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Catholic Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


Class Teacher: Miss Dyson

Teaching Assistant: Miss Brown 

Sending you a lovely warm welcome to Year One at Holy Family.




Welcome Aboard! Our Immersive Learning Environment- Ahoy There! (Autumn Term)

Year One meet and interview Blackbeard

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We have been researching and discussing the life of Blackbeard! We asked Blackbeard lots of questions and then researched our findings! How interesting...

Key information


Reading - Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that the planner is signed by an adult. Alongside this, it is also key that all children select their own reading for pleasure book which they will also have opportunities to read and share with others in school. I can't wait to hear about all the 'Recommended Reads' from each of the children and any new vocabulary which they may have collected on their reading journeys. 


Phonics- In Year 1 children will receive regular phonics homework and sounds to learn at home based on which sounds they are currently learning at School.  It is also key that the children understand any new words met and can apply into their writing as well as being able to read them. It would be lovely for children to practice any new sounds they have written and form words and then sentences using them. All written homework must be presented to the highest standard. 


Homework - All children will be given weekly English or Maths homework. This is to be completed and returned to school as required. 


PE - PE will take place every Wednesday and Friday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate in this key subject. 










Autumn Term in Year 1 

Welcome back Year One, we are so happy to be learning the classroom and beginning a fantastic Autumn  Term!

Miss Brown and I are so proud of how well you are learning and how hard you are trying!

We are beginning our new topic 'Ahoy There!' This topic covers History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, RE and lots of other subjects and skills! 

We will be continuing to focus on our basic skills in literacy and numeracy- letter and number formation. Phonics will continue to take place daily 9am and we will be really concentrating on developing our School Intents! 

Who can show Resilience? 

Who is Creative? 

Who isn't afraid of trying new Experiences? 

Who can build on Prior Learning? 

Let us Enquire together work both Independently and Collaboratively! 

A huge well done again 

Miss Dyson

Miss Brown 



Our Class Reader Book


We are currently reading 'The Night Pirates'  by Peter Harris in Year One. This book is exciting and we are enjoying exploring sequencing the story, making predictions and exploring labels, lists and signs and writing our own messages and captions. We will be writing our own 'messages in a bottle' to send to our Pirate friends! 



What is a Pirate? 

Where do Pirates live? 

Can we describe the setting in the story? 

Visit this page for access to texts suitable for your child/ren for free. Let your imaginations run free and enjoy a good book or three....or four.... 

Reading Information Year One