Ninfield C of E Primary School

Diocese of Chichester Academy Trust

Ladybirds - Year 1


Hello Ladybirds and welcome to our class page!  I hope you have had a restful and relaxing break and are ready for an exciting new term of learning. 

This term our topic is ‘Sun, Sea and Sand’ where we will be focussing on how seaside holidays have changed. 

Through this topic we will also be looking at plants within our science, coastal features and will design and create our own lighthouses and flavoured lollies in Design and Technology. 

We also have a wonderful trip to Hastings planned for week 3! 

We will also be looking at some beautiful books to support our learning in English. We have a lot of lovely learning to do this term and you will be able to find out more about this on our topic map below. 


Below is a link to this terms topic map. 

Term 6 - Topic Map - Sun, Sea and Sand

Term 5 - Topic Map - Out of this World!

Term 4 - Topic Map - What is the weather like where we live?

Term 3 - Topic Map - Where I live

Term 2 - Topic Map - The First Flight

Term 1 - Topic Map - Toys

Meet the Teacher PowerPoint


Reading is so important and is such an enjoyable aspect of our day.  Please continue to read, share and enjoy books at home with you child. You can also continue to practise any sight words that your child may have.

Phonics Bug and e-books

At school, we use Bug Club resources during our Phonics lessons and supporting games and e-books are available for children to use to support their learning at home. Please log in to your child's account using their personal log in details, which are on the front of their reading diary.

Phonics Play also has some interactive reading and spelling games for your child to complete.

Phonic Bug

Phonics Screen

During the summer term, all Year 1 children complete the statutory Phonics Screening Check (PSC). Any child who does not reach the national standard at the end of Year 1 is given extra support during Year 2 to help them achieve the national standard at the end of Key Stage 1. 

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With the upcoming phonics screen for Year 1 coming up in June, Please find below documents to support your child with the National Phonics Screening Test.  These are past papers for you to use with your child at home. 

2023 Phonics Screen

2022 Phonics Screen

2019 Phonics Screen

2018 Phonics Screen

2017 Phonics Screen

2016 Phonics Screen

2015 Phonics Screen

2014 Phonics Screen


In maths we are looking at addition and subtraction with 10 and 20.

we will be looking also at place value up to 50 and will also be completing some additions using these numbers 

We are continuing to develop our confidence in finding one more and one less than a given number and will be comparing numbers using greater than, less than and equal to. 

We will be reviewing and practicing our number bonds to 10 and 20 as well as our doubles.  

There are some lovely dances and counting songs that we do regularly with the children in school as well as some fun interactive games.  

I have included links to these below. 

number bonds to 10

counting in 10s

 count in 2s

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