Meet the Team

Mrs D Smith


Mrs G Beetham


Mrs J Nelson

Teaching Assistant

Mr G Lomax

Teaching Assistant

Welcome to our Year 1 class page!

We are delighted to welcome the children back into school and are pleased they have settled in so well. There are lots of changes in school but the children have taken this in their stride and have adjusted well. Please remember to look at our web pages and Facebook page, so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning.

Mrs Beetham will be with the children on Mondays, Tuesdays and part of Wednesday and Mrs Smith will be with the Children for the remainder of the week. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with us via the school office or send us an email.

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Mrs Beetham, Mrs Smith, Mrs Nelson and Mr Lomax


Timetable / Key Dates: 







 Book change day 



Forest School 








Forest School Dates:


Please remember to come to school in your forest school clothes and bring wellies and waterproofs in a seperate bag.


Friday 11th June 2021

Friday 25th June 2021

Friday 2nd July 2021

Friday 9th July 2021




Spellings: We will share six words for the children to practise and learn each week on Seesaw. There will not be a formal spelling test but we will be looking out for the correct spellings in the children’s work throughout the week. You can also access, which has a range of free resources to support your child with their phonics. 


Reading: Due to current restrictions, we will only be changing books once a week () when the children will be given two books to read at home. Please access reading in other ways such as through local libraries, books you have at home, 'Teach Your Monster to Read' and which enables you to access a range of books online for free. Please support your child at home by listening to them read daily. If you would like to share something about your child’s reading with us, please do so via Seesaw.


Year 1 Topics and Bucket List Activities


Autumn 1 (02.09.20 – 22.10.20)

Spring 1 (04.01.21 – 12.02.21)

Summer 1 (12.04.21 – 28.05.21)

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Trawden Explorers

Make a potion

Inside Out

Visit our local shop and buy something

Cold as Ice

Feed an animal

Autumn 2 (02.11.20 – 18.12.20)

Spring 2 (22.02.21 – 26.03.21)

Summer 2 (08.06.21 – 16.07.21)

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Topic Title

Bucket List

Panic on Pudding Lane

Make a salt dough Christmas decoration

Ready, steady, Sow!

Grow a plant

To be Announced

To be Announced




Reading books: New books will be sent out each Monday providing your child has read their book. Please feel free to return the book to school once your child has read it a few times to help develop their fluency and confidence. Thank you for your invaluable support with your child's reading.  

Drop off and pick up: Thank you for sticking to our start time of 8.50am and getting the children to school promptly each morning. It allows us to start our phonics sessions in a timely manner and therefore maximise the children’s learning. Children will finish at 3.20pm and will leave through the same entrance as the morning.
Water: Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day and to drink with their lunch. We are no longer able to provide the children with cups from school.
Snack: They can bring in a healthy afternoon snack which must be kept in their coat pocket or book bag.
P.E kits: We will be doing PE outside as much as possible so please ensure that your child has the appropriate kit for this. Their kit can remain in school for the half term.

Please bring waterproof clothing and wellies on the Forest School dates (please see timetable below and dates for this half term). This could be a waterproof all-in-one suit or waterproof trousers and a coat. This will make it easier for the children to put on over their school uniform and mean that they will not need to get changed. In the colder months please can you also make sure they have a hat, scarf and gloves to keep warm!

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