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Palace Wood

Primary School

From little acorns, mighty oaks grow

Year 1

Welcome back! We all hope you have a wonderful Easter and it is lovely to enjoy the warm weather.


Tuesday (outdoor) and Friday (indoor) during Term 5. Monday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor) during Term 6. Indoor PE kit consists of black shorts and house colour Palace Wood T-shirt. For outdoor PE, please ensure your child has black jogging bottoms, trainers and a zipped outdoor sweatshirt. We request that PE kits are clearly named and remain in school all term. If your child has pierced ears please remove their earrings on PE days otherwise they will not be able to do PE.


Reading books, Mental Maths and Spelling

Group / Programme

Taken home

Returned by

Rigby Star general reading book


Following Monday

Read Write Inc. storybook


Following Friday

Read Write Inc. spellings


Reviewed following Friday

Mental Maths


There is no return date, please practise at home.  

Homework (grid in books)




Reading Records

As you may know at the end of every term every child is awarded a certificate according to their home reading. They can only be given a mark for reading if you have recording in their reading record book. Please read with your child as often as possible. A little each day is preferable to a long chunk once in a while. Please sign the reading record after each read. You may comment on your child’s reading, what they enjoyed, learnt or talked about. Please speak with a member of the Year 1 team if you have any questions about the reading record and contact book.



As you know the Phonics Screening is looming. It will be taking place in Term 6 on the week commencing 11th June. In preparation for this please could you continue to work through the yellow speed sounds book you have been given as often as possible as this can make a big difference in their progress. For those that did not attend the Phonics Screening information evening the powerpoint has been attached at the bottom of the page.


General Reminders

Children should bring in a water bottle and a fruit or vegetable snack each day. Please ensure all bottles, fruit and snack pots are clearly labelled with their full name. All uniform, shoes , bags and any other equipment should also be named.  Could you please limit the number of keyrings/fobs on backpacks/bookbags to just one please. 


School Trips

We are looking forward to a school trip to Port Lympne at some point in Term 6. We shall let you know further details closer to the time.