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Year 1 – Bruegel – Ms Elis-Williams/Miss Fretwell

Welcome to Bruegel Class – Year 1

General information:

Class Teacher: Ms Elis-Williams/Miss Fretwell

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Lane


In Year 1 it is vital to hear your child read daily, but also to read to your child. We are building on the phonic knowledge learnt in Reception to become fluent readers. We encourage children to carefully sound out unknown words and blend them together to read accurately. This skill will aid them to succeed in their end of year phonic assessment. Asking your child to predict and retell aspects of the story will deepen their knowledge of the text to ensure they are reading for meaning.

In addition to reading their reading books a fantastic website is www.phonicsplay.com which has some super interactive phonics games.


We have Physical Education every Wednesday morning and alternative Monday mornings. The children will be learning different multi-skills and games. Please ensure your child has the correct sports kit in school for these days.

Spellings and Homework

Each child will receive up to 6 spellings to learn each week. These will be placed in bookbags on Friday. The children will then be ‘quized’ the following week. Please help your child to practice these regularly, both in isolation and within a sentence. You may also play games with the words, such as, making a pairs game, air writing, bingo games etc.

Homework will be set half termly and will be project based. There will be tasks for English, Maths and Science/Topic with each task being worth different amounts of points. House points will be awarded based on effort and creativity.


Sports Week – details June is flying past and Sports Week will soon be upon us, bringing events for every year group and opportunities for everyone to shine in their favourite events. Parents are welcome to join us on the days of their children’s events – we hope to start in the mornings at around […]


World Book Day Celebrations A reminder that Greenmount’s World Book Day celebrations take place next Friday, 9th March 2018. World Book Day celebrates the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. To help get them started on their reading journey, every child receives a £1 World Book Day Book Token that can either […]