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St Michael's RC Primary School

St Michael's RC Primary School

‘I came so that you may have life, life in all its fullness’ – John 10.10

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Year 1

Your teachers are.....

St. James the LesserSt. Simon
Class Teacher: Miss HolmesClass Teacher: Mrs Stanczyk
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Thompson,Teaching Assistants: Mrs Motlagh, Mrs Ahmmad
 Miss Tahmin 


Summer Learning Activities 


Task 1: Can you create a picture using natural resources for example use sticks, leaves, flowers, pebbles etc.


Task 2: Cook a healthy dish for your family, ask your grown up to help you eg a summer smoothie.


Task 3: Learn to read and spell the common exception words from the sheet previously sent home.


Task 4: Can you make up a list of real and alien words using set 2 and 3 sounds.


Task 5: Can you add up the numbers on any car or bus number plates you see on a walk.


Task 6: Make up a song about your summer holiday.


Don't forget to complete your summer reading challenge.


Important dates for Term 6:

Monday 7th June- Inset Day (school closed)

Friday 11th June- World Oceans Day- children to dress up as sea creatures to celebrate World Oceans Day

Thursday 15th July- Day of Fun- children to take part a wide of different variety of games. Parents/carers will be invited into the school from 2.30 to see their children's books and amazing work. 

Thursday 22nd July - Last day of term 6- hip hip hooraysmiley

Friday 23rd July - Inset Day


Dip and Do's Term 6

Remember to complete your Dip and Do's to get extra house points

Term 6 Overview

General information:


PE: Friday

Please ensure PE kits are in school with all items being CLEARLY NAMED. Also remove any earrings and ensure long hair is tied back. Please check your child's PE kit at the end of each term to ensure all parts fit.


**Children are allowed to bring their PE kits home weekly or at the end of each term. If your child brings their PE kit home on a Friday, please ensure it is washed and returned to school on the Monday.**




Please read with your child for a minimum of 10 minutes every day and sign/comment in your child's learning journal. This is a time for your child to read and show off their reading skills to you.


Reading Quizzes:

Each Monday and Thursday your child will receive a new reading book. Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about what they have read to enhance their understanding of the text. In school we check the children's comprehension through a quiz using the program Accelerated Reader. You will see a score in your child's journal to show how they did with this. If your child needs further practise to pass the quiz then we may ask for you to continue reading the same book for a little longer.


Books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday



We will be sending new spellings home every week (these will be recorded in your child's Learning Journal). Please help your child practise their spellings throughout the week to ensure they are ready for their spellings quiz on a Friday.


Dip and Do's:

At the beginning of each new term you will find several learning tasks that you can complete over the term. Please see this term's Dip and Do's below. Each task completed will earn the children an extra 20 house points.


If you would like to contact your class teacher:

Please write a comment in your child's learning journal. these are checked daily and any non-urgent messages will be replied to.


If your message is urgent then please do contact the school office to arrange a return phone call or an appointment.



Yearly Overview Year 1 - What will we be learning over the year?

Collective Worship Term 6

As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Collective Worship in the life of our school. We give our children opportunities to grow in faith, love and compassion to Jesus by reflecting the true meanings of Jesus' words.


This term our Collective Worship will be based on celebrating the life of St Joseph and asking Him for help, encourage us to always do the right things just like he did. We will be writing our own special prayers to St Joseph and reflect our own lives to be like Him.


Also we will be celebrating the Feast of two great Saints Paul and Peter. In our lessons we will be reflecting their lives and thinking what can we learn from them today.   

St. Joseph HD

Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends...

SAINTS PETER & PAUL- hymn to honor the Patron Saints by Harry Rasquinha

We made crosses to remind us all that we are part of God's Family

Jesus Walks on Water

Matthew 14:22-33

In our Collective Worship assembly, we have been hearing the story of Jesus Walks on Water. We thought and reflected about TRUST. We have been discussing that we must trust people around us because Jesus wants us to learn more from them and always make the right choices. 


We finished our assembly by role playing to the story and thinking that TRUST of GOD will always stay with us. 


Jesus Walks on Water role play

A Captain's Faith

Matthew 8:5-13

In our Collective Worship assembly, we reflected how we can show our faith to Jesus. We thought how can we be like a captain in the story, whose faith was strong to believe that Jesus can heal his servant. We finished our reflection by singing a song called: ''Jesus' love is so wonderful''.


A changed man:

Act 9:1-19

In our Collective Worship we shared the story and re-enacted it. We reflected on how Saul (who became Paul) changed his ways and his views about Jesus and his followers and we discussed that at times, we may not always make the right decision but we too can change our ways and make better choices.


In our class Collective Worship book we wrote a special prayer to Jesus: 

Dear Jesus,

Please help us to show our faith to everyone just like a captain in the story.

Please guide us on a daily basis and help us to keep our faith strong.

Please comfort us to stay with you forever.


We also celebrated St. Patrick's Day:

-We learnt about St. Patrick the Patron Saint of Ireland

-We looked at Ireland's special things: Shamrock, lucky green, leprechauns, 

-We all had a go at Irish dancing

-We listened to and learnt a few Irish words

-We learnt about how people all around the world celebrate St. Patrick's Day (including when they dye rivers green)