Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School

“ Light, life, love”

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 St. Teresa of Kolkata Class Page

Our Adults: Miss Clarke, Miss McCarthy, Mr Mussett


Please read with your child every night and complete an activity in their reading journal about the book they have read. These activities are best completed with adult guidance. Every Friday the children will be assigned a maths game on activelearn which links to the learning they have been doing in class that week.

Every child has the first 100 high frequency words in their reading journal please practice these with your child (this can be practiced verbally with an adult or written in their journal).



There are 6 phonics phases. In Year 1 we will be tested at the beginning of the Summer Term on phases 2-5. We will have to read some real and some alien (nonsense) words using the sounds we have learnt. Please practice the sounds with your child at home.

Phase 2 - s, a, t, p, i, n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss

Phase 3 - j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er

Phase 4 - consonant blends no new graphemes are introduced.

Phase 5 - ay, ou, ie, ea, oy, ir, ue, aw, wh, ph, ew, oe, au, ey, a-e, e-e, i-e, o-e, u-e  

Road Safety

In Year 1 we've been learning about road safety and thinking about some different ways to make ourselves and the roads near our school safer. We worked together to make a road safety banner so we could show everyone what we've learnt. 


During Summer 1 we were lucky enough to get to look after some caterpillars. We worked in groups of 3 to name and look after them. We watched the caterpillars change and grow into beautiful butterflies! Each week we recorded our observations of the changes they made during their life cycle. Here are some pictures of our fully grown butterflies!

Kings and Queens

Our current topic is Kings and Queens. We have been learning about some English Kings and Queens, local Pearly Kings and Queens, and an Emperor and Sultan. Our home learning project over the May Half Term was to learn about a King and/or Queen and make the castle that they lived in. We have made some amazing castles and should be very proud of ourselves. Thank you to the parents as well for the spectacular job they've done in helping their children make these castles.


Kings and Queens - Castles (84 images)

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Year 1 Butterflies (18 images)

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Year 1 Road Safety (3 images)

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