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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

Spring 2019


In English,,,,,

we will be looking at the story of ‘The Wizard of Oz’.

  • I can use the spelling rule for adding –s or –es as the plural marker for nouns.

  • I can use –ing where no change is needed in the spelling of root words

  • I can write from memory simple sentences dictated by the teacher.

  • In phonics we continue to learn new phase 5 sounds.





  • I can count in multiples of twos, fives and tens.

  • I can identify and represent numbers using concrete objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.

  • I can add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.



  • To know the names of different everyday materials.

  • To match an object to the correct material.


In Geography we will be comparing Leek to Kansas. We will look at the human and physical features of Kansas and compare to Leek.




This half term we will be looking at the artist Kandinsky. We will be looking at creating abstract paintings using rainbow colours.



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 is every Tuesday afternoon.

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.