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St Bernadette's Roman Catholic Primary School

Together we Learn. Together we Achieve. Together we grow in God's Love.

Welcome to Year One 

Meet the Teacher

Our teachers are  Mrs Gallagher, Mrs Thorp, Miss Turner and Mrs McCloskey

We hope you enjoy looking at the pictures of us working hard and enjoying our learning at school.

Curriculum Information

Have a look at our newsletter to find out what we will be learning about this term. Click here for our Summer Newsletter

For more information about the curriculum covered in our class, go to the Parents page and click on Curriculum.  

Maths Calculation Help


Below you will find our calculation booklets for Y1 to help you understand how your child learns to calculate at St Bernadette's. Additionally, you can access copies of our calculation evening presentation from last year.                                   

Y1 Calculation Booklet 

 Y1  Calculation Evening Slides

Phonics and Spellings 

All children are taking part in daily phonics sessions to learn the sounds they will need to know to help them with their reading and writing (and help them prepare for the Phonics screening). To help your child with this, please try to practice phonics skills with them daily. You will find resources to help with this on the links below. You can also have a go at some of the games on

Please click this link for some further parent information.

During Phonics and English, we also work on helping the children to spell words from their Year group's spelling list. Please find the list here and help your child to learn these words whenever you get chance. 

 Phonics Booklet 1 ay oy ie ea .docxDownload
 Phonics Booklet 2 oy ir ue aw .docxDownload
 Phonics booklet 3 wh ph oe au.docxDownload
 Phonics Booklet 4 ew a-e e-e i-e .docxDownload
 Phonics booklet 6 air ure ear igh .docxDownload
 Phonics booklet 7 ai er oa ou.docxDownload
 Phonics booklet 8 ow ur oo or.docxDownload
 Phonis Booklet 5 o-e u-e alt i o .docxDownload
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We love reading in Year 1 and the children love to share stories at home as well as in school. If you want some ideas of questions to ask your child as they read, please have a look at the question booklet below for lots of examples. 


The adults in our class always try to keep us safe and happy.

They encourage us to be good witnesses, make good choices and try to be like our wonderful role model, Jesus Christ. 

We think about the question, "What would Jesus do?" to help us with this!  


In our class we follow the 5 W's and make sure that everyone feels welcome.

We share the word of God in what we do and what we say.

We protect the welfare of our class mates by thinking 'what would Jesus do' so that we are all happy at school.

Every day we worship together in class and in assemblies, sharing our prayers and thoughts with God.

By doing these things we witness the work and life of Jesus in our school every day.

Our Class Saint is...

St Peter the Apostle

Our Class Author is...

Colin McNaughton.

We have enjoyed reading some of our favourites by this wonderful author, including Goal, Suddenly and Here Come The Aliens. 

Our Class Artist is...

Wassily Kandinsky.

We have had lots of fun creating some wonderful artwork inspired by Kandinsky.

Year 2 India showcase for parents | Grove Vale Primary School

Our Geography topic this half term will be...

'Where in the world is India?'

We will compare where we live to a town in India and explore Indian art, food, music and dance.

In Science we will be working scientifically whilst exploring the question:

'Why don't dinosaurs make good pets?'

Our RE topics for Autumn term will be:

Spread the Word



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Spellings Homework can be accessed by clicking the 'EdShed' Logo and logging into your account.

To help improve recall of multiplication and division facts please access 'Times Tables Rock Stars' by clicking the logo and logging into your account.

Maths Homework can be accessed by clicking the 'My Maths' Logo and logging into your account.