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St Patrick's

Catholic Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 (2020-2021)

Teachers: Miss Hunter

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Churm 

I am Miss Hunter. I was born in Scotland but grew up in Wales. I enjoy watching different sports like cricket, rugby and football. I enjoy playing rounders, golf and going to the gym (and I love dancing). I like to be creative and enjoy making lots of different things. At home, I have two guinea pigs called Fabio and Barnaby. I am looking forward to teaching you in year 1 and I am looking forward to learning all about you! 


This is Mrs Churm. I know that you know Mrs Churm well and she has really enjoyed working with you in Reception. Mrs Churm is excited to be working with you again in Year 1.  


To find out more about our topics throughout the year, please see our curriculum overview below.

Phonics 2020-2021


Throughout the year, I will add useful resources to this section. In the Spring term, we hope to hold a phonics screening evening which will give you more information about the Year 1 phonics screening.  


Year 1 Reminders:

  • Reading wallets, with HFW, a reading diary and a RWI book should be in school every day. (These will be changed every Friday in order to allow children time to build up fluency and accuracy in reading)

  • Homework will be given out on the first Friday of each half term and will be due back on the last Wednesday of each half term with the homework grid completed.  

  • Spellings will be stapled into Reading Diaries on a Friday and the children will be tested on the following Friday.

  • P.E. is on Monday and Wednesday. Please come to school wearing PE kit on these days. (No jewellery should be worn into school on these days please).

  • Please can all children have a coat and water bottle in school every day.


**Due to the current circumstances, we are asking that children do not bring in large bags . The children only need their reading wallet, a water bottle and a coat (packed lunch if needed but year 1 are entitled to free school meals). A small book bag that will fit in their tray would work well. In class, we have a water bottle holder and we have a box for packed lunches. The children do have hooks for their coats but we need to minimise what is hung on them.**



Reading Stars 

Reading regularly is vital to children's learning. Please support your child by listening to them read as often as possible. We will do the same in school. It is also important that children hear us read to them too.

Children who read three times per week at home, and have three signatures in their reading diary, will receive one raffle ticket to be entered into the prize draw. If your child reads six times at home , they will receive two raffle tickets.

We will change our RWI books every Friday. Your child will be given a new set of HFW when they have been able to read all of their current HFW. using your username and pa

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