Year 1 Information

All of the Year 1 curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Year 1


Mrs Stevens and Mrs D


Mrs Dawson and Mrs Cox
Mrs Matthews


Mrs Harrison
Mrs Read

Other Adults in Year 1

Mrs Stevens, Mrs Parsons, Miss Taylor, Mrs RobertsMrs Smith (MDSA)

Making Contact

We like to welcome the children in calmly each morning so we would prefer if you could wait until after school if you need to talk to us.
Please pass on any messages to the Teaching Assistants on the doors in the morning and they will pass it on to the relevant teacher. We will contact you or catch up with you at the end of the day.
If you want to talk to the teacher we are very happy for you to catch us at the end of the day. But please can you wait until we have safely seen the rest of the class out.

Home Learning Grid

At the beginning of each term we will send home a home learning grid in your child’s home learning book. Please choose an activity from the grid to complete with your child each week.
This needs to be given in on Thursday each week.
Our new marking policy means homework will be marked with 1,2 or 3 stars.
X1 star is good and equals one house point.
X2 stars is great and equals two house points.
X3 stars is fabulous and equals three house points.

Helping in the Classroom

Please let us know if you would like to come in to help in the classroom.
You may be asked to work with small groups, listen to readers or help with classroom preparation. Whatever it is we would be very grateful!
You will need to be DBS checked before you can start. Please ask at the office for a form.
You will need a DBS if you hope to join us on a school trip too.
You may like to get involved with our Forest School.

Phonic Screening

In June the children will undertake a phonic screening.
The phonic screen tests the children’s knowledge of segmenting and blending.
They will be shown 40 real and nonsense words and be asked to read them.
For the past three years the pass mark has been 32 out of 40.
We will hold a meeting regarding the Phonic Screening.

Year 1 Class Rules and Learning Partners

The children in each class have agreed some class rules. This helps them to keep their name on the ‘green’ area of the class behaviour chart (green is good!) Through good behaviour, cooperation and effort, the children can earn house points, which will be counted across the whole school each week. Look out for silver or gold slips that your child might bring home, this is to let you know that they have moved their name on the silver or gold area of the behaviour chart and have really impressed us!

Our whole school learning power for the autumn term is Engagement and our character that represents that learning behaviour is the wide-eyed owl, called Barney.

PE kit:

Please could we have PE kit in school at all times.
All PE items should be clearly named.
No jewellery to be worn.
If ear studs cannot be removed they will be taped.
Bare in mind school uniform on PE days e.g. pinafores and tights!
PE sessions will take place twice a week.
Monday (P.E) and Wednesday (Dance) for 1SD.
Wednesday (Dance) and Friday (P.E) for classes 1AH and 1DC.

ICT, Music and Dance

On Wednesday mornings, the teaching staff in Year 1 will be carrying out planning, preparation and assessment. During this time each class will be taught ICT, music and dance on a rotation by specialist teachers.


Our topic changes each term, full details can be found in the "Curriculum Information" section at the bottom of this page.

Please Remember…

To bring a named water bottle.
To bring in a sun hat or ideally leave one in their tray and have a separate one for home.
To send in a coat unless a particularly dry spell, we wont make them wear them but they have them on their pegs if the weather changes during the day.
To check their book bags.

The Year Ahead

Please come and talk to us about any worries you have and likewise we will liaise with you about any concerns we have.
We are all keen for your children to be happy at school and to have a lot of fun learning, playing and working together over the year ahead.
We are excited about the new topics and learning experiences we have planned and are confident your children are going to have a great time in Year 1.

Year 1 Phonics

Phonics Workshop - 9.5.19

Weekly Newsletters - Term 6

Week Ending 28.06.19

Week Ending 14.06.19

Week Ending 07/06/19

Weekly Newsletters - Term 5

Week Ending 24/05/19

Week Ending 17/05/19

Week Ending 10/05/19

Week Ending 3/05/19

Week Ending 26/04/19

Weekly Newsletters - Term 4

Week Ending 05/04/19

Week Ending 22/03/19

Week Ending 15/03/19

Week Ending 08/03/19

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Weekly Newsletters - Term 3

Week Ending 08/02/19

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Week Ending 04/01/19

Weekly Newsletters - Term 2

Week Ending 14/12/18

Week Ending 23/11/18

Year 1 Curriculum Information

Curriculum Information - Term 6

Curriculum Information - Term 3

Curriculum Information - Term 5

Curriculum Information - Term 2

Curriculum Information - Term 4

Curriculum Information - Term 1

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Williams
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Young
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead:  Mrs M McKay
  • Inclusion Leader: Ms C Adams
  • Deputy DSLs:  Miss K Swaine, Ms C Adams,
    Mr J Goulding