Welcome to Year 1

Teacher - Mrs Burrows

Teaching Assistants - Miss Boyce & Mrs Gillam

In Maths children will learn about place value. They will learn how to group and count objects.  They will apply this skill when finding the missing numbers in number sequences.   We will also begin work on addition and subtraction which will include work on number bonds to ten.

In English we will use a version of Little Red Riding Hood to study narrative and work towards retelling a traditional tale.  A lot of work will be done on revising phonic sounds and learning new ones to support spelling ability.   We will also work on the formation of lower case and upper case letters.

In Geography we will study the countries, capital cities, seas and oceans of the British Isles.  They will learn to identify them on a map.  They will also learn about different types of settlements and the features which define them.  We will study the school grounds and make sketch maps of the local area.

In Science we will be developing a good understanding of each of the seasons and comparing them to identify seasonal changes in the physical environment around us, the weather and the length of the day. We will also begin our program of study on everyday materials.

We will link our Art lessons with Science work on seasonal changes.  The children will collect materials from the environment and create a collage using them (all materials will be quarantined before use).  In Music teachers will be working alongside a tutor from County Music to deliver a high quality experience to the children.  We also have some great new resources for teaching Information and Communication Technology.

Our Religious Education work will include the following topics in addition to collective worship.  First we will find out more about creation as God’s Great Plan.  Then we will move on to thinking about families in the Catholic Church.

In Physical Education we will be concentrating on throwing and catching with catching nets and other games.

We will also be doing a lot of work on emotional well-being in our work on Personal, Social, Health and Relationships Education.  We will work on managing feelings and conflicts.  We will find feelings and experiences to celebrate.  We will also work on establishing routines which are kind but safe during the current climate.


St Mary's Roman Catholic Primary School
Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0DG
Tel: 01502 565384

Please contact the school office if you require a paper copy of the information on our website or wish to speak to our SENCo - Mrs Ware.