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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 1

Newsletter — Year 1 

Friday 21st January 2022

 Here is the outline for the upcoming learning.


We are continuing to focus on finding information in non-fiction books to gather facts about different Seasons.  This week the children will be researching what happens in the seasons of Summer and Autumn and will be recording the facts and information they find out in their own non-fiction books they are creating about the ‘Seasons’.

Home learning: Can your child tell you which four seasons there are? What are the special features of different seasons? Can they think of which different activities they can do during different seasons (maybe by looking at their pictures from the past).

*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. 


In Maths, we will be focusing ‘Time’. The children will be learning to tell o’clock time using analogue and digital clocks. They will also be learning how long an hour, a minute and a second is.

Home Learning: Talk to your child about at what time they get up, at what time they have their breakfast and at what time they leave for school as well as what time they go to bed.


We are continuing our topic ‘Special People’. This week will be focusing on our Church community and the role of a Eucharistic Minister and the duties they perform.

Home learning: The next time you go to Mass help your child look for the ‘special people’ in our Church community, for example Altar Servers, Readers Eucharistic Ministers etc.  Are all the special people present during Mass? (E.g. cleaners, flower arrangers etc?).

Important Reminders: 

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

Homework: Homework will be sent home every Friday and completed homework needs to come back by Wednesday the following week.

Book Change - Monday, Wednesday & Friday: On every Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays their reading and story books will be changed. Reading books are for your child to read to you and story books are for you to read to/share with your child. Just a polite reminder that we will not be able to issue new books until the old books are returned.

PE and Swimming Days: 

St Bernadette: PE on Wednesdays and Swimming on Fridays

St Therese: Swimming on Wednesdays and PE on Fridays

Parent/ carers are requested to send their child dressed in their school PE kit on Wednesdays and Fridays. 

The school PE kit is: blue shorts, white t-shirt with school logo, black plimsolls.

You can access the newsletter on the school website: and then follow this path: HOME  --PARENT INFORMATION --NEWSLETTERS --ST MARY'S INFANT SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS --YEAR 1  

Stay safe 

Year 1 Team