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 curriculum plan, our latest termly class newsletter, details of our homework projects for this half term and any other information about what we will be doing soon! 

You can also view our Year 1 photo gallery. 

Curriculum Plan 

So that everyone knows what we will be learning about this year, below is our curriculum plan. 

Y1 Homework 

To support our classroom learning, each half term Mrs Crosbie and Mrs Jackson will give us a homework project.  

This is the homework organiser for this term.

Termly Class Newsletter

Each term Mrs Crosbie and Mrs Jackson will send parents a newsletter.  This is our most recent newsletter:-

What are Year 1 learning this term?

Click on each subject to have a look at our knowledge organisers for this term.

Happening soon in Year 1

Year 1 will be exploring wild life in the local area and focusing on birds.  We hope to visit to Martin Mere Wetland Centre early Spring.  There the children can discover a safe haven of wide open spaces bursting with wetland nature. We look forward to filling our lungs with fresh air, stretching our legs and getting ready to explore our extraordinary wetland paradise, whatever the weather!


Phonics and reading 

Systematic daily phonics is taught following the Letters and Sounds Programme throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1. Pupils are grouped according to ability within each class. Progress is tracked throughout the year and groupings 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.
Pupils in Year 2 who have completed Phase 5 (Letters and Sounds), begin No nonsense Spelling. This programme is taught throughout Key Stage 2.

We use a variety of reading schemes throughout Key Stage One to cater for all needs – Oxford Reading Tree, Floppy Phonics and the X Project.

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 One Photo Gallery & News


Year 1 enjoying 'Dance' during a PE lesson.  They created their own moves and were able to follow dance instructions. 

DT Project - Making our Christmas Stockings.

Year 1 were so proud of their Christmas Stocking and couldn't wait to take them home and hang them up!

Year 1 Autumn homework projects

 Year 1 have been learning about 'our body' and 'our five senses'.  Look at all the wonderful projects they created at home. 

Taste enquiry

Year 1 tasted a variety of food and decided how to group them.  Did it taste salty? Did it taste sour?  Have a look at the foods they tasted.

Collective Worship in our Spiritual Garden

Year 1 celebrated Collective Worship in our Spiritual Garden where they could be quiet and still and listen to the sounds all around them.


Geography - A walk around our local area

Year 1 went to look for human features around the local area and look what they found...