednesdays      (due in the following Monday)

                         Creative is given out on Friday    (due in different times, depending on the task)


Reading - Pupils will receive two books each week. They will have these changed the following week, if it is clear that the pupil has read the books and has practised them lots. It is important that they are using a range of reading skills: recognising key common words; using phonics to sound out; recognising similar rhyming words; using picture clues along with initial letter cues. Pupils should be able to talk about the story showing good understanding. Discuss the characters, setting and events with your child. Ask children to: link the story to events of their own life; predict what might happen next based on events that have already happened; link the title to events; and think of a different ending for the story, for example.


Visit and sign up for free to access lots of online Oxford Reading Tree books. This will be a great resource for extra books at home.


Flashcards - If your child has been given flashcards with common words, please ensure you practise these daily, so that they recognise them on sight. They will be tested each week. If they recognise the words well, then more will be given to learn.


Phonics -  It is important that you help your child to keep practising their recognition of phonemes. This should be done as isolated sounds, but also by recognising within real and pseudo 'alien' words to blend and read these. Later this year, Year 1 pupils will undergo a Phonics Screening Check (Week beginning 10th June 2019) to read 40 words: a mixture of real and pseudo 'alien' words. The pupils must be able to 'sound-talk' each word and then blend accurately to read the word.