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Year R open days - We are yet to make a decision about Year R open days at present due to rising Covid cases in the area- We will be looking to make a decision on this after the half term. - What an amazing start to the year, the children came in so well, thanks to all the parents who followed the new entrance and exit system. The children are settled and doing really well.
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Church of England Community Academy Trust

Year 1

Year 1 Writing Workshop


Click on the link to watch our video.

Work for Home Learning

Phonics in Year 1


Click on the link 'Phonics in Year 1' to watch our video all about how we teach phonics to the children in Year 1. We will give you some tips on how to practise phonics and read with your child.

Reading in Year 1

Click on 'Reading in Year 1' to watch our video with information about decodable books, library books and return days. If you have any questions please email ''.

Year 1 Recommended Reading List

Help to log onto Google Classrooms. 

Copy and paste this link into your browser to watch our You Tube video!


Read about our Forest School Adventure!

The work of one child from each class has been chosen for our webpage. These children have shown great resilience and determination when it comes to improving their writing. All of the children worked so hard when writing their recounts this week but these two stood out. We have been so impressed and are incredibly proud of how far all the children have come with their writing since returning in September. They amaze us everyday!

Workshop Videos


Usually at this point in the year, the Year 1 team would invite parents and carers into Freemantle for a series of workshops where we would discuss the year ahead and how you can support your child to achieve highly.


This year, due to Covid-19, we cannot currently do this, so instead we will be releasing a series of videos addressing the points we would normally discuss in these sessions. The first workshop video focuses on reading, which is the most important thing your child should be doing to help them have a successful year in school and reduce the impact the gap in their learning could have on their long-term education.


Please see the short reading video and phonics video below. These videos contain information about reading and phonics at Freemantle, homework this year and how you can support your child to maximise the reading they do at home so that they can enjoy the many benefits reading for pleasure has on their education. Both will help you to help your child do well in school this year. 


Thank you for your support in this important year. 

Click this link to access the Year 1 Writing Workshop


Click the link to access Mrs Street's Handwriting Video


Click this link to access Miss Blaikie's Sentence Writing Video

Phonics in Year 1

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Phonics information

Reading in Year 1

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Reading journals have been handed out. Children should bring the reading journals in as often as they like to swap their reading books, but they must bring them in on Mondays to have them checked and signed.
Library books will be staying at school for now for children to read in Quiet Reading Time. Koala class (1B) have Library on Mondays. Kangaroo Class (1S) have Library on Wednesdays.

Year 1 Recommended Reading List

Superhero Costumes - We created Superhero Alter Egos using Photo Editing software.

End of Year 1 message

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