Welcome to Year 1 2022-23

Miss Weir, Mrs Read, Miss Metcalfe and Mrs Todhunter

General Information

My name is Miss Weir and I am the class teacher for Year 1 here at St Bedes, here is a little bit of information about our class!


Our PE days this half term are Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Please bring your PE kit into school for those days, a white t-shirt and black shorts/leggings and trainers please. 


Reading is super important in Year 1, we ask that you read with your child every night at home. This is such a vital year and lots of progress is made, especially with reading. Reading books are being sent home with those who have a reading folder. If you don't have a reading folder and would like to purchase one then please speak to Mrs Palmer in the office. We send reading books home with a yellow reading record for you to add a comment at home, and aim to change books on a Friday.


If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at: sweir@stbedes.cumbria.sch.uk or send me a message on seesaw!

RE in Year 1

This half term, our RE focus is God's Great Plan. We will be learning about the beauty of God's world and explore and respond to the wonders of creation. We will hear about the story of Creation from Genesis and talk about its meaning. We will talk about how God made us because He loves us and how we can show our love for God. We will be aware that we have a responsibility to look after God's world, and think of ways we can care for the world. We will hear about part of the story of Noah and the Flood, and think about its promise and hope for us. 

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Whole School Worship Class Liturgy

Whole School Worship

Class Worship

Whole School Worship



We follow Read Write Inc scheme, and continue this from Reception. Children read story books in school as part of the programme, and we upload the stories children read in school onto Seesaw each week. This helps them to progress through the book and have a deeper understanding of the words. The reading books that get sent home with children are relevant to their current reading and phonic ability, with a little challenge to build their resilience and determination.

This half term...

In Literacy we are focusing on fundamental writing skills. We will be exploring capital letters, and writing lots of short stories using our imagination. We will be linking our writing across our curriculum this half term, and we will be looking at the story The Queen's Knickers! We will create a piece of writing to invite the Queen in the story to come and visit our school, and creating a special pair of knickers that she could wear to visit.

In Maths we are focusing on place value to 20. We will be building on our previous learning of place value to 10 and addition and subtraction skills to explore numbers beyond 10 and up to 20. Number Sense Maths is also a part of our daily routine, where we will be increasing our fluency and speed in recognising different number bonds and the relationships between different numbers. This is a big focus for us so that when children move through the school, some aspects of maths will be much easier for them.

In Science we are continuing our yearly focus of seasonal change and exploring different seasons. We will be finishing off talking about Winter, before moving on to learning about the human body. We will be looking at different parts of the body, and all of the senses that we have and use. We will be completing lots of scientific investigations exploring our bodies and patterns throughout our class.