Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

We are delighted to welcome your children into year 1. Year 1 is an exciting year for children as they move into Key Stage One and begin the National Curriculum.  We have high expectations of the children and we encourage them to challenge themselves to be the very best they can be. We look forward to working in partnership with you and your children as they move into this next stage of their education.

The class teachers are Mrs Gandini and Miss Foulds and our support staff are Mrs Hill, Mr Martin and Mr Lacey. On Wednesday afternoons, Mrs Ogborne teaches the year group PSHE and British Values and Mrs Rebello teaches music.

Please see our termly curriculum overviews for information about our topics, and to see what we have planned for each term.


Homework is introduced in year 1 to reinforce the children’s learning and the expectations are as follows:

Maths homework will be sent home on Tuesday and is expected back by Thursday. English/Topic homework will be sent home on Thursday and expected back by Monday.  From the spring term, we will also begin sending home weekly spellings – beginning with the list of high frequency words. The spellings will be sent home on a Thursday and the children will be tested the following Wednesday.


Books are changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  This gives the children time to read their book more than once and to do any comprehension questions or activities as set out at the back of the book.  All children should be encouraged to read each night.

We will be doing Indoor PE on Mondays and outdoor games on Thursdays. Please make sure that your child has a fully labelled school games kit with the correct coloured House T-shirt. Children will need their PE kits in school every day.