Year 1 – Penguins Class

Class Information

Year 1 Class Teacher (and Phonics Lead): Miss E Gunner

Year Group Teaching Assistants: Ms K Fielden, Mrs T Fitzgerald

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Welcome to Penguins Class (Year 1)

Hello Penguins! Miss Gunner will be your teacher and will be assisted by Ms. Fielden.

Year One is an exciting year of learning! Throughout our time together we develop children’s independence, social skills and foster love of learning both in and out of the classroom.

In English we focus on independent sentence writing and progress to forming short narratives. We explore a broad variety of stories to develop our writing. A range of artists inspire our own artwork and we have great fun investigating animals, living things and different materials in Science. History lessons teach us about significate people and events such as Rosa Parks and the Great Fire of London. We also consider how these influence our lives today.

We continue to use Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised to teach phonics and early reading. Supporting children to develop fluency, comprehension and prosody.

More information about our Year One curriculum for individual subjects can be found on our curriculum pages and in our termly newsletters.

We look forward to welcoming you into Penguins Class!

Year 1 Parents/Carers Meeting Powerpoint


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually seeing the structure of the day ahead.

Penguins Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

At Halling, each term we produce a year group newsletter to communicate the key topics that we will be learning, these can be found below.

More Infomation about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages.

Useful Parent Resources at Year 1

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.