Year 1 2020 - 2021

Welcome to Year 1.  

Myself (Mr Fernandes) and Mrs Doyle are really looking forward to working with your children and getting to know them over the course of this academic year.

Daily Routine

Please continue to follow instructions regarding bringing and collecting your child. Arrangements may change, especially during the first few weeks.

Please remember it is very important that school has up to date contact numbers for emergencies.

Your child can bring in a snack for playtime. We are a healthy school, and encourage healthy snacks e.g. fruit, breadsticks, carrots, cheese etc.

Fizzy drinks, chocolates, crisps and sweets are not allowed.

There usually is fruit available at school for playtimes and if you wish your child to have milk, please contact the office.


Your child will have PE on Mondays. On this day, your child is required to come to school wearing PE kit. This consists of a white T-shirt and black or dark blue shorts. These can be worn under a plain black/blue jogging bottoms and a warm top. These further items will be necessary in the colder weather. Please ensure that your child has suitable footwear for PE outside.

Reading books

We will be hearing your child read in school in the coming weeks. This book will remain in school and we will be changed as your child progresses. Please continue to read or share books you may already have at home.


An optional homework pack of Maths, English and other useful activities will be given out at the beginning of the school year. Read the letter enclosed in the homework pack for information about how to use it. This work should not be returned to school.

Your child will occasionally be asked to learn:  poems, songs, prayers, readings for Mass/school play, counting in various sequences, number bonds, times tables etc.

If you ever feel that your child could do more homework than that given; they can learn to read, spell and write high frequency words.

During the Autumn term we will be following a recovery curriculum to prepare the children for Year 1 work.

 We wish your child and yourselves a happy experience in Year One this year. If you have any other questions, please feel free to ask either myself or Mrs Doyle.

These websites will help us with our work throughout the year.
Computer Circus
Mewan - Primary Place
BBC Bitesize (KS1)
BBC Schools
Crickweb (KS1)
Woodlands Junior
Woodlands Junior (KS1)
Primary Games
ICT Games
Primary Safe Search

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Year 1: Blog items

Year 1 plants, by Mrs Wajs-Johnson

National Stephen Lawrence day, by Mrs Wajs-Johnson

Tadpoles turn into frogs🐸, by Mrs Wajs-Johnson

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Get in touch

Our Lady's RC Primary School

Whalley Road, Whalley Range, Manchester, M16 8AW

Head of School Anna Ward and Executive Head Catherine Gordon

0161 226

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