Year 1 2018 - 2019

Mrs Holmes

Mrs Hardy

Welcome to Year 1

We are delighted and proud that the children have started the new year with confidence and enthusiasm, and we are looking forward to spending another fantastic year with them!

Mrs Hardy and Mrs Holmes are delighted to be supported by Mrs Gail Harper in Year One. The children have already taken a shine to her and Mrs Harper is very impressed by their attitude to learning!

This term: 

Maths - we will be consolidating number knowledge – ordering, writing, place value, simple addition and subtraction.

Literacy - our Focus Text is The Bog Baby, a magical story by Jeanne Willis and Gwen Millward.  We will be continuing to practise letter formation and sentence writing, and learning about adjectives.

Phonics - daily phonics sessions, following the Read Write Inc programme, will continue.

Reading Partnership - as in Reception, every child will read to the teacher before bringing home a new book on Wednesday.  Please read the book at least three times with your child and write a comment in their Reading Partnership book, before returning it on Monday.

Science - we will focus on animals and science.

Spelling -the children will be tested weekly.  A word list will be sent home every Friday for testing the following Friday. The words are High Frequency Words and our tricky Red Words.

Our Topic this term is ‘Let Your Light Shine’.  We will be focussing on expressing emotions and talking about our skills and strengths, and what makes us individuals.

In addition, there will be a weekly Music session and regular handwriting sessions.

P.E - in Year One the children have PE with Stockport County every Tuesday and with Mrs Hardy every other Friday. Please ensure that PE kits are in school at all times. Ear-rings must be removed on PE days for health and safety reasons.

Dates for your Diary 

Wednesday 19th September – visit our new classroom!  Pop in at pick up to have a look around and ask any questions about Year One

Tuesday 16th October – individual photos

Wednesday 17th October - parent consultations

Thursday 18th October – parent consultations

Friday 19th October – last day of term

Thank you for your continued support and, as ever, if you have any queries please catch us at the end of the day!


Mrs Hardy, Mrs Holmes and Mrs Harper



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Contact the School

St Matthew's Primary School

Bowdon Street

Tel: 0161 474 7110

Contact the School

St Matthew's Primary School

Bowdon Street




Tel: 0161 474 7110