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Year 1 Hazel Class

Things to know about Hazel Class! 

Mrs Julie McGovern - Class Teacher 

Mrs Haste - Teaching Assistant 

Ms Bowden - Teaching Assistant (AM)

Mrs Higgins - Teaching Assistant (PM)

Mrs Ellison - Lunchtime Supervisor 

Miss Wild - PPA cover (Wednesday PM)

  • Please read with your child as regularly as possible. The more they practise, the more confident and fluent your child will become. The children will read with an adult three times per week, we love to read your comments so please write in your child's reading  record how they have done with their reading at home.
  • Books will be changed every Tuesday and Friday, please sign your child's reading book when you have read with them. 
  • Our PE day is on a Tuesday. The children will need their PE kit in school, this consists of plain black jogging bottoms or shorts, a white t-shirt and jumper. They will also need pumps. Outdoor Learning is on Thursday and children will need warm clothing and wellington boots. 
  • Home learning will be sent every Friday via Google Classroom. The virtual classroom is an excellent place to share home learning, takeaway homework or anything exciting you have done at home that your child would like to share with their friends in Hazel Class.
  • If you would like your child to have a school water bottle, they are 40p each. 

If you do have any questions then please get in touch. My email address is - alternatively I am around most days both before and after school.

Our Class Saint is St. Ambrose and our Class Virtue is Patience.

Our Learning

In Hazel class we aim for the children to be happy and confident in all that they do. We aim for the children to thrive in learning and friendship and love coming to school each day. Everyday is an opportunity to learn and develop as we try to be the best that we can be. We believe in ourselves, celebrate our differences and encourage each other everyday.  We are all a part of the Hazel Class family.

In Hazel Class we organise our learning by building upon the skills that we have learned in EYFS as well as learning new Year 1 skills, to ensure that we are continually progressing in each area. Through our creative curriculum, we ensure that the children learn a range of topics and grow their skills through those topics. This school year we will be focusing on the following topics;

Once Upon a Time 

Bright Lights, Big City! 

Down Under! 

People Who Help Us

Beeutiful World

Dinosaur Discovery


These exciting topics show a full coverage of the National Curriculum, as well as providing learning opportunities that will capture the creativity and imagination of our children. It is through these topics we endeavour to Believe in God, ourselves and others.  

In Hazel Class, well being is very important and we aim to nurture friendships within our children. We teach and live by the Virtues. We want to encourage curiosity about the world around us and about life and to grow independence. Our classroom environment is neutral with lots of natural light and we learn through exploration, conversation and team work. Our class Hazel family is very important to us all and we want to achieve for others and ourselves.

Throughout the year we plan lots of exciting trips and learning opportunities, which engage the children in their learning and ensure they have the #bestdaysoftheirlives, thus inspiring writing, enthusiasm and a quest for learning!


Fabulous Facts

Spring One

Autumn Two

Autumn One

Takeaway Homework

Spring One

Autumn Two

Autumn One


Spring One

Yearly Overview