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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus


Autumn A Learning in Year 1 

Maths - This half term we will be learning to read and write, count forwards and backwards and use numbers to 10 to answer addition and subtraction questions. The children will also be learning to read and write numbers to 10 as words as well. 

English - We will begin our English lessons this half term by practicing forming sentences orally before writing them down. The children will be learning the importance of using punctuation and we will be exploring stories such as The Gruffalo, Room on the Broom and The Snail and the Whale.  

Science - Our topic in Science this half term is Seasonal Changes. We will learning to identify the changes that happen during Autumn and Winter, describe the change in weather during these seasons and discuss how the appearance of plants and trees  change. 

RE - We will begin our learning in RE by focussing on the story of Creation. The children will be learning to retell the Creation story by explaining the importance of God's creations. Year 1 will also be exploring celebrations that we take part in throughout the year and discuss the events we celebrate in the Catholic Church. 

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 


Reading books and library books will be changed on a Thursday and Year 1's PE days are Wednesdays and Fridays 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 -