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Blackbirds (Year 1)

Welcome to Blackbirds!



Mrs Smerdon


Class Teacher 

Mrs Lambshead


Class Teacher

Miss McLean



Mrs Palma







Hello, my name is Mrs Lambshead. I have been teaching for 19 years, throughout EYFS and KS1 and have been at Bradley Barton for 11 years. I will be teaching in the Blackbirds class on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and I am also the Key Stage Phase Leader. 


Hello, my name is Mrs Smerdon. I have been teaching at Bradley Barton for almost 10 years and have taught in many year groups throughout the school. I am also Geography lead and the Educational Visits coordinator for the school. 


Teachers in the class

In Blackbirds, there are two class teachers. Mrs Smerdon teaches the class on a Thursday and a Friday. Mrs Lambshead teaches the class on a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. While Mrs Lamshead is away, Mrs Smerdon will teach the class on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday and Mrs Clark will teach on a Friday.



Class commitments 

At the start of the year, Blackbirds created a set of class commitments to follow to ensure that we have a safe, fun and fantastic year. We all signed these and have agreed to follow them all the time. 



We will be using Class Dojo to record and celebrate all our class achievements. There is also a section where we will post any interesting things the class is doing and any reminders of special things that need to be brought in.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding school, please feel free to use the Class Dojo to message us. I will endeavour to get back to any messages within 48 hours and will only check messages in working hours where possible (8am to 5:30pm). Please contact the school office if you have any urgent messages and refer to the school communication flowchart to ensure you get the most efficient response. 



Year 1 Phonics Screening Check 

The phonics screening check is taken individually by all children in Year 1 in England, and is usually taken in June. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. It will help to identify whether your child needs additional support at this stage so that they do not fall behind in this vital early reading skill.

There is a link to more information on the phonics screening check on the 'Children's' section of the website.