Year 1

Welcome Back!

We hope you had a restful Easter break and are prepared for the last term in this school year. This term is going to be a busy one as we make the final push before the all-important Phonics Screening Check. We trust that you will continue to support your child at home so that they can be the best that they will be.

Year 1 Team
Miss Hewitt – Year 1 Class Teacher
Miss Amevi – Scale 5 Teaching Assistant
Miss Maria – Learning Support Assistant
Miss Ardiana – Learning Support Assistant

What we will be learning this term

English: Poetry, Traditional Stories, Non Chronological Reports, Grammar – Plural nouns, Suffixes, Apostrophe, Verbs, Capital letters &Full stops
Maths: Number-Multiplication and Division, Fractions, Geometry, Money, Time
Computing: Text and Multimedia
Science: Plants / Seasonal changes.
R.E.: Islam Part 1 & 2
History: Significant people – Queens Victoria and Elizabeth
Geography: We are Britain: Four nations/ The 7 Continents (field work)
DT: Jewellery
PHSE: Good to be me/ Relationships
PE: Games/Athletics/Tennis
Music: Instruments tuned and untuned

PE days are on Mondays and Fridays:
Children need to come to school wearing their P.E. uniform with their school uniform and shoes in their P.E. 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 PE 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
  • Amevi Dogbo
    Amevi Dogbo
    Teaching Assistant Year 1
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.

Amevi Dogbo
Teaching Assistant Year 1