Florence Melly Community Primary School
Our website continues to be updated and improved. Have a look at our updated class pages – they are full of key information including updated timetables, curriculum maps and year group specific social media feeds. Enjoy!

Welcome to Year 1

On this page you will find a whole-host of information about our Year 1 classes. This year, our classes across the school have been named after famous Olympians in light of the Paris Olympics 2024. On this page you will find a whole-host of information about our Nest provision. This year, our classes across the school have been named after famous Olympians in light of the Paris Olympics 2024. Year 1 have adopted: Nicola Adams (1M) and Dame Kelly Holmes (1H) as their famous Olympians. 

This page is designed to be as informative as possible and suitable for a range of audiences. It is a place to celebrate the wonderful work that takes place in Team Year 1! 

Meet Mrs Matthew’s Class – Nicola Adams (1M)

Meet Mrs Hourihans’ Class – Dame Kelly Holmes (1H)

Contacting the Year 1 team

Should you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of the Year 1 team, who are always available to help.

Mrs C Matthews – Teacher/Modern Foreign Languages Lead


Mrs A Hourihan – Teacher


Mis L Styles – Teaching Assistant


Mrs L Ward – Teaching Assistant 


What makes our Year 1 special? 

In Year 1 we are firm believers in nurturing the whole child. To achieve this, we aim to use a holistic approach, offering rich educational experiences through a creative curriculum. There will be times that your child is unaware that they are learning! Providing fun, stimulating and real-life experiences is at the forefront of our minds. Embedding key skills and knowledge through song, dance, crafts, practical resources and stories. We cannot wait to discover the individual talents that the children in our classes have and nurture their interests! Celebrating and valuing each child, opens the door for who they can become. 

Attendance and punctuality are extremely important to us, being key to both academic and social development. We set high expectations from the start with our first lesson beginning promptly at 8.55am. This is an essential part of your child’s learning, as it enables the children to structure their day.  

In Year 1 we are passionate about what we do. We believe that strong relationships with our parents and carers helps to build the foundations upon which your child thrives. Keep an eye on Class Dojo for regular updates of your child’s learning. 

Our school values ‘DREAMS’, underpins everything that we do in Year 1. We want children to be Determined in their learning, which develops their commitment. We will demonstrate Respect for others, our property and ourselves. We will Empower your children, encouraging them to become independent. We will teach them to Appreciate the little and big things in life. We will Motivate your child through praise, recognition and celebrate their many achievements. And above all else, we will keep your child Safe.  

Year 1 curriculum map

Please click on the images below to access our Year 1 specific curriculum maps. These show the content of our school curriculum for Year 1 for the 2023/24 academic year.

Our Approach to Relationships, Sex and Health Education (RSHE)

Please use the link below to access our Year 1 specific RSHE overview. This contains important information including; what will be taught in each topic and the key vocabulary the children will explore. 

Year 1 timetables

Please click on the images below to access the Year 1 timetables for this year. These are printable and would look perfect on your fridge! Our timetables work on a two-week cycle. 

Year 1 PE

This year, Year 1 have PE on a Tuesday. We encourage the children to come to school wearing their PE kits on their designated PE day. They should wear a blue jogging suit over their PE kit. Our PE kit consists of:

  • A blue hoody or zip up top.
  • Blue tracksuit bottoms.
  • A white polo shirt or white round neck t-shirt.
  • Blue shorts
  • Black plimsoles or black trainers (new for this year).
  • Football kits or brightly coloured trainers are not allowed.

Year 1 Twitter (X) feed

Year 1 alumni

Class of 2022/23

Mrs Doyle’s class (1D) 2022/23

Mrs Cotter’s class (1C) 2022/23

Year 1 remote learning activities

The DfE suggest that we should publish information about our school’s remote learning offer. To access our daily remote learning templates (created during the Covid-19 lockdown periods), please click the following link: Our Year 1 Remote Learning Activities.

Connecting and keeping up to date!

We use multiple platforms to communicate to parents/carers and we are proud of our vibrant Class Dojo, Twitter (X) and Flickr feeds. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to sign yourselves up so that you can enjoy the wonderful, memorable learning experiences we provide for the children each and every day:

Follow us on Twitter (X): @flomellynews

Follow us on Flickr: florencemelly

Follow us on Class Dojo: Sign up here!