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,



Take a look at this terms news letter...

What are we learning this term?


English - We are starting off our writing this term by reading the story 'The Queens Hat' by Steve Antony. We will then be writing a diary entry as we were the Queen, explaining what happened to her hat!


Maths - We are learning about mass and picture graphs this term.


Science - Our topic in Science this term is 'Seasonal Changes'. We will be observing the changes in the weather during spring and summer and investigating what happens to plants and animals during this time of year.


RE - Our current RE topic is 'Holidays and Holy days'. We are reflecting on special holidays both personally and at church. We will also be learning about the Pentecost and it's significance. 


Project - This term we are developing our Geographical skills and learning about the United Kingdom. We can't wait to share our learning with you!


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