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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 1's Website

Year 1 Homework - Due Tuesday 19th November. 


English - We have started our Traditional Tales topic in English this week. I have asked the children to tell me which tale is their favourite and why? What is their favourite part of the tale and who is their favourite character?  Challenge - If you were to write your own tale, who would the characters be? 


Maths - Next week we will be learning to tell the time ( O’clock and half past). For maths homework, I have asked the children to tell family and friends when it is an ‘o clock time’ or a ‘half past’ time. They can keep a record of what happens during the day and at what time on the ‘Time diary’ sheet. 


RE - The November TenTen newsletter is now available. Please read this and discuss with your child. Our new topic in RE focuses on prayer. Year 1 have been asked to write their own prayer in their RE books. The topic of their prayer is their choice and we will be putting them on display. 


Phonics - There is a Phase 3,4 and 5 word mat in this homework book. Please practice reading these sounds individually and in words with your child. I have also included a ‘Parent’s guide to the Phonics Screening Check’ sheet. If you have any questions on the check or Phonics, please come and see me. 

Autumn learning in Year 1

We have lots of exciting activities and new learning to discover in Year 1 this half term. Not forgetting, we will be practicing for our Christmas play "Born this Night". 


Maths - This half term we will be recapping our understanding of numbers to 20, learning to tell the time to the nearest hour and half past the hour and the children will be learning to identify 2D and 3D shapes, as well as being able to describe their properties. 


English - We will be exploring a range of traditional tales this half term in English. The children will be comparing these tales, creating our own alternative endings and creating our own tales in a similar style. 


Science - 'Materials' is our focus for  this half term's Science topic. In year 1 we will be identifying the features of materials, comparing different materials and their properties and discussing their uses. 


RE - We begin this half term with our prayer unit. The children will be exploring different prayers and the reasons of why we might say them. After we will move onto our Advent unit where we begin to think about what we are preparing for during Advent and why it is so important 

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