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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 2018


Our topic currently is ‘If you go down to the woods today…’


In English we are looking at the traditional story ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’. We have been creating story maps, hot seating characters and we will be writing our own version of the story.



In Mathematics we are continuing to look at ‘Maths Makes Sense’.

We are learning about addition and subtraction using whole numbers, halves and quarters.


In geography we have been looking at Leek and creating our routes from home to school.

We will then identify the different human and physical features that we see.



Our Art lessons we are looking at the artist Tim Pugh and Andy Goldsworthy

and having a go at creating our own environmental art.



Our science topic is animals and humans.

We have been looking at our senses and we are beginning to look at animal groups.



Homework is given out every Wednesday.

This will be a phonics/maths activity, an IXL task and between 3 and 10 spellings.

Homework books are collected in every Monday and the spelling test is every Monday.



PE kits need to include:

Indoor kit: White t-shirt with logo, navy blue short and black pumps.

Outdoor kit: Jumper and jogging bottoms.


 Mrs Nicholls & Mrs Whittaker



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.