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 five fantastic teaching assistants in the Year 1 team: Mrs Knight, Mrs Welch, Mrs Taylor, Miss Chamberlain and Mrs Makepeace who work across both Year 1 classes, whilst Miss Davis and Mrs Rees work in Rowan 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 Tuesday.


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


Every half term, your child will receive a homework matrix. These activities are mostly linked to subjects covered in class. We ask that one task is completed per week (you don’t have to do all six!) and that you initial and date each activity completed. Evidence of homework can be glued into children’s books, photographs tweeted or emailed to us, or items brought into school!

Homework books are collected every Tuesday ready to be given out again on Wednesday.


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.


The spellings will link directly to the phonics scheme ‘Little Wandle.’

We will learn a new set of spellings each week in class and then send these home in Homework Books, so that the children can continue to practise them.

Please help your child to learn to read these words by sight.


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.pdfMay 23 2022, 15:24:54

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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