GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Year 1 - Swifts & Sparrows


Welcome to Year 1!

In year 1 this year, our team consists of Miss Oake (KS1 Phase Leader) and Miss Melham in Swifts, and Miss Page (Monday- Wednesday), Mrs McLean (Thursday - Friday) and Mrs Bloomfield in Sparrows.

The children will be immersing themselves within our topics of:

  1. What makes the best curtain? (Science and Design Technology based)

  2. Which structure is significant to our local area and why? (Geography, History and Design Technology based)

  3. Make a toy car which meets a design brief (Design Technology and History based)

  4. Produce observational drawings of plant life around the school ground (History and Geography based)

  5. Produce a model with accompanying fact file to show their understanding of vertebrates displayed as a Natural History Museum. (Science and Art)

  6. A performance, a meal and a fact file inspired by one of the four nations of the UK. (Geography, Music and Design Technology based)

Key dates:

  • Spelling test is Monday.

  • Phonics books are changed on a Monday.

  • P.E day is Thursday.

  • Library books are changed on a Friday.

Following our Phonics Workshop you can access the slides using the below link: 

For all other class information please see Class Briefing link below. 

In Year 1, the children will be taking part in a statutory Phonics Screening Check from the 10th to the 14th of June 2024. The phonics screening check is a check of your child’s phonics knowledge. It helps us confirm whether your child is making the progress expected in the national curriculum. If a pupil does not meet the expected standard at the end of year 1, a programme of support should be put in place and they will re-take in year 2. 

Finally, we would like to thank you for the continued support you give as parents to our Year 1 children and Salfords Primary School. Our pupils try to show as many school values as possible on a daily basis because they aspire to be great role models for the other children!

If you ever have any queries or questions, please do not hesitate to contact either class teacher.

Thank you and 'Be your best'!

Class email addresses:


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