Glade Hill Primary and Nursery School

We are Golden and we SPARKLE

Yr 1 - Brilliant Bonsais

Welcome to...

The Brilliant Bonsais!

We are GOLDEN and we SPARKLE!

We are so excited for the new year and to see how well you all settle into Year 1. If you have any questions during school time please contact me at and I will reply as quickly as I can. See you all soon.


Miss Newman and Ms Hunt :) 

Autumn 1

Beside the Seaside


This half term we will be reading the books Billy's Bucket and The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch as our texts in English. We will be writing sentences using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.


Supporting your child with reading

Although your child will be taught to read at school, you can have a huge impact on their reading journey by continuing their practice at home.

There are two types of reading book that your child may bring home:

  • A reading practice book. This will be at the correct phonic stage for your child. They should be able to read this fluently and independently.
  • A sharing book.  Your child will not be able to read this on their own. This book is for you both to read and enjoy together.


Read 3x a week (or more) at home to get a sticker on your REDTED!

If you would like anymore support with your child's reading please email me at

These documents will help you practice your child's letter formation with them at home: