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Welcome to Year 1's class page. Here you will find what we are learning about this year. You will see pictures of our classroom, our work and all of the fantastic things we will see and do this year.


Mrs Cope, Mrs Dames and Miss McDonnell will be working in Year 1. 



The School Day

  • Children should arrive between 8:35 and 8:45 when registers will be taken promptly. If your child arrives after this time, they should enter via the main school office.
  • School finishes at 3:30pm Monday to Thursday and 2:15pm on a Friday.


Reading books should be brought to school daily  and we would be grateful if you could read with your child each evening.

Reading records should be signed each time your child reads at home; once a reading record is complete, your child can come to school the following day in non-uniform. 


The Year One curriculum is very similar to Reception, particularly at the beginning of the year. Children’s learning takes the form of play, through which they are provided with a variety of carefully tailored challenges. While these challenges will often be linked to the current topic, the curriculum is very flexible and may change in order to closely follow children's needs and interests, while also covering the National Curriculum objectives for Year One. 

The Year 1 curriculum can be found here: YEAR ONE CURRICULUM


In Year One, your child continues to build upon the reading and writing skills that began to develop in Reception by taking part in daily phonics lessons which follow the Read, Write Inc. programme. Please access the web-links and parent guides below in order to find out more about the programme and how you can support your child at home.  Mrs Cope would love to help if you have any queries or concerns about your child's progress in phonics.



The children in Year 1 also receive daily Talk Through Stories sessions. Each week, the children are introduced to a new book and complete a range of activities around the text to develop their familiarity of the story and deepen their comprehension and vocabulary. Links to the stories we have read in class can be found below and the children are very excited to share the stories at home. 

Talk Through Stories - You can find all the stories we have been reading in Year 1