Welcome to Year 1
Here in Year 1 everyday is a learning day with so many opportunities to discover new things, develop new skills and lots of exciting challenges.
Our Year 1 teachers are Mrs Jones and Mrs Jeavons, supported by Mrs Gregory, Mrs Graham and Mrs Walton.
Hello, I am Mrs Jones and I am so happy to be part of your child’s learning journey. I love being part of the the Year 1 “family” and I am so proud of everyone here at Etherley Lane.
I have had various roles in my time at Etherley Lane School and I am currently the Art and Design/Design and Technology Co-ordinator. I have studied for a PGCE course and a Diploma in Art and Design to support my role.
Sharing the excitement when children learn new things and watching them develop new interests is the best job in the world! Every day is a learning day for us all- discovering new things and working on new challenges.
Outside of school, I love reading all sorts of books and I am passionate about all aspects of art and design and architecture. I love to visit galleries and new places. I like visiting local nature reserves linked to Durham Wildlife Trust and supporting the RSPB by feeding the birds that visit my garden. I’m so excited when I see a new bird visiting! I have two children and I follow their chosen sports with great enthusiasm even when it’s tough.
Hello, I’m Mrs Gregory and I joined the Etherley Lane in 2016 during this time I have worked in Key Stage 1. I currently support in Year 2 (Class 5)and deliver RWI in Early Years and Year 1. Also, I deliver RWI interventions to develop children’s phonics and reading skills, I love watching the children progress and becoming more confident with reading. I have a passion for supporting children to help them reach their full potential.
Outside of school I have 3 children Daniel, Owen and Thea. I love spending time with my family, going out for walks and trips to the park – especially when we have a picnic!
Class 3 😊
Hi I’m Mrs Jeavons! I started teaching in 2002 and have been at Etherley Lane ever since. I have had many different roles within our school having had the opportunity to teach across Early Years, Key Stage 1 and 2. Currently as well as being one of our Year 1 teachers I am also EYFS Leader, Maths Lead and Assistant Head teacher. I love to come to school every day as it is such an enjoyable and exciting place to be. No two days are ever the same and there is always something new and exciting happening.
Outside of school, I love to spend time with my family. I am married with two children Sam and Martha. We love to be active and enjoy keeping fit and having fun together outdoors. I love music and am often caught singing along to songs.
Hi I’m Mrs Graham! I am a teaching assistant Year 1. I have worked across both Key Stage 1 and 2 helping and supporting children in our school. I love creating and making things, I especially love helping the children develop their ideas and skills.
Outside of school, I like to spend time with my family. I am married with two boys Ben and Charlie. We love to be active and enjoy walking our family dog Sam. We love animals as well as a dog we also have 2 pet lizards.
Please visit the curriculum section of our website to view our Key Stage 1 Curriculum and term plans for this school year.
Please select the links below to view further information.
We have been giving directions in mathematics and computing.
We have been learning about animals in Science.
Class 4 have been learning about volume and capacity in Maths.
We have been learning about plants in Science.
We have been planting seeds and caring for them. Watch this space to see how they grow!
Our seeds are starting to grow.
Class 4 Rock Stars