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Year 1


Phonics is taught to all of our children in Reception and Year 1. We follow the Letters and Sounds Programme, which organises the delivery of phonics in to ‘phases’. Each phase builds on the knowledge and understanding acquired in the previous phases.

If you would like extra information on this to support your child and their learning at home, please visit the following website. Here you will find overviews of each phase, printable resources which can be used at home, and links to games which your children can play to consolidate their understanding of the letter sounds.

Please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher who will be able to tell you which phonics ‘phase’ your child in currently working on.

Phonics Screening Check

The phonics screening check is a short, simple test taken by Year 1 children in England each June to assess their reading ability. Parents can watch our short video to find out what happens during the check and why it's useful.


At Oasis Academy Marksbury Road we use The Power of Reading to teach our English Curriculum. This involves the children being immersed in high quality literature and learning to write through engagement with these texts.

Children at our academy learn to read through phonics (see Curriculum tab) and we use the Oxford Reading Tree Scheme as our home-school learning to read programme. In addition to this, children in Year 1 also receive regular Guided Reading sessions with teachers and teaching assistants to improve their comprehension skills.

The attached documents outline the learning objectives covered in both Reading and Writing throughout Year 1.

Year 1 Reading Target Sheet     Year 1 Writing Target Sheet 


At Oasis Academy Marksbury Road we use ‘Maths Mastery’ to teach our Maths Curriculum. This involves the children having practical, hand on experiences to make Maths real to them. They use a range of equipment in their lessons to support their mathematical understanding and then have chance to work in pairs or groups on ‘talk’ tasks, before they complete their independent activities.

The attached document outline the learning objectives covered in Maths throughout Year 1. 

Year 1 Maths Target Sheet