Kings Road, Walsall, West Midlands WS4 1JJ


Radleys Primary School

Learning and Growing Together

Welcome to Year 1


A place full of opportunities to make happy memories.

Our teachers this year are Miss Jensen and Mrs Harper. We are also supported by Mrs Sheasby on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Autumn term will provide children in year 1 opportunities to extend their experiences and build on their knowledge of phonics to write labels and captions. We will also be working on place value, addition and subtraction and shape. Please feel free to make an appointment at the school office to talk about your child any time. 


We have daily phonics lessons. Our teachers use the Letters and Sounds phonics resource which aims to build on children's listening and speaking skills, and to prepare children for reading by developing their phonic knowledge. Each year group works through different phases starting at phase 1 in Nursery until the end of Year 2 when children complete phase 6. In Year 1 we are currently working on phase 2 and 3. All year 1 children sit a phonics test in the Summer term. Take a look at the Letters and Sounds website to find out more.....


Things to Remember

PE: kits should be in school at all times with your child's name in all items.

PE is on a Monday and Tuesday (Yoga Bugs) afternoon and a Friday morning (Sports plus).

Reading Book and Planners: Please make sure reading books and planners are in school every day. Your child has a day that they get heard read and their book gets changed - please see on the front of their folder. It would be great to see that your child is reading everyday at home, as this will support their development. Planners are used for weekly spelling test on a Friday. You can keep a track on your child's progress.

Children can bring a bottle of water or sugar free squash to drink during the day. Fruit is provided.


Our topic this term is Dinosaurs!

You can click below to see our yearly overview for reading, writing, speaking and listening and maths. These are taken from the 21 steps in line with the National Curriculum. 



Speaking and Listening


To find out what is expected of children in Year 1 please click here.

You can view the spellings that Year 1 children need to know here.

You can view the vocabulary, grammar and punctuation expectations here.