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in the footsteps of Jesus'

St Joseph's RC Primary School

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Teresa Class 


Welcome back to another school year!

My name is Miss Ropiak and together with Sam and Evgeni we are looking forward to working with your child.

Year 1 is a very important year as the children are settling into a more structured environment.  We will be covering lots of exciting new topics this year (see the Yearly Overview).


Here are some of our weekly routines:

 PE usually takes place on Mondays and Thursdays, however, this can sometimes change depending on the weather and the hall timetable. Therefore, children should bring in their PE kit at the beginning of each half term and take it home at the end of each half term.

 Every Friday your child will be given a list of 10 new spelling words which they will then have to learn for the following Friday for when they have a spelling test.

Every morning the children read with an adult in a group setting, however, I would encourage you to read with your children for at least 10 minutes every night and sign their reading record, please.

 Homework will be given out each Friday and should be completed by the following Wednesday.

 I look forward to meeting you and working with you and your child this year!




In Numeracy this half-term we will be counting and ordering numbers up to 100.  We are learning to add and take away one digit numbers using a number line and a hundred square. We will be looking at money and making amounts using different coins and we will be learning how to measure the length of objects.

In Literacy, we will be writing stories with a familiar setting. We will be reading the story ‘The Tiger who came to tea’ by Judith Kerr. We will also learn how to write instructions. This term we will be focusing on using full stops and capital letters correctly. We will also include adjectives and time words to make our writing more interesting.

In our daily phonics sessions, we will learn the Phase 5 sounds that help us to read and write new words. This term we will cover the following sounds:  ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e. We will also be revising all Phase 2 and 3 sounds and continue to practise letter formation.

In RE we are looking at the importance of our families and the symbols of Baptism.

In Science our topic is ‘Animals including humans’ and we will learn how to group different animals.

In Geography we will be learning about the area we live in.

In Music, we will explore different sound sources and create different sounds using a variety of different instruments.

In PE we are practising throwing and catching and we will also develop our skills in Gymnastics.

In Computing, we are learning about programming using electronic floor turtles.