Welcome to Elmer Year 1 class

At the start of Year 1 we provide a gentle transition from Reception (Early Years Foundation Stage) to Year 1 which is suited specifically to the needs of our current cohort.  In Year 1 the classrooms start to look more like a ‘standard classroom’. Gradually throughout Year 1 'child initiated play ' will reduce in both time and frequency to prepare the children for their time in Year 2. 

Each day will have structured lessons to develop their skills following the new National Curriculum.  In Year 1 we also work on encouraging the children to become independent learners.

During Year 1, we continue to provide healthy fruit/veg snacks.  Please ensure that a named water bottle is brought in daily and taken home daily.

The structure of the school day will be slightly different this year as we now have a longer school day.  School will start with a 'soft start' between 8:30-8:45am.If you arrive after 8.50am you will need to sign in at Reception and make your lunch choice for the day. School will finish at the later time of 3:20pm. I will send the children out one by one to ensure they safely reach you, please help me by waving at your child and me!  If you have any queries or concerns please use the link books to communicate and I will always try and respond the same day.

Thank you for all your support, together we will make this an exciting year for the children.

Mrs Aylott, Mrs Ankers & Mrs Ross (Teaching Assistant) 


Mrs Aylott

Class Teacher

Please see Mrs Aylott Teacher passport (download)


Mrs Ankers

Class Teacher

Please see Mrs Ankers Teacher passport (download)


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Ross

Please see Mrs Ross Teaching Assistant passport (download)


Please see Mrs Spink Teaching Assistant passport (download) 

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Harpenden Academy

Vaughan Rd




01582 716910

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