Year 1 Class

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 is made up of two classes: Willow and Rowan.


Miss Pettinger teaches Willow Class and Mrs Hindle teaches Rowan Class.


We also have four fantastic teaching assistants in the Year 1 team: Mrs Knight, Mrs Welch, Miss Whitehead and Mrs Smith who work across both Year 1 classes, whilst Miss Bassett works in Willow Class.


Outdoor learning: Miss Fail and Mrs Brining teach in the outdoor classroom and Forestry School every week.


During the winter months, children will need wellington boots, hats scarves and gloves every day. Children spend two, one-hour sessions in the outdoor/forestry classroom each week.


Children require a coat every day. We go outside in all weathers!


Miss Pettinger:

Mrs Hindle:


In Year 1, P.E. is taught each Monday.


But please ensure that your child has their P.E. kit in school all week.


Homework is set every Tuesday, to be handed in the following Monday.

Homework tasks are stuck into children’s green homework books, but they can also be found in the Homework Box below.


In Year 1 the children read regularly to adults as part of guided reading and at other times during the week. The children have the opportunity to change their books regularly throughout the week and we encourage the children to read at least 3 times per week at home.


Children need to regularly look at their tricky/common words. They need to learn these words by sight rather than by blending the sounds. This helps to build up their fluency when reading. We check your child’s progress every week and provide a new set of words once the current set are read fluently.


For all the latest information and photographs, please follow us on Twitter: @willow_yr1  @rowan_yr1

Class Documents

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Y1 learning journey overview(1).pdfApril 19 2022, 11:53:05

Homework Box

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Homework Spring 1 .pdfJanuary 26 2022, 17:04:08
Remote learning for self isolators .pdfJanuary 26 2022, 17:02:42

Spellings Box

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