Year 1 - Hedgehog & Squirrel


Hedgehog Class 

The class teacher is Mrs Fletcher and the teaching assistants are Mriss Williams and Miss Wadey.

Squirrel Class  

 The class teacher is Miss Dell, Miss Young and Miss Wadey. 

Other members of staff in Year 1 

The Year 1 teachers are given Preparation, Planning and Assessment (PPA) time on a Tuesday afternoon.  Mrs Fox and Mr Harris teach the classes during this time.

General Information for Year 1 Parents 

Year 1 children have access to learning both inside and outside the classroom, with a shared enclosed outdoor learning space, accessed directly from both classrooms.  There is also a dedicated reading space and role play area in the indoor shared area directly next to the classrooms.

Each classroom has a reading area, construction zone, writing table as well as a range of other resources. The children are therefore able to benefit from a wide-ranging and creative curriculum, building on the skills gained during the Foundation stage while adapting to more formal styles of learning.  In this way we are able to cater for the needs of all Year 1 children.


The children participate in P.E. on Tuesday and Thursday. The correct P.E. uniform can be found on 'Our School Uniform' webpage. Click here to be taken to the School Uniform page. 

The Curriculum for the school can be found here.  

During the Covid-19 situation, we have stated that children should come to school in their P.E. kits on the days that they have P.E. 

Topic - Autumn Term 

Key Texts for Year 1 - Autumn Term 

To download a copy of the Autumn Topic Overview, please click the button. 

Topic - Spring Term  

Key Texts for Year 1 - Spring Term 

To download a copy of the Spring Topic Overview, please click the button. 

Topic - Summer Term

Key Texts for Year 1 - Spring Term 

To download a copy of the Summer Topic Overview, please click the button. 

Special days and school trips

During the Autumn term we have a special day linked to our Cinderella text and a celebration party for the return of Traction Man, but these are kept a surprise for the children! 

In the Spring term we walk to the local bus stop as part of our learning around the story of Naughty Bus. 

Our school trip that takes place at the start of the Summer term, will take us to Drusillas and learn about the Maasai people and animals, linking with our geography and science themes


Information for Parents 

Below you will find some information for Year 1 parents. 

Golden Rules

English in Year 1  

Phonics Screening  

In June, all Year 1 children in the country participate in a phonics screening assessment.  The Phonics Screening Check is meant to show how well your child can use the phonics skills they've learned up to the end of Year 1, and to identify students who need extra phonics help. The Department for Education defines the checks as “short, light-touch assessments” that take about four to nine minutes to complete.

Please follow the useful link below to find out all you need to know and to answer any questions..

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The Primary School, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Mr Steve Chambers
01293 521077

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The Nursery, The Mardens, Ifield, Crawley, West Sussex, RH11 0AQ

Mrs Nichola Rea
01293 421080