Welcome to Year One


Meet the Year 1 Team

Mrs L Rodgers

Penguins Class Teacher

Mrs A Andrews

Penguins Class Teacher

Mrs D Miller

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

Miss L Turley

Puffins Class Teacher 

Mrs E Butcher

Year 1 Teaching Assistant

About Year 1

In year 1 we have vibrant classrooms filled with the wonderful work that children have produced. The staff in Year 1 are passionate about providing high quality learning that is tailored to the individual needs of the children. By implementing the ‘Learnasaurs’ in our classrooms we ensure positive learning behaviours and help the children to understand how they can develop both academically and emotionally.


Learning in Year 1

In year 1 we engage the children through exciting topics and an interactive and reflective approach to learning. Each term an overarching theme gives context to the children’s learning and allows the curriculum to be taught in an imaginative and engaging manner.

The topics covered in year 1 are:

  • Get out of my swamp
  • Pole to Pole
  • Flight
  • School Days
  • Toys

Reading in Year 1

We promote a love of reading in Year 1 and the children have many opportunities to visit our fabulous library or select a book to read from the book corner.

Phonics is an important element of teaching children how to read in Year 1. This is delivered through Read Write Inc which is designed to create fluent readers and enthusiastic writers.


Pupils in Year 1 will undertake the phonics screening check in June, designed to provide information on how your child is progressing and ensure that support is implemented if required. You can find out more at http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/home/reading-owl/expert-help/the-year-1-phonics-screening-check Alternatively, any of the staff in Year 1 will be happy to answer your questions.



Every Friday, Year 1 children are given their weekly spellings, phonic work linked to their current learning and optional maths work. Children are encouraged to practice their spellings and be ready for their test on the following Wednesday.


Children will change their leveled home reader and library book every week. Parents are encouraged to read with their child at least three times a week, recording in their child’s reading diary each time.


At the start of each half term the children will receive an optional POWer project linked to their new topic. The projects include a range of activities which the child can complete at home, these projects are then collected in towards the end of the half term and shared with their class.