Year 1

Welcome Back!

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

Year 1 Team
Mrs Archer – Year 1 Class Teacher
Miss Laraine – 1:1 Learning Support Assistant

What we will be learning this term

Literacy:  Narrative writing, Poetry and Non-Fiction

Maths: Number and Place value, Addition and Subtraction, Shapes

Computing: Simple algorithms / Scratch Jnr

RE:  Who am I? Our Local Church

History: The History of Me / Toys

Geography: The U.K. and its surrounding seas

SCIENCE: Everyday Materials / Seasonal Changes

DT: Memory box

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

PE:  Team Games and Gymnastics

PE days – Year 1 have PE on Mondays and Wednesdays. On these days, children need to come to school wearing their PE kit, with their school uniform and shoes in a bag.

PE uniform:  Blue or black shorts or track suit bottoms, with a white T-shirt and plimsolls or black trainers. Please ensure that all clothes including bags have your child’s name on it.

Latest Year 1 News

Year 1 Staff

  • Laraine Staples
    Laraine Staples
    Teaching Assistant Year 1
  • Carleen Archer
    Carleen Archer
    Year 1 Teacher

Upcoming Year 1 Events

There are no upcoming events.

Latest Year 1 Letters

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See previous Year 1 letters here.

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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
Laraine Staples
Teaching Assistant Year 1

I have worked as a Teaching Assistant at Grinling Gibbons since 2010, but previously I was a volunteer here. I have been the Reception Teaching Assistant for six years and enjoy watching the children grow in confidence and mature throughout their educational journey. I am proud to be a member of staff at a great school, working with a great teaching team who have the children’s best interests at heart.

Carleen Archer
Year 1 Teacher

Additional Responsibilities


My name is Carleen Archer and I have been teaching at Grinling Gibbons since 2003. When I first started here, I taught in lower Key Stage 2, but for the past 9 years I have been teaching in Key Stage 1.

I am presently Key Stage 1 Lead and the Year 2 class teacher. My additional responsibilities include the monitoring of the progress of Phonics, as well as Pupil Premium children across the school.

As the longest standing member of the teaching staff, I am immensely proud of the achievements of past and present students of the school.