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Year 1


Angela Castle 



Helen Davies

Welcome to Year One, our class teachers are Miss Spalton (Alder Class) and Mrs Minter (Oak Class). Our teaching assistants are Mrs Brewer (Alder Class) and Mrs Weekes (Oak Class), with Mr Twistleton as a learning support assistant.

We are looking forward to the year ahead as the children begin their journey in Key Stage 1. This year they will develop their independence, along with perseverance, enabling them to adopt positive and resilient learning attitudes. Using a growth mindset the children welcome challenge and are not afraid to make marvellous mistakes.

The children will gain a breadth of knowledge through a wide range of topics, including Ourselves (science based), Flight (history based) and Plants (science based). Throughout this year, we will have a greater focus on phonics in preparation for the phonic screening in June.

We work together as a team to achieve the very best learning outcomes. We have high expectations of ourselves and we always try our very best in everything we do. We promote an open door policy because we believe that as parents/carers you will want to fully participate in your child’s progress and share in their achievements. We welcome your support to ensure the best outcome for your child.

The Year 1 team