Class 4 Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Ireland

Mrs Orr


Welcome back to the first term of 2019!


We hope that you have all had a happy and restful 2 weeks and a very happy New Year. 

This coming term we will have lots of exciting new work for the children to learn.

Our  RE topic is: 

Families and Celebrations –

We will learn that we all belong to a family and how we love and care for each other. We will learn how Jesus belonged to a family and know what it means to belong to our church family. We will find out what happens at a Baptism.


Our topic work begins with ‘Where do I live?’ and throughout this half term we will find out about materials as part of our science work. We will learn desriptive terms to describe objects and their properties and learn their suitability for purpose. We will learn about the artist Lowry and piant pictures in his style. We will learn about maps of our area and how to draw a map with a key.


In English we will be reading some traditional tales starting with The Little Red Hen. We will explore this as part of our Talk 4 writing unit. 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 at least 50, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. This will build on our previous learning of numbers to 20. We will learn about grouping in 10s. We will develop our understanding of addition and subtraction by using our knowledge of counting on and number lines to aid. We will develop our understanding of number pairs to 10 by learning our number pairs to 20.


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

Main Contact: Mrs L Lee, School Business Manager

Tel: 01270 685174