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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy

Year 1

 Year 1 Class Information: Autumn Term 2022

Welcome to Year 1!

This term the Year 1 team is made up of Mrs Trewick, Mrs Wilson and Mrs Parker.

Welcome back, we hope you have had a wonderful and relaxing break, and you are ready for our new term!!

Our Year 1 Classroom:


Our spring topic is 'It's Good to talk'

Maths: This term we are exploring numbers to 50-100 , addition and subtractions within 20, fractions, length and mass. 

Science: In science we are learning about animals, their characteristics.  

RE: The topics we will be focusing on is 'Community and special people', as well as looking at Hinduism.

 PSHE: We will think about new beginning, making friends, staying healthy and safe and behaving well.

Computing: We will be focussing on algorithms and programming.

Music: Using Charanga we will learn to listen and appraise music, begin to feel the pulse and find rhythm/beat, compose simple songs/rap.

PE: On Tuesdays in Real P.E. we will begin to explore the fundamentals of movement using personal skills and social skills. On Wednesdays we will use Real PE and focus on gymnastic skills. Please come to school in full PE kit on these days. 


Reading - Children will bring home 3 books per week.

One book will be a copy of the phonics linked book they have read in school and should be confident and familiar with.

One book will be an unfamiliar book but with similar and familiar vocabulary as the book from school.

The third book will be a 'book to share' which your child will have chosen for themselves from our class collection. This book is not expected to be read independently by any child, but is for sharing at a story time with an older sibling or adult.

Books must be returned weekly on a Friday  so that we can exchange for updated books and to ensure your child's progression through the scheme. 

Home Learning

Children will receive their home learning menu in their home learning books at the start of the term. The activities will be linked to the different things we will be covering throughout the term. Home learning books will be collected in at the end of the term, so you can work on them at your own pace.

Spelling Zapper books are checked once a week and updated if your child is ready for the next set. Please ensure that Zapper books are left in book bags, so we can work on them throughout the week as well. We check them on Wednesdays.

Learning with Parents is now up and running. Topics will be uploaded every week, that correlate to what the children learn in school. You can access the website here

If you have any problems accessing Learning with Parents, please let a member of the Year 1 team know.