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Year 1S

Welcome to Year 1S!

Staff in Year 1S are Mrs Schofield, Mrs Eggleton and Mrs McDonald.


Our topic during Spring 1 is Build the World.  During the topic we will be visiting the Gleeson site in Greencroft and visiting Newcastle to look at the differences between building in Catchgate and in a city.  In History we will look at how homes have changed over time.  Our Science will focus on exploring materials and their properties.  In Design and Technology we will design and build our own structures.  We will be learning to be safe on the internet in Computing and we will continue to learn to recognise our feelings in PSHE.

At Catchgate we know how important reading is and therefore this will continue to be a high priority in the spring term.  Please read as much as possible at home too. The text we will focus on during Spring 1 is The Tiger Who Came to Tea. We will use a story map to learn the story and towards the end of the half term we will have a go at writing it independently. 


Keep your eyes peeled for photos!


Remote Learning 18th February 2022


As we would have been dressing up as your favourite book character today can you draw your favourite book character and write a few sentences to tell me a little bit about it? 


Try reading your favourite story in an unusual place or in an unusual way like reading to your pets or a snowman you have built. 


Listen to this story and think about how it could link to your experiences.  


The Snowy Day Read-aloud, an animated story 





Can you build a family of snowmen?  Which do you think is the tallest?  Which do you think is the shortest?  


Can you use non standard measures to see how tall each one is? In school we have used cubes to do this but you could use anything (paper clips, gloves) 


Were you right? 



We love an active brain break in Year 1! 


Follow the link above to take part in this dance and freeze Encanto style :)  


You can use any felt tip instead of a whiteboard pen.

To record volume you could draw the containers showing full, nearly full, half full and nearly empty.


Have a lovely half term and see you all on 28th February :) 


The Year 1 spring homework grid is below.  When you have completed a piece of homework please add it to your child's homework folder on OneNote. I have really enjoyed looking at the homework completed in the autumn term.

Reading books are sent home daily and we encourage reading at home as much as possible. 



We are encouraging the children to become more independent and to look after their own belongings,  You can help your child to do this by putting their name in all of their clothing.  As the weather gets warmer please continue to send your child to school wearing clothing for the weather and a coat as the weather can change quickly.

Year 1 PE, swimming and Forest School

We would like to remind you to put names in all of your children's clothing. They are allowed a water bottle in class, this should also have a name on. Below you will find PE and Forest School information such as what your child needs for these sessions. It is important that they are prepared for these lessons as PE is statutory requirement for all children.


P.E is on a Tuesday morning.

Please ensure you child has kit in school which include- Red t-shirt, black shorts and plimsoles. We do not have spare kit in school for the children to wear so if they do not have kit they will not be able to take part.

PE kits will be returned home at the end of each half term and should come back into school in time for the first PE session of the half term.


Forest School is on a Monday morning.

Please send your child to school with suitable clothing that you don't mind getting wet and muddy.  This should include sturdy shoes, boots or wellies, a warm coat, warm trousers and jumper.  

Children will need to bring school shoes whenever they wear wellies or other footwear to school.


Swimming happens on a Wednesday morning.

Please meet Mrs Schofield and Mrs Eggleton at the pool entrance at 8.30.  If your child is not swimming they will still be expected to come to the pool at 8.30 as this is part of our PE curriculum.

Phonics Screening test for Year 1.


Each year Year 1 children take part in a phonics screening test.  This will happen in May 2022. 


Useful websites to continue learning at home

If you need to get in touch please use the link below to contact Mrs Schofield

Contact Details and Useful Links