Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Year One

We have two Year One classes:

Badgers Class and Rabbits Class

In our two classes we have the following teachers working alongside pupils to help them learn and grow every day.

Badgers Class
Class Teacher- Miss King

Teaching assistant- Miss Cooper

Rabbits Class

Class Teachers- Mrs Sadowski & Mrs Turner

Teaching assistant- Mrs Rose


Year 1 marks a new step on the children’s journey to independence. We have a range of new learning challenges and everyday we encounter and REACH for new knowledge and understanding within our exciting projects and core skills.


Learning at home:

To support children in their reading development we ask that adults at home listen to children read for 10 minutes every day, any spare moment of time is beneficial! We aim for 5 reads a week. Even if they are great readers, we encourage adults to keep on reading to children at bedtime as this expands their vocabulary.  Children will also have keywords to read and spell which will vary according to the individual.


Home Challenges: 

Home Challenges come home termly, linked to project learning; a great way to learn and involve the whole family. We have seen amazing inventiveness and look forward to the children’s contributions and creations.

Occasionally project maps, songs, poems and story maps will be sent home for the children to learn.  This is to support and develop learning and performances in class and as part of school productions and events.



We have a very creative curriculum outlined to the children through Loops of Learning. At times the children may even direct their own learning. We have some very exciting projects coming up which will be revealed on a term-by-term basis to ensure the anticipation is kept high! We look forward to regularly welcoming parents/carers to celebrate at the end of some projects.

Special events- Beat Hunt Performance, Visit to a real Castle and more to be revealed……

This years wonderful projects are-

Term 1 Bear Hunt Detectives:   To view our Bear Hunt Detectives project map click here.

Term 2 Homes from the past: To view our project map click here

Term 3 Here and there China and Frome: To view our project map click here

Term 4 Curious about Castles: To view our project map click here

Term 5 Bee Happy: To view our project map click here

Team 6 Our Wonderful Planet

Our Year 1 Curriculum Map can be found here: Year 1 Curriculum Map