The Ark (Y1)

Welcome to the Ark 1 Class!




Miss Calcagni is our class teacher, and she is helped by Miss Place, Miss James and Miss Fears. The ladies help us to follow the Ten Magdalen Values and encourage us to work hard to earn house points and ‘monster points’ on Class Dojo.

Year One begins the children's journey into Key Stage One, so it's a very important year! We do lots of hands on leaning through our inspiring and creative curriculum. Our aim is to ensure that the children experience a smooth transition from the Foundation Stage to Key Stage One. The Year 1 curriculum builds upon and extends the experiences that the children have had in Reception. Learning through play will continue to be an important part of the school day to begin with, and the children will, over the course of this first term, be eased into more formal learning so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. In year 1 the classroom starts to look like a more ‘standard classroom’. Each day, we will have structured lessons to develop their skills. In year 1, we also work on encouraging the children to become independent learners.

Many thanks


 Miss Calcagni (class teacher) [email protected]


Please look at Class Dojo regularly to find information about your child’s current learning at school and home learning.