Year 1

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1.

Your teachers in Year 1 are Mrs Bland and Mrs Troughton, supported by the wonderful teaching assistants Mrs Stubbs and Mrs Low

We feel we are a very unique and special school, with a strong emphasis on family and community involvement.

We are very fortunate to have a wonderful building and fantastic outdoor spaces. We make full use of these to facilitate our learning, making it fun! We strive to provide a wealth of experiences that enable all of our pupils to succeed. Within our class it is important to us that everyone feels valued and achieves their best.


Following the Rose report phonics teaching has high priority in KS1 following on to KS2 for those children who need it.

Daily phonics sessions take place on a 6 phase basis tailored and differentiated to individual children’s ability. Games and activities take place which enable children to hear, recognise read and write each of the 44 phonemes in the English language, leading to the segmenting and blending of these sounds enabling them to read and write words.

At Low Furness we use the Twinkl Phonics  scheme to deliver the National Scheme of Letters and Sounds.

Reading scheme

Our reading scheme is directly linked to our phonics scheme.No child is ‘average’ so no child makes smooth progress precisely this way. Children tend to learn in fits and starts – periods of growth followed by periods of consolidation when their progress seems to halt for a while.The periods where you don’t see rapid progress may appear worrying , especially after a ‘growth spurt’, but they are important as your child develops confidence using and applying their newly acquired skills.

We use a variety of books for teaching children to read, e.g. Oxford,Rigby and Reading Champion.

Reading is also taught through Guided Reading using various sets of texts.

If you are ever worried about your child’s progress, please talk to their class teacher.

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