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
My name is Mrs Brown and I am the joint Year 1 leader with Mrs Norman. I am also a class teacher in Dolphin class.
I enjoy going for walks with my dog Floss. I also enjoy eating out with my family and am a bit of a chocaholic! I love decorating and spend lots of time doing up my house. I am expecting a baby girl in May.
My name is Mrs Norman I am the joint Year 1 leader with Mrs Brown.
I am also a class teacher in Dolphin class .
I have three young children to I spend a lot of time on fun adventures with them. I enjoy swimming and running to stay active. I also like to bake delicious treats!
My name is Mrs King and I am one of the key workers in Dolphin Class. 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.
My name is Mrs Stephens and I am one of the key workers in Dolphin 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.
My name is Mrs Redworth and I am the teacher in Starfish class.
I love to spend time with my step-son and my cats Penny and Oscar. I also enjoy going shopping, visiting the cinema, decorating my house and spending time gardening!
My name is Miss Hunt and I am the teaching assistant in Starfish class.
I love animals and have cats, rabbits, guinea pigs and fish. I also have two children and enjoy running.
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.
Long Term Plan Phonic Screening Workshop Transition meeting for EYFS parents