Welcome to Year 1
Meet the Staff
Favourite subject to teach: I enjoy teaching phonics and writing, seeing the different ways children spell words using their phonic knowledge is both rewarding and entertaining at times!
Favourite book: Allan’s Big Scary Teeth, by Jarvis
Favourite Author: Children’s author Eric Carle
Favourite Song: Mr Brightside by The Killers
I love to read and can often be found at home snuggled up with my Kindle. I’m addicted to home improvement programmes and love shopping!
I also try to keep fit by going to kettlebell and metafit classes as often as I can.
Support Staff in Key Stage One
We set high expectations, and throughout the year, children are encouraged to become independent learners and understand the importance of having a ‘can do’ attitude.
All children will access a daily phonics and reading lesson following the Read, write inc scheme - they will become confident at decoding and spelling words using Fred talk and Fred fingers.
We teach and learn through half-termly topics in order to capture children’s interest and provide plenty of opportunities for asking questions and sharing the children’s own experiences. You could be learning about The Great Fire of London, Castles, Magical Mapping or even the Seaside!
We are lucky enough in Year 1 to have a fantastic learning environment, supplemented by our Key Stage shared area and outdoor area which is used to support core subjects such as science and geography.
Please follow us on twitter @DaneRoydY1 to keep up to date with the learning taking place every week, don’t forget to like and comment!
Our Designated Safeguarding Team consists of Miss Kelly, Mrs Kendall, Mrs Hemingway and Mr Lee. Our Mental Health Leads are Mrs Hemingway and Mrs Kendall. If you have any concerns about a child or family, please speak to one of these staff members. They can be contacted via the main school office, (01924 242917) or by email, to email@example.com (Please mark FAO: DSL/Safeguarding Concern)