Combe Down Primary School

Combe DownChurch of England Primary School

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Year 1 Learning at Home

Out-of-school learning plays an important role in enabling children to make key connections between what they learn in school, and the 'wider world'.

Reading at home is strongly recommended, whether it be a 'schemed' book from school or an alternative text, e.g. newspapers, magazines, library books, etc. Reading a range of fiction and non-fiction texts is very beneficial.

Try exposing children to a range of 'real-life' scenarios, such as using money, cooking, shopping, improving at telling the time, using public transport, recycling and using/creating maps.

Visits to places of general interest such as museums and local landmarks will reinforce the children's concept of their 'place' in the wider world.

While there are many useful resources for supporting Phonics at home, the website is particularly useful. We begin the year recapping Phase 2, before recapping/teaching Phases 3, 4 and 5.  Try some of the games out, and if you have any questions about Phonics please do not hesitate to ask us!

Phase 2, 3 and 5 phonemes

Phase 2-5 tricky words mat

Phase 4 and 5 phonics sound mats

Phase 2 high frequency word mat

Phase 3 high frequency word mat

Phase 4 high frequency word mat

Phase 5 high frequency word mat

Links to useful websites: (In January the children receive their very own login details to use this site).     e.g.

On the 9th of March, Year 1 and 2 teachers held a Phonics Information Evening. A number of hopefully helpful resources were sent home with the children the following day.  Please find below a link to the PowerPoint that was shared at that time with parents/carers, and please don't hesitate to come see us with any queries or concerns: Phonics Parent Info Evening from March 9th 2017