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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, reading, writing and maths curriculum we stimulate interest and enquiry through interesting texts and topics. Our broad curriculum has carefully been designed to encourage all children to learn and remember more throughout the year, 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 at our school following our vision for all to: 'Flourish and a family, love to learn, make memories, shine!' 


Read Our Year 1 Curriculum document above, which sets out our learning/topic alongside the half termly knowledge organisers in the termly pages, which provide you and your child with some of the 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 (Year 1 Lead)


Our Wonderful Year 1 Team: 


Class teacher: Miss Copley

Learning Support Assistant: Miss Layton



Class teachers: Mrs Harwood and Mrs Clark Brooks

Learning Support Assistants: Mrs Marshall and Mrs Bradley



Class teacher: Mrs Calvert

Learning Support Assistant: Mrs Hancox and Mrs White

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)