Year 1 (Class 4) Miss Haigh/Ms Rossiter 2021 - 2022

Miss Haigh

Miss Rossiter

St Michael and All Angels Primary


Welcome to Class 4

Miss Haigh and Miss Rossiter

I would like to wish everyone a warm welcome to our class page. 


Take a look at our slideshow for week 1

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Our Class Representatives

School Councillors: 

Worship Warrior: 

Eco Warrior: 

Reading Ambassador:  

Well Being Champion: 

Digital Leader: 



Our Mission Statement

Believe- Achieve-Belong...together with Christ


In the light of St Michael the Archangel, we strive to be champions of all Christians and to the Church itself.


Christ Centred Aim - Believe

  • To live the Gospel values and live life to the full with forgiveness, love and respect and kindness for all


Teaching and Learning Aim - Achieve

  • To learn, grow and inspire as we act as role models when we care for others, the world and the environment

Community Aim - Belong

  • To be messengers of Christ opening a door to the Church for the community to share its Gospel values both locally and globally.


We pray that our patron, St Michael the Archangel protects our school, community and Church.





Our Prayer to St Michael

In the light of St Michael the Archangel, we strive to be champions of all Christians and to the Church itself.

We will believe, achieve and belong together with Christ.

We pray that our patron, St Michael the Archangel protects our school, community and Church.



What are we learning about this half term?

At St Michael and All Angels, we strive to create a magical curriculum that engages our learners with life long learning powers, enabling them to enjoy a creative and enriching experiences  alongside their friends, staff and families.

We enjoy using our 5 Ways to Learning






Yr 1 Curriculum Map

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Religious Education 
Our Autumn topics are: 
 Families, Belonging and Waiting 
Our Spring topics are: 
Special People, Meals and Change 
Our Summer topics are:
Holidays and Holydays, Being Sorry and Neighbours

Autumn 1: Traditional Tales

Autumn 2: Julia Donaldson 

Spring 1: Poetry, Pattern and Rhyme

Spring 2: Africa 'One Day on Our Blue Planet

'Grace and Family' 

Non-fiction text 'Animals in Africa' 

Summer 1: 'Pattan's Pumpkin'

'If all the world were...'

Non fiction text 'Indian countries' 

Summer 2: Rapunzel  


Autumn Term: Place value, Addition and Subtraction, 2D and 3D shape 

Spring Term: Addition, Subtraction, Place Value, Measurement 

Summer Term: Multiplication, Division, Fractions, Position, Direction, Place value, Measurement, Money, Time



Autumn 2: Drawing

Spring 2: Painting 

Summer 2: Sculpture 


Autumn Term: My Online Life and Modern Tales

Spring Term: My Friend the Robot and 'What is a Computer?' 

Summer Term: Mini-beasts, Animate with shapes and Drawing 

Design Technology

Autumn 1: Food Technology

Spring 1: Free Standing Structure 

Summer 1: Levers and Sliders



Autumn 2: Our School 

Spring 2: The UK

Summer 2: Wonderful Weather 



Autumn 1: Toys

Spring 1: The Beatles

Summer 1: Kirkby 

Autumn Term: Hip Hop and Reggae

Spring Term: Music Styles and Latin

Summer Term: Latin, Reflect, Rewind and Replay



Autumn Term: Movement and Gymnastics 

Spring Term: Dance and Games

Summer Term: Competitive Games and Circuit Training


Autumn Term: How do we decide how to behave? 

Spring Term: What keeps us healthy? 

Summer Term: What makes us special and unique? 

 Autumn Term: Materials and Humans

Spring Term: Magical Mixtures and Animals

Summer Term: Plants and Seasonal Changes 




Phonics is a very important part of Year 1. As we go through the year your child will be learning Set 1, Set 2 and Set 3 sounds to help them with their reading. On your Google Classroom account, you will find all of the sounds your child needs to learn, as well as how to pronounce them. 


As well as learning these sounds, our main aim is for your child to enjoy listening to and talking about stories. 

When reading with/to your child you could: 

  • get them to tell you what is happening in the story,
  • ask them questions about the story,
  • talk about the characters, 
  • talk about what happens next,
  • ask them to retell the story,
  • discuss with them what part of the book they liked best.

Your help with this is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to working with you to help your child’s reading develop



Throughout this year we will be learning to read and write the following words. We will be beginning with Year 1 Common exception words and then as the year progresses some children will be able to move on to the Year 2 words. 

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You will find below an example of our school’s handwriting style. Please encourage your child to practice their handwriting, and to start and end the formation of each letter in the correct place. 

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Additional Information

School Dinners

Children can bring in a packed lunch or choose from a range of sandwiches, jacket potatoes or hot dinners. Please click on the link below for the full menu. 





Snack and Water

Your child can bring in water daily in a reusable bottle with a sports cap top.  We are a healthy school so we do encourage water only.

In key stage one, children are provided with a daily snack of fresh fruit.



In Class 3 we say our prayers in the morning, before lunch and before we go home.  We also say the prayers, ‘Hail Mary’ and ‘Our Father’. 




Our PE day is Wednesday. On PE days the children can come to school dressed in their PE kits ready for their lesson.

Kits to be worn to school:

  • Yellow T shirt
  • Royal Blue shorts
  • Jumper/cardigan
  • Black pumps

Children can wear black joggers worn over their PE kit on cold days.


Self-help skills.

Self – help skills are very important in Year 1. 


Please help your child to:-

  • dress themselves
  • fasten buttons and zips
  • use a knife and fork to eat their food
  • practise cutting skills
  • put their shoes on
  • tie shoe laces
  • turn an inside out item of clothing the right way
  • open a packet and peel a banana/tangerine etc.
  • put things in their school bag themselves


All of these activities build fine motor skills and organisation skills which are very important for your child’s development.  It takes time and patience but the hard work is well worth it to build their independence.


