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Cloverlea Primary School

Inspiring children to care, learn and achieve

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 with Mrs Harris and Mrs Bolton

Welcome to our class page! In Year 1 we try our best and we are proud of our achievements. Together we enjoy learning and attempting new challenges. We help each other and we never give up. Together, we ALL have lots of fun! Please do keep visiting our class page to find out about all the exciting things that we have been up to!

Information for Parents & Carers

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds

In line with the current DfE and OFSTED guidance, the school has purchased a new phonics scheme to support your child with learning to read fluently and with pleasure. As we start to implement our new scheme, you may notice some changes, including a change to reading book bands. Your child will eventually bring home two books each week.

  • A Reading Practice book matched to your child’s phonic stage that they can read independently. Your child will already have learnt to read this book at school and will be able to read it fluently.
  • A Sharing book that your child can talk about and enjoy with you. Your child is not expected to read this book independently.

Please see the guidance below, which provides more detailed information. 


The children in Year 1 follow a mathematics scheme called 'Maths - No Problem'. In this approach, problem solving is at the heart of mathematics teaching. The focus is not just on the rote procedures, rote memorisation or tedious calculations but on relational understanding. Children are encouraged to solve problems which will help to build mathematical fluency. It uses the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach. Much of this approach is to ensure children gain mastery in maths at each level. Pupils will spend time to fully explore a topic, reinforcing it with practice, before moving onto the next topic. All ideas are built on previous knowledge and pupils have ample opportunity to develop relationships between topics.


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