Welcome to Year 1


Butterfly Class is taught by MrsAtkinson (Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri) and Mrs Bradford (Tues)

and supported by Mrs Mitchell and Mrs Shin. 

Frog Class is taught by Mrs Harris (Mon, Tue) and Miss Osborne (Wed-Fri) and supported by

Mrs Perrin.

Dragonfly Class is taught by Mrs Beresford and Mrs Hart (Thurs) and

supported by Mrs Vesey and Miss Wood.


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

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


Superhero Day!

What a truly joyous day it has been for Year 1 today! The children came dressed as all sorts of superheroes; Batman, Spidergirl, doctors, firefighters and soldiers to name a few. 

Every superhero has completed a 'good deed mission' today and have helped other classes and adults around the school. Alongside that, the children have been designing their own superheroes, completing obstacle courses and making accessories for their outfits! Please enjoy seeing some photos of the day plus a video of Butterfly Class singing a superhero song which they just learnt today. Well done Superheroes!

Real Life Superheroes!


Year 1 were lucky enough to have visits from two real life superheroes last week, a police officer and a sea rescue volunteer. Huge thanks to Alex Judd and Bernard Wolff for giving up their time. 


Police Officer Judd

Lizzy's mummy taught us about the qualities needed to be a police officer such as bravery, fitness and fairness and how these help her to keep people safe and do the right thing. The children got to see and handle Officer Judd's medals, police radio and even try on her hat! We all laughed when she pretended to arrest Lizzy and put her in handcuffs. 


Sea Rescuer Wolff

Isabella's daddy explained how, as a volunteer he jumps into the sea and sometimes out of helicopters to save lives! He showed us photos of see rescue teams in action and explained how he has to have specific superhero skills to ensure he can keep himself and others safe at sea. 



Outdoor Performances!


Year 1 children have been joyfully treating their teachers and friends to show after show using their new stage, re-purposed from some wooden pallets. The children have made their own tickets to the show, making their own props and even created their own backstage area using the art easels!



Year 1 had the opportunity to spend some time in our beautiful school grounds last week and enjoyed picking some foods to eat. What a wonderful sensory experience it was!

Charlie's Superhero Underpants

Year 1 have enjoyed diving into the story of 'Charlie's Superhero Underpants'. They are using the story as stimulus for their own writing, focusing on capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. They took the story outside to re-enact each part before taking pencil to paper. During circle times the children have been discussing how they can act as superheroes in everyday life and any other people they know of who are real-life superheroes. 

 AUTUMN TERM 2: How have toys and games changed? The principle of Health



Information for parents

Phonics Screening Check 1

Phonics Screening Check 2

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.