Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

My name is Miss Bell and I am the Year 1 teacher.  😊

Year 1 begins the children’s journey into Key Stage 1, so it’s a very exciting year! 

This year our class consists of 11 children and we are fortunate to have Mrs Gemmell supporting us.

A day in the life of Year 1

Our days are busy and filled with lots of exciting and enjoyable lessons. Our mornings consist of Level 5 Twinkl Phonics, maths, English and handwriting practice. During the afternoons the children are taught the foundation subjects, this includes history/geography, science, R.E, PSHE, Music, P.E, art/design and technology and computing. Some afternoons Year 1 will join with Year 2 and they will either be taught by myself or Miss Anderson.


Weekly spellings  – Your child will receive spellings every Friday linked to their phonics and the year 1 common exception words. Spellings will be tested every Friday. They will also receive 1 piece of English or maths work to complete.

Spring’s Learning

Please find this terms curriculum letter and overview in the attachments below.

Phonics Screening

Towards the end of Year 1, all of the children are assessed on their ability to segment and blend words by reading 40 words, 20 real words and 20 ‘alien’ words. Please see the attachments for further support.