Welcome to Combs Ford Primary School

Welcome to Year One, where we have lots of fun!

Our class teachers are Mrs Oakley and Mrs Tanner in Squirrels class and Mrs Aldred and Mrs Burgess in Hedgehogs class. We are supported by Mrs Moore, Mrs Wright and Mrs Styles.



We also teach phonics as a discrete lesson to help the children become secure with the letter names and sounds, enabling them to progress with their reading and spelling. Please see a copy of the letter names and sounds which we teach and test the children on, so you can help them at home too.

The Phonics Test:

Across the country, at the end of Year One children undertake a phonics test.  This includes some nonsense words and some real words.  Click here to find examples of the types of words that might be used. 


We aim to hear every child read individually at least once a week; this will be with either the class teacher or the teaching assistant. Nearly every week the children will have a guided reading session in a group as well.

We believe regular reading at home helps boost children’s confidence and enables them to consolidate and develop their reading skills further. Each class therefore has a reading buddy named ‘Baby Basil’ who goes home with children who read at home at least twice a week. The children absolutely love Baby Basil and he has had lots of fun at home with them!

The children also take home 6 keywords to learn to read and we test them on these words once a week. Please see a copy of the full 100 keywords which we teach and test the children on so you can help them to read and spell these at home too.


We are a very friendly team and will be happy to help you and your child in any way we can. If you have any concerns or questions, please come and speak to us straight away and we will make sure we arrange a convenient time to meet with you.

Useful Websites:

ICT Games – particularly good for maths games

Phonics Play - interactive phonics games (phases 2-5)

BBC Bitesize - English, maths and science activities 

Primary Homework Help - an amazing source of information to support all topics!


PLEASE NOTE:  These are links to external sites and we cannot be responsible for any changes in their content, or the adverts that may appear on them.