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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 1

16th – 20th October 2017

Year 1

Dear Parents / Carers,

Time has passed very quickly and the children have settled in very well and it is amazing to think that they have nearly completed their first half term in Year 1. 
Here is a brief outline of our learning for this week.

RE and English

We will be continuing with our topic ‘Belonging’. This week we will be learning about the Sacrament of Baptism. Through role-play the children will act out the Rites of Baptism using the same words that the Priest uses when he baptises new members of God’s family.  The children will draw and write simple sentences explaining the significance of the signs and symbols used in Baptism.

The sound  of the week is  ‘igh’  e.g. ‘light, high, and bright’.  

The word of the week is: ‘ask’  e.g.  ‘a school key‘.

At Home:  Please talk to your child about their Baptism and their Godparents and the family members who shared this celebration with you as well as the importance of becoming a member of God’s family.

October is the month of Mary and as a school we come together to say the Rosary.  Please help your child learn the Our Father, Hail Mary and the Glory be to the Father, the prayers said during the Rosary.


Mathematical Development

We will be revisiting the different mathematical topics we have been learning this half term e.g. addition, number bonds, bigger and smaller numbers, ordering numbers and subtraction.

At Home: Help your child to continue to learn their number bonds to 10 thoroughly. E.g 1+9=10, 2+8=10 etc. 

You are welcome to come and share and read a book to your child before school from 9am-9.15am every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

Thank you for your continued support.

Year 1 Team