Year 1 Class Page

Year 1

Year 1 begins a child’s journey into Key Stage One, so it is a very important year. We do lots of hands-on learning through our inspiring and fun curriculum. We learn through many practical activities and spend lots of our time using equipment, discussing our work and spending time in our groups sharing our ideas.

Here are a few things we would like to share with you:

Our teacher: Miss Johnson

Our learning support assistants: Mrs Rounds and Mrs Griffiths

Our School Rules:

At St. Mary’s, in everything we say and do we follow the teaching of Jesus.

1. We always listen carefully so that we can learn and be safe.

2. We work hard and persevere to achieve our best.

3. We take responsibility for our actions.

4. We show good manners by being kind and treating others as we would like to be treated.

5. We value and care for our school and all the things in it.

6. When lining up and walking round school, we always walk quietly.


Reading at home has a huge impact on learning across all areas of the curriculum. Reading helps children to develop their vocabulary and language skills, concentration, curiosity, listening skills, imagination, memory, questioning, empathy and knowledge of the world around them. It is an opportunity for you to spend some special one-on-one bonding time together enjoying books.

We do understand that children are tired when they come home from school, and many children enjoy various after school clubs so time after school may be limited. However, it is so important to make time for reading, and 15 minutes every day will have a huge positive impact on your child's learning both now and in the future. We encourage all children to read for 15-20 minutes every day. Reading at home should be fun - you can take turns reading the pages if you need to, and it doesn't always have to be your child's school book - any reading counts!


  • Please read with your child every night.

  • Phonics homework

  • Websites and links to be posted on ITSLearning where appropriate.

  • Spelling Shed


Monday: Phonics, Maths, Calculations, Literacy, History/ Geography , Shared Reading.

Tuesday: Phonics, Maths, Literacy, (every other half term Gymnastics), RE, Shared Reading.

Wednesday: Phonics, Maths, Calculations, Literacy, PE, Additional RE.

Thursday: Phonics, Maths, Calculations, Literacy, Science, Shared Reading.

Friday: Phonics, Maths, Calculations, Literacy, Art/ DT, /Show and Tell.

Computing will be taught during a block throughout the half-term.

Key Information

Please note the phonics screening takes place in Year 1. You will find more information about this on your child’s its learning page.

Please use the phonics homework that is given each week to support your child’s phonics knowledge.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask anyone in the Year 1 team.

Useful websites

Oxford Owl for School and Home

Class Saint


Year 1 Prayers

Year 1.pdf

Year 1 Autumn Term Parent Planner 2021