High Beeches Primary School

  1. Pupils
  2. Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

In Year 1, we start to become more independent learners through fun activities and hands-on challenges.  We really enjoy developing key skills through motivational and enjoyable learning experiences within a creative, thematic approach! Every half term we have a new, exciting topic.

Elm Class Cedar Class

Mrs J Hughes & Mr M Young - Class Teachers

Mrs L Pemberthy - Teaching Assistant

Mrs A Cunningham- Class Teacher

Miss  S Thrale & Mrs C Halsey - Teaching Assistant


The current COVID19 restrictions mean that we are unable to host parents in school for our usual Year Group Welcome Meeting.  Please watch the video presentation (right) for some introductory information on starting Year 1.

The Year One Curriculum

In order to ensure that pupils make a smooth transition from Reception and to further develop personal and social skills, communication and language and physical development; teachers include elements of child initiated and play-based learning in Year One. 

Units of work are coherently planned and sequenced to ensure broad and balanced coverage of the National Curriculum.  There remains a significant focus on the teaching of phonics (using the Letters and Sounds scheme) and reading as well as key elements of number and calculation.  Half-termly topics focus on the children's interests and experiences.

Please click on the link below for further information about the curriculum in Year One.

Summer Term Overview 2021

Useful Links and Other Information

Home Learning


Parent Workshops


Click on the following links for useful information from external website.




  • BBC Bitesize

  • Search YouTube for Storybots songs about the Solar System and ISS or Chris Hadfield for information about living in space. 

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