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Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 Page!


Meet the team:


Providing the very best education and care are:  

  • Mrs Marsden-Shaw, Year 1 Teacher and Assistant SENDCO
  • Miss Bellis, Year 1 Teacher
  • Mrs Harden, Year 1 Teaching Assistant 
  • Mrs Boydd, Year 1 Nurture Support
  • Miss Higginson, Year 1 Nurture Support
  • Mrs Hancock, Year 1 Teaching Assistant and SALT
  • Mrs Flanagan, Year 1 Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Norris, Year 1 Teaching Assistant



Contact us:


You can contact us via this  email address:  We aim to respond to any messages within 24 hours.  If you require support or a more urgent response, please call the school office of 0151 9221467.  Your enquiry or request will then be forwarded to the member of staff who can  provide you with the best level of support, at the earliest possible time. 


Follow us/share your work, photographs or adventures with us on Twitter too!  Tweet us using the Twitter handle: @Year1Bedford1

Click on the Twitter logo or use this link to visit our page.



Important Year 1 Information:


  • Class 1M, please wear your PE kit to school on: Thursday (indoor) Friday (outdoor)
  • Class 1B, please wear your PE kit to school on: Thursday (indoor) Friday (outdoor)
  • To enable us to change reading books regularly, please bring your bookbag to school every day    
  • To stay hydrated, you need to bring a water bottle into school every day   

Helping Your Child at Home:



Bedford is a reading school.  We place books and high quality texts at the heart of our curriculum.  Confident and fluent reading is the key that opens many doors in learning and life.  We cannot stress enough how important regular reading practice is.  Finding books or other reading materials that your child enjoys is key to finding success.


  Click to read 7 top tips to support reading at home



Click on the Numbot to access even more maths resources.

Your teacher will also suggest relevant activities to use.

 Spelling list for Year 1 


Click on the owl to see the list.  How many can you read and spell?

Choose a word.  Can you use it correctly in a sentence?

Online Safety:


What should I do if I see something upsetting online?

Stop – If you see something you don’t like, then don’t click on it. If something appears during a video

you are watching, close it.


Think – Remember, you are safe.  Don't answer any messages that are upsetting.  Only kind and sensible things should be shared online.


Share TELL a trusted adult as soon as you can so that they can block and report anything upsetting.



For further information visit our Bedford Staying Safe pages



THINK U KNOW 'Jessie and Friends'

Click on the image to watch  three video animations designed to give 4-7 year olds the knowledge, skills and confidence to help them respond safely to risks they may encounter online.