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Year 1

Welcome to the Year 1 page. Here you will find our latest learning and news posts, dates of our upcoming trips and experiences and the latest letters for our year group.

Our Year 1 curriculum is underpinned by the framework and aims of the Global Learning and Rights Respecting Programme. Through our exciting themes we consider questions such as ‘Why should we care if others are hungry?’, ‘Who makes our clothes?’ and ‘Why do seas become polluted?’

Our current themes are…

The Adventures of Katie and Aloysius, Food for thought, The Emperors New Clothes, Stories – Now and Then, Palaeontology and Coasts and Oceans.

Year 1 Recent News

Year 1 Staff

Alexis Ritson


Chaneka Crawford


Linda McGill

Speech and Language Lead Teaching Assistant

Ewa Kaliszewska

Teaching Assistant

Pauline Forte

Learning Support Assistant

Nazan Yuksel

Teaching Assistant

Sigourney Noble

Learning Support Assistant

Beryl William

Teaching Assistant

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At Rathfern we stand together to condemn the unlawful murder of an innocent black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis.

We stand united in our commitment to tackle and challenge racism, address inequality and call out discrimination.