Whitley And Eggborough Community Primary School

Welcome to Elm Class (Yr  1)

Teacher:  Miss J Donnelly

email:  jdonnelly@whitley.n-yorks.sch.uk

Google Classroom code:  d33yjww

Google Classroom


Every child in the school has been given a home login for google classroom (it will be their own personal school email).

Their password is generic --> Password1          (captial P)

Spelling cards: 

 3--pink-spelling-challenge-2017 (1).docxDownload
 5--blue-spelling-challenge-2017 (1).docxDownload
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Past Planning

Parent's Information Letter


Phonic activities and support

 Common exception homework.pdfDownload
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How can you help at home?

We often get asked this question.  One of the most useful and rewarding things you can do with your child at home is to read, read, read!!! 

Click on the link to read a booklet with lots of ideas that can make reading at home more fun and includes top tips on how to make the reading experience you have with your child really effective!


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Websites to use at home!


The free area of the PhonicsPlay website is filled with free interactive games and much more. There are many idea to support teaching phonics and advice for parents in helping their children learn to read.



Oxford Owl is an award-winning free website packed
with expert advice, top tips, eBooks and activities to help
you support your child's reading and maths at home. Also 250 free e-books when you register.



253 free educational interactive teaching resources and activities for Primary Schools. 77 free to use fun kids games/activities for kids aged 4 - 11. 165 plus links to free interactive teaching activities, educational games, image and software resources.


Reading Eggs makes learning to read interesting and engaging for children, with great online reading games and activities. Your children can start reading now – just click the ‘free trial’ button to get started!


ICT games has a range of phonics based games that are fun and interactive for children. They show clear objectives for each game and also have free printable materials.

Here is a useful video with how to pronounce the sounds in words if your child is struggling with sounding out words when they are reading and you are wanting to help them with sounding out the words: 


Recommended Reading list

 Children's Reading Book List KS1 Yr 1,2 (5 -7 yrs).pdfDownload
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This half term's Special Mention

 Week 1: This week's Special Mention goes to Lilia, Dexter and Teddy. You are all brand new to Elm class and have settled in so well. You are all so polite and have made some lovely friendships. 

Week 2: Skye has got special mention this week for her reading. You are trying so hard with your reading at school and at home Skye. You are so determined and keen to read more interesting books. Keep up this great passion! 

Week 3: Scarlett has received a special mention this week for the high quality of work she has produced. You have worked so hard Scarlett and taken your time with your school work.  You did some lovely writing in guided reading and created a very neat season clock. Well done Scarlett! 

This half term's CHAS

 Week 1: Chas is going home with Harley this week. Harley has been so helpful around the classroom and has really tried in his phonics. He has included children in his play and even helped a friend write their name. Well Done!

Week 2: Chas is going home with Esmay this week. You are always so caring Esmay and look after others if they are feeling a bit sad. You always volunteer to help others and do jobs around our classroom. Well Done Esmay!

Week 3: Chas is going home with Joey this week! This is for being a really caring and supportive friend to a new child in the class. Joey has been heard by the teachers, checking in with his new friend and making sure they are okay. We love to see this caring friendship developing, Well done Joey! 



What we've been doing this week


Wow moments!