Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

You will be greeted by:

Miss L Baynham – Teacher

Mrs K Tudor – HLTA

Miss V Bedford – Teaching Assistant

In Year 1 we build on the skills learnt in reception as we aim to become independent, inquisitive and resilient learners. We follow the school rules of being ready, respectful and safe in all aspects of our day at school. We have a fun and engaging curriculum which introduces children into the big wide world.


Homework at John Randall is based on supporting our learning in the classroom.

Our most important piece of homework is READING (Reading takes you places!)  Reading is at the heart of everything we do, so we need to use Practice Panda to get better at this skill!  The more you read, the more you succeed!

Adults, please read with your child, 3 times per week (or more if you can!)  3 Parents signatures in the reading diary is worth 15 Dojos!

Time Tables Rockstars! Again, Practice Panda and Memory Magpie this time!  When you know your Times Tables, you can make so many links and Maths simply gets easier!

Finally, weekly spellings.

We do not set a lot of homework, but we do ask that we make these activities an important part of our home/school life!


I am out on the playground every morning for a quick chat or you can also contact me via email:

Science Week

Year 1 enjoyed participating in Science week. We created static electricity using balloons, discovered all about electricity through Now Press Play and then everyone created their own circuit to light a bulb . We attempted to light our bulb using lemons as a battery – sadly we couldn’t create enough power to light the bulb.



Times Table Rock Stars

Thank you to all the parents who joined us for our launch of Times Tables Rock Star in school. 

Forest School

Year one made bird feeders this week in Forest School. We can’t wait to go out and check if they have been eaten all up!

Safer Internet Day

Year 1 celebrated Safer Internet Day, we read our class online safety book and looked at the story of Mo and Jaz.

World Book Day

Everyone had a lovely day for World Book day. Parents joined us in the morning and we learned and preformed a poem.

Explorers day trip

Year 1 had a fabulous day on Friday when they all become explorers for the day. Everyone enjoyed pond dipping, shelter building, making a fire and forging for food. @ArthogOutreach



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Phonics Screening Check

Please can we ask you to take two minutes of your time to watch the Read Write Inc. Phonics Screening Check video so you understand how phonics underpins your child’s reading. Click Here to watch the video.


If your emotions feel all mixed up or you often have feelings that make you feel bad, talk to a trusted adult – they can help you find the right support. If your worried childline is there to listen: