Year 1 Information

All of the Year 1 curriculum information and newsletters

Welcome to Year 1


Miss C. Sandford and Mrs. N. Degl'Innocenti

Other Adults in Year 1

Louise Matthews, Angela Duley, Sue Read, Laura Taylor and Tracey Lawford.

Making Contact

We like to welcome the children in calmly each morning so we would prefer if you could wait until after school if you need to talk to us.
Please pass on any messages to the Teaching Assistants on the doors in the morning and they will pass it on to the relevant teacher. We will contact you or catch up with you at the end of the day.
If you want to talk to the teacher we are very happy for you to catch us at the end of the day. But please can you wait until we have safely seen the rest of the class out.

School Dinners

Children can choose a hot meal each day or bring a packed lunch - Please bring a separate bottle of water to keep in the classroom.

Please Remember…

To label ALL items which come to school, so they can be returned if lost.
A named water bottle.
To send weather appropriate clothes - a coat if cold or wet and a sunhat if hot.
To wear the correct P.E. kit uniform on P.E. days - please see 'Parents/Uniform' on this website.
To wear old clothes on farm days.


The main focus is daily reading at home which is recorded by parents in their reading diary. Each child will be given a guided reading book and a book of their choice each week. The main focus is daily reading at home which is recorded by parents in their reading diary. The targeted Little Wandle Letters and Sounds reading book works alongside the phonics and reading programme in class and contains targeted phonics sounds and tricky and decodable words to support their specific phase.
Children are encouraged to read for pleasure. This can be anything from newspapers, to posters and recipes. Reading for pleasure is very important to us here at Grovelands School. We believe that if children are given time to read high quality books and hear them being read out loud it will ignite their imaginations, improve their writing and most importantly encourage their love of reading. .
The children also have Purple Mash logins and they will be set termly activities linked to the topic. .
The children will also be encouraged to use Purple Mash to learn their times tables toons (counting in 10s, 2s and 5s).
For maths the children will have a Numbots login where they can access number fluency and addition and subtraction activities to support number pairs to 10, ten more, ten less, place value in teen numbers and counting and grouping activities they learn in class.

Learning Behaviours - Growth Mindset poster

Growth Mindset


We expect our children to behave in a polite and thoughtful manner to all members of the school community.

Please see Prosocial Behaviour Policy in 'Satutory Information/Policies' on this website.

Curriculum Newsletters

Curriculum Information - Term 6

Curriculum Information - Term 3

Curriculum Information - Term 5

Curriculum Information - Term 2

Curriculum Information - Term 4

Curriculum Information - Term 1

Learning Organisers - Term 6

Historical figure (Grace Darling)

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Grovelands School, Dunbar Drive,
Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 3UW.

Staff Contacts

  • Executive Headteacher: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Head of School: Miss Kathleen Swaine
  • School Business Manager: Mrs Helen Fingerneissl
  • School Secretary: Mrs Carol Welfare
  • Chair of Governors: Mr Paul Gietzen
  • Designated Safeguarding Lead: Mr Jon Goulding
  • Safeguarding Strategic Lead / Senior Mental Health Lead: Miss N Squires
  • Deputy DSLs: Miss K Swaine,  Miss S Coates, Mr R Williams
  • Inclusion Leader: Mrs Naomi Jn. Charles