Year 1

A very warm welcome to Year 1.

The classes names are St. David (Miss Davis) and St. Theodore (Mrs Terracotta). The staff team is completed by Mrs Kamzol, Mrs Pereira, Mrs Primrose with additional support from Mrs Inman.

Year 1 is lots of fun with great topics which the children really engage with: Homes and Families, Animal Hunt, Toys (Yesterday and Today), Toy Story’ (Spring 1) ‘Journeys around the world’ and My world: My community’. Our learning is cross curricular and as hands on as possible!  The children will enjoy a whole range of different activities with educational visits, visitors and workshops in school to support our learning too. In the past these have included visiting Windsor Castle, Alice Holt, walks in our local area and a visit from Chertsey Museum.

For the first term the children will be accessing Continuous Provision to help them transition from EYFS. From January onwards we access the Key Stage 1 Curriculum.

At the end of each term the children are set a S=P+A+C+E Challenge to practise the key skills that they have developed and to tie together their learning.

Each Year 1 class leads a worship each year to which parents and carers are very much welcomed! Our prayer service is also a very special opportunity to come and see the children as they develop their spiritual, personal, emotional and social skills.


You can read more about the year in our termly Curriculum newsletters (under related pages at the top of this page) and our presentation from the Curriculum evening and parent Phonics workshop at the start of the year which can be downloaded from this page.

You can find out more about what we are learning in class this week here.

We follow the Little Wandle Phonics Programme at St Thomas’. More information can be found out about this in our parent workshops at the beginning of the academic year and on our curriculum pages. In June each year, Year 1 children take part in the National Phonics Screening.

Help and advice for parents about the screening can be found in this presentation – if you have any questions or concerns please do speak to the class teachers.