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Year 1



Class Teacher: Miss Dyson

Sending you a lovely warm welcome to Year One at Holy Family. Please have a look at all we have been learning so far this year. Year One is an exciting and challenging time for all children, transitioning from the Early Years Curriculum. Please encourage your child/ren to read at home and share learning experiences with us. 

Many thanks 

Miss Dyson 



Dear all parents/carers please can you add the following groups on facebook: 

Holy Family Catholic Primary School Parent Information. 



The first page is a whole school facebook page which will be regularly updated with any current news/information/resources. 

The second page is Y1 class page where work can be showcased/shared/set. I will be monitoring and uploading lots of exciting work and resources. It is also a great tool to showcase any work and award class dojos! 

I will also be available to help the children with their work/queries and offer support as and when needed. 


Thank you 

Miss Dyson 


Please find below a list of online resources you can access free of charge to help support your child/ren's learning. 

Each child will have also have had access to home learning packs. The learning packs have paper and I have also provided a few more online resources and some learning ideas/projects, literacy, science, RE, geography, history, design technology, music, pe and other engaging lesson ideas. I hope you will find them useful. 


It is also useful to consider the teaching of important life skills during this period of time. There are many things you can teach your child such as: 

- Handling money e.g. "Can you feed a family with £5?" 

 "How much does the food you've eaten today cost?" 

- Telling the time e.g. Creating a timetable daily. 

- Exploring nature and your surroundings. (Even from inside looking outside) 

- Cooking and baking e.g. Measuring ingredients and costing them. 

- Cleaning 

- The importance of hygiene. 


I will continue to monitor the website and update resources accordingly, please remember children thrive when using and applying new learning. Opportunities to spend time as a family and share books or counting/comparing objects in the home are such important experiences for children. So much learning can be applied to our home environments. 

Many thanks and please take care 

Miss Dyson 


Y1 enjoyed celebrating  World Book Day. Each and every child made such an effort. In Y1 we enjoy reading and sharing stories so this day was perfect for us....

We spoke in groups about our chosen character and story, wrote lovely pieces of writing about Where's Wally and made reading dens to share stories in. 

Fantastic and engaging day for all of us! 



Anti-bullying week

Year one wore odd socks for anti-bullying week. During circle time we talked about what bullying is, what it might look like and what we can do if we witness bullying. We also discussed what makes a good friend and what would make a bad friend. Then we gave each other good friend certificates stating reasons why we are all good friends. 

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In Year one we will be sitting the phonics screening test in

June 2020


Please ensure no holidays are taken during Monday 10th June 2020

to Friday 14th June 2020.


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In Year One we have PE on a Tuesday morning. Please ensure children have a PE kit with both suitable indoor and outdoor kit. E.g. tracksuit and trainers. 




In Year One children are expected to read three times per week. Books are changed after children have read their book three times to improve their fluency. Please can children bring their reading books every day even if they haven't read it. 

Children will also be given phonics homework frequently. 

Throughout the year children will also receive  homework related to topic which will be more 'project' based. 



Here at Holy Family we pride ourselves on our smart appearances. Please ensure children come to school dressed appropriately and wearing correct school uniform. 


Current Topic: 

Our current topic is Moon Zoom! We are really enjoying exploring and discussing what life might be like in Space . This is a great topic for us to broaden our vocabulary as we create super space stories! The children are really enjoying the topic and have created brilliant alien models and rockets. 



Home Learning: 



Please find below a link to the first 200 common exception words for Y1 and Y2. In order for Y1 children to achieve their age related expectations they should be able to read and spell the first 100 common exception words. 

Thank you for your continued support.  


Please also find a link to Y1 numeracy and literacy curriculum statements. 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to come and ask. 



Thank you 

Miss Dyson