Hello, my name is Katy Rix and I am a Year 1 teacher.

Year 1 is made up of three classes: 1Australia (1A), 1Brazil (1B) and 1Sweden (1S). The curriculum builds upon the experiences that children have had in Reception, providing opportunities to learn through exploration and inquiry so that they remain motivated, enthused and eager learners. We believe that the start of your child’s formal education will be a positive, child-centred experience that will foster a love for learning.

Please refer to our class blogs for more information about your child’s learning.


The Year 1 team works closely with Reception teachers to prepare for a smooth transition. We aim to manage the transition from Reception to Year 1 in a gradual, staged approach, which allows the children to adapt during the first half of the Autumn Term.

During Year 1 Children will become more confident and competent in Reading and Writing. Phonics is taught every day for 20 minutes to support Reading, Writing and Spelling. In Year 1 all children will have a phonics screening check during June and the results will be reported to you in the summer term.

In Maths, we focus on the numbers 0 – 100. Children will learn number bonds to 10 and begin to ‘count on’. We also learn about the place value of numbers and how to add and subtract.

For further information you can view our Curriculum Maps here: Our Curriculum.


Katy Rix

Hi my name is Katy Rix and I am a teacher in Year 1. This is my first year of teaching at John Perry and I have enjoyed getting to know the community.

I love teaching and enjoy watching the children discover new things about the world around them.Outside of school I love to read, one of my favourite authors is  J.K Rowling.

As a child I loved following Harry Potter through his adventures at Hogwarts! I am also a keen baker and enjoy baking for my family and friends.

Miss Hurtado

I am Miss Hurtado. This is my second year at John Perry and I am enjoying getting to know the school. I love learning from and with children, sharing experiences with them and being part of their development. I am fluent in three languages: Spanish, Catalan and English. I love to watch great films.

I enjoy travelling and the best place I have ever travelled to is Vancouver, Canada because of the breath taking views and the great community spirit. I also like the company of good friends and family.

Magda Sudo

Hi my name is Magda Sudol and I am a teacher in Year 1. This is my first year of teaching at John Perry and I have enjoyed getting to know the community.



Year 1 Spring 2

In Maths we have been learning about place value.  We have been partitioning numbers into hundreds, tens and ones.  We know the value of each digit in a number and can use this knowledge to solve addition and subtractions problems.  We have been using these place value grids to show how numbers are broken down […]

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