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 - This term our class book is 'The Paper Bag Princess'. Our SPAG focus this term will be using question marks and spelling using the suffix -s and -es.


Maths - This term we will be learning how to add and subtract numbers within 50, learning how to measure mass and interpreting data using picture graphs.


Science - Our topic in Science this term is 'Seasonal Changes'. We will be learning how our weather changes between Spring and Summer.


RE - We will be covering the following topics this term in RE: Holidays and Holydays and Being Sorry.


Project - This term we are developing our Geographical Skills by investigating 'Why people should visit the United Kingdom?' We will begin our learning journey with a royal tea party!


DT - In DT this term, we will be investigating how to make a castle with a 'pop up' element.

Our Trip to the transport museum!

We made Rakhi bracelets when learning about Hinduism!

Look at our amazing writing!

We are super Scientists!


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 Thursday afternoon. Please ensure that PE kits have your child's name written on the label and on the PE bag too.