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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus


Year 1 Curriculum Overview 

Phonics in Year 1 

In Year 1 we will be recapping the Phase 3 sounds and tricky words. Then we will be learning to read the Phase 4 and 5 sounds, along with their tricky words. 

Year 1 Common Exception Words 

Here are the 45 tricky words the children are expected to read and spell by the end of Year 1. Your child also went home with a copy of this sheet, with the words they needed to practice reading highlighted on the page. 

Recommended Reading in Year 1 

Below are some recommended books for the children in Year 1 as well as some more on the following website -

 Reading Books 

Library books are changed on a Wednesday, Reading books are changed on a  Thursday and Year 1's PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays so the children will need to come into school wearing their PE kits on them days. 

Useful Websites 


English, Phonics and Reading

Teach your monster to read - 

Phonics Play  - 

BBC Bitesize - 

Monster Phonics - 



MyMaths -

Hit the Button - 

Maths Challenges -

BBC Bitesize -