St Jude's Catholic Primary School

St Jude's Catholic Primary School

"Together, we learn, love and grow with Jesus"

Welcome to Year One

Welcome to our Year 1 Information Page. On this page you will find our Y1 Long term plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework project for this half term and any other relevant information.  

Long Term Plan

Below is the plan showing the topics taught through the year. Please see the curriculum subject pages for more information regarding the topics. 

Termly Class Newsletter

Below is the relevant information that you will need for this term. If you have any further questions please see the class teacher. 

 Termly Homework Project

Alongside weekly class homework, a termly homework project will be set to support classroom learning. Below is this half terms project. 

Phonics and reading 

Systematic synthetic daily phonics is taught following the Read Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1, beginning in the summer term of Pre-school. Pupils are grouped according to ability across the year groups. Progress is tracked throughout the year by the early reading and phonics lead and groupings are adjusted accordingly. Pupils in Year 1 have a National Phonics Screening Test in June. Pupils who do not achieve the expected standard re-sit the test the following year when they are in Y2.  Fast track tutoring will be used as an intervention when required to support early reading and writing. 
When pupils complete the Read Write Inc phonics programme they begin 'No-nonsense spelling'.  This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2. 

We use the Read Write Inc reading scheme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1 where books are fully decodable and correlate with where the child is up to in the scheme.  Children are also sent home two books which are matched to their reading level from Read, Write, Inc. and a book to read for pleasure with an adult, which will be from the school library.


If you have any questions or would like any further information about the curriculum or how you can further support your child's learning at home then please speak to your child's class teacher.  

If you would like any copies of the documents on this page, the school office will be happy to print them for you.  

Year 1 News and Gallery 


Year 1 went on an Autumn walk and enjoyed doing some Autumn art.  We did leaf rubbings after our walk looking for signs of Autumn.


This term in Geography, we have been learning about our local area. We went on a walk to see the shops, roads, streets and houses. We used the zebra crossing to cross over the road and saw some new houses being built.


In RE this term, we have been learning about Judaism. We had a special visit from Miss Angel to tell us all about Moses and how he led the Jewish people out of Egypt to a life free from slavery. We also created collages to show how our family represent the stars in the sky, just like Abraham's did.


In Computing this term, we have been using word processing to create and edit texts, insert images and change the font and colour. We created our own nativity scenes to help us.  


In our Maths, we have been learning all about the number 20 and how to make it. We made number 20 Maths museums to represent 20 in multiple ways.


As part of our RE topic this term, we have been looking at how we can follow Jesus in his mission to help the most vulnerable.  We have raised money for CAFOD by completing an obstacle course. What great fun we had for a great cause!


In Maths, we have been learning about doubles. We have been rolling dice to see if we can make a double number.


In English this term, we are reading the book Iggy Peck, Architect. To help us understand the job of an architect we became building designers and created our own buildings. First we drew them, like an architect and then we put our plan into practice by building our designs. 


In our RE topic this term, we have been learning about Pentecost. We have created pieces of artwork using oil pastels, felt pens and tissue paper to represent how Jesus' disciples felt when they were filled with the Holy Spirit. We drew pictures to show how the disciples described the Holy Spirit to feel like a strong wind and tongues of fire that filled them with courage and joy.