A warm welcome from the Year 1 team:

Mrs Keenan and Miss Rattigan

Miss Rattigan, (Class Teacher)

Mrs Keenan (Teaching Assistant)

Mr Murphy (Teacher Thursday afternoon)

 As a team, we work hard to support each child to reach their full potential, grow in confidence and independence and to approach learning in a happy and contented manner helping them grow into well-rounded individuals.

In the mornings we focus on Maths and Literacy (including spelling, grammar, phonics and reading).   In the afternoons we use a topic based approach to teach the rest of the curriculum which includes such subjects as History, Geography, PSHCE, Design and Technology, Art and French.  Science, PE, Computing, Music and RE are taught as discrete subjects. To aid with the transition from Foundation Stage into Year 1, children will be given child-initiated learning time each day where they will be able to facilitate their own learning inside the classroom and within the KS1 outdoor area. As the year progresses, the timetable slowly becomes a little more structured and formal. 


This half term topic is: 'Castles'


Yr 1 Autumn Term 2017 front cover & insert:/docs/Autumn_newsletter_Year_1.doc

Yr 1 Spring Term 2018 front cover & insert: /docs/Year_1_Spring_Term_new_18.pdf

Yr 1 Summer Term 2018 front cover & insert: /docs/Yr_1_Summer_Term_new_18.pdf

 How can you help to support us?

Help your child to be ready to learn each day by ensuring they have their reading books and PE kit in school each day.  Our PE sessions are on Wednesday (gymnastics) and Friday (outside) Plimsolls / Trainers are needed. Occasionally we do PE activities at other times. 

Please could your child always have a coat and wellies in class so that they can access the outside area at all times.

 Reading at home

Please listen to your child read their school reading books at least 3 times a week.  Remember supporting your child in practising their reading at home is an important part of their learning to read, but it is important to share library and other books that interest your child too.  
Reading books will be changed once a week in table groups and each child will receive two books. Group changing day order as follows:

Monday  -  Owls
Tuesday -  Elephants
Wednesday -  Turtles
Thursday -  Giraffes
Friday -  Pugs

Just remind your child to place their books in the 'Book changing Box' by the door on their book changing day.

Please ensure that your child brings their reading book and record to school everyday!


Each week, homework will be sent home on Friday and is due back on Wednesdays. Please ensure homework is completed and handed in on time.

  Phonics and high frequency words

Children are given alien word homework every week to help prepare them for the Phonics Screening check.

Check out these exciting, free phonic games:

Phonic play




If you would like examples of the resources we use during our phonics lessons in class, please do not hesitate to ask.

Mathletics and ActiveLearn (Bug Club)

Don’t forget that your child can now access both Mathletics and ActiveLearn from home.  Not only can they do fun activities which will help them in their Maths, but they can also earn certificates during our Friday assemblies.

If you need a reminder of your login details, please come and see me.


Class Photo Gallery


role play castle

Our role play castle

Easter                                                           World Book Day

Easter BonnetsWorld book day

Getting ready for Easter in our Easter Bonnets!                          All dressed up in our favourite book

Christmas Play

'How Rudolf Got His Red Nose'

KS1 play        KS1 Play


Visit from the Toy Museum
Toys and clothes were very different in the early 1900's and not a bit of plastic in sight!

Spinning top and Jack-in-the-box Noah's Ark
Role play masks Victorian children clothing Cup and Ball
Teddy Bear Wax Doll

                                These two toys are from the late 1800's


  'We're Going on a Bear Hunt!'

Bear masks