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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 children will continue to have opportunities to explore learning in a more play based way through 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

Mrs E. Kotze

Newt Class Teacher

Mrs K. Collard

Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Jenkins

Heron Class Teacher

Miss S. Penney

Teaching Assistant

Miss. Ayres

Dragonfly Class Teacher

Mrs C. Smith

Teaching Assistant

Miss Carmichael

Duck Class Teacher

Miss C. Satchell

Teaching Assistant

Outdoor Learning

Monday 30th October - Newt

Tuesday 31st October - Duck 

Wednesday 1st November - Dragonfly

Thursday 2nd November - Heron

Monday 20th November - Newt

Tuesday 21st November - Duck 

Wednesday 22nd November - Dragonfly

Thursday 23rd November - Heron


Tuesday - Heron Class
Wednesday - Newt Class
Thursday - Dragonfly Class
Friday  - Duck Class

PE Days

Monday - Duck Class
Tuesday - Dragonfly Class
Wednesday - Heron Class
Thursday  - Newt Class

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