Laurel Fields, Potters Bar, Herts EN6 2BA

01707 652714

Cranborne Primary School

Learning Together

Welcome to Year  1!


Our Knebworth house trip



Parent information evening slides

 Please note, our PE days for the Summer Term are Wednesdays and Thursdays 



Please do not allow your child to bring football cards or pokemon cards into school. While we understand the children enjoy playing with them, they are causing disruption during our learning time and therefore we request they are not brought into school. Thank you for your understanding.


Enjoy your half term break! 

We have sent home the additional set 4 phonics sounds. Please practise reading these with your children in preparation for the phonics screening check. We have attached a digital copy below. 




Home learning

In the case of bad weather and school closure,  please see the list of activities below.

The work below will support your child in the key areas of arithmetic, reasoning, and phonics. 

As well as these activities, you can make use of Mathletics ( for Maths ) and Purple Mash (for reading and other curriculum games). Please also see the Phonics screening papers and our educational games and songs. 

You can use ' PE with Joe Wicks' you keep you moving. His YouTube Channel is: 


 a-e Phoneme Spotter Postcard.pdfDownload
 Arithmetic challenge 1.pdfDownload
 Arithmetic challenge 2.pdfDownload
 Arithmetic challenge 3.pdfDownload
 Arithmetic challenge 4.pdfDownload
 Arithmetic challenge 5.pdfDownload
 e-e Phoneme Spotter Postcard.pdfDownload
 i-e Phoneme Spotter Postcard.pdfDownload
 o-e Phoneme Spotter Postcard.pdfDownload
 Phase 5 Split Digraph Phoneme Spotter Postcard.pdfDownload
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Educational Games
Topmarks paint the squares can be used to play one more one less, find missing numbers, count to 100 and back, count in 2s, 5s and 10s and look at odd and even numbers-
Topmarks hit the button. Can be used to practise number bonds to 10 and 20, practise halves to 20 and doubles to 10
Spell words to help the Alien to escape!
 A range of games to play to practise our phonics skills
Number bonds to ten with farmer Pete -

Summer Key Dates:


Tuesday 16th May- Year 1 Knebworth House 'How plants grow' trip

Wednesday 17th May- Class photos 

Monday 29th May- Break up for half term 

Monday 5th June- Return to school 

Thursday 8th June- Sports day

WC Monday 12th June- Phonics assessment week

Monday 26th June- INSET day

Tuesday 27th June- Exhibition evening starting 5pm

Thursday 13th July- Transition day

Sunday 16th July- Friends of Cranborne Summer Fayre

Friday 21st July- End of term- finish at 1:15pm




 Hertfordshire Library Service are offering a free online loaning option. Please have a look if you are interested in exploring a variety of different reading materials with your child...

Oxford owl:

For extra spelling resources and ebooks please follow this link: 

Username: cranborne

Password: school 1 


You can also find reading books at

Please use read write inc videos to practise your sounds

Here is some more information on read write inc phonics

Phonics play -


Phonics is  a very important part of the Year 1 curriculum. This is why we dedicate three sessions a week to teach stand alone phonics lessons following the Read Write Inc. scheme. We teach the children initial sounds, and set 2 and 3 digraphs and trigraphs. A digraph is two letters together that make one sound such as 'sh' 'ee' and 'th'. A trigraph is three letters together that make one sound, such as ''igh' and 'air'. We learn a new sound in each of our phonics sessions. We start by identifying the sound in a word, we then write it down (with focus on letter formation), and then have a go at reading a short story with this sound used frequently in it.

Below is the order we will be teaching the sounds.



Oxford Owl have some great online e-books that you can read with your children. They link closely to the book bands too!

Phonics Play



BBC Bitesize Daily 


Purple Mash 


Our learning for Summer Term...


In the Summer Term, we will be covering the following:

  • Measures- non- standard and simple standard
  • Multiplication 
  • Repeated addition
  • Arrays
  • Multiplication problem solving
  • Division
  • Time- o'clock and half past 
  • Fractions- sharing into equal groups
  • Fractions of shapes
  • Numbers to 100- place value
  • Place value, ordering and comparison

Mental fluency:

  • Recalling number bonds to 20 such as 18 + 2 and 4 + 16
  • 1 more and 1 less than a given number up to 50
  • Counting to 100 and back 
  • Double and halves to 20
  • Counting in 2s, 5s and 10s

Foundation Subjects

In Geography, this term we will be learning all about the weather. 

In History, we will be learning about the history of flight. 

In Art this term, we will be studying the work of Andy Goldsworthy. We will be exploring making pieces of art with natural materials and creating pictures in the style of Andy Goldsworthy. 

In Computing, we will begin to investigate coding. 

In PSHE this term, we will be learning all about relationships. 


Key information:

  • Please remember that all children need a named water bottle in school every day.
  • Let your child's teacher know if someone other than you is collecting your child or call the office.  


  • Set on a Thursday, and due on a Tuesday.
  • This will be skills based. Maths, grammar, spelling and reading.


We are so impressed with the progress made across the year group so far this year. The children have been focusing on the basics of sentence structure and building simple sentences independently using capital letters and full stops. As we move forward into the Summer term, the children will be encouraged to continue to write independently and will be joining their sentences to write short narratives.

Letter formation, handwriting and presentation

Letter families
Curly caterpillar letters: c, a, o, q, g, d, e, s, f. All of these letters start in the middle of the line and start with a c shape and then you carry on with the rest of the letter.
One armed robot letters: r, m, n, h, b, k, p. For these letters you need to start at the top of the letter and travel down and back up again and then over.
Ladder letters: l, I, j, t, u, y. All of these letters you need to start at the top of the letter and travel down.
Zig zag letters: v, w, x, z. These letters are all very straight and have no curves!

 When writing on a line all letters should be on the line. Some letters have descenders where part of the letters go under the line, such as: y,g,q, p.
Some letters have ascenders where part of the letter is taller than the rest, such as: d, h, t, b.

Capital letters should always be bigger than the other letters.


In the Summer term, we will be learning all about plants. We will be identifying parts of plants, sorting and naming a range of garden and wild plants and observing changes in plants over time. We are really looking forward to our plants trip to Knebworth House. 

Physical Education

This term, our indoor PE unit will be Dance, where the children will be learning to travel in different ways across the space and will be learning to move their bodies to the beat of the music. Our outdoor unit will be fundamental movement skills, where the children will be learning to hop, skip, catch, throw and travel safely at different speeds.