Class 4 Year 1 2019 - 2020

Mrs Ireland

Mrs Orr


Welcome back to the Second half of our Autumn term!



We hope that you have all had a happy and restful week. The children have all settled well into the daily routines of year 1 and we are looking forward to this busy new half term together. 

Our  RE topic is: 

Mary Our Mother – What makes someone special? 

We learn about the events leading up to the Birth of Jesus, including the Annunciation and the Visitation. We find out  why Mary was chosen to be the mother of Jesus. We retell the Christmas story and learn how the Good News of Jesus’s birth was spread. 


Our topic work begins with ‘Toys’ and throughout this half term we will have a greater focus on History. We learn about the poppy and why it is used to signify Remembrance day. We will find out about famous people from around our locality and write fact files about them. We will continue to learn to play the recorder. Remember to keep practising at home!


In English we will try to expand our sentences by using 'and' and 'but' in them. We will check our writing for capital letters and punctuation marks. We will continue to learn to write using the cursive style.


In Maths we will learn to count to twenty, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. We will count, read and write numbers to 20 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. We will learn 2d and 3d shape names.

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 Moss



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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Dane Bank Avenue

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174