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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 1

Newsletter - Year 1 

Friday 26th February 2021

Hello Children and Parents,

Welcome back. We already have had a very busy first week back after half-term. Well done for completing your online learning to such a high standard.  

You may have heard the very good news in the Government briefing that schools will be reopening for all children on Monday 8th March. We will therefore be welcoming all our Year 1 children back to full time education from this date. More information will be discussed  during zoom assembly on Wednesday, 3rd of March so look out for an email during the week inviting you to our next Zoom assembly on Wednesday again at the same time of 11am.
If you have any questions, no matter how big or small, please do message us using the Help for Parents discussion thread on the Year 1 page.
Next week will be the last week of online learning before we start teaching and learning at school. Here is an outline of the learning for the coming week.


It was lovely to hear all about your half term holidays.

Next week we will be continuing our learning about the Gingerbread man. We will be thinking about the different parts of the story (beginning/ middle/ end) and writing a narrative, retelling the story using describing words.  

Home learning: When listening to your bedtime stories, think about which part is the beginning, which is the middle and which is the end.

Over the weekend check if there is any learning you haven't yet completed. 

Please continue to read everyday with your child for 10 minutes. You can access free books at your child's level on the Oxford Owl Website. You can find instructions on how to log-in and use the website in the Reading Room on the Year 1 page.


Well done for all your fantastic maths learning about counting in 2s and making groups of 2. Next week, we will focus on the skip counting in 5s and 10s and how to add groups of 5s and 10s. We will then apply this knowledge of counting in 2s, 5s and 10s to add coins of 2pence, 5pence and 10pence.

Home Learning: Continue to practice counting on and counting in 2s back from 1 to 20. Then try counting on and back in 2s from different numbers.  Familiarise your child with the coins of 2p, 5p and 10p.

Visit the maths room to see if any learning needs to be finished from this week. Remember to check the teacher’s marking and see if you need to correct any of your learning and if there are any further challenges that have been set. 


It was lovely reading and seeing all your wonderful learning about Lent and The Preparation of the Special Gifts at Mass.  We are continuing our “Meals” topic. This week we will be learning about the Last Supper and how that relates to our celebration of Mass today.

Home Learning: At Mass point out to your child the special words the Priest says over the bread and wine during the Eucharistic Prayer.