Welcome to Year 1's class page! Here you can find information about what we are learning about and general information about your class. 

If you need to contact your class teacher about anything please email them - 

1S: Miss Sumner - m.sumner@st-clares.manchester.sch.uk

1D: Miss Dodman - l.dodman@st-clares.manchester.sch.uk


Curriculum Overview:


Y1 Spring 2 curriculum overview


PE days: 

1S - Monday and Wednesday.

1D - Tuesday and Wednesday.

We ask that your child has a plain white t-shirt, black shorts (jogging bottoms in the colder weather) and suitable footwear. Children are to come to school wearing their PE kits on their PE day.


Reading Books:

Please can you make sure your child reads at home each day. You should bring your reading book into school every Friday so that the books can quarantine over the weekend ready to be sent home on Monday with your new books. We will still read with your children during the week but will not be writing in the reading record that goes home due to the new quarantining system. 



Literacy and Maths homework is sent home every Friday and should be brought back no later than the following Wednesday so that we have time to stick in the new homework. We do understand that there may be occasions where this may be late. Please just let us know in advance as we are happy to re-arrange on the odd occasion. Spellings will be sent home each Friday for your child to practise at home for the Spelling Test on the following Friday!


Useful Links for Parents:

Online Games for Maths and Literacy

Capital Letters and Full Stops activities

Using Phonics at Home

Home Reading

Children's wellbeing activities


What have we been learning about in school?



In Art we have been learning about a Brazillian artist called Romero Britto. After researching his style and critiquing his artwork, we started to experiment with collage for the first time. We looked at one of his artworks 'Lovely' and decided to recreate it using different shapes and colours. We enjoyed using our imagination to make something new and can't wait to learn more about collage techniques!




Today St Clare's celebrated Earth Day! Our day was filled with fun activities related to looking after our precious planet. We spent the morning on a walk around our school grounds exploring our local area and produced some fantastic written work about what we discovered. In the afternoon we upcycled plastic bottles, old tubs, carboard boxes and much more into plant pots. We cut open tomatoes to squeeze the seeds into our plant pots, and munched on the remaining tomato to avoid food waste! Then we sprinkled wildflower seeds around the KS1 playground and we can't wait to see beautiful flowers in our outdoor environment. We had such an amazing day thanks to Miss McDermott and Miss Dodman organising an amazing Earth Day!



In Numeracy this week, we have been making equal groups. The children had fun making equal amounts in different ways. We used a carousel to try different activities such as matching pictures to show equal amounts, copying an an amount of actions, gathering two equal groups and rolling equal amounts on a dice.




Today the children have been on a walk around the school grounds to observe the seasonal changes that Spring has brought. We had lots of fun observing the wildlife, insects, flowers, buds and seedlings. We recorded our findings by ticking off the things that we could see.




During Holy Week, we explored the Easter Story and split into groups to act it out! From when Judas betrayed Jesus and led the soldiers to Him, all the way to when Jesus went back to Heaven to be with God. We really enjoyed using Drama to better understand an important story in our Catholic religious calendar. It was really fun to watch our classmates' interpretation of each scene when we watched everybody perform at the end of our lesson!




We have been learning about hot and cold places in Year 1! Last week we made collages in Art to show a scene in Antarctica. We used different materials and talked about the textures and effects that different materials made. We really enjoyed ourselves and produced some beautiful artwork!#