Meet the Team

Mrs D Smith


Mrs G Beetham


Miss L Hart

Teaching Assistant

Miss A Bennett

Apprentice 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. Please remember to look at our web pages, news articles 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 from Wednesday.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to arrange an appointment with myself via the school office, on Seesaw or send me an email.


The Year 1 team

Mrs Beetham, Mrs Smith, Miss Hart and Miss Bennett



Timetable / Key Dates: 








 Book change


Forest School 

 Book change







Meet the teacher evenings: Tuesday 7th September 3.45pm & Wednesday 8th September 5.30pm

Roald Dahl Day: Monday 13th September

Christmas Fair: Wednesday 13th October - More information to follow

Halloween Disco: Thursday 21st October - More information to follow

Whole school Forest School Day: Friday 15th October


 Forest School Dates:

We will have Forest School every Thursday afternoon during this half term (apart from Friday 15th October and Wednesday 20th October)

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



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: We will share reading books with you 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

Spring 1

Summer 1

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Trawden Explorers

Make a dragon

Inside Out

Football tournament

Cold as Ice

Walk to the park

Autumn 2 

Spring 2 

Summer 2 

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Panic on Pudding Lane

Bake something yummy

Ready, steady, Sow!

Visit a farm and feed an animal

To be Announced

To be Announced




Drop off and pick up: Thank you for sticking to our start time of 8.45am 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 3.30pm 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 one small, healthy afternoon snack which will eaten during afternoon play. For example a piece of fruit or a cereal bar.

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.

Forest School: Please bring waterproof clothing and wellies on the Forest School dates (please see timetable above 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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