St Bernard's Catholic Primary School

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Year 1

Mrs Smith & Mrs Brendon welcome you to the Year 1 curriculum page

A very warm welcome to Year 1.


This year the children will be taught by Mrs Brendon and Mrs Smith and supported by Mrs McGonigle and Miss Ali.

Every effort is made , especially in the Autumn term, to provide a smooth transition from Reception. We will gradually progress to become more independent to enable us to work through the exciting and creative year 1 curriculum.

We usually have Phonics, English and Maths before lunch and then in the afternoon we enjoy Guided Reading and either Religious Studies, Geography, Science, History, Computing, Design and Technology, Art, Music or PSHE.

The class Saints are St John Bosco (1S) and St Cecilia (1B). We will follow their examples and look to them as good role models to help us live more like Christ.

Our Catholic Faith is very important to us and every day we strive to ensure that we live out our Mission Statement to the best of our ability. In our classroom, we have a special prayer focus area that we use to celebrate our faith. Wednesday Mass is held in school and led by Father Gerry. In addition to regular participation at Mass, we are given the opportunity to conduct and lead our own prayer services within our class.

If you have any questions during the year, please do not hesitate to contact us.