Mrs McCallum is the Class Teacher for Year 1.

Welcome to Class 1. Mrs McCallum teaches on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Thursday is PE with Mr Samaras, with Mrs Hinder teaching Thursday afternoons and Mrs Woodhouse on Fridays.

During their time in Class 1, children build on their prior knowledge gained in Reception. Children still learn through play in a number of ways and have the opportunity to become confident, independent learners.  ​Planning for learning uses a combination of focused teaching sessions and exploratory activities as well as enhanced opportunities for child-initiated tasks.

Class 1 continue to learn phonics through Letters and Sounds. The children learn four new graphemes a week and we ask that you review these at home too. We will send out a weekly newsletter so that you know which graphemes to focus on. Your child will bring home a reading book to be read 3 times before it is changed. The aim is for your child to read these books fluently and independently – they learn the building blocks to read at school and practise being amazing readers and storytellers at home! Don’t forget that it is also extremely important to read stories to your child as this is where they will learn wonderful vocabulary, how to change their voice to ask questions or become a character. It really will make a difference!

In Maths, children will become confident mathematicians through hands-on, practical lessons. Children will be encouraged to explain their findings which will enable them to further develop their mathematical understanding. We also focus on knowing key facts fluently. Again, look out for information on our weekly newsletter so that you can help at home.

An ​enquiry question begins each term’s learning with a ‘hook’ to capture the children’s imaginations and bring their learning to life.  The enquiry theme is concluded each term with an event, guided and informed by the children’s own findings from the learning that term.  Our learning adventures take us in many directions!

We hope you and your child really enjoy being part of Class 1!


Class 1 team: Mrs McCallum, Mrs Hinder, Mrs Woodhouse and Mrs Beattie.



Mrs McCallum – Class 1 Teacher Mrs Hinder – Teacher Mrs Woodhouse – Class TA

Mrs Beattie – HLTA

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