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St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School
Kingfisher Class: Year 1
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Phonics Screening Check practise papers
Understanding Phonics
How to say the sounds

You can play these games at home. Write on our class blog if you play some of the games and tell us what you think of them.
Obb and blob the aliens
Buried treasure
Yes or no game
Alien word generator

Place Value games place value basketball place value charts

Shape games

Addition and Subtraction

Telling the time teaching clock

lots of great links and videos about the world.
continents game

Roll Up, Roll Up! Topic Zone:

These sites are great to look at to help your child with our current topic.

When reading with your children, consider these points before reading a book
  • Looking at the title, cover and illustrations/pictures, what do you think will happen in this book?
  • What makes you think that?
  • What characters do you think might be in the book?
  • Do you think there will be problem in the story? Why?
  • What do you already know about the topic of this book?
  • Does the topic or story relate to you or your family? How?
  • Do you think it will be like any other book you’ve read? If so, which one, and how do you think it will be similar?
When you are reading the books, consider these questions
What has happened so far in the story? Can you tell me using sequence words? (first, then, next, after, finally, etc.) • What do you predict will happen next? • How do you think the story will end? • Why do you think the character did ____________? • What would you have done if you were the character? • How would you have felt if you were the character? • When you read, what pictures did you see in your head? How did you imagine it looked like? • What are you wondering about as you read? What questions do you have? • Think about the predictions you made before reading; do you still think the story will go that way? Why or why not? How do you think it will go now?

It's great to chat about books with your child, even if you read to them!

Science - Habitats and Animals

Design and Technology - Healthy Eating
Eating a varied Diet
Five types of food
Why do we need to eat?
Healthy living videos
Can you make a healthy lunch?
Plant or animal?

Number facts games:
Counting games:
Place Value games:
Addition and subtraction games:

RWI for Parents: How to say the sounds
RWI for Parents: Understanding Phonics

Topic Links:
Science - materials characteristic material sorting using mate grouping materials friction

Nativity NativityStory re

Festivals re-unit3-en facts about diwali

WW1 Flo of the Somme Topic Zone:

Nurse - Edith Cavell

Canine Hero - Sergeant Stubby

Soldier - Walter Tull

Mental Maths




RWI for Parents: How to say the sounds

RWI for Parents: Understanding Phonics

Road Safety
Road safety videos and activities

Superhero song:

Find out about the human body
What are the senses?

Find out how to draw a portrait using different materials


This link will take you to the government website page which has previous phonics screening check materials. You will find materials from 2017, 2016 and 2015 which have a range of alien and real words that have been used in past phonics screening checks.
This video provides information about how to say the sounds. You can watch this with your grown-ups and practise saying the sounds.

Cooking ideas:

St. Mary's Church of England (VC) Primary School      Southam Road      Banbury      OX16 2EG
Headteacher: Victoria Woods
Tel/Fax: 01295 263026               Email