Horton Mill Community Primary School

Year 1 

Welcome to Year One 

I hope you are ready for lots of fun and learning together!

Year 1 Team

Mrs Broadhurst - Teacher

Mrs Chaudry - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Garry - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Akbar - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Begum - HLTA

Our Learning - Spring Term 2

This half term our learning is linked to our new topic ' What do aliens think of life on planet Earth?'





Phonics & Reading

At Horton Mill we use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to teach Phonics. Please read the attached document for all the information as how we teach phonics and reading and how you can support your child. 



For further information and links to videos please click Little Wandle Parent's Resources

Online books will be sent every Friday. Please listen to your child read every night and talk about the story.

Collins Ebooks (Please ask if you require login details.)

You will also receive a book to share. The sharing book is for you to read to your child.  Please support your child in taking care of these books.


Year One tricky words will be sent home to read, learn and remember. It is important that you encourage and support your children with their home learning, but please do not do it for them. Spellings will be sent later this half term.


Please make sure that ALL items of clothing, including P.E kits, are clearly labelled with your child’s name. Please note that trainers are not part of the school uniform and must not be worn for school unless it is PE day.


The children will have P.E on Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please wear your PE kit to school on these days. Children must wear a white plain T-Shirt, black plain shorts/tracksuit bottoms/leggings, black plain tracksuit top/hoodie and trainers. No jewellery must be worn.

Year 1  – Useful Website Links and further information

Online Lessons

Letters & Sounds  

National Oak Academy

BBC Bitesize

Purple Mash (please ask if you require login details)

White Rose Maths Videos


If you have any further questions please feel free to come and see me after school or contact the office.


Thank you for all your support

Mrs Broadhurst