Welcome to Year One!
Year One is part of the ‘Lower Phase’ in our school. Miss Isherwood is the phase leader for Year 1 and her role is to support the staff, children and families. If you have any questions, concerns or positive feedback then we would love to hear from you.
The staff in Year 1 are:
Class 6 – Mrs Hart (Class Teacher), Mrs Venters (LSA)
Class 7 – Miss Valiadis (Class Teacher) and Mrs Rajput (LSA)
Class 8 - Miss Manak (Class Teacher) and Miss Hurst (LSA)
All teachers and support staff are available daily on the classroom doors for a quick chat and also via Seesaw.
In Year 1 there are lots of exciting new challenges, the children become more independent and take greater ownership of their learning. They are encouraged to tackle new concepts with enthusiasm and determination and become more confident in their own abilities.
The children will continue to develop their writing and maths skills through a range of lessons that will be linked to our exciting curriculum. Our topics include 'The Wild Woods', where we will learn about our local environment, investigate the signs of autumn and learn about the infamous Robin Hood; ‘Hear me ROAR’, where we will be learning about dinosaurs, the prehistoric era and animal groups; and ‘Flashback’, where children look at events within and beyond their living memory such as the Millennium and the Great Fire of London.
Within all of our topics we will incorporate a WOW event including a visit to Coombe Abbey, a trip to All Things Wild, a special visit from a palaeontologist and an exciting adventure to a toy museum. The children’s learning will also take them outside daily, where we will use our natural environment to further enhance some of our topics. We look forward to inviting you to join us in school to work with your children at our termly parent events and to celebrate your child's learning throughout the school year and working with you to ensure your child has a happy and successful year.
Lower Phase Leader
Year 1 Twitter
The children in Year 1 have been busy exploring different religions during our RE day. They have loved designing their own special places and have had time to reflect on their own beliefs and values.
Year 1 had a fantastic time during our careers afternoon. They enjoyed our virtual meetings with people from lots of professions and really thought about the skills they needed to do their chosen jobs.