Year 1

Year 1 Staff

Birch Class

Miss Emery and Ms Carr

(Mr Prue will teach Birch class every Thursday afternoon for the first half term, and then every Thursday morning for the next half term)


Beech Class

Mrs Mehta, Ms Travis (Mon-Thurs), Miss Fawcett (Fri)

(Mr Prue will teach Beech class every Thursday morning for the first half term, and then every Thursday afternoon for the next half term)


Homework is sent out every fortnight. Copies of the homework grids and sheets can be be found on the homework page:


Beech Class: Monday and Thursday

Birch Class: Monday and Tuesday


On Our Doorstep

This Spring term, our learning journey is ‘On Our Doorstep’.

The children will take part in a variety of exciting learning opportunities to help bring the topic to life. For example, in Geography we will conduct a local area study, using and creating our own maps of the Elm Grove area. In History, we will be heading out on a trip to Elm Grove and our local church to discover some fascinating local stories and see how much the area has changed over time. Our visit to the church will be explored further in RE as we learn about the Easter Story, and the important role of churches to Christians.

In English, we will write fact files about some of the local wildlife and share the story ‘George the Pavilion Cat’ by local author Judy Pennington. This complements our Science topic of ‘Living Things and Habitats’ and our DT unit where we will enter the exciting world of minibeasts to create our own moving minibeast pictures!

To find out more about what your child will be learning this half term, please take a look at this On Our Doorstep Topic Web.