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St. Mary’s Catholic Academy
part of the Painsley Catholic Academy

Love and Serve

“Every individual will develop knowledge, skills and understanding with confidence and belief to take in life's journey. Together we will excel, love and serve through the Catholic Faith without limitations.”

Year 1

Welcome to Class 1!

Autumn 2017


Our topic this term is:


All about me and my pets!

We will be learning about the things that makes us special as well as the people and animals we love. We will learn about different kinds of animals in Science, about the area we live in for Geography, and be creating self-portraits in Art!




Our class saint is Saint Francis of Assisi. Our RE units this term will focus on  creation and celebration.



Homework is given each Wednesday and must be completed and returned for the following Monday.

Homework will include spellings to learn, as well as IXL Maths and Grammar to be completed online.

The grammar may be on either IXL or



PE will take place on Mondays and Thursdays. Please ensure your child’s kit is in school every Monday for the week ahead.

PE kits need to include:

Indoor kit: White t-shirt with school logo, royal blue shorts and black pumps.

Outdoor kit: Royal blue hoodie and jogging bottoms.
















Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum and Expectations

Below you will find the expectations for Year 1 and Year 2 in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. This year the year 2 will be following the government's End of Key Stage 1 interim curriculum. The government guidance can be downloaded at the bottom of the page. This document provides detail of the specific expectations for the end of year 2 statutory tests and expectations.

The document for year 1 which can be downloaded below identifies Year 1 expectations. In this document we have also produced ‘deepening’ targets for parents to show you the targets that the children will be working towards if they have met all of the ‘expected’ targets to master their learning skills.

As a school we shall report your child’s progress against these end of year expectations at parent’s evening during the year.

The following terms will be used:

·         Your child is not on track to meet the end of year national expectations.

·         Your child is on track to meet the end of year national expectations .

·         Your child is on track to deepen the end of year national expectations.

Any extra support you can provide in helping your child or children to achieve these will benefit them greatly.