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Lyminster Primary School

Growing, Caring & Learning Together


Year 1



At Lyminster Primary School we believe that Year 1 should build on best Early Years practice, whilst ensuring a smooth transition in to the Key Stage 1 curriculum for both children and parents. We provide a combination of play-based learning, both inside and out, with short, adult-directed activities planned to move learning on. We encourage children to learn independently and to apply a range of knowledge and skills across a wide curriculum. By observing, questioning and challenging the children, we are able to adapt to their individualized learning needs, styles and interests. Our aim is to ensure that every child fulfills their potential whilst having fun, thus creating a life-long love of learning!

Harvest 2022

 Autumn 1 2022 Y1 Newsletter.pdfDownload
 Autumn 1 2022 Y1 Topic Web.pdfDownload
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There are various activities which you could undertake to enhance and continue your child's learning at home. Check out our Year 1 home learning; phonics, science and writing ideas pages for activities you can undertake at home.

'Also Twinkl' and 'Phonics Play' are 2 educational sites that are offering free subscriptions for a period. They have simple search engines and, in the case of 'Phonics Play', many fun, interactive games which augments reading skills.

Please remember that you all have access to the 'Letterjoin' handwriting scheme which aids children's letter formation.

As ever, we would ask that you read to , and with, your child as much as possible, asking questions to ensure their understanding throughout.


For Twinkl:

Step 1: Go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step 2: Enter the code: CVDTWINKLHELPS


For Phonics Play:

There is no need to set up as a new user, simply use the log in details provided on their homepage. Those people accessing their resources from a phone or tablet may find it easier to use the new site www.new.phonicsplay.co.uk. In light of school closures, the release of this has been brought forward so please be aware there are a few broken links or omissions.




Please find activities and information by following the Third Space Learning link. This is a website with step by step videos and worksheets (which you can print or just have a go at on paper whilst looking at them on the screen).


This is a new website set up with maths games and activities. Your child will have their own username and password. Homework activities will be updated each Friday for the coming week.

For handwriting:


Please encourage your child to practice their handwriting skills whenever they are writing - the Letter Join website is available to support handwriting practice. The username is ak3814 and the password is home.

You can also access all the other website links within the 'My Learning' area of this website under 'Useful links'. Let your child find out about and learn within an area they are interested in/a subject they enjoy or have a talent for.


BBC Bitesize has great videos games and activities for all areas of the Key Stage 1 curriculum https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/primary


Your child can spend time revising all Year 1 spellings and using them in written sentences to show that they understand their meaning.

The most valuable thing your child can do is read! Read whatever they are interested in and talk about what they read. Read together and with siblings or to younger siblings. Try to access fiction, non-fiction and poetry.


Don't forget how important board games are for learning strategies, counting, taking turns and learning how to be a 'good' loser or gracious winner. The old pen and paper games like hangman and noughts and crosses are also helpful.

 Year 1 newsletter - Spr 1 2022.pdfDownload
 Year 1 - Kenya - Topic Map - Spring 1 2022.pdfDownload
 Y1 newsletter Autumn 2 2021.pdfDownload
 Year 1 newsletter - Autumn 1 2021.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Common Exception Words.pdfDownload
 Maths home activity grid - Y1.pdfDownload
 RWI_Handwriting for Parents Ditties.pdfDownload
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