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  • St James Square,
  • Cheltenham,
  • Gloucestershire,
  • GL50 3QG.
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    01242 513659

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Mrs Mackenzie-Ford - Deerhurst Class Teacher
Mrs Penny - Hartpury Class Teacher
Mrs Williams - Hartpury Class Teacher
Miss Powell - Teaching Partner
Mrs Tulloch - Teaching Partner
Mrs Prestifilippo - Teaching Partner
Mrs Powell - Teaching Partner
Mrs Watt - Y1 Governor

Y1 Preparation & Transition


View our Transition Year 1 2020 document.


Upon entering Year 1 we hope that the children will be able to…

  • Use their developing language and drawing skills to express themselves and their experiences

  • Enjoy imaginative play, now using toys/teddies to represent a person or object
  • Use the toilet independently
  • Use a fork and spoon and possibly a table knife
  • Show concern and sympathy for others and want to please their friends


During Year 1 we hope that the children will be able to…

  • Ask for help and explain why you are stuck

  • To ask to go to the toilet appropriately and in good time
  • To look after belongings and put them in the right place
  • Choose the resources you need for a game or activity
  • Choose a new reading book
  • To change clothes for PE and zip up coat with limited support
  • Work sometimes without an adult – independently
  • Have a ‘can do’ attitude to try new things


Y1 Curriculum


What will Year 1 be learning this year?

Terms 1 & 2 Terms 3 & 4 Terms 5 & 6


Handa's Suprise

The Great Fire of London


Y1 Trips

Will my child be going on any trips this year?

There are lots of exciting trips and activities to look forward to and enjoy in Year 1. 



Other useful information about Year 1

Will my child have any formal tests in Year 1?

The children will have a Phonics Screening Test which will take place in June 2020.




When do reading records need to be handed to the teacher?

Reading books need to be changed daily by the children. Please ensure reading records have been written in every night. These will be checked throughout the week so children must have them at school every day. Children are also expected to read every night at home. Please write in your child’s reading record about what they have read.


Do children need to bring a water bottle into school?

Children should have a named water bottle in school every day.


What happens if my child looses an item of clothing?

If your child's clothes are clearly labelled they will make their way back to the class. Unnamed items will be taken to lost property which can be accessed through the school office.


Useful Information