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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus


Summer A Learning in Year 1 

Maths - This half term we will be learning about Multiplication and Division and then begin to look at Fractions. 

English - We will begin our English lessons this half term by practicing changing singular nouns to plural nouns by adding -s and -es. Then we will be moving onto reading, writing and performing poems. 

Science - Our topic in Science this half term is Plants. We will learning to label different parts of plants and explain their functions. We will also be learning to identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants. 

RE - We will begin with our Easter topic in RE. The children will be learning about the resurrection of Jesus and explore how the Easter Candle is a special sign of celebration and reminds us that Jesus is alive. Year 1 will also be learning to recall some stories about Jesus and his disciples, which show that the disciples shared in the life and work of Jesus. 

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 days are Tuesdays  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 -