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!

We are so excited to welcome you into our wonderful classroom this September! 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 and Mrs Derbyshire 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: Our Local Area



Our first topic in Year 1 is all about our local area. During this term, the children will have the opportunity to explore their community, including where people in the community live, work and spend their time.

As part of our learning journey, pupils have the opportunity to go on a walk around

their local area, take pictures and document their findings.

We will discuss all the things that make our local environment great and the things we

would change to make it even better!


This topic will take our children on a path of self-discovery by allowing them to explore

their environment through curious and critical observation. 

Take a look at our Classroom

What are we learning this term?


English - This term our class book is 'Rosie Revere Engineer'. We will be developing our ability to read a write captions based on what we have read. 


Maths - This term we will be exploring Numbers to 10, Addition and Subtraction within 10 and Shape and Patterns.  


Science - Our topic in Science is Everyday Materials. We are beginning to understand how these materials are used and where we might find them in school. 


RE - We will be covering the following topics this term in RE: Families and Belonging.


Spanish: Our topic in Spanish is Greetings. 


Art - In art this term, we will be exploring how to design and construct a Windmill. 


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

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.