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Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to Year 1


There are two classes in Year 1 at Ashbrook School, one is called the Zebras class and one is called the Giraffes class. Our classes are next door to each other and we have a wonderful shared area, where continuous provision takes place. We are also lucky enough to have an outside play area, which we use whenever the weather permits us to.


In the Zebras class the teachers are Mrs McStraw and Miss Ashby.  The Giraffes teacher is Miss Orr. We also have teaching assistants, Mrs Harrison and Mrs Baker, working with the children in Year 1.


Year 1 is an important new adventure for the children, as they start to become more independent and take part in more structured learning.


We have Read, Write Inc phonics every morning, followed by English and Maths. In the afternoons we enjoy Talk Through Stories and our Foundation subjects such as History, Geography, Science, PE, PSHE, Music, Computing and Religious Education.

If you would like more detail about our learning please take a look at the curriculum newsletter below.


Alongside these exciting topics, we perform a Christmas play. We have days where we celebrate special occasions, such as Diwali and Chinese New Year. We also plan exciting enrichment activities such as Science Week, D.T Day, Athletics festivals and World Book Day.


In addition, we always look to plan in a school trip and have special visitors that will link in to our topics and help to embed the skills and knowledge we have as well as bringing the learning to life.

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Summer 1 2022

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Spring 2 2022

Year 1 Curriculum Newsletter - Spring 1 2022