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Heymann Primary & Nursery School

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In maths this week, we will be looking at finding one more and one less than any number from 0-10. We will also be using mathematical language such as more than, less than and equal (as well as the symbols <>=) to in order to compare numbers and groups of objects.

We will also be encouraging the children to practice their number formation to ensure that numbers from 0-9 are formed correctly and not reversed. This week, we are going to continue practising counting in 2's up to 24.

Games and songs:


In phonics, we will be starting at the very beginning of Phase 3. These will be sounds that your children will have already learned in Reception and we will be doing a re-cap of them. This week we will be looking at the sh, th and ng sounds. It is important that the children can blend these sounds for reading and segment them when writing to help with spelling.

For more information about how phonics is taught at Heymann please follow this link: We will also be focusing on learning how to read and write the tricky words he, she, to, the, no, go, we, me and be . 

Phonics games:

Phonics resources:

Tricky words song:

Sounds of the English phonics code:


Our writing focus this week will be based around the story of The Billy Goats Gruff. This week, the children will be sequencing pictures from the story in order and will write keywords or sentences to match them. They will also practice telling the story verbally through role-play and will begin to think about how the characters talk and write their own speech bubbles. It is important that the children are using their phonics skills to identify the sounds within the words to help with their spelling. We will be encouraging the children to use the cursive Heymann handwriting style as well as ensuring that their writing is the correct way around (left to right). We encourage the children to look at lots of different versions of the same story to see common themes within them, but also to recognise that there are many ways to tell the same story. A version of The Billy Goats Gruff can be found as a PowerPoint below.

Each week we will have a handwriting focus which you can find in a document on the main Year 1 page. We will be following the Letter Join scheme that you can access at home for practice. You can also find our Year 1 writing targets on the same page.


We encourage you to read with your children at least 3 times a week to ensure they are applying their phonics skills and are developing a life long love of reading.

We will do whole-class reading every day with different focuses linked to our VIPERS reading dogs. Look at the Guided Reading tab on the main Year 1 page to see our books for this week to read at home.

We hope you all have a lovely week!

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Best wishes,

The Year 1 Team x