Year 1 2019 - 2020

Miss Mullins

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Marzolo

Year 1 Teacher

Welcome to Year One!

1LMUL - Miss Mullins 

1LMAR - Mrs Marzolo 


Welcome to our Year One page! Our children have settled in amazingly into Year One and are working super hard. 

We and our TAs, Mrs Tomkinson and Mrs Baynes, work closely together to ensure all children are happy, safe and enjoy their time at Hartford Primary School.  

In Year 1 we continue the learning journey from Early Years to further develop the core skills across the curriculum.  We then build upon these to ensure our children excel and achieve their very best across a broad and balanced curriculum.

In Year 1 we love to learn and we try to make all our learning hands on, fun and exciting. As Year 1 is the first year of KS1, we are focussing on becoming more independent and taking responsibility for our learning and belongings. We promise to teach a broad and balanced curriculum and the children experience various topics, trips and experiences. 

This term we are continuing on our whole school One World journey, with a focus on Across the water' looking at an international place: Africa. We ensure that all children will be fully immersed in a rich, creative and exciting curriculum and environment. Please see the curriculum map below for information about what we will be learning this term.


In Year 1 (and throughout KS1), we teach phonics to support early reading and spelling. We follow Letters and Sounds and children in Year 1 start phase 5. Our children are benchmarked every half term to make sure they are on the right colour of book to appropriately challenge them and we use a range of reading schemes to engage our children. It is expected that our children read five times a week at home as their homework. 



Things to remember: 

Forest Schools: The children took part in a six week block of Forest Schools in the Autumn term. 

Homework/Reading: The children are expected to read at least five times per week for 10 minutes and to change their reading book in the mornings regularly.  Please write a comment in the children’s reading records each time to let us know how they are getting on with their reading at home.. 

PE: Mr Cairns will be teaching PE on a Wednesday. The children will also have an additional PE lesson on a Monday (1LMAR) and Tuesday (1LMUL), which is led by their teacher. Please ensure children have a fully labelled PE kit (indoor and outdoor clothing) in school each week. 

Mrs Gatiss will be teaching Year 1 Spanish on a Wednesday.    

Water Bottles: We encourage the children to bring a water bottle each day, please ensure it is only water.  If your child is having a packed lunch please send a separate drink. 

Class Assembly: Your child will be involved in a class assembly once every term. You will be notified of the dates on the whole school newsletter.


Lastly, make sure to keep an eye out on our Twitter page for our tweets of exciting activites we might be up to and great work the children have produced!

We are very much looking forward to getting to know you and your chidlren over the next year. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to come and speak to us at the end of the day. 

From Miss Mullins and Mrs Marzolo 




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