Welcome to Year 1

Year 1 Team:

  • Class 4 Teacher – Mrs Goode
  • Class 5 Teacher – Mrs Brown
  • Class 6 Teachers – Mr Dore and Mrs Dunnell
  • Mrs Jervis - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Smith - Higher Level Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Shafe – Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Walton - Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Wheatley - Teaching Assistant

Year 1 has three classes with a maximum of 90 children in the year group. In the autumn term year 1 follows a curriculum very similar to reception’s to allow the children time to get used to different classes. Their learning will be partly based on a planned play environment which gradually moves to more instances of “formal” lessons.

The year 1 children have three big topics a year, each covering two terms. The Autumn term topic is called Awesome Authors. The Spring term topic is called Out of this World. The Summer term topic is called Our Wonderful World.

We believe in creating exciting and stimulating learning experiences for the children and often start topics with a “wow” day and end with a year group event. We also use drama regularly to engage the children in their learning

This is what parents have said about a recent exhibition of the children’s work;

“Lovely to see the children’s hard work, a fantastic effort by all the children.”
“They have all worked so hard, thank you to the teachers.”
“I am very pleased with how my daughter is doing at school, thank you."



We had a brilliant sports day!

Well, what a strange start to 2021 it has been but we have all been so impressed with the children’s positivity, resilience and keenness to learn. We have spent lots of time working on the well-being of everyone and have enjoyed circle times, games, special stories and zoom calls.

Our theme has been centred on Space and we have been learning about the planets, space travel, Neil Armstrong and Laika, the dog. We have written descriptions of story settings, postcards from space, letters, posters, and we have looked at the features of non-fiction books.

In Maths we have been learning about different shapes, place value of numbers within 20 and addition and subtraction of numbers to 20. We’ve also learnt about different materials in Science, and have explored the artistic style of Andy Warhol in out Art lessons.

One of our big focuses for the next term is to work on the development of the children’s kinetic letters.

Thank you for all the emails and work being sent from home and your support this term.


Year 1 Curriculum Information

Contact Us

School Business Manager, Miss Gemma Wright

Higham Ferrers Nursery & Infant School
Wharf Road
Higham Ferrers
NN10 8BQ

Tel: 01933 312904