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Meet the Year 1 Team!

Hi!! I’m Mrs Badat and I am the class teacher in Year 1! In my spare time I enjoy baking lots of delicious treats. My favourite things to bake and eat are chocolate orange cookies and chocolate chip shortbread!   

I love keeping fit by going to the gym and lifting weights. Exercise helps me relax and keeps me happy! I love spending time with my daughters and watching a good film! They choose the film and I have to watch it!

When I was in school, I loved learning about different cultures and learning different languages. I can speak Urdu, Gujrati and I like to think I can speak some French too!

If I wasn’t a teacher, I would work as a Personal Trainer to help people get fit! 

I can’t wait for all the exciting things that we have got planned this year! 



Shwmae! Mrs Pearce ydw i and I have just returned from my Welsh Language Sabbatical to teach 1B. I have loved learning lots of new ideas and Welsh words at University and I am looking forward to sharing them within our school. Although I love to teach Welsh, I also enjoy teaching Music and Art and exploring all sorts of creative things. When I'm not in school I spend my time with my family doing all sorts of crafts or going on adventures in the great outdoors! I also like travelling further afield and my favourite place to visit is Disney! I am looking forward to all the exciting things we have got planned this term. 



Hello, Ciao! My name is Miss Gargaro and I am Italian. I am a mother of a beautiful daughter. I have been working as a Teaching Assistant for 5 years, which I really enjoy! I love PE and getting the children involved in sports activities. My favourite thing to do is dance. I have been a dancer for 20 years and I am still involved and teach in a local dancing school. My dream is to become a teacher and also open up my very own dancing school. When I was in school my favourite subjects were PE, Drama and Art. In my spare time I spend time with my daughter taking her to Dance Class and Gymnastics. I like to go on adventures on the weekend with my daughter and my family around Wales. The best time of the day is watching Disney films with my daughter and reading bedtime stories to her before bed and getting creative with thoughts from the story. My favourite food is steak and spaghetti carbonara. I like to watch my Nan and my Mother make pizza and Italian food.  I love going on holiday to Italy where I can spend time with my grandparents who live there and make a lot of memories.



Hello! My name is Miss Abdelmoula and I am a Teaching Assistant in Year 1.

I really enjoy working with children. My favourite thing to do is spend time with my family.

In my spare time, I like walking, listening to music, cooking and taking photos.

My favourite food is pizza! I like making my pizza with my family. If I wasn’t a Teaching Assistant, I would love to be a chef. I am really excited about spending this year with the children in Year 1.


What will we be learning throughout the year?


Autumn Term

During the Autumn Term we will be floating among the clouds in our topic 'Up, Up and Away.' As part of this topic we will be learning about all of the things that you can find in the sky. During our Literacy lessons, we will be reading lots of different stories. This term we will be reading: ‘How to Catch a Star’, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and many more. We will use these stories to expand our literacy skills by writing predictions, retelling stories, innovating our own stories and lots more. We will use our oracy skills to speak to each other in English and Welsh. To ensure we are always happy and healthy, we will be looking at ourselves, our relationships and how to keep active through different physical skills. This term we will be working on our ball skills. During our numeracy sessions we will be using our number skills to  practise counting, ordering and sequencing numbers. We will learn about the different types of birds and we will use binoculars to do a bit of bird watching in the local area. We will look at different modes of air transport and will take a journey into space! Through the use of Purplemash, Beebots, Chromebooks and iPads, we will be developing our Technology skills and use this to further explore our topic. We will be expressing ourselves through singing, dancing and by creating our own music. We will be using our creative skills to design kites, dream catchers, drawings and more fantastic creations. 

What do you think we will find Up, Up and Away?



Spring Term 


This term, we will be travelling around Newport with our topic 'Out & About' in Newport.  We will be reading ‘Princess Grump and her pet dragon’ and ‘100 Decker Bus’. During our Language, Literacy and Communication we will explore characters, write letters and write a diary entry.  We will be using our maths skills to order and sequence numbers. When you are ‘Out & About’, encourage your child to look at door numbers and recognise the patterns.  We will use 2D shapes to create houses around Newport and we will be looking at the properties of 2D shapes.  Have a walk around the neighbourhood with your child and have a chat about the different houses they can see.  We will be exploring different landmarks in Newport and their History. We will be learning about the history of different bridges in Newport and we will be exploring materials to create the bridges.  During PE sessions, we will be learning and performing dances. We will be using the Beebot to visit different locations in Newport. 

Can you visit all the different landmarks in Newport?



Summer Term 

Our theme for the Summer Term is Superheroes when we will exploring everything from our favourite Superheroes to the real life Superheroes that work in our community. We will start with one of our favourite stories of 'Supertato' and find out all about his adventures as he tracks down the Evil Pea. We will be putting our number skills to the test as we explore doubling and halving and will use these strategies to make Superhero recipes including a super salad and soup. In the second half of the term we are hoping to meet some of the real life Superheroes that we know, with visits from the Police and a visit to the local Fire Station. In our PE sessions we will be practising our ball skills and will be engaging games that help us to develop a variety of skills. We are hoping that the weather is going to be fine so we can enjoy these activities outside. Let's hope for some sunshine this term! 


Life Skills 

This term for our life skills we will be learning how to cross the road safely. Please help your child to look at road signs and to recognise different pedestrian signs and crossings. We encourage parents to reinforce this when walking around the local area.














Books we will be reading this term ...




What pupils say about being in Year 1.

  • "The science experiments have been fun."

  • "I have learnt how to log onto Chromebooks and play maths games."

  • "I have really enjoyed making things."

  • "Doing work with teachers has been fun."

PE Days

Our PE sessions are on a Wednesday. Children are able to wear their kit to school.

Please ensure that all jewellery is removed.

Thank you! 

What can you do at home to help?


Encourage your child to talk about their day and tell you about things that they have done. 


Read with your children regularly and encourage your child to read for pleasure as well reading their school reading book.Reading for 10 minutes a day can have a huge impact on their progress. You can read any sort of literature that you have at home such as magazines, comics, recipes or why not help them to log into 'Oxford Reading Buddy' to access different books. 


When you are out and about encourage your child to look at the maths and numbers around them. Practise their counting when they are completing activities, explore money when you go shopping, combine different amounts - maths is all around us!


During our 'Up, Up and Away' topic why not get creative and create a paper aeroplane or use materials around the house to make a kite. How far can you make it fly? 


We currently live in a developing digital world. Spend some time with your child discussing how to stay safe when online. Visit out Internet Safety page on the School Website for activities and ideas to support you. 


Visit the Connect page on our school website.  Here you will find other information and activities that will help to support your child at home. You may even see a few familiar faces on the activity videos. 


Log into 'PurpleMash' and explore the different tools that the children have been using within school. 


Hwb is another resource that can be used at home - you will find a range of educational apps to support your children's learning.  You will also find lots of information about the new Curriculum for Wales.


Suggested Websites*


Education Games - Various games and activities for Literacy & Mathematical Development

Topmarks - A fantastic range of games for Literacy & Mathematical Development

Oxford Owl - An award-winning website to help support children’s learning. They have a fantastic selection of free ebooks (Select 'My Class Login'. My Class Name & My Class Password are both TPP1)

Purple mash - A great site with a range of activities including maths games and creative tools.



*Please note these links lead to external websites & we are not responsible for the content of these pages. 






 If you would like to chat to us, we are happy to help when we are on the yard in the morning or at the end of the day once the children have been dismissed. However, you can also contact the school office on 01633 817161 or via email at and we will get back to you as soon as we can.


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