St Therese of Lisieux

St Norbert's
Catholic Primary School

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Year 1                                    Miss Whyles                            Advent 1                                  

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Medium Term Plan Advent 1


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Class Information Year 1


Class Information Year 1

Year 1 is the first year group in Key Stage 1 and where the transition from EYFS to a more formal curriculum begins.

The school day starts at 8.55am and finishes at 3:15pm.


Class Teacher: Miss India Whyles


Class Teaching Assistant:  Mrs Dear


Additional Adults: Mrs Wild, Mrs Pilgrim


Welcome to Advent Term 2021.


Our Year 1 Termly newsletter will be posted on Microsoft Teams at the beginning of term and gives useful information about this term.


Our Year 1 Knowledge Organisers outline what we are covering this term and will also be uploaded to Microsoft Teams. These are a good starting point when discussing new vocabulary and concepts that may be covered.


Dates and News 


Please see the diary dates tab on the website.



Year 1 children currently have PE each week on a Tuesday. Please ensure your child has the appropriate kit to suit all weathers, including indoor and outdoor footwear. At the current time, children should wear their PE kit for school on this day for the whole day.

Long hair should be tied up and any jewellery should be removed. 

Please visit our policy page to read our uniform policy.


Homework is uploaded to Microsoft Teams every week on a Friday- this is located in the class Files tab under ‘Year 1 Homework’ file. Homework is expected to be completed by the following Thursday. A video modelling the answers or how homework should have been completed will be uploaded on Thursdays.



The Year 1 teacher’s recommended reads for the term is uploaded onto Microsoft Teams on the files page under ‘Class Materials’ file.

Reading books will be changed on Mondays only at this time. We will endeavour to give children 2 books where possible. The children will also have lots of opportunities to read and enjoy books throughout the week at school and at home. It will greatly benefit your child to read at home with you to support their progress.


See our English page for Reading updates.


See our library page for recommended reading lists.



Shortly, Spellings will be given out each Friday. These spellings may have a specific focus, sound pattern or may be taken from the Year 1 statutory spelling list. The children will need to learn the meaning of each word to support their vocabulary development.


Times Tables

 By the end of Year 1, pupils should be able to count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s as these feed into knowing times tables. Please help your child to practise their counting and number recognition at home.


The School Day

Start of the day


The playground gates open for Year 1at 8.45am and children may come onto the playground to line up with their class, ready to be collected by their class teacher.


Break time


Children may bring in a healthy snack to eat at morning break. Fruit snacks are provided by school. Milk is available for those who have signed up for it (this is a paid service).




Children can bring a packed lunch to school or sign up for a school meal provided by Farm Kitchen. Please contact our school office for more information on how to sign up for school lunches. 


End of the day


Currently, the school day finishes at 3:15pm. The teachers will open their classroom door that leads into the playground and will send them from the door so they can be met by the adult picking them up. Please ensure your child is collected promptly. Children who are not collected on time will be taken to the School Office to wait.


Supporting Your Child At Home


You will find useful information and resources to help support your child at home on our curriculum pages.


In addition, here are some useful websites to support learning at home:




Parents Meeting Teachers


Parents' Evenings are held in the Advent and Lent terms - a 10 minute appointment with your child's teacher to discuss progress. At other times, please feel free to come and see us if you have any concerns or worries about your child at school. 


For anything further, an appointment can be made to discuss your concerns in more depth.


We want parents to feel welcome in our school. Please contact your child’s teacher if you would like to help, for example, by accompanying classes on outings.




St Norbert’s is a 'Healthy School' and, as such, we would prefer not to share sweets, chocolate or cakes brought into the classroom. This includes birthday cakes.


If you wish, you can send in a plate of fruit or donate a book to your child’s class and write a birthday message inside. (It is always best to check the suitability of a particular book, with the class teacher, before you purchase it.)