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Briar Hill Infant School

Year 1

Read the information below and click on the ROCKET icon for information about our Year 1 learning each term. 

Welcome to Year 1

On behalf of the Year 1 team I would like to offer a very warm welcome to both you and your child. This Year 1 page will provide information about some of the fabulous learning experiences throughout their year.  Through our systematic phonics/spelling, reading, writing, maths and foundation subjects we stimulate interest and enquiry through interesting texts and a knowledge based curriculum. Our progressive curriculum has carefully been designed to encourage all children to learn and remember more over time as well as develop their independence and Building Learning Power skills. Please also look at our 'Learning in Action' page on the Federated tab for stories and videos of learning in Year 1. Our 'Curriculum' tab will also provide an insight into learning in all subjects, with all curriculum planning available for you. 


Our vision for all: 'Flourish and a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!' 


Read Our Year 1 Curriculum document above, which sets out curriculum content, alongside the half termly knowledge organisers which can be found in each term folder and provide you and your child with the prior knowledge expectations, key vocabulary and concepts we will be teaching each half term. 


If you have any questions of queries please do contact us via our year group email:


Kind regards, 

Mrs Harwood

Key Stage One Lead and Assistant Head


Our Wonderful Year 1 Team: 


Class teacher: Mrs Calvert

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Marshall



Class teachers: Mrs Foreman and Mrs Harwood

Learning Support Assistants: Miss Gascoigne and Miss Rowley



Class teacher: Mrs Copper

Learning Support Assistants: Miss Higgins and Mrs Geach

Please find below a link to the Education City website together with instructions on how to use this at home with your child.


This site gives some great advice on how parents can look after their children when they are online. Please have a look and read the appropriate advice for your child's age group.


View Our Slideshow.

Welcome to Briar Hill and St Margaret's!...Our Federation vision: 'Flourish as a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!'...Our St Margaret's Christian vision: 'How good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity.' (Psalm 133)