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St Gregory's Catholic Primary School Part of The Stella Maris Catholic Federation

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1


Here you will find information about your child's learning and keep up to date with all of the exciting things we get up to in class. 



Class Teacher- Miss Coles (Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday)

     Miss France (Thursday & Friday)

STA- Mrs Norendal

TA- Miss Mitchell


Phonics & early reading

Our scheme that we follow is called FFT 'Success for All Phonics'. We do daily phonics sessions and build on these skills within our reading and writing sessions.


All children in year 1 are to take part in the national phonics screening check in June. It is a short assessment and it tests them on their ability to read and decode a series of words. It allows us to see what progress is being made and if children are on track with their phonics skills, in order for them to be fluent readers.    


Children bring one book home weekly (Big Cat Phonics) to read daily with parents/carers. In class we do whole class shared reading using fully decodable texts in a wide range of genres. These books are linked to the progression of sounds in their daily phonics lessons. We do 'Strive for 5' where children are encouraged to read 5 times at home every week to achieve a certificate and a half termly reward.


They also have the opportunity to go to our school library on a Friday and select a book of their choice to take home to enjoy. 



Spelling is taught during our phonics and guided reading sessions. By the end of the year children are expected to read and write the year one common exception words. 



Children are expected to read at home every day, as this is so important for their learning and building of early skills. White Rose Maths booklets will be sent home too, which will match with the learning we will be doing in class. 



Our PE day for the summer term is on a Tuesday (gymnastics) and all children are to come to school in the correct kit. 


If you have any worries or concerns about your child then please don't hesitate to contact us via ClassDojo or ask to speak to an adult on the door in the morning/afternoon at drop off or pick up time smiley