Year One

Welcome to Year One! The Class Teachers for Year One are Miss Cunnington (1C) and Miss Newns (1N).



Hello, I’m Miss Cunnington and I have been working at St Matthew’s since 2011. I am PSHCE and Healthy School Leader for the School. This is something I’m incredibly passionate about and enjoy watching the children develop into life long learners. I  run the dance club at school and we have taken part in the Star Steppers Dance Festival for the last few years. It is a fantastic opportunity to allow young children to perform on a stage. When I am not in school I enjoy cooking and going to the cinema.






Hello, I am Miss Newns! I enjoy working at St Matthews and taking part in the many fun activities and opportunities within our exciting school community. Art is a passion of mine and I enjoy getting to know the children and helping them challenge themselves.






Hello! I’m Mrs Frew and I have been at St Matthew’s for 7 years, mainly working with the infants. As well as supporting  in class, I work one-to-one with reading in the morning. I also teach a programme called Fisher Family Trust Wave 3 Literacy to individual children to boost their reading and writing skills.






Hello, I’m Mrs Asif. I have been working at St Matthew’s for the last 5 years. I really enjoy my job and love to see children celebrate their achievements in different ways. It’s not just the academic progress I enjoy seeing; it’s the confidence and independence that grows too.







If you have any other questions about your child's progress or how your child is getting on in school, please either catch us in the morning or afternoon if your question is brief, or speak to us about making a before or after-school (preferable) appointment.




Year 1 End of Year Expectations



 Year 1 Phonics

Here are some games you can play to help you practise your phonics:

'Buried Treasure', 'Picnic on Pluto'

BBC Bitesize Liteacy 'Deep Sea Phonics'

KS1 Literacy 'Forest Phonics'

KS1 Literacy




Here is a copy of our Phonic Screening Check presentation:

Phonic Screening Check - Parent Information from St Matthews CE Primary Redhill on Vimeo.


How to say the phonic sounds




Here is the video shown in our phonics meeting, which shows how words are 'scored' in the Phonic Screening Check:


 Recommended Books to Read