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Aylesbury Road, Stoke-on-trent, Staffordshire, ST2 0LY


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All Saints Catholic Collegiate

Year 1 


Welcome to Year 1 at St Maria Goretti

Year 1 Staff: Miss Royall, Miss Mountford, Miss Matuszak.

Dear Parents - Welcome to Year 1 

50 Recommended Reads

We love 'Reading for Pleasure'

Here are the 50 recommended book titles for your class.

How many of these books will you read by the end of the term?

Mrs Lamb, our English lead, can't wait to find out!

Please click on the image below to tick off the books you have read 



 Class Author – Allan Ahlberg


Spring Term 2021/2022

 Religious Education


Jesus Teacher and Healer

Forgiveness – Lent

Holy Week


English: Driver text 

Fiction: Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth and Royal Rabbits of London by James Mayhew

Non-fiction – London for Children by Matteo Pericoli and Usborne Look Inside London by Jonathon Melmot



Pupil led narrative in a familiar setting

Information Text


Reading Diaries must be signed by an adult at least 3 times per week. 

Try 5 times every week for a book prize!



Addition and subtraction ( within 20)

-represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20

-add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero

-solve one-step problems that involve addition and subtraction ( involving measures)

Place Value ( within 50 )

-count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number

-given a number, identify one more and one less

-read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.

Weight and volume

-compare, describe and solve practical problems for  mass/weight [for example, heavy/light, heavier than, lighter than]

- capacity and volume [for example, full/empty, more than, less than, half, half full, quarter] 

- measure and begin to record capacity and volume


Multiples of 2,5 and 10

-count in multiples of twos, fives and tens


Length and Height

-compare, describe and solve practical problems for  lengths and heights [for example, long/short, longer/shorter, tall/short, double/half]

-measure and begin to record lengths and heights


Enquiry types- Research, pattern seeking, fair and comparison testing, identify and classify, observe over time

Animals Including Humans (Biology)

Driver Question - Do all animals have the same senses as humans?

Text - Superworm by Julia Donaldson

Key Scientist-  Chris Packham 

Career Link - Animal Conservationist

identify and name a variety of common animals including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals

identify and name a variety of common animals that are carnivores, herbivores and omnivores

describe and compare the structure of a variety of common animals (fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds and mammals, including pets)

identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense


Seasonal Changed (Physics)

Driver Question - Do plants flower in every season?

Text- Seasons by David Bennett

Key Scientist: Dr Steve Lyons

Career Link - Extreme Weather Scientist

observe changes across the four seasons

observe and describe weather associated with the seasons and how day length varies


Curriculum: My Local Area

Key Concepts: Industry

Key Question: How has our local area changed over time?


Use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries, as well as the countries, continents and oceans studied.

Use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of the school and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.

Use compass directions (north, south, east and west) and locational language (e.g. near and far) to describe the location of features and routes on a map.

Devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.



Observe or handle evidence to ask questions and find answers to questions about the past

Use artefacts, pictures, stories, online sources and databases to find out about the past.


Art Sculpture

Key Artists : Andrew McKeown  a local artist who created the sculptures at Berryhill Fields, and Giuseppe Arcimboldo



Moving card -Levers and sliders

Career link – Archimedes (inventor of the lever)



Animated story books – English link



City Music Service

Songbirds – Singing


PE is on Tuesday (with ASM)



Multi skills


PSHE-Jigsaw and 5 Ways to Wellbeing:

Dreams and Goals

Setting goals. Identifying successes and achievements. Learning styles. Working well and celebrating achievement with a partner. Tackling new challenges. Identifying and overcoming obstacles. Feelings of success

Healthy Me

Keeping myself healthy. Healthier lifestyle choices. Keeping clean. Being safe. Medicine safety/safety with household items. Road safety. Linking health and happiness




Useful Links


At St. Maria Goretti Catholic Academy we use TenTen Resources. TenTen is an online subscription platform from the founders of the Catholic professional theatre company, Ten Ten, provides high-quality, media-rich, and resources. We use these resources to, enriching the Catholic ethos of our school. We mainly use it for collective worship. 

Collective Worship is an online bank of varied resources including assemblies, prayers and staff enrichment that are aimed at deepening the Catholic life of school communities. 

TenTen is providing the following access for Home and Blended Learning during the Sping 2021 lockdown: 

Collective Worship (primary) 

– Share the weekly daily classroom prayers with parents for use at home. Links can be found on each weekly resource page. 

– Guidance on streaming or pre-recording assemblies. 

As part of our school subscription to the site all parents are now able to access the Online Parent Portal with the following login credentials: 


Please use the username and passport to have access to the Online Parent Portal and resources inside.  


Username = st-maria-goretti 

Password = harmony-peace 

Parent Portal 

Parent Consultation Tool 





Phonics Workshop  for Parents Presentation