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Year One - Ash Class and Elm Class


Firstly, Welcome to Year One!

We understand that whilst the jump from Reception to Key Stage One is an exciting move, it can feel somewhat daunting too, as some of the routines are different to Reception. 

Learning in Year One

We have worked closely with the Reception team to ensure a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage Curriculum to the Key Stage One Curriculum. This has included a detailed transition meeting between previous teachers and new teachers detailing where the children currently are in their learning, what their next steps are, along with friendship groups, likes, dislikes and interests. In September you will notice that the Year One classrooms and timetable will very much reflect their previous classroom in Reception. The children will have many opportunities to learn through play, be creative, explore and work in small focus groups with teachers. We absolutely will only move towards more ‘formal’ learning when the children are ready.


Have you seen our social media accounts? We hope that they help you to get a snapshot of what we have been doing in class: 


Important Information 


Our PE days are currently on a Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school every Tuesday and Thursday.  

Reading Books:

Reading books will be changed once your child's reading record has been signed by an adult. Regular reading at home is so very important to help your child in becoming a fluent reader. Please read the information in your child's reading record about how you can support them best when reading at home. 


Homework Blog:




The Team

Our Year One Team consists of:


Elm Class


Mrs Bagshaw (Class Teacher)


Miss Nickless (Support Assistant) 


Mrs Sira (Special Support Assistant)


Ash Class


Miss Baggott (Class Teacher)


Miss Richards (Support Assistant) 


Mrs Anslow (Special Support Assistant)



Miss Pickering (Support Assistant) also works in both classes



Mrs Bailey and Mrs Atkins cover teachers PPA each week in both classes



Tapestry- Online Learning Journey

Here at Priorslee Academy, Tapestry is one of the methods we use to record assessments and achievements, as well as their exercise books. Your child has been set up with their own account which we will upload photo’s and videos of your children’s learning. You will also be able to upload photographs of any special events and wow moments that occur outside of school with your child.  In Tapestry you will be able to comment on the observations made at school but unfortunately we are unable to reply to them. Tapestry will also provide you with next steps for your child so you can see how you can support their learning at home.


If you are having issues logging onto Tapestry please speak to a member of the team.




If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us! 


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