Welcome to our Year 1 page


In Year 1, we build upon the key skills and learning experiences from Reception.  We take the elements of English and Mathematics that are introduced in the Early Years and develop them more extensively throughout Year 1.  We recognise that Year 1 is different from Reception and we aim to manage this transition in a gradual staged approach, allowing the children to adapt. Our children are happy, settled, confident, creative and eager to learn.  The best transitions are built on familiarity but also some careful change.
During the first half term children work on focused activities linked to the Maths and English Curriculum. The afternoon operates in a more play-based way with activities linked to a theme. Children also have access to the Year 1 gardens at this time. We work over time on building independence in learning, by increasing the number of focused tasks based around topics and themes that excite and engage our children.  
As the year progresses, our classroom environments, daily routines and timetable evolve to ensure that the children leave Year 1 with the firm foundations required for future learning and a readiness for Year 2.

Meet the Team

Outdoor Learning

Mr J. Sayer

Dragonfly Teacher


Miss N. Goodman

Duck Class Teacher


Mrs A. Snashall

Frog Class Teacher

​Miss P. Dixon

Heron Class Teacher


Miss L. Carmichael

Newt Class Teacher

Monday 14th September - Heron

Tuesday 15th September - Duck

Wednesday 16th Septemer - Dragonfly

Thursday 17th September - Frog

Friday 18th September - Newt

Monday 5th October - Heron

Tuesday 6th October - Duck

Wednesday 7th October - Dragonfly

Thursday 8th October - Frog

Friday 9th October - Newt

Monday 2nd November - Heron

Tuesday 3rd November - Duck

Wednesday 4th November - Dragonfly

Thursday 5th November - Frog

Friday 6th November - Newt

Monday 23rd November - Heron

Tuesday 24th November - Duck

Wednesday 25th November - Dragonfly

Thursday 26th November - Frog

Friday 27th November - Newt

Year 1 News

Dates for the Diary