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Year 1

Our Teachers

  • 1M with Mrs A Glayzer and Miss V Horrocks
  • 1H with Mrs S Hunter
  • 1B with Miss L Brown

Our Teaching Assistants:

Mrs G McCafferty, Mrs R Spragg and Mrs K Ince

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Your child will bring one reading book and one library book home every week to read and enjoy at home.

Your child will take home one guided reading book a week to read together with an adult. This book will already have been read in school during 2 guided reading sessions, meaning your child should be 80% - 90% fluent when reading at home.  Please read with your child and remember that ‘little and often’ is a good approach to reading. If your child finishes reading the book, please talk about the book and ask your questions about the text in more depth to encourage their comprehension skills. Once they have had their diary signed 3 times a week to show they have read at home, they will be awarded a 'We are Reading' ticket and entered into a half termly prize draw. 

It is really important that you read with and listen to your child read every day.  Research shows that children who read at home to an adult on a daily basis make more progress in school. We believe that quality reading is better than quantity and that a good 10 minutes of reading with your child is more effective than trying to make them read for 30 minutes after a long day at school!

Your child will also receive a library book intended to be used as a book to read for pleasure. This may mean you read the book to them at bedtime or they share it with an older sibling or family member. This will not be based on their phonetic ability and is instead aimed at discussing a story and promoting a love of reading. 

Your child will have a guided read twice a week in school. Please ensure that your child brings in their books everyday so that if the opportunity arises they can have an extra guided read session.

Library books will be changed weekly.


At Trinity Church of England/Methodist Primary School, we use the Little Wandle Letters and Sounds systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP).

This is a fully comprehensive programme where children start learning single letter sounds in the autumn term of their Reception year and it builds in progression throughout Reception and Year One. At the beginning of year 1 children are introduced to phase 5. In this phase your child will be taught all of the alternative pronunciations for phonemes. This prepare children for the statutory phonics screening that takes place at the end of year 1. Please also look at our phonics page on our website for more information. 


Year 1 PE days are currently as follows: 1B - Friday, 1H - Thursday, 1M - Wednesday