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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Class teachers for Year 1 are Miss Penny (1P) and Mrs Cairns (1C)

We also have  Mrs Antrobus, Mrs Melia and Mrs Rawes as our Teaching Assistants.

Topics we explore throughout Year 1 are ‘Ourselves, ‘Toys Past and Present’ and ‘Seasons’.

We also explore topics such as: Our Local Area, The Great Fire of London, Chinese New Year and Healthy eating making a fruit salad.


We have lots of lessons each week, including: English, Phonics, Maths, Religious Education, Science, Topic (which includes History, Geography, and Art & DT), PSHE/RSE, PE and Computing On a Tuesday morning we have specialised teachers delivering PE and music.


Throughout the year we rotate our areas of learning in our classrooms, focusing on: Role-play, Maths, Writing, Reading, Creativity, Malleable, Construction, Computers and Small World.


Reading is a big part of school life in Year 1, and we love to read with our teachers and teaching assistants. Phonics is a big focus in Year 1 and every day children receive a discreet phonics lesson. We follow the Read Write Inc programme. To finish our day we often enjoy a story together as a class. We take a reading book home every week to read with our families as well as a variety of books from our school library.

Things we have enjoyed in Year 1

  • National Poetry Day
  • A visit from the poet Andy Tooze.
  • A visit from the poet Jo Stokes.
  • Beginning to observe seasonal changes as Autumn begins.
  • Using a compass to explore direction.


Things to look forward to in Year 1

  • Growing our own Bean Plants
  • Earth day- learning what we can do to save our planet.
  • Sports Day
  • Art/DT day making a fruit salad

Curriculum Information

To see Year 1's Curriculum plans for 2020/21, H.A.S.T forms, Class information forms, R.E Curriculum, and information about our phonics reading programme, Read Write Incplease click here.

    Maths at home booklet for Parents and Carers

    This short leaflet covers the Core Concepts and ideas that your child will

     need to know this year.

    You will find suggestions for games to play, activities to do and websites to

    access to support you, as your support your child.  Please click here to access the booklet


Useful links

Phonics Play 

Teach your monster to read

Topmarks Year 1

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