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St Anne's Catholic Primary School

"Love one another as I have loved you in our home, school and Parish family"

Year 1 - Miss Mattocks (Mrs McManus TA)

Welcome to Year One.

It was lovely to see so many of you at the picnic on Monday.

For those that could not make it I would like to introduce myself. I am Miss Mattocks and will be your child’s class teacher for this year. Mrs McManus will also be working with us in Year One to support the children. If you have any problems through the year please come and speak to one of us.

We hope you find the information below useful:

Reading Books:

These will be changed twice a week, usually on a Monday and Thursday. However, children will need books in school every day, as they will be called to read at other times. Please hear your child read at home every day and sign the reading record, so we know to change your child’s books.


These will be sent home on a Monday and tested the following Monday. Please help your child to learn them. Until October we will be focusing on 45 words that all children should know. After October half-term children will bring home spellings based on the sounds they are learning in their Read Write Inc. lessons.


This will be sent home on a Friday to be returned on Wednesday. All children will have an orange homework book. Please take care of these books and encourage your child to look after them. Please complete homework in pencil, with any colouring in, done in coloured pencils. Homework books will not be sent home in Year 1 until after October half-term. Until then we will focus on spellings, letter formation and number formation and sheets to practise these will be sent home.


Children need P.E kits on a Tuesday and Friday. We do try to do as much outside as possible, so when the weather gets cold, please send in warm clothing for P.E and not just shorts.


Please name your child’s uniform and P.E kits. I have already collected some items in my classroom with no name. If your child loses something, it is very difficult to find, when there is no name on it.

We are looking forward to a happy and successful year!

Mrs Mattocks and Mrs McManus.


Click here to see on overview of the curriculum for the Autumn term.

Click here to see on overview of the curriculum for the Spring term.

Click here to see on overview of the curriculum for the Summer term.



Below, you will see a sample of photos of the children enjoying their 'teddy bear's picnic' which starts off their topic, Memory box.



We were lucky enough to have The Queen come to visit us. This helped to get our Topic 'Bright Lights Big Cities' started. A topic all about London, including The Great Fire of London in 1666.

We are hoping the Fire Service will be our next visitors!

We made bread in Maths, using standard units of grams and millilitres to measure the ingredients. This linked to our topic on The Great Fire of London, as the fire started in a bakery.

We managed not to burn the school down. Thank Goodness!

The Fire Service came out to tell us about fire fighting in 1666 and fire fighting today. Some of got to dress up in the clothes they wear today.

They also taught us about fire safety, teaching us the Stop, Drop and Roll technique..

This week Year 1 were very excited to receive a letter from the Queen, all the way from Buckingham Palace itself!

We are all enjoying our Christmas Dinner.

Happy New Year! Mrs Mattocks and Mrs McManus thank you all for the lovely gifts and cards we received.

Well done everyone, the Tudor houses you have been making look fantastic!

Our new topic is Dinosaurs. Our classroom was destroyed by a dinosaur and it left us a note asking us to take care of its eggs. We went on a dinosaur hunt and found the dinosaur eggs and bones. We are keeping the eggs safe in our classroom.


Science Week

We are having fun!

So far we have made parachutes ........

and investigated dinosaur poo!  Loving the expression on their face!

and investigating if the wind changes direction and speed each day, using plastic bags.

We have now started our Enchanted Wood topic. The children had great fun discovering a fairy garden on our Nature Walk.