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 Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Year 1! This is an exciting and important year for you and your child as you move from Reception into a more formal school based approach. We aim to provide a smooth transition between year groups, as it is of great importance to us that the children are supported in the best way possible, to ensure they feel safe and happy to learn.

Autumn Term 1: Topic Planner and Knowledge Organiser
Autumn Term 2: Topic Planner and Knowledge Organiser 

Spring Term 1: Topic Planner and Knowledge Organiser 
Spring Term 2: Topic Planner and Knowledge Organiser

Summer Term 1: Topic Planner and Knowledge Organiser
ummer Term 2: Topic Planner and Knowledge Organiser

During the initial part  of Autumn term, each area of the curriculum is based around small, focused teaching and learning time with a teacher or adult, as well as some ‘choiceboard time’ in that specific curriculum area which is where the children can select activities linked to our whole class learning. Gradually, as the year progresses, the learning will take on a more structured approach to suit the National Curriculum requirements for Year 1.

We build on the length of time children can sit for a teaching input, as well as working independently and in groups on a specific task where more focus is placed on your child working in their exercise book. Wherever possible, we take on a thematic approach to your child’s learning. This allows them to become immersed in the theme regardless of its specific subject. Ultimately we want your child to enjoy learning and explore their interests further.

We intersperse our learning with brain breaks to keep our lessons active and fun and  know that every child is an individual. We work hard to ensure our planning suits different learning styles so that all the children can succeed  and love learning.

Thank you for your support,

The Year 1 Team

The staff working in the Year 1 team  this year are:


Becky Yates and Sophie Bull (Apple Class)

Hannah Riley and Georgina Tullett (Cherry Class)

Teaching Assistants: 

Laura Mercer

Kate Rencontre

Sue Elliott

Alison O'Sullivan

PPA Cover:

Paris Akehurst and Jo Underwood


The Welcome to Year 1 presentation from Tuesday 5th October can be viewed here.

The year 1 phonics meeting slides from Tuesday 1st February can be viewed here.