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Welcome to the Owls class page. We are looking forward to a busy year and we have some really exciting topics ahead. Owls class are lucky to have our KS1 teaching assistants working with them supporting their learning. We have lots of enthusiasm and are looking forward to the year ahead. Please feel free to come and talk to Mrs Johnson if you have any questions.

  • Meet the Team

    Mrs Helen Johnson

    Year 1 Class Teacher

    Miss Mandy Millar

    KS1 Teaching Assistant

    Mrs Mina Panchal

    KS1 Teaching Assistant

    Miss Charlotte Garrard

    KS1 Teaching Assistant


  • Our Class Routines

    In year 1 the children will be given a reading book which they can change whenever they need to. Please ensure that your child has their book in school every day for reading time and that they are reading regularly at home too. We ask for reading records to be signed by parents once they have read with their children.

    PE Days - Wednesday: Indoor PE and Thursday: Outdoor PE.  Please could we ask that children wear their PE kit to school every Wednesday and Thursday.

  • Our Curriculum

    In year 1 our Cornerstones topics this year are:

    • Paws, Claws and Whiskers
    • The Enchanted Woodland
    • Bright Lights, Big City
    • Dinosaur Planet
    • School Days



    In year 1 we have adopted the ethos of Early Year Provision. Children will have the opportunity to explore through continuous provision to continue developing their personal, social, creative and independent skills. Alongside this they will benefit from focussed inputs and activities in phonics, maths, topic and writing. Children will also take part in daily ELLA sessions (Early Literacy and Language activities) to support their fine motor skills, handwriting and early reading skills.


    In maths the children will continue to develop knowledge of numbers up to 100 with an emphasis on recognising number bonds and patterns. They will develop their knowledge and understanding of calculation by using concrete resources and pictorial representations.


    By the end of Year 1 we aim for children to be secure blending sounds (including phase 5) to enable them to read simple texts fluently in order to prepare them for whole class reading in Year 2. Children will engage in daily reading in school including a ‘cosy club’ session at the end of each day to expose them to different genres and expand their vocabulary. We encourage children to read at least 3 times a week at home. 


    We will continue to use Tapestry to upload observations about your child’s progress and achievements in school.


  • Celebrating our Learning
  • Our Home Learning

    There is an expectation that the children read at least three times a week and record their reading in their reading records so they can earn raffle tickets.

  • Parent Zone

    To support your child at home you could try the following websites: - Phonics games and activities to make learning phonics fun. - Short clips which support in developing your child’s knowledge of phonics. - Dinosearch is a child-friendly version of Google which has stronger filters to protect your children when searching the internet. - A useful website with an abundance of reference material. - Provides a range of educational games for literacy and maths.


    Please let us know if there are any other websites or apps that you use at home. We can add these to our website for other parents and children to enjoy too.