Year 1

Year 1

Year 1 is an amazing year group.  Mrs Gaunt and Mrs Day are the class teachers and they are supported by Mrs Chapman, Mrs Burnett and Mrs Mason.

We continue to learn through play but also balance this with more structured time too.  We continue to explore, discover, invent, problem solve and discuss in our indoor and outdoor environment.  We have lots of fun topics to explore and we make learning exciting, creative, lively and relevant.  We thrive on learning together!

Year 1 Staff

Mrs N Gaunt - Year 1

Mrs Gaunt is our Y1 teacher and has joined school in Sept 2022. Mrs Gaunt has a lot of experience working in local schools and is Subject Lead for Science.

Mrs L Mason - Year 1

Mrs Mason Profile I have two children who both came to St Mary’s. I started as a parent helper over 10 years ago years ago when my oldest was in nursery and now work across the school supporting a number of children and staff!

Mrs J Chapman, NNEB - Year 1

I have been a teaching assistant at St Mary’s for 16 years, currently working in many different classes. For the last few years I have been learning sign language and now use it almost every day.  For several years I was joint leader of Kirkby Lonsdale Pre-school. In a past life I was a professional […]

Mrs A Day, BA (Hons) PGCE - Year 1

Mrs Day Profile I have been teaching for over twenty years, many of them at St Mary’s. I love teaching here as it’s a very special school with great children and staff. I have taught in most classes in the school but in all of them I love to read stories and to watch the […]

Latest News

Children’s Mental Health Week

This week we are getting the children to think about their own mental health. We are asking them to reflect on expressing themselves and being themselves. Classes are providing activities to explore their thoughts and feelings and think about their friends too. It started on Monday with an assembly from Oak National Academy and the […]

Bake Off Week

We have had a great week of baking with so many families taking part. There have been some very busy children this week, learning new skills and hopefully, enjoying and sharing their baked goods with their families.

Google Classroom

Well done to all of our children who have been online learning since Monday 4th Jan. We are going to be online learning until at least Feb half term. Make sure you are checking on each day and completing the tasks set for you by your teacher.

Wellie Wednesday

Wellie Wednesday is a fab afternoon in Year 1. Here in the photo some of the children were making pulleys, some were making superhero traps, some were making a fence and some were helping an adult measure, cut and seal ropes for knot tying. So far this year, we have been learning to: tie knots, […]

Number bonds and systematical working

In Year 1, we bring together lots of Maths strategies to help us solve problems.  We continue to do lots of practical Maths but also become proficient at recording our Maths and even using systematical strategies. Here we were challenged to find all the different ways to make 20.  Some of us used the part […]

We love to read!

In Year 1, we take every opportunity to enjoy a good book, story, poem or song.  We support each other to become avid, thoughtful readers and we do this through nurturing our love of reading.  We allow the class to have ownership of the good quality texts they choose for us all to read in […]

Colour Monster – How do you feel today?

In Year 1, we use experiences or connections with stories to inspire our writing.  We’ve loved reading the Colour Monster story and we thought very maturely what made us feel all the different colours (emotions). We are very keen to write.  We record lots of our news from the weekend and we’ve enjoyed writing detailed […]

Jamie Knight Visit (watch the videos)

Jamie Knight is currently one of the world’s best and most in-demand Professional Football Freestylers. Jamie has travelled worldwide working with the most prominent global brands, comprising of the likes of Nike, Adidas & Red Bull. Jamie’s performances include some of the most prolific sports events such as an on the pitch performance at the […]

European Languages Day

We have had a superb day with the whole school dressing up and learning new languages. We have visited (virtually) a whole range of countries including, Ireland, Spain, Belgium, Greece, Scotland, Italy and France. What a great adventure we have had which was a day of food tasting, geography skills, learning new languages and lots […]

New Head and Deputy Boys and Girls

Congratulations to our children who have become the new head boys and girls for this year.  

Reading List

By Sue Hendra and Paul Linnet

The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark

Year 1 Calender Events

Year 1 Curriculum

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