Year One

Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 Staff 

Teacher- Mrs Botindari

Teacher & Key Stage 1 Leader -Mrs  Griffin 

Higher Level Teaching Assistant -Mrs Lawarance 

Learning Support Assistant -Miss Hortan


Updates 30.4.18 

Ark Farm Visit -25.4.18

The children had an amazing time full of awe and wonder ! There were many experiences  linking to curriculum areas and especially to Science.

Photos will be uploaded very soon. 

Year 1 Phonics Screening Week- 11th June 2018

Dear parents & Carers

The children have made so much progress! We are so proud of them and we thank you for your support. They are now also applying their phonic knowledge into their independent writing. Please continue to support your child's learning at home, it is really making a difference.

Coming soon !

Year 1 New Cross Curricular Long Term and Medium Term Plan

I will attach a copy for your information 


 Year 1 Parents Phonic Screening Workshop 

Thank- you to those of you who attended the Workshop, I hope you found the information helpful. Since the workshop we have noticed a marked improvement with the children's confidence when reading and sounding out the regular and alien words.

We now  have a weekly fun spelling quiz, the children all do well and again I  can notice an  improvement so thank you for your help at home, it really makes a difference! 

The Creative Learning Journey and the Learning Logs are inspiring the children; they were so engaged and interested when we were learning about the Giants Causeway in Ulster . I really enjoyed reading  their description of the Irish Giant Finn Mac Cool and their interpretations of the story. They are now using punctuation ; capital letters to begin their sentence and full stops to end the sentence and adjectives to describe what they are writing about! 

We will continue to learn about the Amazing Places and Spaces in the UK and will now move on to research Facts about  the Jurassic Coast and Stonehenge.  

Many thanks 

Mrs Griffin 




Dear Parents & Carers

Welcome back and may we take this opportunity to thank you for our lovely Christmas presents.

Please see below the Spring News Letter, this will show an overview of the subjects the children will be covering this term.

As you know, we are preparing the children for the Phonics Screening which will begin the week commencing the 10th June 2018. Details of the test and the parents information meeting can be found in the newsletter. Please let us know if you cannot make the meeting. 

During the meeting we will answer any questions you have and advise on how best you can support your child at home to prepare, we will also provide resources to help you to keep learning relaxed and enjoyable.

Warm regards 

The Year 1 Team 

 Year 1 - Spring 2018 Newsletter