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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Our Dovecote Curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning. At Dovecote, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum, built on solid foundations, which is engaging, challenging and accessible to all. Through this curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding that are the building blocks for later life.

Reading is at the heart of our themed curriculum approach, providing all children with the opportunity to experience and explore a wide range of high-quality books from nursery to year six. Books have been chosen very carefully to ensure there is an appropriate amount of challenge and complexity. We also strive to provide children with opportunities to see themselves within the literature that they experience, and thus, books are selected carefully to reflect the multicultural and diverse community around us.

Children will do many exciting activities around these books each term๐Ÿ˜Š

The books your child will be exploring this year are:

Please help and support your child at home by taking an interest in which books they are exploring in school. They will also come home with a reading book of their choice and one which is matched to their reading level.

Please click on the year group Termly Newsletter link, which will provide much more information about what is happening each term. If you have any questions, please pop down and see us or email us. We are all happy to help!๐Ÿ˜Š

Year 1 Teacher KS1 Support Staff

Mr J. Ochil-Tree

Mrs L.Archer

Ms C.Yates

Ms K.Roberts

Mrs L.Kendrick

Miss A.Morrell

Miss J.Carnell

Ms J.Sharratt

Mrs S.Commander







Spelling Shed

Spellings are set weekly every weekend and we award housepoints to all the children who use the site. Please contact us if you don’t know your login and password.

My Maths

My Maths homework is set weekly and we award housepoints to everyone who has a go. Please contact us if you need a reminder of your password and login. 


Phonics teaches children important skills so that they can learn to read and write. 

With phonics children learn to recognise sounds that letters make, and how to blend these to read words. Read more about phonics HERE.