St Nicolas CE Primary School, Abingdon

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Year One

Welcome to Year 1


Our next Success Event will be in Term 1 (date to follow).


Click below to find out more about each Term's learning.

In Year 1, the class teachers are Mrs Swan (Class 3) and Ms Swarbrick (Class 4). We have great TAs supporting our children and their learning in Year 1 with Mrs Wenborn, Mrs Davis, Mrs Hall, Mrs Haines and Mrs Underwood. We're also so lucky to  have Mrs Bower, Mrs Cook and Mrs Mathers teaching on certain days in the year group, and Mrs Leat teaching the year group music every Thursday.

Hello from the Year 1 Team!

General Reminders


  • PE is every Friday for both classes and the children should come to school in their PE kit. Please check Planning Meeting letter below for more details.  
  • Homework is set weekly on a Friday to be due back in the following Wednesday unless specified. All homework is set using their 'Homework Books' so please keep an eye in your child's book bags.
  • Outdoor Learning - Class 3 Tuesdays and Class 4 Wednesdays. Please check Planning Meeting letter below for more details.
  • Water bottles - please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school.

Tricky Word Bookmarks (common exception words)


Over the year, your child will be continue to learn the following high frequency words. Most of these have an unusual letter-sound correspondence e.g. one, their, because which makes them difficult to read. They are of great importance as these words are used often within texts so will support your child at this early stage of reading. These words are taught by decoding the familiar part of the word and pointing out the unusual part. You can support your child by going through these with them, sticking them around the house on post-it notes and playing games with them such as hide and seek, splat the word, hangman or rainbow writing. Start with your child reading these moving from pink, to red, to yellow and then green, and then work on trying to write them. It is important not to overwhelm your child, so slowly build in an extra word as a new common exception word is learnt. 

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