Welcome to Year 1 

RE Curriculum





Religious Education

1. God's Great Plan

2. Mary Mother of God

 1. Families and Celebrations

2. Folllowing Jesus

1. Resurrection: Jesus is Alive

2. Miracles


Year 1 staff and pupils have all been very occupied with our class philosophy of 'Getting Busy and Getting Better'. Staff and pupils work together and make every minute count by seizing all opportunities to learn and improve.

Attendance target : As is the case throughout school, Year 1 know that every school day counts. Year 1 staff are supporting all pupils and parents as we quest for persistent high attendance.

Weekly notice : Each week Year 1 staff list the learning opportunities and activities children are undertaking on the class room door. This is available for parents to view. The purpose of this is to engage with pupils at home as well as in school. Our parents understand that they have a fundamental role in their child's education. Talking about some of the exciting learning opportunities the children are undertaking is a vital way to reinforce learning.

On going information:

Religious Education - pupils follow the  Catholic Truth Society's - come and see - curriculum. We spend some time everyday partaking in Religious Education.

Mathematics - pupils follow the Lancashire County Council - Mathematics team - Plans for the National Curriculum 2014. Children work in small groups at a challenge level suited to their needs.

English - pupils continue to follow the RWInc phonics program and are taught the Key Learning for Reading and Writing. and Speaking Standard English. All areas of the curriculum support learning in English. Staff constantly plan activities that directly or indirectly develop speaking, listening, reading, writing and spelling skills. Pupils undertake the 'Big Write' on a regular basis. This is a piece of extended writing that the children write independently. After much support through varied preparation activities.  

Reading books - Each child undertakes a small group Guided Read with the class teacher every week. Reading books are sent home on a weekly basis along with a reading journal. We expect parents to share in their child's learning by writing in the reading journal.

Creative Curriculum - Activities change on a regular basis and will always compliment the current topic and learning foci.  They support the learning of objectives related to Art and Design, Design Technology, Geography, History and Music.  These activities are usually undertaken in Continuous Provision. Pupils learn through a combination of peer supported activities, adult guided activities and independent activities.  Activities to support learning in English, Maths, Computing and Science are also provided during Continuous Provision time.

Physical Education - Physical Education is a whole school priority with fundamental skills of locomotion, object control and balance being skills taught throughout Year 1. Coordination and control is developed as are other transferable skills that are fundamental to engagement in P.E and Sport throughout life. 

Routines :

Homework/reading books are sent home on a Friday and should be returned the following Wednesday.

Physical Education lessons are on Monday (outdoors).