Welcome to Year 1

The teachers in Year One this Year are Mrs McTeggart, Mrs Colwell, Miss Shefford and Mrs Redding.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Willmer, Mrs Wilson, Mr Hill, Mrs Shortt, Miss Bazeley and Mrs Brown.

In the morning there is always a member of staff to greet the children on the door and if you have any queries then that member of staff will endeavour to address the concern so that they it be dealt with promptly. If you require a more lengthy discussion then please make an appointment with your teacher via your class e-mail or by contacting the school office.

Each term the theme of learning changes and you will receive a topic talk booklet to help you support your child’s learning at home.

Reading is the key to success in Year 1!!! Read! Read! Read! The children will be part of a comprehensive phonics scheme that will support and help them to embrace the phonics screening check at the end of year 1 with confidence. Reading at home is essential to enhance and consolidate the learning in school. Books are changed twice weekly and as an incentive the children are entered in to a book draw when they have read each week. This enables them to win a book of their choice to enjoy and keep at home as a reward for star reading!

Weekly spelling lists are sent home and tested on a Friday. You will also receive a termly list with some suggestions for ideas to help at home. These words are part of the Year One learning programme and these sessions help the children to apply them independently during writing tasks.

Every learning experience is carefully planned to be inspirational, exciting and fun!

Watch your child learn the skills to become an Explorer, Scientist, Artist, Designer, Mathematician, Historian, Author, Technology expert, Sports professional or whatever their life choices may be.

We have had a brilliant time this morning trying some tasty pancakes to get the full experience of an authentic Shrove Tuesday. We had a choice of lemon and sugar toppings and all gave a big cheer for Mrs McTeggart for successfully flipping all of the pancakes with no mishaps! We have also enjoyed reading the story - Mr Wolf’s pancakes. Please use the link to listen and enjoy sharing the story at home together. 


We have thoroughly enjoyed making our different 3D Paper Sculptures this term. Our favourites by far have been our papier mache pigs. We got messy adding gluey layers of newspaper to the balloons and had to wait a long time for them to dry! Then we had fun painting them pink and adding googly eyes and curly pipe cleaner tails.


Year 1 Curriculum Letters