Class 4 Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Ireland

Mrs Orr

Welcome to Year 1!


We hope that you have all had a happy and restful Summer holiday and are looking forward to this new term in Year 1.

We hope that your children are all excited to be joining Year 1 and looking forward to the new challenges ahead.


Our first RE topic is God's Great Plan.

In this topic the children will become aware of the beauty of God’s World and understand the story of creation. They will think about our responsibility to look after our World and know that God sent the Angel Gabriel to ask Mary to be the mother of his son. The children will understand that Mary is our mother too.

Our topic is ‘My World and I’ and through this we learn about human and animal body parts and the senses. Shortly before half term we will be taking a trip to Stockley Farm as part of this topic.


In English we will be reading some stories with familiar settings. We will explore the stories 'Whatever next' and 'Feather in my pocket'. Using these stories we will be labelling pictures and writing captions to match. We will explore the stories and do our own retells. We will practise forming upper and lower case letters and use capital letters for names and to start sentences. We will write our own story on forest animals.


In Maths we will learn to count to ten, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. We will count, read and write numbers to 10 in both numerals and words. Given a number, the children will  identify one more or one less. They will identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least. They will represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 10. We will read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (-) and equals (=) signs, and we will add and subtract one digit numbers to 10, including zero.

The children will continue to have access to a wide range of colour banded books which they can choose and change within the classroom. The children will read at least once each week with a teacher as part of a guided read. During this time we will practise key skills to help develop fluency and a note will be made in their diary. It is aboslutely essential that the children read each day at home for a few minutes. This is the time that they can practise the skills they have been taught. Please make sure that your child is reading every day and that any reading completed at home is recorded in their reading diaries. 

Homework will be given out in Homework books on a Friday. Please return to school on Monday. 

Our updated curriculum map is available on the website, which will give further information on all of the above. 

Many thanks in anticipation of all your support and hard work. 

Mrs Ireland Mrs Orr Mrs Belmore



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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Danebank Avenue

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Tel: 01270 685174