Florence Melly Community Primary School
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Year 1

On this page you will find a whole-host of information about our Year 1 classes. The 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! 

Contacting the 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 J Doyle – Teacher/Art and Design Lead

Mrs N Cotter – Teacher/Acting Writing Lead

Mrs L Ward – Teaching Assistant

Miss S Harris – Teaching Assistant

Mrs M McInnes – 1:1 Teaching Assistant

What makes our Year 1 special? 

In Year 1 we are firm believers in nurturing the whole child. In order to achieve this, we aim to teach using a holistic approach. This means that we offer rich educational experiences through a creative curriculum. There will be times that your child is unaware that they are learning! This is because we provide fun, stimulating and real-life experiences. We use song, dance, crafts, practical resources and stories to embed key skills and knowledge. We believe that everyone is good at something. We cannot wait to discover the individual talents that the children in our classes have! We celebrate and value the person that each child is and open the door for who they can become.

Punctuality is very important. Our first lesson every morning is Phonics and it is an essential part of your child’s learning, as it is a tool to access all subject areas. When children arrive late and regularly miss out on phonics lessons, it impacts their reading and writing development.

In Year 1 we absolutely love what we do, love our school and its children very much. We know there will be moments in the year when some of you may have worries and want to discuss them with us and we are free to discuss these at the end of each school day. We believe that strong relationships with our parents and carers, build the foundations upon which your child thrives.

We have a strong sense of our school motto DREAMS, underpinning EVERY single thing that we do in Year 1. We instill children to be determined in their learning, which develops their resilience. We will empower your children, encouraging them to become independent and to believe in themselves. 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 however big or small. Above all else, we will keep your child SAFE. We strive to keep the children in our care safe, it is of paramount importance in every single thing that we do in Florence Melly.

We realise that we have been living in uncertain times this past year, because of this we know that some children and many parents and carers may be worried and hesitant about returning to school. We plan for this and will take a great deal of time and commitment to settle your child back into school life. Every year we take our time to build up a bond with each child in order for them to feel safe and secure in their environment.

Thank you for entrusting us with your most precious belongings, we will do everything we possibly can to ensure that your child blossoms whilst they are in our care. We truly hope your child ends up loving our school as much as we do!

Year group specific curriculum map


Please use the following link to access the Year 1 for this year. The current half-term is: Spring term 1

Year 1 Timetable (2022/23)


This year, Year 1 have PE on a Thursday. 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 feed


Year 1 Alumni

Class of 2022/23

Mrs Doyle’s class (1D) 2022/23

Mrs Cotter’s class (1C) 2022/23