St Walburga's Catholic Primary School

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.Welcome to Year 1!


Our class teacher is Mrs Baxter. Mrs Taglione teaches each Monday morning and Thursday afternoon. Our support staff are Mrs Del Vecchio and Mrs Leckonby.


We have P.E. indoors on Thursday afternoons and outdoors on some Friday mornings. Please ensure that all kit is in school for these days, and that all items are clearly named. We also have our Tatty Bumpkin yoga session, alternate half terms, each Wednesday morning.


We have a home reading book which can be sent into school to be changed each Monday and Friday.  

The orange News Book needs to be completed and returned each Monday morning. This will be returned home each Friday with the newsletter.

The green Spelling Homework needs to be completed and returned each Monday morning. We aim to test spellings and send out new ones by each Wednesday.


The Curriculum
This first Spring half term in Calculation, we will cover subtraction and multiplication, then division in the second half term. In Geometry and Statistics, we will work on money, length, weight and capacity.Every day the children will continue to aim to beat their Quick Maths accuracy and time. Lessons will continue to begin with CLIC where your child will improve their mental maths skills.The children will experience more problem solving and reasoning to focus their attention on applying the knowledge, understanding and methods they learn.

Talk for Writing will continue to be the method for teaching Literacy. We will start by focusing on ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ as a stimulus for writing. We will use the
traditional story then look at texts using twists to this. The children will be doing lots of work on story writing, including using adjectives to extend their writing and to make it more interesting.
In our punctuation, we will be working on using capital letters, full stops and question marks.
In the second half term we will look at ‘The Queen’s Hat’ and ‘The Queen’s Handbag’ texts as a starting point for recounts and non-chronological writing. We will continue with Phase 5 phonics throughout this next term.


Our topic for the first half term will be ‘Families and Celebrations’. For the second half term it will be ‘Following Jesus’.


 Our KS1 topic for this Autumn term is Britain in Bloom! It incorporates the work we do in History, Geography, Science, Art and D.T. and Music. In Science we will be studying the simple structure of a plant and testing simple conditions for growth. In History we will be finding out about some different monarchs. In Geography, we will find out about London and cities.

Dates for the diary

Wednesday 30th January – KS1 Art day

Wednesday 13th February – 2.45pm Year 1 Class Assembly