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!





Phonics Screening Test

The Phonics Screening Test begins the week commencing the 10th June. It is so important that during this term children are being continuously supported with their reading at both school and at home. To further children's home learning additional phonics and reading activities will be provided.

Our Topic: Beside the sea!



Our fourth and final topic in Year 1 is about the seaside. We will focus on human-made features like the fairest wheels, shops and arcades. Additionally, we will investigate the natural physical features of the seaside such as sand, the sea and rock pools. Year 1 will have the opportunity to explore different seaside towns across the United Kingdom. These seaside towns will include Blackpool, Scarborough and Brighton. As part of our topic, we will be going on an exciting trip to our closest seaside Cleethorpes.  Children will engage in exciting activities such as visiting the Lifeboat Museum and walking down Cleethorpes Pier.






Take a look at our Classroom

What are we learning this term?


English - This term our class book is The Lighthouse Keepers Lunch! We will be exploring how to write effective and informative instructions.


Maths -  In Maths we will explore the following topics: Measures - Length and Mass, Numbers to 50, 100 and beyond, Addition and Subtraction, Money, Multiplication and Division, Capacity and  Volume. 


Science - Our topic is Plants. We will discover different types of common and garden plants alongside our enquiry question: Why are plants so important?


RE - In RE we will be covering the topic of Dialogue and Encounter with a focus on what it means to be a part of a Christian Community. 


Music: In Music, we will be exploring vocal and body sounds with inspiration from sounds under the sea!


Spanish: Our topic in Spanish is Anita and the teddy bear. We will explore how to say 5 key elements of a story.   


Art and Design - In Art and  Design this term, we will be exploring primary and secondary colours through paint and mixed media. 

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.