Year 1

An exciting Autumn Term

We hope you had a restful summer break and that the children are ready for an exciting autumn term in their new class.

We have had a fantastic start to the year and your children have had a fabulous first week in their new class. We have a lot planned for this term so we hope you are able to support us in continuing to develop your children.

Your support will be welcome during trips and also for any workshops we have planned.

What we will be learning this term

English Non Fiction-Labels, Lists and Signs, Informal Letters, Simple Recounts of familiar stories

Maths Number and Place value, Addition and Subtraction, Shapes

Computing Simple algorithms / Scratch Jnr

Science Animals including humans

RE Who am I? Our Local Church

History The History of Me / Toys

Geography Routes around my School

Science Animals including humans

DT Memory box

PHSE New Beginnings / Getting on and falling out / Say NO to bullying

PE Team Games

PE Days Wednesdays & Fridays: On these days, children need to come to school wearing their PE uniform, with their school uniform and shoes in their PE bag.

PE uniform A pair of blue or black shorts or track bottoms, a white T-shirt and plimsolls or black trainers. Please ensure all P.E. bags and clothes have your child’s name on them as the school will not be responsible for lost items.

Latest Year 1 News

Year 1 Staff

  • So-Nia Hewitt
    So-Nia Hewitt
    Year 1 Teacher
  • Icilda Prendergast
    Icilda Prendergast
    Learning Support Assistant Year 1
  • Amevi Dogbo
    Amevi Dogbo
    Teaching Assistant Year 1

Upcoming Year 1 Events

Dec
25
Mon
all-day Christmas Day
Christmas Day
Dec 25 all-day
Christmas Day
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Dec
26
Tue
all-day Boxing Day
Boxing Day
Dec 26 all-day
Boxing Day
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Jan
2
Tue
all-day Inset Day
Inset Day
Jan 2 all-day
Inset Day
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Jan
3
Wed
all-day First day of Spring Term – Child...
First day of Spring Term – Child...
Jan 3 all-day
First day of Spring Term - Children back to school
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Feb
12
Mon
all-day Spring Half Term – School closed
Spring Half Term – School closed
Feb 12 – Feb 16 all-day
Spring Half Term - School closed
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Paper Copies

If you would like a printed copy of any of the school’s polices or any other information please contact the school and we will be happy to provide it.

Illustration of Girl Skipping
So-Nia Hewitt
Year 1 Teacher

Additional Responsibilities

 

I worked at Grinling Gibbons 5 years ago, and I was so excited when I had the opportunity to come back and work here again. This is because I missed our diverse cultural community and the mutual respect that exists here across all cultures and faiths.

It is a pleasure coming to school to work and learn alongside such a happy caring community of staff, carers and learners. Everyone is enthusiastic and supportive with the aim of supporting and nurturing all children to become confident, independent learners.

I strongly believe in the importance of helping children develop life-long skills that will enable them to problem solve independently. By setting clear expectations and guidelines and by supporting children through challenges, they can safely explore the world around us.

Icilda Prendergast
Learning Support Assistant Year 1

I have been working at Grinling Gibbons for almost 15 years. And I have had various roles in the school from Resource Manager to Classroom Assistant and I am now a Learning Support Assistant working one to one with children. I have enjoyed each role I have undertaken in this school and I have enjoyed each experience it brings on a daily basis.

I work really close with the children and have a good bond with them, I love to see their faces when it lights up when they are telling me something of interest to them. I also enjoy the team work that happens between staff and peers.

Overall I really enjoy working at Grinling Gibbons.

Amevi Dogbo
Teaching Assistant Year 1