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Downs View Infant School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


In Year 1 we love coming to school! Our curriculum is a fun and engaging curriculum where all children thrive. We promote our school values of ‘Altogether, we learn, love, respect and have fun’ in all areas of our curriculum. We provide learning that meets the needs and interests of the children in order to build the foundations for a lifelong love of learning. We love to get outside in all weathers and explore our environments, including our exciting forest school! Learning is purposeful and built upon with exciting opportunities to progress further.

Meet our team! Below you will find short profiles of the adults within Year 1.

Dolphin Class


My name is Mrs Brown and I am the joint Year 1 co-ordinator with Mrs Redworth.  I am also a class teacher in Dolphin class on a Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I like shopping, and visiting new places. I am also a bit of a chocaholic! I have a one year old daughter called Matilda and a dog called Floss. 



I am Mrs Garton and I will be one of your teachers in Dolphin Class! I will be in your class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

I enjoy reading and love spending time with my family and friends in my spare time. My little girl Olive also loves books and we enjoy sharing books together.



My name is Mrs Carter and I am the Teaching Assistant in dolphin class.

I’ve worked at Downs View for nearly 9 years. I live with my husband, two daughters and our dog. I enjoy dog walks and bike rides with my family and I love  reading books! My favourite author is Enid Blyton.


Turtle Class

My name is Miss Allen and I am the teacher in Turtle class.

I love being creative and really love music. I like to sing and play my piano that I have at home.





My name is Mrs Hubbard and I am the Teaching Assistant in Turtle class. I enjoy gardening and spending time with my grandchildren. My favourite colour is purple.





My name is Mrs King and I am the teaching assistant in Turtle class on a Monday. I love spending time with my family and love going to the cinema. I am a football fan and enjoy watching THFC! I go for long walks along the coast with my dog.



Starfish Class

My name is Mrs Redworth and I am the joint Year 1 co-ordinator with Mrs Brown. I am also the teacher in Starfish class.

I love animals and have cats and fish. My cats are called Penny and Oscar. I also love spending time with my husband and step-son Zac, shopping, baking and visiting the  cinema!


Hello I’m Mrs Roberts. I am Starfish Class   Teaching Assistant and I love reading stories. When I’m not in school I love baking, gardening and puzzles. My favourite colour is green and I love to eat strawberries and mangoes.




Year 1 Key Workers

My name is Mrs Popham. I am a key worker in Year 1.

In my spare time I like to spend time with my family. I love going on holidays and travelling the world! I enjoy gardening and being outside.


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Mrs Newton






Statutory Phonics Screening

What is the phonics screening?

The phonics screening was introduced in 2012 for all Year 1 pupils in the country. This is a short assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to enable them to read words. It will also check they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

How does the check work?

Your child will sit with the class teacher and will be asked to read 40 words aloud. The assessment normally takes a few minutes. If your child is struggling the teacher will stop the check. The check is carefully designed not to be stressful for your child. The check consists of a list of 40 words, half real words and half nonsense words, the nonsense words will be shown to your child with a picture of an alien. This not only makes the check a bit more fun, but provides the children with a context for the nonsense word which is independent from any existing vocabulary they may have.

The screening check usually takes place in June and more information will be provided nearer the time. 

 Phonic Screening Workshop  

Other Information

Transition meeting for EYFS parents  Long Term Plan 

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