Welcome to Year 1

We have two classes in this year group. The Year 1 staff team are: Miss McKee, Mrs Nelson and Mr Derham.

The classes have been named after local landmarks / places of interest, we are: Oakley Class and Rutland Class.

We are going to be studying and exploring 6 exciting Big Questions this academic year. These are:

Art: What makes a good superhero logo?

D.T.: What do I need to make the best moon buggy? and How can I make a healthy salad? 

Geography: What does a map show? 

Art: How can art be created? 

History: How do we know so much about dinosaurs? and What was school like in the past? 

Geography: Where in the world am I? 

Topics will be explored through all areas of the curriculum. We will be creating and making our own memories in school, testing materials, getting messy and creating our own Superheroes, exploring what London looks like, learning about life cycles and creating our own mini gardens.

We will be touring our local environment and talking about how the community works together, visiting the local church, looking at the local history of Corby and finding out about events that have happened in the past.

We have an exciting Year ahead and can’t wait to share learning experiences with the children and join them on their on their journey through Key Stage One. We are privileged to be able to watch them grow in confidence and flourish within themselves.


In Year 1, the children will take a Phonics Screening assessment in June. The children will complete a reading test to show how they blend phonemes together to create real and nonsense words.  An evening parent information meeting will be held  in the spring term to provide more information about this. We follow Ruth Miskin’s scheme, Read Write Inc (RWI) to develop phonics, reading and writing skills. More information about Read Write Inc and phonics can be viewed in the following links:

What is Read Write Inc?

How to say the phonics sounds

Year 1 Phonics screening test information

05.03.2024 Parent invite to phonics meeting

Throughout the year, parents will be invited to share their children's achievements in class, join in with the children’s experiences and come on school trips and local visits if able to volunteer some time.


Useful Links

Below are some recommended links that will enhance your child’s learning further: