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Year 1

Welcome to Year One!

Year One is part of the ‘Lower Phase’ in our school. Mrs Healy and Mrs Kavanagh-Byrne are the phase leaders and their 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 Summers (LSA) and Miss Spicer (PGCE Student)

Class 7 – Mrs Scott (Class Teacher) and Miss Rowland (LSA)

Class 8  - Mrs Wanley  (Class Teacher) and Mrs Rajput (LSA)

Also in Year 1 is Mrs Beyer (HLTA)

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 a 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; some of these are 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.

Mrs Kavanagh-Byrne and Mrs Healy

Lower Phase Leaders



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