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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!


Year 1

Year 1 is an opportunity to experience a breath of education that encompasses a creative curriculum. We are supported in our transition from EYFS in a gradual progression towards a more formal and structured day and style of learning.


We begin to develop our collaborative discussion skills through engaging with high quality texts and are provided with a variety of opportunities to practise our spelling, grammar and reading. We are able to display these well-established skills in completing the phonics screening at the end of the year. Practical learning experiences ensure that we have a secure foundation of mathematical knowledge which we are then able to apply to solve problems and begin explore wider mathematical concepts.

Please click here to read your 2019-20 class welcome letter.



Windsor Castle


We loved going to Windsor Castle as part of our History topic on castles! We packed into the coach with Year 2 and set on our way. When we arrived we had a very special workshop where we learnt all about Queen Victoria! After a delicious lunch we spent the rest of the day exploring the amazing castle. What a wonderful day!


Windsor Castle!

Western Riverside Waste Centre


 Our science topic was on Materials so we went on a trip to the Western Riverside Waste Centre. We got to see exactly what happens when we put things in the recycling bin. We saw the lorries dropping off the waste and the cranes lifting giant boxes onto boats! Then we went inside and made our very own recycled paper. We took away lots of ideas about how we can be greener when we get back to school!




We went on a trip to our local library, Askew Road Library! The librarian gave us a tour of the library and read us some brilliant stories. We then got the chance to explore the library and read some of the amazing books. We can’t wait to come back!