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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

Our Writing Wall - Summer 2017

Our Writing Wall - Summer 2017 1 Captain Jake and the Pirate Skeleton

Welcome to Class 1!



Homework is sent out every Wednesday. This needs to be completed and returned to school for the following Monday. The spelling test will be every Monday.



Summer 1

Topic: ‘Pirates’



In English we are going to be looking at the story ‘Captain Flinn and the Pirate Dinosaurs’. We will be changing parts of this fantasy story to create a new class version.





In ‘Maths Makes Sense’ we will be working on solving four digit vertical addition and subtraction sums. We will also continue to look at money and giving change from 10p.





This half term we will be looking at Easter. We will be learning that Easter is a time to celebrate the Resurrection.





In science we will be looking at the topic ‘Plants’. We will be learning the different parts of a common plant and the things that they need to grow.





This half term we will be focussing on the significant individual; Christopher Columbus. We will be looking in detail at his first voyage.





Design and Technology

This half term in D&T we will be designing and making a pirate ship. We will be also testing if it is waterproof in the water tray.




PE kits need to include:

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

Outdoor kit: Royal blue hoodie and jogging bottoms.




Mrs Nicholls smiley


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.