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St William of York Catholic Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year One!

Class Teachers – Miss Whyte (Mon-Wed) Miss Cotter (Wed-Fri)

Teaching Assistants – Ms McCall (Mornings) Miss Turner (Afternoons) Mrs Jones (one-to-one)

Summer Term 2019

Welcome back to your final term in Year 1!  We have lots of exciting things planned for Summer term and you will be learning lots of new things.


We will continue to line up at 8:55 in the main playground. Children are to be collected at 3:15 – parents to gather by the gate on the main playground where children enter school in the mornings and not outside the classroom door. Please ensure the office have up to date contact numbers and inform a member of staff if someone new will be collecting your child.


Please bring your book bag into school everyday and practise your RWI reading book every night. Parents please continue to write in your child’s yellow reading diary when they have read at home.

Home work will be sent home every week – alternating between literacy and numeracy homework. Spellings will also go out on a Friday to be learnt for a spelling test the following Friday.


Children are permitted to bring a named water bottle into school and can bring in a healthy snack for break time each day.

PE bags should be brought into school as soon as possible and PE will take place on Monday afternoons.


Art and Design

Printing - children will be using natural objects to create a repeated pattern on to fabric.


Our local area - children will be using technology such as google earth to explore or school environment and our local area.  They will use the ipads to take photographs whilst on a walk of our local area.  Children will also use BeeBots - programming them to follow the route we walked on a giant map that they will create.

Design Technology

Food and hygiene - children will design and make a healthy sandwich.  Children will practise their cutting skills as well as evaluating their end product.



Comparing the lives of significant individuals in the past.
Why were Christopher Columbus and Neil Armstrong brave people?


  Range of traditional tales - The Naughty Bus and Owl Babies.  Narrative and Poetry - opportunity for poetry 'focus on the senses'.  The Tiger Who came to tea.

Pie Corbett-Oracy- Patterns in language.

  • writes simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others.
  • separate words with spaces.
  • use capital letter for the personal pronoun I.
  • Orally compose every sentence before writing.
  • Re-read every sentence to check it makes sense.
  • Compose and sequence own sentences to write short narratives.  Write in different forms with simple text type features, e.g. - narratives and poems.
  • Use capital letters for names of people, places and days of the week.
  • Identify and use question marks and exclamation marks.
  • Use the joining word and to link words and clauses.
  • make single nouns plural using 's' and 'es' 
  • Discuss their writing with adults and peers
  • Read aloud their writing audibly to adults and peers.


Unit: Round and round.  Style - Latin Bossa Nova, Film music, big band jazz, mash-up, Latin fusion.



Number: Place Value 

  • Count, read and write numbers to 50 in numerals
  • Count one more/one less 
  • Compare numbers using language of equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.


Number: Addition and Subtraction

  • Find number bonds for numbers within 20
  • Addition: Adding together
  • Subtraction: Taking away, how many left?
  • Add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.


Measurement: Length and Height

  • Measure and begin to record lengths and heights.
  • compare, describe and solve practical problems for lengths and heights.


Measurement: Weight and Volume

  • Measure and begin to record mass/weight, capacity and volume.  Compare, describe and solve practical problems for mass/weight.



Gym (balance)

  • Explore balancing on small and large body parts
  • Roll in a long shape, roll in a tucked shape.
  • Explore balancing on apparatus
  • jump off apparatus and land safely.

Gym (Pathways)

  • Explore travelling in a variety of ways.
  • Explore different ways of travelling over apparatus.
  • Explore rolling sideways.
  • Plan and refine a simple sequence using floor and apparatus.


Religious Education

Holidays and Holy Days , Being Sorry, Neighbours


Plants - children will identify and name a range of common wild and garden plants.


Journey in Love

Weather report

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Weather forecasts

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Weather report

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Roald Dahl’s Birthday

  • Our Mission Statement
  • Together Everyone Achieves More.
  • To go forward in Christ, to respect our neighbour and to always give our best.