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 Welcome to Year 1 Mrs Parks' Class Page.


Hello everyone and welcome to the class page for 1P. Here you will find information about all the exciting learning that we are doing and also help with learning at home. 


If you have any questions or would like to speak to any member of staff we are more than happy to help. You can get in touch with us by either speaking to us at the classroom door or alternatively you can telephone our school number on 0161 370 3626 or email us on


Year 1P Staff

Mrs Parks - Classteacher

Mrs Thomas - Teaching Assistant


Mrs Neild - Reading Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gresty - Our Lunchtime Supervisor.


Some useful reminders:


PE - Tuesdays until Easter. 

Reading books - In Year One we do a daily read with either the teacher or teaching assistant. The children will need to bring their reading book and reading record every day to school.   

Homework - Fridays and to be handed in by the following Fridays.   The children have one week to complete it.

In addition we have Numbots and Teach Your Monster To Read.    

Uniform -  please ensure that all names are in your children's uniform especially jumpers, cardigans, coats and water bottles. 

Water bottles - your child needs to bring a water bottle to school each day containing fresh water. 

Scroll down to find out about the exciting learning that we will be doing this half term.


We are really looking forward to working with you and your children,

thank you,

Mrs Parks


Our topics for Spring Term Two.

Reading at Home

Your child has a home reading book matched to the phonics that they are learning in school. We ask that you read with your child each night for at least five minutes. Encourage the children to use their Fred Talk to sound out and blend the words in the book. We will listen to your child read daily in school and we encourage the children to read their books up to three times before we change them.  


Here are some questions to ask your child when reading a phonic home reading book.  


Remember to focus on the words in the book and not the pictures.

Can you Fred Talk the word?

Can you use your Fred Talk to help you read the word?

Can you spot any red words, tricky words? Which words do you just know? Can you spot them before we read?

Can you spot the Special Friend? Then say 'Fred Talk'. 

Encourage children to Fred Talk out loud and give them lots of praise and encouragement along the way: 'Great Fred Talk!'

As your child becomes more confident at using Fred Talk try asking them to do 'Fred in their head' and just say the word out loud,

'Can you do Fred in your head?'

This will help them to get off to a good start with reading and to develop into fluent readers with a good pace. 


In Year One, we want the children to develop a love of reading. Sharing books with your child and reading bedtime stories will help your child to develop a love of reading developing their imagination and vocabulary.                        

 Please let us know if you have any questions or would like to know ways to engage your child with reading at home or further develop their phonic or comprehensions skills. Follow the link to our Phonics and Supporting Your Child with Reading at Home page for more information about the teaching of phonics at Aldwyn. You can find resources to support your child's phonics and reading at home.




Online games to support learning!  This will help practising reading numbers, number bonds, times tables and doubling and halving On this site you will find some spelling activities. There are a variety of phonic activities on this  site. This will help with practising phonic sounds, blending and reading tricky words. On this site you will find various interactive games and activities.

Oxford Owl free ebooks online reading books - just create a free login and password to use the site