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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Year 1 teacher: Miss Pinney

Year 1 teaching assistants: Mrs McEntee; Mrs Wall; Mrs Sbarra

Year 1 Curriculum Overview

 Here is the link to the Year 1 Curriculum.

Phonics in Year 1 

In Year 1 we will be recapping the Phase 3 sounds and tricky words.  Then we will be learning to read the Phase 4 and 5 sounds, along with their tricky words.  Here are the links to the Monster Phonics sound mats:

Upper- and lower-case alphabet sound mat

Phase 2 sound mat

Phase 3 sound mat

Phase 4 sound mat

Phase 5 / Year 1 sound mat

Year 1 Common Exception Words 

These are the 45 tricky words the children are expected to read and spell by the end of Year 1.  Here is the link to the Year 1 Common Exception Words word mat.

Recommended Reading in Year 1 

Here is the link to some recommended books for the children in Year 1.

 Reading Books 

Reading books are changed on a  Thursday.

PE Days

Year 1's PE days are Monday and Friday so the children will need to come into school wearing their PE kits on these days. 

Useful Websites 


English, Phonics and Reading

Teach your monster to read - 

Phonics Play  - 

BBC Bitesize - 

Monster Phonics - 



MyMaths -

Hit the Button - 

Maths Challenges -

BBC Bitesize -