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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


This year we have Mrs Wilson, Mrs Boyle and Mrs Parker in Year 1! Mrs Boyle will be teaching at the beginning of the week and Mrs Wilson is at the end of the week. We are all very excited and cannot wait to start our year in Y1!

Autumn Term

Maths Mastery – Numbers to 10, Addition and Subtraction within 10, Shapes and Patterns and Numbers to 20.

Read Write Inc – The children will work through their coloured reading books, through this we will be introducing new phonics sounds as well as spelling, grammar and punctuation rules in both their reading and related writing.

RE – This term we will be looking at the themes of Family and Belonging

PE – In PE this term we will be focusing on our coordination and footwork, our static balance on one leg and our dynamic balance, jumping and landing.

Science – This term we will be looking at the Seasons, focusing on Autumn and Winter. We will also be looking at the weather.

Topic – Our topic this term is called ‘Keepers of the Land’. We will be understanding where we are from, who we are and how we fit in the world. We will Look at the wider world and how their own actions can impact the wider world by sponsoring an animal and making links to other countries. We hope to create a sense of belonging to our local area.

Music – We are learning a song called “Hey you”. We will think about pulse and rhythm. Clap along to songs at home and try to keep to a steady beat.

Computing – Introduction to computing and staying safe online

Reading - Children will bring home 3 books per week.

One book will be a copy of the 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 so that we can exchange for updated books and to ensure your child's progression through the scheme.

Home Learning –

  • This year we will be sending out some high frequency words that we will be learning in Year 1.
  • Purple Mash Reading and additional activities will be set via purple mash, as before summer.  
  • Learning with parents is our new online platform that will allow your children to access home learning online. This will be going live shortly and more information to follow.