A warm welcome from the Year 1 Team


Our teaching team are Mr Mullins and Mrs Peters who teach Newbury Class and Mrs Le Cluse and Mrs Carter who teach in Haydock Class. Our wonderful Year 1 teaching assistants are Mrs Simpson, Mrs Paterson and Mrs Nolan who will support the children in both classes.

In Year 1, our aim is to provide a safe, supportive and nurturing environment for children as they make the transition into Key Stage 1. We hope to continue to build upon the children’s successes from their first year of school and introduce them to a more structured style of learning.

Our exciting enquiry topics this year are:

Term 1: What is my hat made of?

Term 2: Where is my school?

Term 3: How does my school change? What do artists do?

Term 4: What am I?

Term 5: What grows near me?

Term 6: What might I do in the future?

We really value the support that you give your children in their learning. This year we are unable to hold our usual Meet the Teacher event but we will be posting our presentation on the website, so please do take the time to look through this as it will provide you with a more detailed overview of the year group and ways in which you can further help your child.

As always, if you do have any questions or feel you would like to meet with your child’s teacher, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We are here to help.

Thank you and we look forward to working with you over the coming year.


Learning Gems

I am practising earning Emerald Power…

by being a ‘Have a go hero’ and not giving up, even when I make mistakes.


I am practising earning Ruby Power…

when I am kind to other learners by being supportive and listening to them. I am happy for other children when they have been successful.

I am practising earning Sapphire Power…

by focussing on my learning, even when there are monster distractions around me trying to put me off.

I am practising earning Diamond Power…

because I know what to do, even when I don’t know what to do. I also ask questions to help improve my learning.

I am practising earning Amethyst Power…

by sharing ideas with other learners and working with a talk partner, to think of new ideas to add to the ones I already had.

I am practising earning Topaz Power…

by taking turns to share ideas. I help others by listening to their ideas and ask different questions in a group to make sure I understand what everyone else is thinking.



 Please click below for:

Phonics Meeting 2018


FS2 Transition presentation