Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

We ensure a smooth transition from Reception, building on the key principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage and have extended continuous provision into Year 1 to create an enabling environment in which the children can explore and learn. We take a developmentally sensitive approach to teaching and learning which is rooted in research and an extensive knowledge of how young children learn. A carefully combined and balanced approach including whole class teaching, focus group ‘masterclasses’ and independent child-led learning enables us to deliver an exciting and rich curriculum whilst developing the ‘whole’ child in a holistic sense.  We are proud of the levels of independence, resilience, creativity, problem solving skills and the collaborative approach to learning constantly displayed by our Year 1 children.

Our cross-curricular topics are carefully thought out to inspire the children and ensure curriculum knowledge and skills are taught. They can be subject to change to best suit the needs of the children.



Will be sent out on a Thursday and due in the following Wednesday.

Reading: To use both the online reading Bug Club system and school reading books to read at least five times per week.

Phonics: To play the phonics activity sent out in the reading pack to consolidate the sounds learnt at school.

Maths: To play Numbots online to build speed and accuracy with number skills.

Spelling: We will be sending home weekly spellings via Tapestry that will be assessed at various times

Meet the Team

Welcome to Year One (Key Stage 1).
There are 3 classes in Year One; Berry, Acorn and Catkins.

Team Leader Mrs R Moore
Teachers Mrs L O'Connor (Berry)
Mrs K Walton (Catkin)
Mrs K Jones (Catkin)
Mrs A Sahota (Acorn)
Teaching Assistants Mrs J Milligan (Berry)
Miss S Pattenden (Catkin)
Mrs S Amad (Acorn)

What We Have Been Up To

Here you will find all the exciting things we have been up to recently.

Year 1 - Spring Term 2022

In Year 1 this half term, we have been using our history skills to find out why Sir David Attenborough is a significant person in our lifetime and what makes planet Earth special.

We started our topic with our Explorer day, finding out about land, sea and air.

English: This half term has been about key skills for writing such as: saying aloud what you want to write, using phonic knowledge, capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We have been writing letters focusing on capital letters for names and places. We have been learning to write questions using question words and question marks.

Maths: We have been working with numbers to 50, thinking about how many tens and how many ones numbers have. We have been learning about 1 more and 1 less than any given number to 50.

P.E: We have loved our gymnastics lessons learning about different ways to balance and roll.

Art: We have been looking at Jackson Pollock and learning how to drip paint.

R.E: We have been learning about Christianity and Baptisms.

PSHE: We have been learning about living in the wider world - Ourselves and others; the world around us; caring for others;   growing and changing.

Forest School: We have been making sculptures out of natural materials.