St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

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Year One

Autumn Term History Topic


This term we are developing our historical skills and discovering the exciting world of dinosaurs! We will be looking at the features of dinosaurs, learning their names, discovering their habitats and even handling ancient dinosaur artefacts!

Class Newsletter

Please see our Term 3 class newsletter below.


We are so pleased to welcome you all back to school after the summer holidays. We have missed you all very much and look forward to continuing our learning journey in our wonderful classroom. If you have any concerns or worries about your child returning to school, please do get in touch with Miss Whitaker on class dojo or TEAMS. In the event of a 'bubble closure' learning will continue on TEAMS.


A few reminders...


  • Spellings are sent home every Monday and a spelling test will take place on Friday. Please support your child with learning their weekly spellings at home.
  • Read Write Inc Reading books will be changed every Monday, and an additional reading book will be changed when required throughout the week.
  • PE kits need to be brought to school every Tuesday and Thursday. These must be suitable for the weather e.g long sleeves/trousers.
  • Book bags and reading records need to be brought to school every day to be checked by the Year 1 team. It is important for your child to read at home every night.
  • Packed lunch boxes must contain a balanced and healthy meal. No sweets, chocolate bars or fizzy pop.


About Year 1 

In Year 1, we are proud to be determined, polite and hard working children who love to learn!


Miss Whitaker and Miss Darbyshire are always here to help, and look forward to working with your child this year!


Year One is a very important year for your child, as they begin their journey into KS1. Through our creative and exciting curriculum, we will provide plenty of opportunities for your child to get 'hands on' in their learning, as well as develop the maturity and confidence to eventually access a more formal style of learning, ready for Year 2.


Due to the current national lockdown, Year 1 are learning from home. Your child is required to take part in daily online lessons that include phonics, English, maths and topic. We are thrilled to see so many of you on TEAMS every day and are amazed at how resilient and committed you are! Keep smiling and never give up! You are incredible Year 1!






Your child will bring home spellings every Monday and will be tested on these every Friday.

Alongside spelling homework, Maths homework will be sent home every Friday and will need to be brought back to school every Wednesday. Dojo points will be awarded to children who have completed their homework or children who excel in their spelling tests!


PE will take place every Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that PE kits have your child's name written on the label and on the PE bag too.