Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 Page

We hope you will find the information featured on this page useful. However, if you do have any questions, please send an email to Beccie Powles. Each teacher also has a direct, class email address which is checked once a week for non-urgent messages.

The fantastic teachers in Year 1 are Claire and Stefi.

Our wonderful members of support staff are Helena and Dawn.

The senior leader responsible for Year 1 is Beccie Powles.

For a summary of what the children will be learning this year please see the Curriculum Overview below. If parents would like more information about the curriculum, please contact your child’s class teacher and they will be happy to help.

Phonics and Reading

At Larkhall we have devised a systematic synthetic phonics programme based on the extensive experiences of our teachers and the needs of our children. Teachers have been exposed to and worked with a wide range of programmes and as such developed our own programme which:

  • Includes all essentials to teach SSP to children in reception and key stage 1 years
  • Is sufficient support for children in reception and key stage 1 to become fluent readers
  • Is a structured route for most children to meet or exceed the expected standard in the year one phonics screening check
  • Meets all national curriculum expectations for word reading through decoding by the end of key stage 1
  • Is shared with all teaching staff annually as part of our CPD programme

For details of what the children will be learning this half term please see the Summer Term 2 2024 Newsletter below. The Newsletter also contains more information linked to this term. Previous Newsletters can also be found below.