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St Rose's

Catholic Infant School

We live, love and learn happily in our work and play as part of God's family

Year 1 - St. Bernadette - Mrs Defoe

Welcome to Year 1 - St Bernadette

Class Teacher: Mrs Defoe
Support Staff: Mrs White, Mrs Gebska, Miss Sullivan, Miss Reynolds


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Autumn 1



Our topic this half term is 'God's Great Plan'. The children will learn about the beauty of God’s world and explore and respond to the wonders of creation. They will also hear about the story of Creation from Genesis and talk about its meaning. They will be reflecting on the knowledge that God made us because he loves us and develop their understanding that we show God we love him by looking after the world and each other. They will learn that we can spoil God’s creation and that we have a responsibility to look after it, as well as hearing an appropriate part of the story of Noah and the Flood and its message of salvation, hope and trust.



During this half-term we will be looking at a variety of books. These include: Tuesday and Puffin Peter. We will be having a large emphasis on writing single clauses ensuring correct punctuation and finger spaces are used.


In Maths we are developing our understanding of place value, counting forwards and backwards, comparing quantities and developing our number formation (working with numbers from 0-20). We have found lots of interesting ways to represent different numbers using classroom objects, resources and written methods e.g bead strings, unifix cubes and tally marks. We will move on to addition and subtraction skills and consolidate our number bonds to 10.

A love of reading!

Learning to read is perhaps one of the greatest gifts we can ever give a child. Many adults remember those special books that we loved to read as children; those books that made us laugh, smile and the adventure they took us on.

At St Rose’s, we want to give every child this same passion for reading. We have worked with the School Book List to resource every classroom book corner at school with a fresh range of appropriate and exciting texts. 

Please follow the link below to see the books that are in your child’s book corner. You may wish to purchase one or two of these fabulous texts to enjoy with your child at home. 


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A Typical Day in Year 1


Year 1’s Daily Routine


Doors open- morning activity


Register and morning prayer





10:15am-10:30amGuided Reading




 R.E./Science/Whispering Woods/Music/Art & Design/Design & Technology/Computing/P.E. 
 R.E./Science/Whispering Woods/Music/Art & Design/Design & Technology/Computing/P.E. 
2:50pmAssembly/Collective worship
3:10pmHome time

Reading Books

Reading books will be changed on a Friday. Please make sure that you read with your child every day. 


Homework will be sent out via Google Classroom every Thursday and is due the following Thursday.

P.E & Forest School Days

Our P.E. days are Tuesday and Thursday. P.E. kits should be kept in school at all times. We will send them home over the school holidays. Remember if your child has a club after school you will need to return their PE kit. All long hair needs to be tied back.

Our Forest School day is Monday. Please make sure they have the appropriate named kit in school.

Morning Routine

When children arrive in the morning they are expected to say goodbye to their parents on the playground. The children then come into class and change out of their coats and outdoor shoes, putting away their book bags, water bottles and lunch boxes. Once their belongings are away the children go to their places where they complete their early morning work. At 8:40 the classroom door is closed and registration is taken, finishing with morning prayer. Any child arriving after 8:40 must enter school through the Main Reception Area where a late slip must be completed.

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