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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus


Autumn B Learning in Year 1 

Maths - When we return after half term we will be continuing with our Addition and Subtraction unit before moving onto recognising and naming 2D and 3D shapes. Finally we will be learning to read and write numbers up to 20 using different representations (e.g. Counters, Ten Frames, Numicon and Base 10) 

English - After half term we will be looking at our whole school text "Rain before Rainbows" and creating a piece of writing to be displayed in the learning hub. We will then be moving onto exploring Poetry. The children will be reading and listening to different types of poems, identifying features of a poem and will have a go at writing their own. 

Science - This half term in Science we will be looking at different types of Materials. The children will be learning to identify what materials different objects are made out of and describing the physical properties of everyday materials. 

RE - We will be moving onto our Prayer topic in RE. The children will be exploring lots of prayers that they already know, learning some new ones and writing their own. Year 1 will also be planning their first prayer service for the school and will be creating their own bidding prayers for this service. 


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. 

Year 1 Common Exception Words 

Here are the 45 tricky words the children are expected to read and spell by the end of Year 1. Your child also went home with a copy of this sheet, with the words they needed to practice reading highlighted on the page. 

Recommended Reading in Year 1 

Homework in Year 1 

Check out our 'Year 1 Rules' the children created together as a class. 


Be kind to everyone 

Listen carefully to others

Walk in the classroom and around school

Be a good friend 

 Always try your best


Reading books and library books will be changed on a Thursday and Year 1's PE day is Tuesday so the children will need to come into school wearing their PE kits on that day. 

Useful Websites 


English, Phonics and Reading

Teach your monster to read - 

Phonics Play  - 

BBC Bitesize - 



MyMaths -

Hit the Button - 

Maths Challenges -

BBC Bitesize -