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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 1

Newsletter - Year 1 

Friday 27th November 2020

Another busy week and your children are really impressing us with their mathematical problem solving skills and their golden sentences. We are already nearing the end of November and will soon be starting to think about Christmas.

Important - Please read

If your child will be giving Christmas cards to the children in their class this year please note that the deadline for bringing cards to school is Wednesday 9th December.

This is because we have to 'quarantine' the cards before they are sent out to other children. Thank you for your understanding on this and we will send out class lists next week.

Here is the outline for the upcoming learning.

English & History

Next week the children will be learning how to write a list. They will be writing lists going down e.g.




They will learn how to write lists using commas and learning that the word ‘and’ comes before the last word (e.g carrots, bread and milk)

The children will have a chance to be creative writers, thinking of their own ending to the story of ‘Old Bear’ and how they would rescue him.

Home learning: 

Please continue to practise the spellings that are given out every Friday and encourage your child to write a sentence for each word.
We will begin to learn about the season of ‘Winter'.  Please talk to your child about what they can see outside. What do the trees look like? What is the weather like? What time does it start to get dark outside?


Next week we will be introducing money and coins to the children. They will be looking at coins up to £2 and understanding the value of each coin. E.g. £1 is worth more than 50p or there are 10 1p coins in a 10p coin. The children will be learning how to add and takeaway amounts up to 10p.

Home Learning: If you have any coins at home then you can show them to your child and get them to understand value of each coin. You can do this by playing the pretend game of shop with your child where they have to pay for different objects using coins.


Next week we will continue with the topic ‘Waiting’ and the children will be making an Advent promise to help them to get ready for Jesus' birth.

Home Learning

Can your child think of a promise they can make to be helpful to their family or friends. E.g. promising to tidy up their toys when asked or helping to clear the table.

Important Reminders: 

As weather is getting colder, please send your child into school with labelled warm clothing E.g. coats, scarves, gloves etc.

Here are the websites that we recommended and .  Please keep your child’s usernames and passwords in a secure place and visit these websites to aid to your child’s learning.

 Books - Monday & Friday  Reading books are to be returned on Monday and Friday, when all books will be put into quarantine prior to being loaned to another child. We will only be able to loan new books when previous books are returned. Please read these books with your child everyday.

PE will take place every Friday in Year 1.  Parent/ carers are requested to send their child dressed in their school PE kit on Fridays.  The school kit is; blue shorts, white t-shirt with school logo, black plimsolls.

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Stay safe and take care.

Year 1 Team