Ravenswood Avenue, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9UA

01473 728565

Ravenswood Community Primary School

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter and Important Information

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          Class 1AJ Spiders        Class 1MH Dragonflies


      Miss Jones                    Mrs Hyland       


We would like to extend a warm welcome to you and your child and we look forward to working together in the year ahead. 

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To support your children in Year 1, we have put together some top tips.

  • Keep reading regularly. Please read at least 5 times a week and record it in the reading diary.
  • Talk to your child about what they have been up to and encourage new vocabulary.
  • Practice counting to 100, forwards and backwards and from any given number. A few ideas to support this could include playing board games, looking at the door numbers when walking to and from school, spot speed signs around the area.
  • Practice counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s. If you feel like your child is confident in counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s, introduce these as times tables e.g. 1x2=2.
  • Take note of text in the local environment and encourage them to use their phonics to read.
  • Get your children to help write shopping lists, birthday cards, letters etc. to encourage phonics
  • Cooking with your child is a great way to look at measurement (weight), recipes, instructional language etc.
  • Use bath times as a time for messy play e.g. capacities using different bottles, shaving foam on the tiles to write sounds/words, make shapes using bath foam.
  • Practice handwriting and ensure the letters are formed correctly. Please see attached letter formation sheet to support. 


ClassDojo on the App Store 


We will be using Class Dojo this year to reward positive behaviour in and around school. We will also be using Class Dojo to communicate with you.  Your child will also have the opportunity to complete home learning tasks using Class Dojo, so it is important that you register your account and check the class story regularly. If you have any questions or need any help, please speak to your child’s class teacher.