Year 1

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We would like to welcome you and your child to Year One's class page. There will be lots of exciting things being added to this page throughout the year. We hope you find the information useful. If you have any further questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us as we will be more than happy to assist you with any of your concerns. (

Meet The Team

  • Chrissie Nartey – Year group leader
  • Emma Vassallo – Class Teacher Streatham
  • Rosie Blocksidge – Class Teacher Streatham
  • Jessica Bassnett – Schools Direct Teacher Streatham
  • Ellie Hesketh – Class Teacher West Norwood
  • Joanne Taylor – Class Teacher West Norwood
  • Lauren Watson – Cover Supervisor
  • Deirdre Parkes – Phonic Teacher
  • Dayo Akinsola – Teaching Assistant
  • Angela Andrade Caicedo – Teaching Assistant
  • Dominique McCallum – Teaching Assistant
  • Harbinder Dosanj – Teaching Assistant

General Information

As a staff team, we believe we can meet your child’s needs more effectively if we work together. We value your input as your child’s primary carer and as an expert on your child. We rely on your partnership, so together we can provide your child with the highest quality education and care. This will make their time at Julian’s School happy and enjoyable.

Every morning, staff are available at the entrances into school or playground for you to pass on quick messages or ask questions. If you need a more private moment, or need to speak to your child’s class teacher at length, you are very welcome to make an appointment.

Our curriculum topic and focus this term is: ‘What can I find out about the world from stories?’
Science and Design and Technology are the focus subjects. We will be exploring puppets and designing and making our own puppets. In Science, we will be naming and sorting materials according to their properties and will explore which materials are most suitable for making a puppet.

We will predict which materials float and sink and investigate mixing and changing materials.

Year One trip this term is to: The Synagogue

PE Days: The children must bring a PE kit for PE lessons

  • 1CJ / 1R / 1EV - Tuesday and Friday
  • 1EH - Wednesday and Thursday
  • 1J - Wednesday and Friday


Children are expected to regularly change their reading books to read at home. Please
encourage children to read with you and keep updating their reading records. Children have the
opportunity to change their books on their reading day (see Class Teacher) Reading Books will be
changed once a week. Children will take home two reading books based on their appropriate reading

Additional Information:

Year 1 – Phonic Screening Check - This takes place in the Summer Term. The Phonics Screening
Check is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills (decoding) they've learned up
to the end of Year 1.

Homework will be sent out on a Friday. This needs to be handed in by the following Wednesday. Please encourage your child to complete it. If you have any concerns regarding homework please let us know.

KIRFS (Key Instant Recall Facts): Children will have a different maths target to practise each half

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