Welcome to Year 1
Our Year 1 Classes
Welcome to Year 1! We have three classes in our year group, two at our Oxley Park campus and one at our Shenley Wood campus. Our class names are all famous children's authors and we enjoy finding out lots about who they are and we get to read their books during our time at Oxley Park.
Year 1 is the first year of our Believe journey, starting the Key Stage 1 of the national curriculum. Here at Oxley Park, it is a fun-packed year where we still learn through play to start with. This helps us transfer from the Dream journey we have just finished. As the year progresses, our learning becomes more formal in preparation for our move up. By the end of Year 1 we have the confidence to say 'I can and I will' in reading writing and using numbers, ready for Year 2.
Meet the Year 1 Team
Our Year 1 PE day is...
Children come to school dressed in their full PE kit on PE days.
Our Year 1 Learning Newsletter
Every half term we share a newsletter with everything you need to know for the new term ahead. It shares all our learning across all the subjects, updates to PE days and any events we may have planned. Please see below for this year's editions so far.
Pupils behave well. They are proud of their school and show high levels of respect, both towards each other and to staff. (Ofsted)
My children enjoy attending each day. They find the work challenging and interesting. They really like the teaching staff and feel supported and have grown in confidence.
Working at Oxley is so special and unique. Everyone is so kind, well-being is at the forefront and our community are a delight. I love my job! (Teacher)
The school missions and values make my son want to be a part of the Academy and try his best. I feel proud that my sons are at Oxley Park and the Nursery and I feel that the changes being made are really positive!
The children are oozing with so much more ‘zest’ since the start of this year, which makes us as parents happier and excited about their future at OPA.
My children love the school! My eldest was quiet, didn’t want to learn, didn’t enjoy school. Now he is settled, has friends and has started to show improvements. My daughter loves her teachers and is extremely enthusiastic.