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Year 1

"Language opens doors..." (Oxford Language Report 2018)

Our key values underpin all we do at Seymour Park; Respect, Care and Grow. 

Our children follow the nationally agreed curriculum with an emphasis on it being rich, broad, and balanced. Teachers plan lessons to ensure they are well-sequenced and build on prior learning. We want all our children to know more, remember more, and in turn be able to do more. Our Community is an important member of the school family. 

Children are ‘hooked’ into their learning through high-quality books, which form the basis of our topics. In Year 1 we build on the principles of the EYFS and encourage and promote child-led learning in continuous areas of provision, as well as whole class teaching. 

Phonics and reading continue to be a big focus in Year 1, with daily high quality phonic and guided reading sessions. Mathematics is taught following the White Rose Mastery approach which uses a range of models and images to support their learning. 

"If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams" (Roald Dahl)

Year 1 Team 

Mr Bowman/ Mrs Spellman (1SB), Miss Patel (1P), Mrs McCabe (1M) – Teachers 

Mrs Nagdee (1SB), Mrs Houghton (1P), Miss Sohail (1M), Mrs Sajid (Year 1) – Teaching Assistants 




PE Days: 1SB - Monday & Friday

                1P -  Tuesday & Friday

                1M - Monday & Friday

PE will be outdoors and indoors. Children should come to school in their PE kit on their PE day and will wear it throughout the day. They will need to wear a Red PE T-Shirt, black jogging bottoms/leggings/shorts, trainers suitable for outdoors and their school jumper.


Book bag: Your child needs a small book bag, preferably a school one as they fit perfectly in their trays. Due to limited space in the cloakrooms there is no space for big bags.  


Reading: We make reading a priority in school and aim to ensure that every child reads with an adult on a weekly basis. The children have reading books to read for pleasure and become fluent at home.  We value your support and ask that you listen to your child read as often as possible, at least three times a week. When you listen to your child read, encourage them to use their skills to read unknown words by "sounding out" and blending.  Discuss the front cover and make predictions before you begin reading.  Encourage questions during the reading to check understanding.  Enjoy "book talk" together after the story.  Please leave a comment in the yellow reading record book as this really helps us to monitor your child's progress in their reading.  Please bring the reading books and yellow reading record to school everyday.



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