Year 1

Year 1

As the children leave EYFS, the staff in Year One strive to provide a smooth transition into Key Stage 1. We spend time ensuring children are learning through play in our provision areas as well as developing the children’s independent skills through group and whole class tasks.

Year One has 2 classes of keen, vibrant children who are ready to learn.  The class teachers are Mrs Woods and Miss Simmons.  We have a fabulous, hardworking team of support teachers and teaching assistants including Mrs Kearvell, Mrs Brewer, Miss Best,  Mrs Boomer and Mrs Patel.

When you enter the Year One classrooms you will find colourful, vibrant, fun places with lots of active learning taking place. The Year One curriculum includes a mixture of independent play activities alongside teacher led paired, group and individual tasks.  Our lessons use a thematic approach to learning and we aim to provide learning that the children enjoy and can relate to.

The Year One themes include: Where do animals live? Where’s the fire? What makes me special? Who are the Royal family? Where can we explore? Who is Beatrix Potter?

Phonics plays a large part of the Year One curriculum as we teach children how to read, write and spell using the sounds letters make in words. The children are encouraged to read at home every night, learn spellings for weekly spelling tests and complete homework each week. Each half term our new theme and learning is shared with parents in our curriculum letters. These are sent home at the end of the first week of a new term and provide essential information on what your child will be learning and how you can help them at home. Please let us know if you don’t receive the curriculum letter as we always have additional copies for those that get lost on their journey home.  These are also available to download at the bottom of this page.

As the children leave Year One we aim for the children to be independent, resilient and imaginative learners ready to…

DREAM of what they can do,

BELIEVE in themselves and their capabilities,

ACHIEVE their potential.



The Year One Team


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