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Downsview Community Primary School - Year 1

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Welcome to Year 1 - Fire Class





Firstly, we would like to welcome you to the Year 1  web page. Please check this page regularly to keep up with what's been happening in Year 1. If you need to speak to me regarding your child, please contact the school office to arrange a meeting. Thank you.

School closure work to complete

Dear Fire Class,

Mrs Wood and I would like to say how much we have enjoyed our learning journey with you this year.  You have all worked so hard and have been impeccably behaved; you are an asset to the Downsview Community.  Although this has not been the year we expected, you have all risen to the challenge and have never lost your smiles and sense of fun; two important characteristics to have. We will both miss you and we hope you will come and let us know how you are getting on in Year 2. Have a wonderful holiday with loads and loads of fun. Remember to keep trying your best and be kind. With love Mrs Hicks and Mrs Wood.

Following our work this term around All Lives Matter, the children have decided they would like to sponsor a village via Water Aid. Therefore, the children’s’ gifts this year have been forfeited to enable Fire Class to complete this gesture to help others. I am sure you will agree this an exceedingly kind and selfless act by the children. I am immensely proud of Fire Class and their values. You can’t have a rainbow without water. 


Dear All,

  • Welcome back to term 6. Please note the work online will now replicate the work the children will be completing in the class. 


Week 7 Emoji Week.

As this is the   last week of term we will be having fun with Emoji Characters as World Emoji Day is 17th July 2020.



The RWI videos will be available, but will take a slightly different form. All videos will be available from 9:30 am so you can choose from set 2 or set 3, whichever you feel your child needs to focus on. There will be reading opportunities for longer words and red words included in each session. Use the link below to find the lessons you need under the different categories. On the channel you will also find a Hold a Sentence video to watch to help your child get used to remembering sentences which they wish to write down. Just scroll down as you would when selecting your sounds video and it is after the red words videos.

You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video       Monday

 You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video       Tuesday

You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video     Wednesday   Thursday     Friday



Monday      Answers

Tuesday     Answers

Wednesday   Answers

Thursday    Answers


 Literacy PP

Literacy pdf

Emoji Week

      You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video Wednesday

      You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video  Thursday

      You tube: Read, Write inc phonics video Friday


Literacy PP

literacy pdf


comprehension 1

comprehension 2




Letter to parents re studyladder

 Social distancing game. Introduces social distancing to young children while having fun.

 Here are some additional activities you may want to try. 



phonics play is currently offering free access to their website , please enter the following details

username: march20 

password: home 

Alternatively you can access Mr T's Phonics on U tube.

You can also log in for a free trial at


There are a wonderful range of books for you to read with your children at



You should have already received a login for your child. You will find this in the reading record. 




Key information. 

We will be completing DEAR (drop everything and read) every day and would be grateful if home reading books and reading records could be sent in every day.

Please read with you child every day and discuss the story together. 

Spelling tests will be every Thursday, please ensure spelling books in school for the test.

PE will be on a Wednesday and Thursday  and all children will need to have their PE kit in school for the term.

Homework is given termly, to be given in at the end of every term and  linked to the termly topic. Please refer to the topic grid and return the completed homework during the last week of term. 

Term 3 - Terrific Toys. 

 This term we will be learning about toys past and present. 

Term 3 topic web - Terrific Toys. 


Non-negotiables for writing, reading and Maths

Example of Phonics Screening Test

To find out what your child is learning in Mathematics, please click on the link below:

Year 1 Mathematics Curriculum