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. 

Half Termly Homework Project

Alongside weekly class homework, a half 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 


In Year One, we have been learning about the human body in Science topic Animals including Humans. Today, we reflected on our learning and labelled the human body.

Year 1 are observing a tree in our school field to see how it changes through the seasons.


Year 1 have created art inspired by Dale Chihuly.


To commemorate Remembrance Day Year 1 made poppies and joined in with the whole school in a ,minutes silence. 


Road Safety Week - some of our children made things at home linked to Road Safety Week.  We all found out about keeping safe when we are near roads.


A chair for Baby Bear - we have been exploring ways to make a chair for baby bear using different building materials. 


The children have been learning subtraction within 10 using a numberline, 


To end our topic 'Special People' in RE, we enjoyed a lovely class celebration. We baked biscuits and decorated them showing ways we can spend time together with our special people.


We are Scientists.  We have been investigating properties of materials. We looked at floating and sinking.


In Science this term we have been investigating materials to find out if they are waterproof.


This term in Art, we have been learning about L.S Lowry. We have been exploring the use of charcoal, biros and pencils to create L.S Lowry style drawings.