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- Mrs Lane

Teaching assistants – Mrs Rose

Rabbits Class

Class Teachers- Miss Allison

Teaching assistants- Miss Cooper and Mrs Kennedy


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.



Each project starts with a WOW event to get the children excited about the learning, and finishes with a celebration of learning.  This could be a performance, an exhibition or a community event.

Our wonderful projects are- 

Term 1 Super Senses

Term 2 Curriculum map- Toys

Term 3 Houses and Homes

Term 4 Katie Morag 

Term 5 Bee Happy

Team 6 Our Wonderful Planet


Here is our Year 1 Curriculum Map