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.



Library books and Reading books: Please could you return any school books from last year. 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!


Bucket List: We have discussed lots of ideas and decided on a very exciting bucket list for this year! 

  • Making a potion 
  • Making a salt dough Christmas ornament 
  • Grow a plant 
  • Visit a farm 
  • Visit Trawden shop and buy something 
  • ‘Mystery’ bucket to be revealed! 


Timetable / Key Dates: 








Book change day 

Forest School 








Forest School Dates: Thursday 1st October, Thursday 8th October, Thursday 15th October, Thursday 22nd October. Please send your child to school in their school uniform on Forest School Days but remember to bring their Forest School waterproofs and their wellies in a bag. • Roald Dahl Day: Friday 11th September - see details on school weekly newsletter • Parent’s Evening: Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October – Details will follow.



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 (Wednesday) 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 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.




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