Home Page

Year 1W

Welcome to 1W’s Class Page



Welcome back to the summer term! We hope you have all had a lovely Easter break. Our learning this term will be on Great Explorers. We will begin this half term with a history focus and the children will learn about different explorers, including Ibn Battuta, Christopher Columbus, Neil Armstrong, Matthew Henson and Felicity Aston. They will learn about their explorations, including the different modes of transport they used, and their achievements. They will also compare explorations undertaken in different periods of time. The children’s learning will then move to a geography focus, wherein they will find out about our locality, including physical and human features. We will be exploring simple map work and the children will be drawing their own maps.



The children will continue to receive two reading books every Monday. Please try to read each day with your child, even if it is only a couple of pages, and note this down in their Reading Record, along with any comments you wish to add. When supporting your child’s reading, please spend time discussing the setting, characters and key words from the story to further their understanding of the text. We will change your child’s reading books the following Monday, if you have noted down that both books are completed.


Please try to send your child’s book bag into school each day if you can, as this

will enable us to note in their Reading Record when they have read with a member of our Year 1 team.


Online Reading Books

Every Monday, an online reading book will be allocated to your child, using the Active Learn Primary website. This reading book will be in addition to the books which are sent home from class. Your child’s login details for the Active Learn Primary website will be sent home with their spellings sheet on Monday 10th January.



The children will continue to bring home a set of spellings every Monday afternoon, alongside their reading books. If possible, please could you support your child to practise their spellings at home, in preparation for a little spelling quiz in school the following Monday. If you feel your child is confident with the spellings, then please feel free to challenge them to practise sentence writing with the focus words.


If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to ask.



Medical Conditions

If your child has a medical condition that staff need to know about, please inform school as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler, or any other medicine, please make sure it has been returned to school, and is not out of date.



Jumpers, Cardigans and Water Bottles

Please remember to clearly label all jumpers and cardigans and ensure your child brings a water bottle to school each day.



Thank you so much to those who have already paid for the summer term.  It is very much appreciated. Children receive a fruit snack in the morning break, and in the afternoon, we provide a variety of healthy snacks throughout the week and a treat on Friday. If you wish for your child to continue receiving a snack each afternoon, then it is £1 per week or £6 each half term.


If you have chosen not to participate in the snack scheme and wish to provide a snack instead please ensure that it is a healthy food choice such as fruit or a cereal bar and that it does not contain any nuts. 



Year 1 have P.E. every Thursday. Your child may wear their P.E. kit to school,

along with their school cardigan or jumper. For your child’s safety, and the

safety of others, please ensure that your child is not wearing any jewellery, and

earrings should either be removed or covered with plasters upon arrival at


Imagine That!

We had a fantastic trip to Imagine That! The children were an absolute delight and they were super ambassadors for St. Patrick's. They took part in painting, playing in the outdoor areas, hunting for fossils, and exploring the Science area. They even made magic snow and slime! After a fun-packed day, it was time to go back to school. What a wonderful day!

Compound Words

The children had a super time today in our English lesson learning about compound words. Captain Compound helped them to understand about the concept of two words being pushed together to make a new word, then they worked in groups making their own compound words. 

World Book Day

It was wonderful to see the children thoroughly enjoying themselves today! They loved talking about their fantastic costumes and books, and during our time in the ICT suite, they used art packages to draw and paint their favourite book. It was great fun taking part in our Hot Seating activities and the children asked and answered questions about their character. Thank you very much to all the parents for supporting us in this special day. 

This week, we have been discussing the importance of keeping our minds healthy as well as our bodies. The children took part in a range of activities, including identifying their own special qualities as well as recognising lovely qualities in others. They wrote notes to each other which outlined special qualities of their chosen friend. During the day, the children took part in Cosmic Yoga and joined in singing the song 'I Believe' which encourages a positive mindset.

Phonics Parents Information

Phonics Bug Demo

Still image for this video

Mission Day

On Thursday 16th September, our school celebrated and reflected upon our Mission Statement. In Year One, we took part in lovely activities which focussed on how we can serve and show love and care to others, and follow in the footsteps of Jesus. We enjoyed Collective Worship in the sunshine, role play, art work and craft activities. 


Faithfully following in the footsteps of Jesus, we serve, love and learn together, inspiring each other to excellence. 

St Patricks St Maries