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Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 page! Here you will find more information about what and how we learn in Year 1.


We have 3 classes in Year 1. Mrs Christie (Room 1), Mrs Dowie (Room 2) and Mrs Northey (Room 3). You will find our classes in the GAM building in the playground.


We will continue to update the page throughout the term to keep you informed about our exciting time at school. Scroll down the page to check out our Year 1 Photo Gallery, you might even spot a few familiar faces...

How we Learn in Year 1


The Year 1 curriculum is delivered through carefully planned play based activities through which children will develop their skills in:


  • Communication
  • Phonological Awareness
  • Early Reading
  • Early Mathematics
  • ICT


Playful teaching and learning happens throughout Year 1 and builds on the experiences that the children have had at home and in pre-school settings. We know that play is crucial to children’s brain development. It contributes to positive mental health and wellbeing, develops skills such as resilience, problem solving, sharing and negotiating, and most of all - it is fun!



Year 1 Topics

Year 1 Toolkit


Our Year 1 curriculum develops all the skills that children need to become successful learners. In the early days of Year 1 we lay the foundation for reading, writing and mathematical development through carefully planned learning opportunities which encompass phonological awareness (the skills children require before learning phonics), visual discrimination and motor skills. You can find out more about these foundations, and some resources to use at home, in the toolkit below.

Year 1 Pirate Sponsored Walk.


Today we took part in our sponsored walk all around Castle Park. We dressed as pirates, crossed swamps, bridges and swam away from shark. We had the best day ever and wish to thank all grown ups for sponsoring the children. 

Year 1 2019/2020 Information