Excellence and happiness for all

Year 1

The Year 1 Class Teachers are Miss MacGillivray, Mrs James and Mrs Cook.

In Year One we are kind and friendly, happy and enthusiastic, curious and eager, determined and resilient. We love to learn and to develop new skills in a positive, stimulating and rewarding environment.
We are extremely lucky to have large and welcoming classrooms. Initially we play and learn very much as we did in EYFS. We have many areas to support this, including tactile sand, water and playdough, dramatic role-play, industrious construction, exciting small world and calm and relaxing reading. As the year progresses, our learning becomes more focused as our skills develop. Don’t worry; we still have lots of fun making new discoveries and amazing ourselves by what we can do!

We consist of 2 classes:

Miss MacGillivray is supported by Mrs Schofield. Mrs James and Mrs Cook are supported by Mrs Shave. Additional support is provided by Mrs Maclaverty and Mrs Tinfina. We all work closely together for the benefit of all our children.

Year One Yearly Overview (116kB)

Medium Term Plan - Starry Starry Night (120kB)

Learning at Home

Homework is an extremely valuable way of supporting, consolidating and extending class learning. This varies from term to term:

Autumn Term-‘Weekend Book’ tasks and challenges cover a variety of subject areas.
Spring Term-Spellings and ‘Talk Topic’ to support ‘Big Quiet Write’.
Summer Term-Maths Games to make maths learning fun.

Throughout the year we encourage children to read at home as often as possible as it really does make a massive difference. Don’t forget that Harrogate library is a lovely place to visit. Thank you for your support!

We love these websites! Why not play and learn at home?

What your child needs to bring to school:

  • Book Bag-containing reading books and reading record book.
  • Homework book-given out on Friday.
  • Water bottle-containing only water please.
  • E kit-all items clearly labelled.
  • A healthy snack-fruit is provided in class.

Now we are in Year One would like to enable the children to have responsibility for their own belongings.

Working Together

As ever team work is the key to your child’s success, so we make every effort to help you get involved and become a vital part of your child’s learning. We really value your support at home throughout the school year. We welcome any offers of help in the classroom. We will meet with you formally at ‘Parent’s Evening’ twice a year. Don’t forget we are on the playground every morning at 8.45; please feel free to chat to us there or leave a message in your child’s Home/School book. Thank you very much for working with us!

Latest News for Year 1

Posted 13th June 2022 in Letters home

St Mark’s Visit – Mrs James/Mrs Cook and Mrs Riley’s Classes

Details of visit to St Mark's Church

Posted 13th June 2022 in Letters home

St Mark’s Visit Miss MacGillivray and Mrs Aslam/Mrs Haslam’s Classes

Details of visit to St Mark's Church

Posted 1st March 2022 in Letters home

Parents’ Evenings

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 2 March.

Posted 18th February 2022 in Letters home

Save the Date Letter

A range of activities that parents can share in school with us.