Our teacher is :

Mrs Morton

Other adults who help and teach us are:

Ms Thurstan and Mrs Barnes.

Meet the Teacher 23/24

Click here to find out more about school routines, curriculum subjects and important dates in school this year

Summer Term

We hope you all had a happy and Holy Easter with family and friends! We are looking forward to an eventful and exciting summer term. Take a look at the fun things we have got planned for your final term in Year 1!

In our class we are all welcome in God’s name as God’s children.

We share the word of God in what we do and what we say.

We protect the welfare of our friends by thinking ‘what would Jesus do’ so that we are all happy at school.

Every day we worship together, sharing our prayers and thoughts with God.

By doing these things we witness the work and life of Jesus in our school every day.

Curriculum Information

Newsletter

Summer Newsletter

If you have any questions that are not answered in the newsletter, please ask one of team or write us a message in your child’s journal.

If you need to speak to your child’s class teacher, please make an appointment via their journal or the school office. 

Maths

Maths Calculation Help

Click below to download our calculation booklets for Y1 to help you understand how your child learns to calculate at St Bernadette’s.

Additionally, you can access copies of our calculation evening presentation from last year.

Year 1 Calculation Booklet

Year 1 Calculation Evening Slides

Phonics

All children are taking part in daily phonics sessions to learn the sounds they will need to know to help them with their reading and writing (and help them prepare for the Phonics screening).

We follow the Supersonic Phonic Friends scheme.

Supersonic Phonic Friends

To help your child with this, please try to practice phonics skills with them daily. You can play practical games using toys and flash cards or online games such as, phonics play.

Download the parent newsletters and the phonics booklets below to help with this.

Phonics Screening Check

The Year 1 phonics screening check is a way for teachers to ensure that children are making sufficient progress with their phonics skills to read words and that they are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

This year the screening check will place week commencing 10th June 2024. Parents are invited in to school Monday 22nd April @ 9am, to learn more about the process.

 Click here for a copy of our Year 1 Phonics Screening Meeting Slides.

Spellings

During Phonics and English lessons, we work on helping the children to spell words from their Year group’s spelling list.

Please find the Year 1 spelling list here and help your child to learn these words whenever you get chance.

Homework

In Year 1 we set weekly maths homework each Friday, so that your child can practise their number and calculation skills. Maths tasks will be available online via MyMaths using the login found at the front of your child’s journal.

Please sit with your child and support them with their homework.

Reading

In Year 1, your child is still developing their independence and confidence; reading is one of the most valuable ways to do this. Your child’s ability to read will help them access and develop a vast range of skills.

Please read with your child for 15 minutes each day and initial their journal to let us know when you have read. 

Please click here for a copy of our latest Reading book letter that explains the process in more detail.

We love reading in Year 1 and the children love to share stories at home as well as in school.

Please have a look at this question booklet for lots of examples of questions to ask your child as they read.

Our Class Saint is
St Peter the  Apostle

Our Class Artist is
Wassily Kandinsky

Our Class Author is
Colin McNaughton

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