Year 1 Blog


16 February 2024

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Dear parents and carers, We cannot believe that we have already reached another half-term. This term has been full of wonderful learning including science experiments, storytelling, Shakespeare week...


9 February 2024

Let’s Rebuild London!

Dear parents and carers, We are so proud of our Year One children, they have had another brilliant week! They all continue to immerse themselves into all things...


2 February 2024

Fetch the Gunpowder!

Dear parents and carers, Year 1 children have had yet another fantastic week! Our children continue to expand their knowledge about the Great Fire of London in 1666...

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Additional Resources

Phonics & Reading

Children in Reception follow the phonics programme SoundsWrite:

Downloadable phonics bookmarks

Set 1 – Unit 1

Set 1 – Unit 2

Set 3 – Unit 2

Level 2 – Book 1

Level 2 – Book 2

Level 2 – Book 3

Level 2 – Book 4

Level 2 – Book 5

Level 2 – Book 6

Level 2 – Book 7

Level 2 – Book 8

Level 2 – Book 9

Level 2 – Book 10

Level 2 – Book 11

Level 2 – Book 12

Level 2 – Book 13

Level 2 – Book 14

Further information

Below you will find a range of websites and links that can support the development of children’s reading skills at home.



Our English curriculum at UCPS follows the national curriculum guidelines and encompasses Grammar, Punctuation, Handwriting, Spelling and Composition. The expectations for Year 1 writing can be found here.

Below you will find a range of websites and links that can support consolidation of the Year 1 English curriculum at home.

Year 1 Common Exception Words

Grammar & Punctuation






Writing & Genres




Children can access the maths platform Numbots using their assigned login and password to practice their number fluency.


Number & Place Value


Addition & Subtraction


Multiplication & Division




Properties of Shape


Position & Direction


Handling Data


Other Curriculum Subjects

Art & Design




Design and Technology (DT)








Physical Education (P.E)


Personal, Social, Health, Citizenship and Economics (PSHCE)


Religious Studies (R.E)