Welcome to Reception/Year 1

Firstly, I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Miss McKeating and I have recently joined the Montreal Church of England School family in September. I have been teaching for over 7 years in various different schools . I love teaching and being given the opportunity to impart knowledge to children. I love to make learning exciting, memorable and above all else, suited to each and every child. I can't wait to make some amazing memories with you all this year. 

When I am at home, I love to look after the dogs that I foster, walking and spending time with my family. 

Looking forward to seeing all your smiling faces.  

Miss McKeating

Welcome to the R/1 page. Here you will find lots of curriculum information, messages and photos of the exciting learning we are up to.  

If you have any queries please contact me on year1@montreal.cumbria.sch.uk

Miss McKeating. 

Forest Schools and PE

To support our experiential learning, every Friday morning Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 children will have a Forest School Morning. They are to come to school every Friday wearing old clothing appropriate for the weather. They are to bring their full school uniform (including shoes) to get changed into at dinner time and a plastic bag which the children will put their muddy clothes into. Forest school will count as one of the children's PE sessions.

The children in Miss McKeating's class will have their other PE sessions on Tuesday and Fridays and will need to bring in their full school PE kit.

The Reception children in Miss McKeating's class also have an additional forest school session on a Tuesday afternoon at Longlands. Children are to bring their Forest School clothes with them on a Tuesday to change into after dinner. 

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to come and chat to us.

Forest School 

Please send the children in old, warm clothes that will be ok to get muddy.  Children should wear wellies and waterproofs if possible.  However, we do have some waterproofs and wellies in the forest school.  

The children will then get changed into their school uniforms at dinner time.  It is advisable that they bring a plastic carrier bag to put all their forest school clothing into.  


Homework will be set on Friday. Please return homework by the following Friday.

Knowledge Organisers

Below you will find some knowledge organisers that provide information about what topics and language the children are studying.  

Year 1 Knowledge Organisers

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Our First Forest school 

Our first days in Reception