Year 1

“Pupils recognise the importance of positive relationships and exemplify these – with interactions with adults and each other..”

(OFSTED 2018)

Year 1 eases children into the National Curriculum whilst continuing to develop their social, emotional, and personal well-being. This means getting involved with all the National Curriculum subjects, including RE and a modern foreign language.

Although maths (and some aspects of English) will be taught as distinct subjects, many of the others are combined into ‘topics’. Teaching through topics enlivens the children’s learning. It also enables cross-curricular links and is a sound basis for creativity, resilience, and curiosity.

Class Teachers

Year 1 is divided into two classes – Badgers and Owls. Both groups are led by a team of experienced and friendly teachers, including:

  • Mrs Charlotte Squire (Badger class teacher)
  • Mrs Gwen Abbott (Owl class teacher)

Learning Support Assistants

What’s more, each class is joined by a group of skilled LSAs to support your child:

  • Mrs Kath Button
  • Ms Robyn Iles
  • Miss Farradah Roberts

Please Note: At the beginning of each term you’ll be sent a Curriculum Newsletter which provides more information regarding the things our year group will cover (not to mention any other important details).

Curriculum Newsletters

Other Information

To read our Curriculum Newsletter for each term, please click on the appropriate link below:


Click on the following links to read our information leaflets on English and Maths:


Year 1 Learning Page