Excellence and happiness for all

Year 1

The Year 1 Class Teachers are Miss MacGillivray and Miss Rogers.

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 Clarke. Miss Rogers is supported by Miss Kennedy. Miss Dolan and Mrs Eglin also teach in class. We all work closely together for the benefit of all our children.

Year One Yearly Overview (229kB)

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. We also encourage the children to use Phonics Hero, Numbots and Purple Mash to support their learning at home.
Spring term- Spellings
Summer term- Maths games to make learning more 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.
  • PE 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 8th December 2022 in Letters home

Letter re: Bad Weather Arrangements

Arrangements in case of snow days.

Posted 5th December 2022 in Letters home

Year 1 Multisports After School Club

Please return the form by 9am on Tuesday 13 December.

Posted 16th November 2022 in Letters home

KS1 Production of Prickly Hay

Booking opens on Thursday 17 November 2022 at 10am.

Posted 3rd November 2022 in Letters home

EYFS & KS1 Story Evening

Please follow the link to sign your child up to the Story Evening