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St. Joseph and St. Bernadette

Welcome to Year One

The Year 1 class teachers are Miss Groom for St Joseph class and Mr Titheridge-Stone for St Bernadette class.


Enjoy your summer holiday! See you on the 4th September!



What is expected? How you can help?

  • That children arrive on time at the beginning of the day and are collected on time at the end of the day.
  • Children come prepared for all lessons including PE. PE kit should be in school on Monday and taken home to be washed on Friday
  • To support your child with their reading, we would like you to listen to your child read for a short time every evening. This can be on the bus if you travel or while your doing the cooking etc... However, if you have time to sit with them perfect.
  • That you support and check that your child is doing their homework and learning their spellings each week (please refer below for homework and spelling information). Although your child may need help reading out what the homework is, unless a research project the homework is based on class work and gets explained to your child before it goes home. So you shouldn't have to help them to much. If that is the case please see the class teacher.

Our new topics this term are...


IPC topic is

'Hooray! Let's go on holiday!'

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Science topic is


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Reading books need to be in school everyday. Teachers aim to read with every child at least once a week - for this to work the children need their copies of the books with them as the school won't necessarily have spares. Please read with your child every evening and encourage your child to retell the story in their own words. Ask them questions about what they have read, and make notes on their progress in their reading record. If you need any support with questions to ask please see class teacher for ideas.


Books will be swapped on Fridays when children's reading records show they have read at home or at school or both. 



Remember to use your Reading Egg and Abacus logins during the holidays!

Reading Egg login and passwords have been stuck into your child's reading records, please make sure they start using it at home.

Homework is always given out every Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. If you have any problems with the homework please do not hesitate to see the class teacher. Please query if your child does not receive any homework. 



The children will receive their spellings every Monday and have their spelling test on Friday. Spelling books should be kept at home to practise in during the week. Please encourage your child to use the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, and Check' technique outlined in the books. Please ensure that your child brings their spelling book into school every Friday. 

To look at this week's spellings see below.



Please remember to bring your child's P.E. clothes in on Monday and take them home on Friday (white top, blue/black shorts) to be washed. We hope to be doing PE outside, so please also include long tracksuit bottoms, tracksuit top and outdoor plimsolls or trainers in your child's PE kit. We will check to see if P.E kits are in school on Monday mornings so please try and remember (so you don't have to receive a uniform letter) and speak to the class teacher if there are any problems.



When you have a spare moment at home please encourage your child to recognise, record and add their numerals from 0-20 and above as a challenge. We will also be looking at number patterns e.g. counting in 2's, 5's and 10's. To challenge your child, try to help them become familiar with some maths vocabulary: addition, equals sign, plus sign, double, number bond.


In Literacy we are encouraging the children to use their letter sounds within their writing and to concentrate on their letter formation. We would be very grateful if you could reinforce this at home. Below we have attached some printable handwriting practice sheets.


We are revisiting the use of capital letters at the beginning of sentences and for names and places. Writing full stops at the end of sentences has also been a focus. Please encourage your child to include these in their homework.  



In Year 1 your children are continuing to develop and learn their sounds and during the Summer Term they will be undertaking their Phonics Screening.

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For more information on our Phonics scheme, please see the English page under Curriculum.

Please see our learning links and activities section below for information and games that your children can do at home. 

We do Fitt-in everyday twice a day!

Learning Links!


Phonics and English

Phonics Workout Song -

Act out the Alphabet with sounds -

Alphabet -

Jolly Phonics Songs A-Z -

Jolly Phonics Songs 2 –

Capital Letter Rap -

Capitalize Song -

Months of the Year Syllable Song -

12 Months of the Year -

Days of the Week Rap Back -

Phonics game -

Phonics Play -



Count to 100 Song -

Counting in 5’s Song -

Counting in 2’s Song -

Counting in 10’s Song -

Teen Numbers Song -

Number Bonds to 10 -

Addition Song -

Subtraction Song -

2D Shape Song -

Shape Song -

3D Shape Song -

3D Shapes Song x2 -

Let’s Learn About the Clock -

Tell the Time on the Clock -