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St Mary's Catholic Primary Schools Trust

Year 1

12th– 16thNovember 2018

Year 1

Dear Parents / Carers,

Here is a brief outline of our learning for this week.


We will be starting a new topic “Waiting”.  We will be learning about how Advent is a time when we appreciate the love in our lives and how we prepare to celebrate love becoming a reality in the person of Jesus.  Christians at Christmas celebrate the gift of Jesus, given by God, as a sign and expression of God’s love. Giving and receiving shows us that all life is given by God and life is given meaning through the gift of Jesus.

Home Learning: Talk to your child about what it is like when they are waiting for something to arrive such as a parcel or a visitor.  Ask them to describe some of their feelings – excitement, anxiety or happiness etc.

English and Science

We will continue to retell the story of ‘Old Bear’ written by Jane Hissey.  The children will write simple ‘golden sentences’ checking that each sentence begins with a capital letter and ends with a full stop and of course, makes sense. The children will be learning about the different kinds of materials that were used to make toys in the past and compare them to the materials used today.

The sound of the week is:  ‘ee’ e.g. feet, teeth and tree.

The word of the week is: ‘are’ e.g. allrabbitseat.

Home learning: Please encourage your child to read with you every day and answer questions about what they gave read. Please help your child learn their weekly spellings. Can your child put each of their spellings in a sentence and say it to you.  E.g. I have two feet. I like to sit under a tree. My teeth are white.


Mathematical Development

This week the children will be completing addition and subtraction number sentences and then they will be using RUCSAC (read, underline, calculate, solve, answer, check) to solve every day word problems.

Home learning: Help your child to count forwards and backwards to 100.  Ask your child to choose a number. Can they tell you the number that comes before/after it.

General Informations

Thank you, once again, for your continued support.

Year 1 Team