Year 1 - Gruffalo Class

Year 1 – Gruffalo Class Information


Welcome to Year 1! In Year 1 we help chidlren develop the skills required to become confident, reflective and resilient learners. We give them opportunities to manage their learning and challenge themselves. Independence and responsibility are important parts of this journey - pupils will be required to manage themselves in and around school and we would ask that you challenge them to do them same in their home lives.

The Year 1 Team

Mrs K Madison

Gruffalo Class Teacher

Miss Rai

Pinocchio Class Teacher

Miss Tuthill

Gruffalo Class LSA

Mrs Jain

Pinocchio Class LSA


To view our latest attendance for the last half-term click here. We are aiming for 100% attendance, please help us achieve this! The better our attendance, the greater our achievements! 


2017-18 Curriculum Overview

2017-18 Y1 Spring Curriculum Meeting

Routines & Notices


P.E. is on a Friday. Pupils will need their P.E. kit.  

Reading & Mathematics

Reading is a vital skill which, when embedded, can enrich writing and understanding. For this reason, it is imperative that we foster a love for reading. You can support at home by reading daily with your child and commenting in their reading records.

Please prepare your child to learn multiplication tables by practicing lots of counting with them: forwards, backwards, missing numbers and writing numbers!


Homework will be set on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Wednesday. There is the expectation that your child reads at home daily and practices their times tables regularly.

Registration & Dismissal

It is expected that all children arrive between 8:40am – 8:50am and that they line up with their class when the bell goes at 8:50am.

Your child’s class will be dismissed at 3:15. Please allow plenty of space around the door and teacher when collecting your child. If your child is being collected by another family member or friend please write a letter to your child’s teacher.

Dates: trips, visits, project celebrations


Starting soon: 'stay and read' Fridays!

Autumn Term

Nasal Vaccinations – Thursday 7th December

INSET – Friday 8th December

Christmas performance for parents with buggies and babies – Tuesday 12th December 2017 2pm

Christmas performance – Wednesday 13th December 2pm

Christmas performance – Thursday 14th December 9:30am

Christmas Jumper Day (Save the Children) - Friday 15th December 2017

Christmas lunch for all pupils – Friday 15th December

Last day of After School Club – Monday 18th December 2017

Spring Term

INSET – Wednesday 3rd January 2018

First day back for all pupils – Thursday 4th January 2018

Trips and visits to be confirmed

Summer Term

Trips and visits to be confirmed


If you have a question or concern about your child please do not hesitate to speak to your child’s teacher.