The Phoenix Primary School & Nursery

We enter to learn, we leave to achieve!

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Welcome Message 


Welcome to 1A! You class teachers are Miss Almond, Mrs Whitney-Gibb and Miss Whybrow.


In the links above, you will find out all about the exciting learning that is yet to come this half term! You will also find the information for the topics we will be exploring across the year. 


Below you will find important information regarding weekly activities and expectations. At the bottom of the page you will find the children's class blog - A weekly update of all the exciting things that happen within the week!




Reading Books 


Each week, you will receive a reading book matched to your child’s phonetic level. This book coincides with the Read, Write, Inc. book they will be reading during their daily phonics sessions with their RWI teacher. This book will be changed every FridayChildren will also read with staff in school, so please ensure they have this with them every day. 


In the front of RWInc Book Bag Books, you will find supportive notes to help your child read the book; this follows a similar structure to how they read at school. RWInc follows a teaching sequence to encourage children to read, rather than recall, the text they are presented with.  


Our suggested activities for this book - 


  1. (Day 1) – Ask your child to read the title, the Story Green Words and Red Words. Child to read the text, if able, or explore the illustrations. 
  2. (Day 2) – Ask your child to read the first half of the book, using questioning to support understanding. 
  3. (Day 3) – Recap what has been read. Ask your child to read the second half of the book, using questioning to develop understanding. 
  4. (Day 4) – Ask your child to retell the story using the pictures in the back of the book to help them. 
  5. (Day 5) – Read the questions at the back of the book aloud to your child and ask him or her to find the answers in the relevant pages. 

You will also receive access to your child’s RWI book they are reading in their daily phonics sessions via the Oxford Owl website. You can follow the suggested activities for this book as well. 


When you read with your child, please write into their reading record so that your child works towards receiving their reading certificate and prize. Your child’s reading record will also be checked every Friday.  P.E. Days 


Year 1 have P.E once per week; the day will be confirmed with a sign on the door. As part of our developing curriculum, additional PE activities will be embedded into core subjects.


Please ensure that your child has their P.E kit at school on PE days. Hair should be tied up and earrings MUST be removed on these days. Your child will not be able to join in with P.E if they have earrings in.  Homework 


Homework will be set weekly on Spelling Shed and Oxford Owl. Children also have access to Numbots, which supports their maths skills at their current working level. Logins can be found in your child’s Reading Record. If you have any questions, please ask your child's class teacher.

1A Class Blog

Thursday 21st September 2023

In English we have been writing our own Naughty Bus story.

He came to our school – AL

The Naughty Bus had lunch – CS


In maths this week we have learnt about one more and one less.

One more than 2 is 3 – VS

We used the number line – AK

One less than 2 is 1 – CO


We have learnt to use a map and looked at the map of Basildon to plot different locations.

We live in Basildon – EW

Train station – NI

Our school – JR

The park – EK


In art this week we used our skills of line drawing from last week to create the waves of the ocean.

Wavy lines – DN

Spirals – IO

Zigzags – JF


In science we looked at different materials and identified their properties.

Transparent – AC

Dull – AH


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