St Mary's

Catholic Primary School

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Year One

Welcome to Year 1!

Our Class Page 


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

learn! Miss Whitaker and Mrs 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.


Phonics and reading are a very important part of your child's development in Year 1. We

read with your children as much as possible throughout the week so please make sure

your child brings their reading book and reading record to school every day.


Thank you,



What are we learning this term?


English - We are starting off our writing this term by reading the story 'We're going on a bear hunt'. We will be using this book to help us learn how to write captions that include correctly formed letters, phonics to spell simple words, and finger spaces.


Maths - We are learning about numbers to ten, and then moving onto addition and subtraction within ten later in the term.


Science - Our topic in Science this term is 'Everyday Materials'. We will be observing the difference between certain materials, investigating their properties and thinking about why some materials are good for certain objects and not others.


RE - Our current RE topic is 'Families'. We are reflecting on how we show love and care in our families and understanding that God loves and cares for us, because we are His family.


Project - This term we are developing our Geographical skills and learning about our local area. We are looking forward to our local area field trip at the start of term as well as creating a map of our school. We can't wait to share our learning with you!

Star of the week

Reader of the week


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

Alongside spelling homework, Phonics homework will be sent home every Friday and will need to be brought back to school every Wednesday. The Phonics homework this term is aimed at helping to prepare your child for the Phonics Screening Check in June. 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 and Friday afternoon. Please ensure that PE kits have your child's name written on the label and on the PE bag too.