Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

We hope you have all had a wonderful summer holiday and feel ready to start a new and exciting year. Year 1 can feel like a big jump from Class R, but we are aiming to make the transition as smooth as possible for the children.  Therefore the first term will be as child friendly as possible with lots of practical activities and child initiated time.

Every Monday afternoon the children will participate in Muddy Mondays which will follow a similar format to Wednesday woods which they are used to.  The activities will be linked to the Year 1 curriculum for Science, geography, Art and ICT. The children will need to bring in their tracksuit bottoms and wet weather gear to change into and they are welcome to leave their wellies here on the rack.

Every child will be heard to read once a week by one of the Year 1 team and they will have the opportunity to change their books on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  We will be encouraging them to put their books into a reading box themselves.

As you are aware Class 1 will be a job share between Mrs Whannell and Mrs Mayne with Mr Norton and Miss Muggivan as our Class TA’s.  Although there may be some flexibility throughout the year Mrs Whannell will usually be in class on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and Mrs Mayne will teach  Monday & Tuesday.

We will be working very closely together so please feel free to talk to both of us if you have any questions or worries.


We look forward to the exciting and fun year ahead.

Curriculum Map - click here to download.

Topic Web link- click here to download this term’s topic web.

Term 4 Letter to parents - click  here to download

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