Knavesmire Primary School

Trafalgar Street, York, North Yorkshire YO23 1HY

01904 806545

Year 1 Welcome Presentation September 2023

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Helping your Year 1 child at home


  1. Children should aim to read to you at least 4 times a week.
  2. Encourage children to use their Phonic skills and knowledge when they are out and about e.g. reading signs, labels, notices etc.
  3. Listen to stories and talk about the events and characters and predict what might happen next.
  4. Help your child to form lower case letters in the correct direction, starting and finishing in the right place (as in the image below).
  5. Help your child to make good choices when spelling words; encourage them to use their Phonic knowledge.
  6. Help your child to count up to and beyond 100 in ones; try starting at different places e.g 34, 57 etc.
  7. Help your child to count forwards and backwards.
  8. Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s up to at least 50.
  9. Help your child to form numerals correctly and use these to write numbers up to 100.
  10. Help your child to learn how to spell number words up to twenty.
  11. Look for and name common shapes in everyday objects e.g circle, square, cube, sphere etc.
  12. Help your child to think of adjectives to describe things they see.