Year 1

Week Beginning 21st January 2019

Our key learning this week: 

There is no swimming on Tuesday 22nd of January. 

English: We will using the book Whatever Next! as a starting point for a range of different writing activities.

Maths: We will be finishing our work on place value to 20 and doing some work on 2D and 3D shapes. 

Science: We will be learning and the seasons and weather.

Art: We will begin to think about how moving pictures work. 

Topic: We will begin to think about the Moon Landing. 


Please can all children have trainers and PE kit in school everyday. 

Children need swimming kit in school every Tuesday. There is no swimming on Tuesday 22nd of January. 

Every Tuesday - Swimming 

Tuesday 29th January - Mass in school 

W/B Monday 4th February - Safer internet week 

Friday 15th February - School closes

Monday 25th February - School opens 

Wednesday 27th February -KS1 Multiskills festival @ Rutland Active Hub 10-2 

Thursday 28th February - KS1 trip to the Space Centre in Leicester

W/B Monday 4th March - Story Telling Week 

Wednesday 6th March - Mass in School 

Thursday 7th March - World Book Day 

W/B Monday 11th March - STEM Week 

Tuesday 19th March - Mass @ St Josephs 

W/B Monday 25th March - Charity Week 

Tuesday 26th March - Year 1 Forest School 

Friday 12th April - School ends @ 2.30

Monday 29th April - School Opens 


Our topic for Advent 1 is Me, Myself and I, You can find our topic web for this here.

Our topic for Advent 2 is Toys. You can find our topic web for this here. 

Our topic for Lent 1 is Space. You can find our topic web for this here.

Must do at home, please: (reviewed termly) 

By the end of keystage 1 children are expected to be able to read and spell these words.  

Please ensure children are reading at least 3 times a week at home and that this is recorded in their reading record.

Please use this bookmark your children have to support their reading. Click here to view online.

There is also a useful booklet to help support your child's reading at home here.

Additional ways to support your child/book lists:

Read Write Inc.

We use the phonics scheme Read Write Inc. at English Martrys. This PowerPoint presentation explains how it works.

Please click here for worksheets to help with formation of letters to practice with your child at home. 

Homework Expectations – Year 1 

Homework will be set every Friday and should be returned by the following Wednesday. Pupils are expected to complete all set tasks. 

Additionally, children must read and record their reading in their diaries at least three times each week. 

Work in their homework books is expected to be of the same standard as work in school, with neat handwriting, diagrams in pencil and care take to include appropriate punctuation and good spelling.

House points will be awarded for good work each week. 

We had a great time during Art Week creating our own images based on Kandinsky. The children learnt lots about Kandinsky and his work. We talked about what inspired him and what sort of paintings he liked to create. 

If you would like to purchase your child's art work for a donation please let Miss Wilkinson know.