Year 1

Welcome from staff


 Hello, my name is Mrs Rostron and I am your child’s Year 1 teacher this year.  I have worked at St Mary’s for over two years and in Early Years for 10 years. I have a keen passion for education and like children to be nurtured and to learn through creative play and exploration. We have some exciting topics planned for next year that the children will love.


 Hello, my name is Miss Barnes and I am the teaching assistant in Year one. I have worked at St Mary's for four years and have been based in Reception. However, this year I am very excited to be in Year 1.



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Curriculum - Cornerstones

This term our topic has been “Enchanted Woodland”

The children have been doing lots of Science and explored, seasons, trees, woodland animals, woodland plants and did an investigation to discover if pine cones know when it rains. The children have listened to lots of woodland stories and completed their own fantasy maps!  We have spent lots of time in our school nature garden.

View document year_1/medium-term-plan.pdf


In Year One we use Power Maths and the children have enjoyed learning all about numbers to 10 and are moving on to addition and subtraction.

View document year_1/maths_year_1_overview.pdf





We use RWI for our reading and writing in Year One.

Further information from :

Reading Books

Children will be sent home with a school reading book and reading record.  These will be changed every Monday.  RWI books will be sent home that match the reading ability of your child and other times we will send books home for you to share with your child. Once you have read/discussed the book with your child please comment in the reading record.  Staff will listen to your child read in school and comment in their reading records, so children need their book bag in school each day.



We follow the Come and See RE scheme here at Saint Mary's. 

During Advent term the topics we will cover are Families, Belonging and Waiting 

Please see the topic overviews below:





The children follow the Primary Steps curriculum and have a weekly PE session on a Wednesday.  Children also have access to an outside area and a trim trail on the playground. On a Friday the children take part in a dough disco session to help improve their fine motor skills.


View document year_1/pe_overview.pdf

Our wellbeing curriculum


Therapeutic Classroom

Our classroom has recently been redecorated and new equipment for the outdoor area has been purchased. The children also have access to continuous provision. During the day calm music is played and the children take part in well-being activities such as sharing their feelings on our feeling tree and calm time with Rosie the Bear.

 Remote learning

The National Oak Academy have weekly lessons linked to the topics we will be covering.  For any children that are unable to attend school due to illness, please use the link below