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St. Michael & St. Martin Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Year 1

The teachers in Year 1 are:
Ms Mitra (1M)

and Mr Walsh (1F)


Also working in Year 1 are:

Mrs Payne

Mrs Mahmood

Mrs Giamatteo


We hope you all enjoyed a happy and holy Christmas. Happy new year from the Year 1 team to all of our Year 1 children and parents! We began the new term by making and sharing our new year's resolutions. The children are determined to keep their promises. We wish them every luck!


Religious Education

Our topic this half term is called, ‘Jesus at Prayer’ We are focusing on the Book of Exodus, in particular, the Passover. After half term, we will start our new unit called ‘From Lent to Easter’.



Our children are enjoying the current text that we are covering in English called ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ which is our focus on poetry. The children will be learning about the poem through role-play and descriptive writing. After half-term our focus will be on the Power of Reading and the book called 'A Day On Our Blue Planet' which ties in with our Geography 'Polar Bear or Penguin' topic.



In Maths, we will use ten-frames and number-lines to help with addition and subtraction within 20. During the Spring term, we will be focusing on place value within 50. There will also be a greater focus on 2, 5 and 10 times tables which is expected in year 1. Towards the end of the term we will be measuring by length and height.


Geography, History and Art.

Our topic in Geography is ‘Polar Bear or Penguin’ which will teach the children all about life in the Arctic and the Antarctica. After half term our History topic will involve 'The Great Fire of London'.



Our first Science topic this term is, ‘Everyday Materials’ where the children will learn about how materials are made and why we use them. 



Each week we have an Achievement Assembly and a Gospel Assembly for the children. KS1 class assemblies will commence in the Spring Term.



At St Michael and St Martin’s School we have extremely high standards for behaviour that we expect the children to demonstrate at all times, both in class and whilst playing in the playground.

The children in Year 1 are all aware of our school and class rules. On the first day in Year 1, we all contributed in order to write our ‘Golden Rules’. We know that by following the rules our school will be a happy place to learn.

Working together with parents and guardians plays a large part in ensuring there are good relationships and standards of behaviour in school.


General Reminders

  • Book bags are sent home every day with scheme books changed each Monday and Thursday. All other days, the children will take home a free choice book. Please ensure that your child’s book bag is in school on these days and that their reading records are signed for scheme books each week. Please do not sign for free choice books. 
  • Please try to read with your child for the recommended 10 minutes each day with questions to help their reading for meaning. 
  • Homework is set every Friday and should be completed and returned the following Thursday. We really appreciate your support when helping children with their homework. Often, the task set is related to what we have covered in class that week and provides a chance for them to consolidate their learning. 
  • Spellings are set on Friday and tested every Friday. We hope the introduction of Super Sentences will help your children with sentence structure and how to use their spellings within a sentence.
  • PE takes place every Monday morning. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school on this day. All items of uniform must also be named.
  • Please ensure that your child brings in a named bottle of water every day.



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