Year 1 - St. Francis of Assisi

Year 1 - St. Francis of Assisi

Welcome to Year 1!

Class Teachers - Miss O'Neill Miss Woodward

Teaching Assistants - Mrs Newsham Miss Harrison




As part of our science topic we will be looking at the names of plants. This will include flowers, trees and plants we eat.


In maths we are learning all about numbers and shapes. We will be learning all about using number bonds to ten to help solve problems. Please keep counting in 2's, 5's and 10's at home to help with your child's learning.



In English we are listening to and learning a poem and also retelling the story of Hansel and Gretal. We are looking forward to learning about Shakespeare and one of his plays. Please keep reading with your child at home for at least 10 minutes every night.


In art we will be drawing portraits and looking at famous artists.


In computing we are using purplemash and you can use   your child's login to access this at home.



Geography sees us using maps and atlases as we look at the four countries of the UK and surrounding seas.

History has a birthday theme looking at changes over time to include toys.


PE is on Wednesday and Thursdays and children need to come dressed ready for PE.  Children with pierced ears must not wear their earrings on PE days.




Water bottles will be sent home Friday to wash and return Monday.


The most important thing I can say to you is PLEASE listen to your child read.


If you have any queries please contact the school office to make an appointment to see me or contact us on or



      This half term the school value is Attentive.



Long Term Curriculum Plan

Termly Class Information Sheet

 Year 1 St Mary's Learner Leaflets




 Phonic Screening Check

What is the phonics screening check?

The phonic screening check is a quick and easy way to check your child's phonic knowledge.  This is a national assessment delivered to all Year 1 children.

When will the phonics screening take place?

The screening this year will take place June 2023

How does the check work?

Your child will be asked to read 40 words aloud. The words are split into real words and nonsense/alien words.  The nonsense/alien words test your child's decoding skills using their phonic knowledge.


You child's results will be reported to you in the Summer Term.  If you child has not met the required level we will continue to support them in school. They will have the opportunity to retake the check in Year 2.

Our Class Reading Bear is ready to visit your homes.


Where have all these scarecrows come from?

Year 1 having fun on their Scarecrow Day

Year 1 have started book week

The value this half term is curious. The children looked at curious objects.

A parent came to help us with our learning.

Curriculum Overview 2020-2021

Class Information Sheet for Summer Term