Our Year 1 class teachers: Miss Macmillan, Mrs Woodward (also SENDco)

Teaching assistants: Mrs Remes, Mrs Broome

Mrs Woodward : Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

Mrs Woodward

Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator

I am the SENCo in school, and enjoy working with children in all of the different year groups. I especially enjoy teaching PE, because I like to be active and before and after school you can often see me running around the parks in Redditch. I am also enjoying teaching the children in Year 1- learning, creating and growing together with them.

Miss MacMillan : Year 1 Teacher - 1ML

Miss MacMillan

Year 1 Teacher - 1ML

I qualified as a teacher in 2015 and have enjoyed teaching across both KS1 and KS2. It gives me a great buzz to create a space where children can find their love of learning and realise just how wonderful they are. It’s amazing to watch them develop across the year and to be a part of their adventures. In my free time I live in a world of yoga, meditation and energy work. I love going for long walks in nature with friends and I am currently learning to play mantra on the harmonium.

Miss Moseley : Year 1 Teacher

Miss Moseley

Year 1 Teacher

Mrs Broome : Teaching Assistant Year 1

Mrs Broome

Teaching Assistant Year 1

I've worked as a Teaching Assistant for just over a year, having previously worked at a children's charity for 8 years. What I love about this role is that I feel a huge sense of achievement when helping to support each child on their learning journey and it brings me great joy seeing the difference that I can help to make to their progression and development. In my spare time I'm an avid reader (I love escaping in a good book) and enjoy arts and crafts.

Mrs Remes : Teaching Assistant Year 1

Mrs Remes

Teaching Assistant Year 1

Day What?
Tuesday Come into school in PE kit for outside games
Wednesday Come to school in PE kit including shorts for gymnastics / dance
Friday Change reading for pleasure books

Book bags only to be bought into school. We do not have room to store large school bags.


We follow the Sound!Start Phonics Scheme started in Reception and build up on the phonemes already taught following the DfE approved scheme.


In school we have focused sessions daily and reading fluency is developed through ‘Book Club’.  The books they read are closely matched to their phonics ability and we do not follow a colour coding scheme, but the phonemes being developed. In addition, you can access their weekly Oxford Owl ebook online which matches their phonetic ability to celebrate their reading practise throughout the course of the week in ‘Book Club’.

The children will continue to bring home a weekly ‘reading for pleasure’ book for you to share and enjoy with your child.


Weekly handwriting practice will be sent home, either on Seesaw or through paper copies. Any completed handwriting can be uploaded to Seesaw. These tasks are optional.


We follow a Mastery approach and White Rose maths as a basis for our teaching.  We use manipulatives to explore the world of maths around us and to help us understand and reason.  We continue to use ten frames introduced in Reception and learn to count in multiples of two’s, fives and tens.