Year 1 2022 - 2023

Miss Ward

Miss Ward

I have been teaching here at Rode Heath for 13 years now and the time has simply flown! Outside of school I enjoy walking, travelling and music, and have been known to dabble in a bit of baking (although my standards are a way off The Great British Bake Off!). Having recently moved to the countryside, I have also become the owner of the world's largest, and possibly hairiest dog, Claude.

Miss Scott

Miss Scott

I have been teaching at Rode Heath for twelve years now and I can't believe how fast it has gone! I am looking forward to a great year in year one and I can't wait to get to know your little people.

As the school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo), I am also responsible for collaborating with the teachers, teaching assistants and parents to support children with additional needs. It is a really special role as I have the privilege of working with children in all year groups to support them on their learning journey.

Outside of school my two young children keep me very busy. We love exploring outside, painting and dancing around the living room!

Mrs Pickford

Mrs Pickford

I have been working at Rode Heath for many years, working across both KS1 and KS2. I am thrilled to be working in year1 again this year and I am looking forward to helping your little people to thrive.
Outside of school I enjoy walking, reading, horse riding and socialising with family and friends.

Welcome to Year One!

We are so proud of how well your little people have settled into life in year 1.  Our topic this term is 'Weather' and we have lots of exciting things planned to keep us busy! 

At Rode Heath we follow the Maths No Problem scheme of work for maths which begins with a real-life problem to show the children why maths is so important in their everyday lives.  This schemes starts in year one and we will build on the areas covered in Reception to ensure the children have a real depth of understanding.

Of course there will be plenty of opportunities for Art, Design & Technology, Computing, Music, PE, RE, History, Geography and even some Golden Time if we can stay on green! 

Alongside all of this, we are very much aware of the importance of ensuring the children are happy, safe and secure in school and to help us do this, we will be following our Hearts and Minds curriculum.  More information about our Hearts and Minds curriculum and our weekly Hearts and Mind planning can be found using this link: Hearts and Minds.

Continuing the learning journey at home... 

Week Beginning - Monday 13th March



  • Can I use a capital letter and full-stop to punctuate my sentences?
  • Can I segment to spell


  • Can I write numbers to 40 in figures and words?


  • Can I identify features associated with winter?


Tuesdays (Dance with Miss Street)

Wednesdays (Games with Miss Ward/Miss Scott)

Please send your child to school in their PE kit on these days.  Their coloured 'house' t-shirt, jogging/tracksuit bottoms, trainers and a hoodie or zip-up jacket. 


  • Can I locate the five oceans?


  • Can I identify the beat of the music?

DT: Moving Pictures

  • Can I make a simple moving picture with a slider mechanism?


  • Can use Scratch Jr. to create my own code?

Hearts and Minds:

  • Road Safety







Don't forget to visit our Think Like an Engineer website regularly to see what we're all busy doing:





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Rode Heath Primary School

Heath Avenue, Cheshire, ST7 3RY

Main Contact - Mr Carl Leech

Tel: 01270 314414


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