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Blandford St Mary

Church of England Primary School

'Knowing we are loved, we learn and grow to be the best that we can be.'

Year 1

Year 1 is when some mighty steps are made in phonics and in reading.  By the end of Year 1, children have finished Phase 5 phonics, which means they have learnt most of the sounds and blends they need to be able to read.   


As well as reading, children in Year 1 are beginning to write in cursive joined up writing on lines in their writing books

Our approach to teaching writing through the use of well known tales continues with the Talk for Writing focus stories including: The 3 little pigs, The magic porridge pot, The Hobyahs, Cat Bramble and Heron and Jack & the Beanstalk.