Homework and Home reading


Homework will be given out every week.

Home readers will be changed and also given out every week. Your child will need to bring their book back to school each day so that it can be changed depending on where they are up to with their reading during RWInc. 

It would be helpful for you to write a comment. .



Important websites 


Throughout the year the following web pages are always available for some extra practice.



Home Learning 

Online Safety Advice

EYFS and KS 1 Online Safety Advice for Parents and Carers

All parents, carers, pupils and staff should emphasise and promote the importance of a safe online environment.  It is especially important for parents and carers to be aware of what their children are being asked to do online, including the sites they will be asked to use and to know the school staff their child will or may interact with.

We encourage parents and carers to provide age-appropriate supervision for the internet use of the children and young people in their care. Amongst other things, this should include:

  • talking to their children about not accessing age-inappropriate material on devices
  • knowing who their children are talking to online
  • setting up age-appropriate parental controls on digital devices. Internet filters should be used to block malicious websites (usually free, but often need to be turned on)
  • engage with or share work via Twitter or Google Classroom appropriately

Pupils should be encouraged to speak up if they come across:

  • Harmful or upsetting content
  • Bullying

Please contact school via telephone, email or in person if you want to report any concerns.


Top Tips

Be kind to each other online – Treat others with respect online. If someone upsets you, do not react. Block the person on your contacts list, tell an adult you trust and report them to the website. If being bullied, collect evidence for an adult to see by taking screen shots, saving pictures and emails.

Keep your personal information private – Think carefully before sharing information like where you live, your email address or where you go to school on your profile or when chatting online. You might be sharing your personal details with more people than you think.

Use strong passwords – Protect yourself from hackers by using passwords that are not easy for others to guess. Use a combination of upper and lower case letters and numbers and do not share your passwords with others, even your friends.

Not everyone is who they say they are – You may trust a friend really well but it can be easy to lie online. The picture or video could be of someone else or be faked. Think carefully about who you chat to and who you add as a friend online.

Check your privacy settings – Ask your adult to help with privacy settings so that only your friends can post on your profile and see the information that you share.

Think before you post – Stop and think before commenting or replying to someone online. Think about who can see what you post online, once shared you can easily lose control.

If you are worried tell an adult you trust - If you ever see anything online that upsets you or something happens that makes you feel uncomfortable talk to an adult you trust about it.

The importance of limited screen time – Explain why it is important to limit screen time and encourage engagement with nature, family and physical activity to promote health and wellbeing and good sleep practise.

The following further information will help parents and carers to keep their children safe online:

  • support for parents and carers to keep children safe from online harm, which provides extensive resources to help keep children safe online and details of specific online risks, including sexual abuse, criminal exploitation and radicalisation.
  • support to stay safe online, includes advice on security and privacy settings, content blocking and parental controls.
  • Thinkuknowprovides advice from the National Crime Agency (NCA) on staying safe online
  • Parent infois a collaboration between Parentzone and the NCA providing support and guidance for parents from leading experts and organisations
  • Childnetoffers a toolkit to support parents and carers of children of any age to start discussions about their online life, to set boundaries around online behaviour and technology use, and to find out where to get more help and support
  • Internet mattersprovides age-specific online safety checklists, guides on how to set parental controls on a range of devices, and a host of practical tips to help children get the most out of their digital world
  • London Grid for Learninghas support for parents and carers to keep their children safe online, including tips to keep primary aged children safe online
  • Net-awarehas support for parents and carers from the NSPCC, including a guide to social networks, apps and games
  • Let’s Talk About Ithas advice for parents and carers to keep children safe from online radicalisation
  • UK Safer Internet Centrehas tips, advice, guides and other resources to help keep children safe online, including parental controls offered by home internet providers and safety tools on social networks and other online services
  • NSPCChas advice on setting up parental controls, tips on how to talk to children about online safety, including the risk of sharing and receiving nude images and how to support children if they have seen something online that has upset them



Please learn at least one sound a day.  Go through the flash through sound clips each day also.  Have some paper at the ready. The sounds are separated into Set 1 and Set 2.  Your child should know which ones they are learning.  Set 1 are mostly single letter sounds and Set 2 are mainly two-letter sounds.  If you are unsure, please contact school and we will advise you.

Set 1 sounds flash through


Set 1 sound lessons





Set 1 sounds








Green words Set 1



Set 2 sounds

ay ‘may I play?’

ee ‘what can you see?’

igh ‘fly high’

ow ‘blow the snow’

oo ‘poo at the zoo’

ir ‘whirl and twirl’

or ‘shut the door’

ar ‘start the car’

oo ‘look at the book’

‘air’ –  ‘that’s not fair’

‘oy’ – ‘toy for a boy’

‘ou’ – ‘shout it out’

or ‘shut the door’


Set 2 speed sounds flash through




Please try to read daily for 10 – 15 minutes. This will help your child to apply their phonic knowledge to decoding and blending sounds to read words.
If you log in to your Google Classroom account, you will find your log in details for Oxford Owl. On here you will find many reading books.
The Read Write Inc books are levelled so if your child is working on Set 1 sounds, access the sound blending books up to purple and for those children working on Set 2 sounds, pink books onwards. There are many other books you can access too.
If you need any advice or you are unsure of levels please do not hesitate to ask and we can tell you were to begin.

Happy reading everyone!



The following document has lots of fantastic ideas for Brain Breaks. They are easy to use at home although they mention being used in the classroom. It is just as important at home as it is in school for children take breaks away from their work to recharge their batteries. They are fun and easy short activities, to keep the children smiling.

Have fun!


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