Radipole Primary School

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Year 1


Welcome to Year 1


Year 1 is an exciting place to learn all about time travelling and what life was life when our grandparents were children, what Weymouth was like in the past and all the different seasons. It’s THE best place to learn about poetry, staying safe and our amazing planet.


We aim to make the transition from Reception to Year 1 as smooth as possible. We build on the skills learnt in Reception and develop them further to a more structured way of learning. We do this by building on the basics of reading, writing and number work.


Much of our topic work is done through practical, investigative learning so that the children explore their own environment and learn about the world around them. There will be many exciting events happening during the year including dressing up days, visitors and trips out of the classroom.


Mrs Ireland, Mrs Ayles, Mrs Satherley, Mrs Dreher, Mrs Downes and Miss Watts are there to ensure that learning is fun and the children make the best progress they can throughout the year.


Year 1 Teaching Team


Year 1
Mrs Karen Ireland
Mrs Kayleigh Ayles
Mrs Esme Satherley
Mrs Helen Downes - TA
Mrs Kathy Dreher - TA
Miss Alannah Watts - TA


Year 1 Curriculum


Phonics is an essential tool in teaching children to read. Here at Radipole we use the Story Time Phonics scheme, sometimes referred to as the Phonics Fairy! Children love using real books to access new sounds. You can read more about the Story Time Phonics scheme here.

Year 1 Links


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