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Welcome to St. Brigid Class 

Class Teacher  - Mrs Roy (Mon - Weds) & Mrs Rackham (Thurs- Fri)

Class Support LSA  - Mrs Lee (Mon-Tues) Mrs Alexander (Weds-Fri) Mrs Searle (Mon-Fri) and Miss Di Meo (Mon-Fri)

Class email address: year1@stpatricksbristol.org.uk

We are delighted to welcome you to Year 1. We are a class family where everyone is welcome. We celebrate our similarities and differences and together we support one another to do our best. In our class, we are encouraged to explore new things, embrace our curious minds, make marvellous mistakes and be 'can-do' Koala's who can take risks and never give up! We strive to be helpful, kind individuals who always take care of one another. 


Class Email - Year1@stpatricksbristol.org.uk

Our class email is, 'year1@stpatricksbristol.org.uk'. Please use this as your first means of contact.


Class Information 2023-2024
PE days are a Tuesday and Thursday Children may wear their PE kit to school on Tuesdays and full uniform with trainers on Thursday.


Children will start swimming on the FIRST DAY OF TERM 3 (TUESDAY 2nd JANUARY 2024)

Please use the Christmas holidays to make sure they have their swimming kit ready

They will need: swimming costume, towel, spare underwear, goggles, hair tie for long hair.

This will be one of our PE sessions until the Easter holidays.


Homework - Spelling practice takes place in school on a Friday. Children are sent home with a list of spellings for the term ahead. 

Reading - Reading forms a large part of our Year 1 learning, therefore we encourage children to read at home at least four times weekly with comments written in their reading record. This does not have to be a whole book. Children benefit from 10 quality minutes reading per day. Please make a note of the pages read in the yellow reading record. We ask that children bring their books to school daily. We also encourage adults to read a range of stories at home to their children to support vocabulary, story structure, imagination and spark curiosity. We follow the Read, Write, Inc (RWI) phonics scheme. Please click the link below to hear the sounds.

Read write Inc Sounds

Phonics- During the Summer term Year 1 children will take part in a statutory Phonic Screening Check. Please click the link below for more information.

Phonic Screening Check Information

Here you will find information about the Year 1 Curriculum:

End of Year Expectations for Year One

 On this page you'll find information on the end of year expectations for children in Year One at St Patrick's.

The National Curriculum outlines these expectations as being the requirements your child must meet in order to ensure continued progress.

All the objectives will be worked on throughout the year. In our school we have an ethos of every child developing and learning at their own pace with support provided when necessary. 

In our mission statement "we wish to provide everyone in the school with a chance to fulfill their potential to learn and experience success in a full, balanced and differentiated curriculum".  We strive for our children to be happy individuals who are prepared to have a go and take risks. In Year 1 we are trying to be "can do koalas", the children will be telling you more about this soon. 

Any extra support you can provide in helping your children with maths, reading and writing will be greatly beneficial and valued.



By the end of Year One, your child should be able to:

Count to and across 100, forwards & backwards from any number.

  • Read and write numbers to 20 in numerals and words.

  • Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals.

  • Say 1 more/1 less to 100.

  • Count in multiples of 2, 5 and 10.

  • Use bonds and subtraction facts to 20.

  • Add & subtract 1 digit and 2 digit numbers to 20, including zero.

  • Solve one-step multiplication and division using objects, pictorial representation and arrays.

  • Recognise half and quarter of object, shape or quantity.

  • Sequence events in chronological order.

  • Use language of day, week, month and year.

  • Tell time to hour and half past.


    By the end of Year One, your child should be able to:

    Identify which words appear again and again.

    • Recognise and join in with predictable phrases.

    • Relate reading to own experiences.

    • Re-read if reading does not make sense.

    • Re-tell with considerable accuracy.

    • Discuss significance of title and events.

    • Make predictions on basis of what has been read.

    • Make inferences on basis of what is being said and done.

    • Read aloud with pace and expression, i.e. pause at full stop; raise voice for question.

    • Recognise: capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks

    • Know why the writer has used the above punctuation in a text. 

    • Know difference between fiction and non-fiction texts.



      By the end of Year One, your child should be able to:

      • Write clearly demarcated sentences.

        • Use ‘and’ to join ideas.

        • Use conjunctions to join sentences (e.g. so, but).

        • Use standard forms of verbs, e.g. go/went.

        • Introduce use of: capital letters, full stops, question marks, exclamation marks.

        • Use capital letters for names and personal pronoun ‘I’.

        • Write a sequence of sentences to form a short narrative.

        • Use correct formation of lower case letters.

        • Use correct formation of capital letters.

        • Use correct formation of digits.

Curriculum Overview​


year 1 term 1 topic web 23 24.pdf




Term 1 spelling covering letter

term 1 spellings bumblebees and dragonflies 23 24.pdf


  September 2023 The start of our Year 1 learning journey...

 Please come back soon to see pictures of our learning!