Bedford Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

Our author focuses and themes in English this year are: 

Autumn: Julia Donaldson 

Spring: There's no such thing as an alien!

Summer: Oliver Jeffers 


What we expect in year 1:

  • Children to read at home every night. Parents are expected to sign their children's reading record.
  • Children to have their book bag and reading record in school everyday.
  • Children to practice their high frequency words at home.
  • Children to access mathletics weekly.
  • Children to have a Bedford PE kit in school at all times (indoor - plain white t-shirt, blue or black shorts and pumps - outdoor - tracksuit and trainers).
  • Children to bring their water bottle to school, filled, every morning and take it home every evening.

Year 1 Staff: 

Mrs Finlayson- Class Teacher/ KS1 Phase Leader 

Miss Marsden - Class Teacher 

Mrs Hancock - HLTA

Mrs Johnson - TA

Mrs Bollen - TA

Mrs Baruch - 1:1 support TA  

Year 1 curriculum overview

Please take a look at our Parent Handbook for additional information: