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Welcome to Year One


Welcome to our Year 1 page. We hope your child has a happy time in Year 1 while they get used to being in the 'big' school! Teachers are available each day before and after school to answer and questions you may have about  changes and new routines in the school that may affect your child.

In Year 1, your child will be in one of three classes:


Taj Mahal (Mrs Patel and Mr Ranzetta) 

The Great Wall of China (Mrs Mahil)

Rialto (Miss Dhinsa)


Please look at the class pages for information about your own child's class.


Your child may be taught by a different teacher for Phonics lessons.


There are also Teaching Assistants .  Miss Sharma, Mrs Varrachia and Mrs Devi are the teaching assistants  who will also help your child to learn while they are in Year One.


Over the Year, we will teach the Year 1 curriculum through six different different topics; one topic for each half term.

Our topic for this half term (Autumn 2) is The Enchanted Woodland. As part of this topic, we will be taking the children to visit Conkers Theme Park in November. The children will be learning about the difference between deciduous and evergreen trees and about habitats for different woodland creatures. In English, we will be studying the Gruffalo and Stickman stories by Julia Donaldson, which are set in the woods. 

At Conkers, the children will be taking part in workshops where they learn to use their senses to explore the woodland. Please try to help your children in their learning about the woodland by taking them to the local park to look at the changes that take place in trees at this time of year and try to spot different animals. Also, read your child any books by Julia Donaldson, which you can find in either our school library or by visiting the local library.


Visit Conkers



Best wishes

The Year One Team