Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page!

Our Year One teachers are Mrs Rovardi and Miss Stamp.


Our teaching assistants are Miss Dunnakey and Mrs McLean.


Please ensure that your child’s uniform is clearly labelled – including ties and shoes!

Water Bottles

Children should bring a clearly labelled bottle to school each day. Please remember – no juice, water only please!

Physical Education

During the Spring Term, our PE lessons are on a Thursday morning and Thursday afternoon. Due to the current restrictions, we ask that children come to school dressed in their outdoor PE kit on Thursdays.

Outdoor PE Kit: navy blue jogging bottoms, white t shirt, navy blue zipped hooded top and trainers. 

The children will also be accessing the outdoor area throughout the day so it is important that they bring a warm coat too!


At this age listening to stories and regular support with reading and phonics are particularly important.

Reading books will be changed on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

In class, we have a Gingerbread Man reading challenge. Each time your child reads a book, either from school or one from home they will be awarded points so please make sure you fill in their reading record!

Certificates are given out as the children reach each goal – the final prize is a tasty gingerbread man!


Homework is set via Google Classroom a Friday and should be uploaded by the following Thursday.

Summer Term 2021


Over the last two weeks, year 1 have been learning about money! They have recognised the value of different coins and notes, put them in order of value and exchanged them for equal values.


We have been reading the story, ‘The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch’ in our English lessons. The pupils have enjoyed sequencing the story, innovating their own plan to stop the seagulls eating Mr Grinling’s lunch and followed a recipe to make their own jam sandwiches!


This term in PE we are learning skills linked to the topic of striking and fielding. This week we have been learning how to perform a long and short barrier.



Spring Term 2021

This term the children have been enjoying reading the story Man on the Moon – A day in the life of Bob by Simon Bartram. They children received a parcel from space with a clue inside and went on a mission in search of aliens!

Orson letter

Autumn Term 2020

Teesside Lions Basketball

Year 1 are thoroughly enjoying their sessions with Teesside Lions coach; James! They have been practising travelling whilst bouncing the ball and are beginning to learn about defending.

Remembrance Day

The children enjoyed modelling their own poppies this week and painting them, ready to place on our remembrance garden. We also created our own wreath to place on the school memorial space.

English – The Everywhere Bear & Paper Dolls

We read the story of The Everywhere Bear and created story maps to show the events of the story in chronological order.

Maths – Smash it Subtraction!