St Michael's Primary School

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Y1 Lions

Welcome to Year 1 Lions

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Dear Parents and Carers,


Welcome to the Lions class page.


Miss Marshall and Miss Richardson are our class teachers. Our  TA in the Lions class is Miss Jarvis.

Miss Marshall will be teaching us all day Monday and Tuesday. This term Miss Marshall will be teaching us on Wednesday morning too.

Miss Richardson will be teaching us on Wednesday afternoon and all day Thursday and Friday.


In Year One we are learning to take care of ourselves as well as others. Please remember to mark all belongings and remind children to take lunch boxes, coats and jumpers home.


Reading records need to be in school every day. Please read with your child as often as possible.

Please join us for P.A.R.I.S on Wednesday morning from 8.30 to 8.50 am.


If you have any questions please feel free to speak to us after school.


Many thanks,

Miss Marshall, Miss Richardson & Miss Jarvis


Year 1 Curriculum Information

Some handy questions to ask when listening to children read at home

At St Michaels we have started writing conferencing. Below is a copy of the KS1 writing grid. This covers all the key writing elements that should be present in a good piece of writing.

Our topic for Summer 1 2020 is 


Enchanted Woodland


Knowledge Organiser Term 5 Enchanted Woodland

Our P.E. Days are Wednesday and Thursday.

Children may wear a tracksuit for outside PE on Thursday afternoon.


Our topic for Spring 2 - Term 4 is


Moon Zoom

Each child has been given a knowledge organiser with key facts and information about our Moon Zoom topic this term.

Read our Parent information letter to find out what we will be learning this term

'Brickies' are coming to do a workshop with us on Monday 23rd March


Brickies visit to Year 1
Dear Parents and carers,
As part of our Moon Zoom topic, we have arranged for a fantastic company, Brickies, to visit us and run some workshops. Brickies are a Lego company who help children to learn through play. The company will be working with us in Year 1 on Monday 23rd March. The workshops are 75 minutes long. Children will have two building challenges to complete, designing and making a rocket and then a moon base. The workshops will start with a short visual presentation that helps kick start the children's imagination. Then the children are asked to complete the two building challenges. The children and teachers have decided to use the profits from the Enterprise Market to put towards the cost of this experience. We therefore only need a donation of £2 per child. Please can you make this payment via the payments section on your WEDUC app by Monday 16th March. If you have not activated your WEDUC account then please speak to a member of the admin team.
Yours sincerely,
The Year 1 team

Our topic for Spring 1 2020 is


Claws, Paws and Whiskers

We have moved into our new classroom

We have moved into our new classroom 1
We have moved into our new classroom 2
We have moved into our new classroom 3
We have moved into our new classroom 4

Mrs Parietti with her dog Billy, came to talk to us about taking care of a dog and the responsibilities of being a dog owner.

Enterprise Market

Enterprise Market Thank-you to everyone who contributed to Year 1 Enterprise Market 'Rock Pets' stall.

We made a profit of just over £180!!!


The children in both the Lions and Tigers classes will soon be deciding how this money will be spent.



Year 1 Homework    






Remember you must try to read for at least 10 minutes per day. Ask an adult to listen and write in your reading diary.



The term’s spellings are below.  Please learn them ready for an end of term assessment.


you                   some

your                  has

was                   they

ask                   said

come                 says



The Year 1 Team


Our topic for Autumn Term 2 is


          Bright Lights, Big City

Read our termly information newsletter to find out what we will be learning this term.

As part of our topic we visited Reading Town Centre.

 We visited the Railway Station, The Abbey Ruins and followed a sculpture trail.

We had a re-enactment of the Fire of London

Our topic for Autumn term 1 is..


Sense of place 







Read our Parent Information sheet to find more about our learning this term (and how you can help support your child).

Home Learning Project for half term


Year 1 Homework    



24th October 2019





Remember you must try to read for at least 10 minutes per day. Ask an adult to listen and write in your reading diary. Also read your home Read Write Inc book and practise the sounds. 


Get caught reading challenge…

We haven’t had many photos brought in from our Reading Challenge set on 9.9.19 so please try to take a photo of the children reading this half term holiday.  See below for a reminder…

Reading is such an awesome and fun way of learning new things but is also an important way of relaxing.  The staff and children of St. Michael’s Primary School want to share and promote our love of reading through the ‘Get caught Reading Challenge’.  This involves everyone finding a really odd place to read and asking an adult to take a photo of us reading there.  Once you have taken the photo you can either print it out and bring it to school or email it to the school office.  We will then put all of these photos on a display to share with our school community. 





We are sending the children home with a maths pack to complete over the half term break.  It focuses on numbers as words and numerals.  It also gives the children a chance to practise number bonds to 10 and 20.  We have photocopied a hundred square and some ideas of how to practise counting and finding numbers.  Please take time to explore these activities with your children this half term and regularly practise with the 100 square.






Term 2’s Common Exception Words to learn.  They will be assessed at the end of term 2 in December.

Term 2 Spellings:
















If your child can read and spell these words easily, you can start to look at the words for the rest of Year 1.  However, please focus on supporting your child with the 10 specified words above in order for them to be confident.


Other words for Year 1:




























Your homework is also available on our class pages at

The Year 1 Team




Year 1 have Common Exception Words to learn.  These are words where phonics cannot always be used to aid spelling.  The National Curriculum has set out 45 that must be learnt by the end of this year.  Each term we will ask the children to practise 10 spellings at home.  We will also be learning and practising these at school.  An assessment will be completed near the end of each term so please take your time learning/practising them over the next 6 weeks.

Term 1 Spellings:

the                    be

a                      he

to                     me

do                    she

I                       we


If your child can read and spell these words easily, you can start to look at the words for the rest of Year 1. 

However, please focus on supporting your child with the 10 specified words above in order for them to be confident.


Other words for Year 1:

today                         were                  you                   so                     where

of                             was                   your                  by                     love

said                           is                      they                   my                    come

says                           his                     no                     here                   some

are                            has                    go                     there                  one

once                          ask                    friend                 school                put

push                          pull                   full                    house                 our

Don't forget we are taking part in the

'Get caught reading challenge.'

Please join us for

Parents As Readers In School (P.A.R.I.S) on Wednesday morning 8.30 to 8.50 am


“You're never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child.” 

                                                                                          Dr Seuss


P.A.R.I.S. is a special time to all develop our love and enjoyment of reading.

In our P.A.R.I.S. sessions we all will…

Sit and read quietly together.
Invite a child who is not with an adult to share and enjoy our book.
Give our children our full attention.

                Talk quietly about the stories and facts we read.



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