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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Part of The Bishop Wheeler Catholic Academy Trust
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Year 1




Class teacher: Miss Raven


Autumn Term Newsletter

Spring Term Newsletter

Long Term Plan 23-24

Important Days and dates


  • PE lessons are on a Monday and Tuesday afternoon. Please bring in your kit in on a Monday and take it home on Friday.
  • Children will receive a weekly phonics worksheet on a Monday to complete.
  • A termly homework project will take place based on our topic. This term our topic is childhood.
  • The phonics screening will take place week commencing 10th June 2024.


Children will receive a list of half-termly spellings to practice at home. These spellings will be linked directly to the spellings that we have been learning in class each week.


Autumn term spellings 23 -24

Spring term spellings 23 - 24

Year 1 tricky words


In year 1 children receive 1 hour of phonics every day. This is spread over two lessons, the first is a teacher led session where children are asked to recognise and vocalise the focus phonics sounds. We use quick fire flash cards and an interactive programme on the interactive whiteboard. At St Mary’s we are following the Floppy’s Phonics scheme, and make great use of the resources within the scheme. We also provide extra activities for further consolidation of phonics sounds. 


Floppy Phonics letter for parents and carers

Floppy Phonics Guidance

Floppy Phonics Alphabet Code

Phonics Evening Slides 23 - 24

cursive handwriting.pdf

cursive writing sheet.doc



  • We will listen to children reading twice a week, with the class teacher and the teaching assistant.
  • Reading books will be changed on a regular basis.
  • Children will be read to regularly as a whole class, when an adult reads aloud children are given an opportunity to be immersed in new language, genres and stories.
  • Our class saint is St George.
  • Our class charity is guide dogs UK.

Useful links


Oxford Owl for Home

This website contains free resources for you to use at home. There are educational games and activities and ebooks matching book bands.


‘Free Phonicsplay’ contains lots of games and resources to support children with their phonics work.


Contains free educational games and resources.


Using the log in provided in the resource pack, access videos and activities in the KS1 area.


Using the log in provided in the resource pack, letter join has lots of handwriting activities.