Year 1 Classes



Welcome to Giraffes and Rhinos! Your Year 1 teachers are Miss Goulds, Mr Cosgrave and Mr Nieboer. We welcome any questions you may have particularly as we make the exciting transition from Reception to Key Stage 1.

The best time to see us is after school but if you have any concerns please come and see us in the morning.

Class Curriculum Letters

Each half term parents will receive a class curriculum overview of the topics we will be covering and other important dates.  Curriculum overviews will be sent home via email, alternatively please click here for the Class Curriculum Overview page on the website.


We have lots of exciting learning planned for the year!  We will be exploring different topics and linking these to the books we will explore in English.  Our first topic is “How Are You?” and we will be learning about keeping healthy!  Linked to this, we will be looking at the story The Very Hungry Caterpillar.


We will have PE lessons twice a week. Your child needs to bring in a named PE kit at the beginning of each half term.  This should include navy shorts, a Raglan PE shirt and plimsolls.  Please make sure all of your child’s clothes are labelled, even their tie, to help when changing for PE.


We are planning exciting trips linked to our topics. We will keep you up to date on future trips.

Home Learning

Please try to hear your child read as regularly as possible and ask them questions to support their understanding.  For example, How do you think… feeling?  We will send out a Home Learning jigsaw for each topic.  Each week select one Home Learning task to complete and return books by Wednesday.  We will also send out Spelling Home Learning to practice and apply the spelling rules,  patterns and strategies we have learnt that week. 


We will be using recognition boards in the classroom to support behaviour for learning.  If your child’s name is put on the recognition board, they will get a beansprout at the end of the day.  We will also award team points!  If an issue does arise then we will speak to you as soon as possible so that we can work together.

Parent Helpers

We would love to have helpers on board, especially with reading. If you would like to volunteer then let us know!


Please check your child’s book bag, emails and Arbor messages regularly for any letters.  If you send a letter into school in your child’s book bag, please could you tell your child it is there and needs to be given to the teacher.  Thank you.

Outdoor Learning

We will be continuing with outdoor learning in Year 1.  Please ensure your child comes to school in their own clothes on the appropriate day.  Rhinos have outdoor learning on Tuesdays and Giraffes have theirs on Thursdays.

Yours sincerely

Miss Goulds, Mr Cosgrave and Mr Nieboer

Archive Learning at Home during COVID19

Welcome to our new resource page designed specifically for home learning. Parents, please point your children to the link below.  This page will be updated weekly so please keep checking back for new content.