Welcome to Year 1

Frog Class is taught by Miss Osborne (Mon-Wed) Mrs Cowden (Thurs-Fri) and supported by

Mrs Bradford, Mrs Kean and Miss Porter.

Dragonfly Class is taught by Miss Beresford (Mon-Wed) and Mrs Goodfellow (Wed-Fri) and

supported by Mrs Pledger.

Butterfly Class is taught by Miss Gardiner and supported by Mrs Mitchell.


There is also additional information for parents at the bottom of this page.

SPRING TERM 2: How is the Caribbean different from where we live?

The Principle of Oneness

More information to follow ....

SPRING TERM 1: How has Learning Changed Since Victorian Times?

The Principle of Adaptation

Spring Term Letter 2018

Click below for more information about our learning enquiry this term.

Victorian Schools Curriculum Map


For our 'Great Works' this term we invited our grandparents, parents, relatives or friends to come and share their experiences of school.  We shared our non-chronological reports with them about our school.  Then we asked them questions about things such as - What was the lunch like?  Were the teachers strict?  Did you like school?  it was so lovely to learn from other peoples experiences as it helped us to imagine how school might have been in the past.  Thank you for visiting us.




Year One really did look the part in their Victorian clothes all ready for their trip to Guildford Museum.  The children have written recounts about their trip using time connectives to recall events in the correct time order.  Here are a few of them.

Recount by Paddy

On Wednesday I went to the Guildford Museum.  First I went on the coach.  I was excited.  Then it was fun because you got to play with Victorian toys.  Next we wrote with ink.  Then the boys made hats.  We did not use glue we folded it.  Finally we had our food.  I learned that the teachers were strict.


Recount by Savannah

On Wednesday we went to Guildford Museum.  I was excited.  We learned about Victorians.  The girls did sewing and the boys made hats.  After lunch we went to the museum and we saw a fake body.  We went back on a coach.


Recount by Ollie

On Wednesday I went to Guildford Museum.  First I got off the coach.  Then I hung my coat up.  Next I sat on the desks. Then I made a hat.  Finally I played.  I learned about sitting with your hands behind your back.



AUTUMN TERM 2: Have toys and games changed? 

The principle of Health

Click below for more information about our learning enquiry this term.

Toys Curriculum Map

For our Great Works this term the children made board games based on 'snakes and ladders'.  They made their boards, chose their own items to climb up and go down, made counters by sawing wood and then shared them with Reception children.  They then took them home to enjoy with their families over Christmas.  


The children were very excited to have the opportunity to cook this term.  The children read and followed a recipe to make stained glass biscuits.  They had to use their maths skills to weigh out the ingredients and check they had enough of each item.  A BIG thank you to our lovely helpers, we really couldn't have done it without you. 

If you would like to make some at home follow the recipe below.

Stained Glass Biscuit Recipe for adults

Recipe for children to follow

Chertsey Museum Visit

Year 1 had the opportunity of exploring old toys to find out about the past.  We found out that some toys in the past were made of lead and that people realised these were poisonous to children.  We sorted toys according to their materials and noticed that most old toys are made of wood or metal.  In addition to this we also sketched toys, played with them and made our own thaumatrope to take home.

AUTUMN TERM 1: How can we be superheroes? The principle of Diversity


Curriculum Map Autumn 1st 2017

Year One dressed up as Superheroes for Superhero Day and did lots of good deeds around the school.  The children commented on how they felt  ' good' and were happy to do exciting jobs that they had never done before.  Some of their good deeds included - sharpening pencils, tidying book corners, sorting lost property and sweeping leaves outside.  Great job Superheroes!

Harvest Festival

Year 1 shared a poem and song to Grandparents about our school grown produce and how it all starts as a little seed.

A little seed for me to sow, 

A little soil to make it grow.

A little hole, a little pat.

A little wish, and that is that.

A little sun, a little shower.

A little while, and then a flower.

This is our allotment, there's such a lot to see.

With our growing vegetables, there is no place we'd rather be.

Have you been here before or not, well let us show you what we've got.

A spade, a fork, a wheelbarrow.

Cabbage, runner beans, tomatoes and a marrow.

Watering can, a trowel, some seeds.

Cabbage, lettuce, a couple of weeds.

With our veg and plants, 

We can sing and dance.

See them sprout, watch them grow.

Pop along and say hello.

There's so much they can teach us all.

We'll laugh and learn, we'll have a ball.

It's such a special place to be.

In Ashley school's nursery.


Year 1 participated in Superhero training to see if they had the qualities it takes to be a superhero.  They participated in physical challenges, learnt how to care for animals and brain busting puzzles!  All of them achieved Superhero status and were awarded Superhero certificates and badges which they made a finger print on to show their unique ID.  

The children have also been dressing up as Superheroes and writing about their special Superhero powers.  They have been using capital letters, full stops as well as 'and' to extend their sentence.


Information for parents

Suggested books for Year 1 

Progression in Calculations

Year 1 Number Targets

Click on the above links to see a PowerPoint for progression of maths skills at Ashley school. These will be useful so that you are able to understand the methods your child uses, which may be different to the methods you use, so that you can best support them. Please ask your child which method they use as it will differ for each child. The key is that they are comfortable and secure in the method they use.