Year 1

Week Beginning 3rd December 2018

Our key learning this week: 

English: We will be beginning some work on lists and letter writing. 

Maths: We will be continuing our work on subtraction and beginning to use a number line to help us. 

Science: We will continue our topic about materials. We will be learning about the properties of different materials and how we can classify them. We will then move on to think about materials which are suited to particular jobs. 

Art: We will be designing and making our own puppets. 


Please can all children have trainers and PE kit in school everyday. 

If any parents would like to accompany us on our Christmas trip to the museum on Tuesday 18th December, please let Miss Wilkinson know. 

Friday 30th November - British Values Day

Sunday 2nd December - Advent Mass @ St. Josephs 11am 

Monday 10th December - Nativity dress rehearsal @ 1.30pm

Wednesday 12th December- Nativity @ 6pm

Thursday 13th December - Nativity @ 6pm  

Monday 17th December - Christmas Carol Concert @ St. Josephs 6pm 

Tuesday 18th December - Year 1 trip to Christmas at the Museum AM

Tuesday 18th December - EYFS/KS1 Christmas Party 

Wednesday 19th December - Christmas Lunch

Thursday 20th December - School finishes @ 2.30pm 

We had a great time during Art Week creating our own images based on Kandinsky. The children learnt lots about Kandinsky and his work. We talked about what inspired him and what sort of paintings he liked to create. 

If you would like to purchase your child's art work for a donation please let Miss Wilkinson know. 


Our topic this term is me, myself and I. You can find our topic web for this year here.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly) 

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.  

Please ensure children are reading at least 3 times a week at home and that this is recorded in their reading record.

Please use this bookmark your children have to support their reading. Click here to view online.

There is also a useful booklet to help support your child's reading at home here.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys. This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Homework Expectations – Year 1 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week.