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St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

St Thérèse of Lisieux Catholic Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to our Year 1 Class Page!

Teacher: Miss Shannon

Welcome back to our Spring Term! We have already made a fantastic start to the New Year in our first week back and the children are eager to continue their learning within our new topic.

As Year 1’s new teacher, I am very excited to support the children in taking the next steps in their journey through the spring and summer terms. If there is anything we can help you with please feel free to speak to myself or any one of the Year 1 team, we are always happy to help!

Miss Shannon and the Year 1 team

Spring Term

Paws, Claws and Whiskers

We are all very excited about our new topic ‘Paws, Claws and Whiskers’.  We have already had three very cute dogs visit us this week. We were able to ask lots of questions about how to look after our pets and what keeps them happy and healthy.  We will also be learning about different zoo animals and big cats around the world.  By the end of the half term the children will be making their own animals and enclosures!


Year Group Expectations

These links provide information for parents and carers on the end of year expectations for children in our school.  The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the minimum requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.




Useful Links 

Letters and Sounds is a website that has lots of games to practice phonic skills and has information about phonics for parents.

Phonics Play is a useful website for practising phonics games. We use this in class so the children will be familiar with the game. 

BBC Bitesize has a range of games for Literacy and Maths. 


Homework & Reading 

In Key Stage 1, we send home a half termly ‘Homework Menu’ which is linked to our topic. It is up to you and your child how many tasks you wish to complete; maybe you want to do one in detail (as a large main course), or try a few if you’ve got a big appetite for homework (starters and dessert!). They can be handed in as and when you complete them over the course of the half term. They will be shared with the class and displayed as part of our topic work. 

Listening to stories with your child and regular support with their reading book is very important, thank you for your continued support. The children will be sent home a new book every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  On a Friday there will also be a piece of homework to be completed and returned by the following Wednesday, either a piece of English or Maths to consolidate what the children have learnt in school that week. 


Equipment for Year 1

Pupils will need...

Indoor and outdoor PE kit (see website for details). We have PE every Tuesday and Thursday.

Book bag with reading book and record. 

A clean, freshly filled water bottle.


Useful Videos

Here are some links to some songs we practise often in our class for you to try at home!



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