Dear Parents, welcome to the Year 1 Page.

Please remember every day your child must bring:

* Water bottle: Clearly labelled with their name

* Hat: Clearly labelled with their name

* Pencil case: Must have a pencil, rubber, pencil crayon and pencil sharpener.

* Folders: Homework Folder should be brought to school every day with Planner and Guided Reading Book and Reading Record. Library, ICT, Arabic Folder, Islamic Folder and Qatar History folders only need to be brought to school on the specific day. Please see your child's class timetable to ensure folders are brought to school on the correct day.

* Reading Record and Guided Reading book: Please read with your child each night and write a comment in their Reading Record.


Weekly note:

School concert: Sunday 29th April. The Year 1 Concert begins at 9:30am.

  • Doors to the concert hall will open at 9:15am for parents to be seated. Please do not arrive earlier as you will be unable to enter before this time.
  • Our school ambassador's will be acting as ushers and will direct you to your seats.
  • Please remain seated during the performance to ensure that the children are performing in a calm environment and are not distracted.
  • You can take photographs and film the performance of your child from your seat (please do not stand in the aisle.)
  • At the end of the concert parents will be invited towards the stage for a photograph opportunity.
  • After the performance has finished your children will be taken back to their classroom and can be collected from the class teacher who will issue a blue slip which should be shown to security to enable exit from the school.

All topics that will be taught in Term 3 are available on the Year 1 Term 3 Curriculum Letter:

Parents are welcome to look at the Term 1 and Term 2 Newsletter showing the work covered in Term 1 and 2.

Year 1 Concert

Click on the link for your child's class:

Year 1 Red and Indigo (The Croods - Shine Your Way)

Year 1 Yellow and Purple (Kidz Bop Kids - Best Day of my Life )

Year 1 Blue and Aqua (Pharrell Williams - Happy)

Year 1 Teal, Green and Orange (One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful)

All Classes (Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling)

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All homework to be returned to the class teacher on Wednesday 2nd May. This is to allow teachers time to mark homework and have it returned by Thursday.

Complete pages 20-21 in Comprehension Workbook 1 (workbook has been placed in your child's homework folder).
In the following worksheet the children must create an acrostic poem about Winter:




Please practise the spellings for next weeks spelling test on Thursday.

Parents are welcome to use these links for children to practise the Phase Two and Phase Three sounds. Parents may print out the Phase Two and Three flash cards to encourage children to recognise and say the sounds. Visit Letters and Sounds for more sounds, words, sentences to practise if you feel it is necessary for your child.

You can also practice these tricky words and high frequency words at home.


For additional, optional learning the children have access to a great interactive website called Active Learn. They can log on at home using a tablet or computer and complete different activities like reading stories, maths games and phonics games.
This is an optional activity that you can use and is not part of their homework.
You can find their website access codes inside their planner.
The school code is twkc.
The best internet browser to use is Google Chrome and please check that the 'pop up blocker' is switched off.

Please use the link to access the site.
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If you struggle with your English sounds please click on this link to help you hear and say the sounds...
Once on the page, scroll down to 'Say the Sounds'...
Say the Sound
Say the Sound

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Reading books – this year we will be using our new reading program ‘Bug Club’ as well as our other reading scheme… Please use this to practice your comprehension skills ready for the end of term reading assessment.
Log onto your Active Learn account and you find your Bug Club reading book. Try and read every day so you can improve and learn more English… Bug Club Active Learn
When you see the little bug click on him to find some questions about what you are reading…
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Useful games for assessments

Below are some links that you may find useful to use at home with your child/children. It is entirely up to you if you access these sites or not; they are simply there for extra activities to undertake at home. Please don't forget to use Education City too!! Enjoy!
English sites
ICT Games Maths and LiteracyPhonics PlayStar FallOxford Owl Reading Galactic Phonics Letters and SoundsPhonics Games

Maths Sites
BBC Maths Woodlands Junior School Top MarksPrimary Maths Games Primary Resources (see Year 1 resources) ABCya Maths and Literacy

Science Sites
Cricket Web for Science activities
BBC Science Key Stage 1
Top Marks for 'Ourselves' Science Topic

Children can also practise their English language skills at home, by listening to any English cartoons/shows available on Youtube. 'Alphablocks' is a fun show, that supports Phonics learning; 'Numerjacks' teaches number skills.
Thank you for your support at home.


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Please ensure your child comes in full school uniform each day.

On P.E days children should come to school in their PE clothes.


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