Meet the Team

Year 1

Mrs C Alcock

Mrs C Alcock


Miss J Whittam

Miss J Whittam

Teaching Assistant

Miss K Crocombe

Miss K Crocombe

Apprentice Teaching Assistant

Welcome to our Year 1 class page!


Miss Whittam and I are very happy to welcome 35 children to Year 1 and can't wait to get to know all about them and what they like to do.

We also welcome a new member of staff, Miss Crocombe, who will be supporting the children in their learning and finding out what makes Trawden Forest such an amazing school.


We will be covering lots of exciting topics as shown below and encouraging the children to grow in independence and confidence.  The children will start to do more formal learning in books but will also have plenty of access to activities in continuous provision.


For Forest School each Friday, Year 1 children need to come to school in their own clothes and bring wellies and waterproofs to change into.  Please could you ensure your child has an alternative coat to wear if not wearing an all-in-one suit as children do tend to get very muddy—even in the summer term!


Please remember to look at our web pages, news articles, newsletters and Facebook page, so that you can keep up-to-date with our fabulous learning.



Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or queries. You can do this via email, through the school office or catch us at the start or end of the day.

The Year 1 team

Mrs Alcock, Miss Whittam and Miss Crocombe

Year 1 - Class Newsletters








Bring in your reading book and reading record every day to read in class.


Reading Books changed


Forest School



 Reading Records checked



Home Reading

Please continue to read with your children at home and record in their Reading Record books.  Online Bug Club reading books are linked to your child's learning in phonics and help them to embed and practise what they have been taught in class.  These are your child's main reading book and new books and games will be added each week. Physical reading books should be able to be read by your child and comments can be made about how well they did, library books are books to share and enjoy together (your child does not have to be able to read all the words in these books) and can be listed at the back of the reading record.

Bug Club Reading


Reading and spellings: We will also set ebooks and spelling/phonics games on Bug Club each Wednesday for children to access throughout the week and beyond. Physical books will be changed in school on a Wednesday. Please access reading in other ways such as through local libraries, books you have at home, 'Teach Your Monster to Read' and which enables you to access a range of books online for free. They could also practise writing the sounds and words from the games on paper or in another creative way using paints, pens, coloured pencils, in sand or mud outdoors. 

Please support your child at home by listening to them read daily. 




Year 1 Topics

Autumn 1

(04.09.23 – 19.10.23)

Spring 1

(08.01.24 – 09.02.24)

Summer 1

(15.04.24 – 24.05.24)

Where I Live

I Have a Body

Green Fingers

Autumn 2

(30.10.23 – 21.12.23)

Spring 2

(19.02.24 – 28.03.24)

Summer 2

(04.06.24 – 19.07.24)

Fire! Fire!

All Kinds of Creatures

Let’s Get Moving











Drop off and pick up: Year 1 children are dropped off and collected from the top gate in the EYFS outdoor area.  

SnackChildren have access to fresh fruit snacks at morning break time.  You may send in one healthy snack such as fruit or a cereal bar for afternoon snack if you wish.

Milk: Children are provided with milk from Cool Milk in the afternoon.  If you would like your child to have milk please visit the Cool Milk website where you will find information about registration and payment details.

Water: It is important to drink plenty of water.  Please ensure that your child has a bottle of water every day, labelled with their name, to keep them hydrated throughout the day.

P.E kits: .This half term we will be doing PE indoors so please ensure your child has a PE kit in school suitable for indoors, including shorts and black pumps.

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