School is now closed for the summer holidays. We hope you have a safe and relaxing break. Children return to school on Monday, 7th September 2020.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

St Paul’s is receiving guidance from the Department of Health and Public Health England and we are planning accordingly.  Current advice and any significant updates will be communicated via ParentLink.

Please visit our School Closure Resources tab where you can access the drop down menu for Home Learning.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Mrs G Schia/Mr J Arrugaeta, Class Teachers, 1SA
Mrs B Perrin, Class Teacher, 1P
TAs/LSAs: Mrs R Chrysanthou, Mrs L Islam, Mrs P Mills
Contact Information
020 8 360 3137

Homework Procedures

We will be starting homework in the Spring term. It will be given out on Friday and is due in on the following Wednesday. It will be used to consolidate our learning for that week.
Please continue to hear your child read daily: this should be a mixture of their scheme books and a range of texts including fiction and non-fiction. Remember to include more challenging texts that you can read to your child to support him/her in understanding sentence structure and correct grammar. Reading should include real life opportunities like menus, shop signs, magazines etc. Remember to write regularly in the reading record to keep us informed of your child’s reading
Remember to practise reading the graphemes which are in the middle of the reading record and on the sound mat that was sent home earlier in the year.
We will begin spellings after the half term break. They will come home every Friday for a test the following Friday and will be based on our phonics covered that week. Please support your child in practising these throughout the week.
Number Bonds:
Please practise number bonds to 10 (and 20 when appropriate). We will be sending supporting activities home in due course.

PE Guidelines

Both Year 1 classes will have their games lessons on a Friday.. Please ensure your child has full labelled kit in school every day and continue to encourage independent dressing and undressing (including ties). Earrings should be removed or covered with tape.

Educational Visits

Autumn term – local church visit (date to be confirmed)

Spring term – Farm visit (date to be confirmed).

Summer term – Walton-on-the-Naze (date to be confirmed).

How can you help?

Please ensure you child has a glue stick in school labelled with their name.

Please could you child bring in one box of tissues for their classroom. These will be shared in class throughout the term.

Please ensure ALL school items, particularly jumpers, ties and water bottles are labelled.

In order to promote independence, please encourage your child to be aware of letters in their bags that they need to pass on to us.

Phonics Screening Check resources can be accessed through the following link:

Online Resources

Mathematics –
Letters and Sounds –
Y1 streetPhonics –

Learning Resources

Phase 2 and Phase 3 Soundmat

Letter Formation and Handwriting

Helping Your Child Learn to Read

1-Yearly Learning in Grammar

1-Yearly Learning in Reading

1-Yearly Learning in Spelling

1-Yearly Learning in Writing

Key Learning in Mathematics – Year 1

Phase 5 Soundmat

Recommended Reading for Year 1

Sound mat showing alternative spellings patterns

Year 1 English Units of Work

Year 1 Phonics Screening Check – A Guide for Parents

Year 1 Medium Term Plan Autumn

Year 1 Curriculum Map