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St. Michael & St. Martin Catholic Primary School

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Year 1

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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

Miss Giamatteo

 

We hope you all enjoyed a happy and holy Easter. We welcome the children back to school for what will be their final term in Year 1! The time is flying very quickly!

 

Religious Education

Our topic this half term is called, ‘From Easter to Pentecost’ We will be focusing on the the story of the coming of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. We will look at opportunities today to live and share life following the example of Jesus. The children will think about the meaning of 'to love your neighbour as yourself' and discover their human qualities and gifts and those of others. 

 

English

This half-term the children will learn more about how to follow instructions and how to write their own ones. Our Power of Reading book will be 'Traction Man' from which the children will be doing a variety of related activities.

 

Maths

In Maths, we will continue with measuring but will look at weight and capacity. We will continue to brush-up on our times tables skills and attempt to know all the answers to 2s, 5s and 10s times tables by heart! The children will be telling the time by the hour and half-hour and learn more about money. We will also continue to do number related actvities.

 

Geography, History and Art.

Our topic in History this summer term is 'The Great Fire of London'. This is a very interesting topic which has many engaging and enjoyable activities for the children to get involves in.

 

Science

Our first Science topics this term is about seasonal changes and plants. We will be thinking about what happens when the seasons change and how it affects the weather. We will also be discovering different plants and flowers and how to care for them. 

 

Assemblies

Each week we have an Achievement Assembly and a Gospel Assembly for the children. 

 

Expectations

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.

 

 

As Headteacher and on behalf of all the members of St Michael & St Martin School community, I would like to welcome you to our school website. Within our school, we seek to create a supportive and friendly environment, where each child has the opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually and socially.
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