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Year 1

Welcome to Orange Class. We have a very busy and exciting year ahead, with many special experiences and learning opportunities planned for the children. Your child will be learning more about the world around them while undertaking daily outdoor sessions and lots of hands-on learning. Please take the time to look at the information on this page, which includes Orange Class teaching staff, termly newsletter and  links for home learning, amongst other things. Please get in touch if you have any questions or want to talk about your child’s learning. You can either catch us at the end of the day for a quick chat or call the school office to arrange a meeting.

Many thanks, Sophie Smalley and Duncan Webster

Year 1 Staff

Class Teacher: Sophie Smalley (Mon, Tues, Fri)  and Duncan Webster (Wed, Thurs)

Teaching Assistant: Corina Morgan

Teaching Assistant: Gabrielle Laurens

Class Information


  • Reading: Please share books and listen to your child read their school book at least 4 times a week (this can be as little as 5 – 10 minutes). Little and often with lots of praise and enthusiasm is key to developing your child’s reading.
  • Maths: Download the 1-Minute Maths app here. It is a free app from White Rose Maths and supports the learning we do in school. Year 1 children should use the subitising games first. When they are confident, they can try the addition and the subtraction games for numbers up to 10 (and then to 20). Again, 2 or 3 minutes a few times a week will make a really positive difference to your child’s progress in mathematics.

Year 1 Curriculum and Learning Resources