St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

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Year One

Welcome to Year 1!

Our Class Page 


Welcome to our Year 1 class page! Here you will find all of the current topics and activities we covering this term. We can't wait to share all of our exciting adventures with you!


Year 1 is all about developing new skills, seeking knowledge and participating in a range of enriching experiences.

For each child coming into Year 1 the transition from EYFS to KS1 can be daunting. Year 1 is a very important year for your child as it is the beginning of their KS1 journey. Therefore, we have created a safe space for children to express their ideas, be proud of what they can accomplish and strive for success! smiley


 Through our enriching and exciting curriculum, we provide the opportunity for pupils to explore their curiosity and creativity through practical learning. Throughout their time in Year 1 pupils will develop confidence, resilience, and a love for learning.

These valuable characteristics will support your child as they continue their learning journey across school.   



Thank you,


Miss Brown, Mrs Derbyshire and Miss White heart




In Year 1 your child will be sent home with a banded book and a read for pleasure book. By reading with your child at home you will be supporting their phonetic development.  If your child reads three times at home during the week they will be rewarded every Friday as part of our Celebration Assembly!


Our Topic: Travel and Transport.



Our second topic in Year 1 is all about our travel and transport during the past and the present. During this term, the children will have the opportunity to explore different modes of transport from the past and present, group them in properties and explore how transport has evolved over the years.


As part of our learning journey, pupils have the opportunity to investigate a range of sources in support of their understanding. We will learn about the significant people who have represented incredible change in transport including Ameilia EarHeart and Niel Armstrong. This topic will take our children on a path of self-discovery by allowing them to explore transport through curious and critical observation. 

Take a look at our Classroom

What are we learning this term?


English - This term our class book is 'Professor Astro's Cats Deep Sea Adventure'. We will develop our ability to describe an underwater setting that will draw our reader's attention, creating breathtaking mental images of an underwater landscape. 


Maths - Numbers to 20, Addition and Subtraction within 20 and Time.  


Science - Our topic is Amazing Animals! We are beginning to describe and group animals based on descriptions, habitats, and diet. 


RE - In RE we will be covering the following topics: Special People and Meals. 


RSE: Our topic in RSE is Created and Loved by God.


Computing: Our topic in Computing this term is iDraw.


Design Technology - In Design Technology this term, we will be exploring how to make puppets using a range of joining and design techniques. 

Homework Books

Starting this term pupils will have homework books. The books will contain their weekly spellings as well as other subject pieces. Homework books will be sent out on a Friday and collected back in the following Wednesday. It is an expectation that homework is completed and handed back in on time. Dojo points will be awarded to children who have completed their homework or children who excel in their spelling tests!


In Year 1 we are extremely lucky to have two lessons of PE a Week! PE will take place every Monday and Friday afternoon. Please ensure that PE kits have your child's name written on the label and on the PE bag too.