St Anne's Catholic Primary School

achieving excellence in all our God given talents

Lowe Street, Birmingham, West Midlands, B12 0ER

0121 675 5037

Year 1

Welcome to Year One!

Our Year One Team consists of Mrs Ryan and Mrs Virdee.

We are looking forward to working with your child during this year and supporting them on the next stage of their learning journey at St Anne’s. Your child will be building upon all of the learning and experiences that they enjoyed during their time in Reception Class and they will continue to become increasingly independent learners during their time in Year One.

Year 1 will take part in their PE lessons on Monday and Tuesday each week.  Please ensure that their correct PE kit is in school and that all items of clothing are labelled with your child’s name. Your child will also need their PE kit if they attend any after school clubs.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to speak with one of the Year One Team and we will be happy to help.  An appointment to meet with us can also be made via the Office.

Key Information

Each week your child will have set homework as follows:

  • Spellings - given on Monday and tested on Friday.
  • Number Bonds - given on Friday and tested on Tuesday.
  • Homework - given on Friday and must be handed in on Tuesday.

Common Exception Words

Here a list of Year One Common Exception Words that your child will be learning as part of their spelling this year. Please support your child when reading and writing these words at home.

, a, do, to, today, of, said, says, are, were, was, is, his, has, I, you, your, they, be, he, me, she, we, no, go, so my, here, there, where, love, come, some, one, once friend, school, put, push, pull, full, house,

As well as supporting your children with their spellings and number bonds, please read with your child each day and record this in their Planner.

Please also check your child’s Planner each day for any important messages or letters that it may contain.

We look forward to working closely with you during this year.

High Frequency Words

I, go, come, went, up, you, day, was, look, are, the, of, we, this, dog, me, like, going, big, she, and, they see, on, away, mum, it, at, play, no, yes, for, a, dad, can, he, am, all, is, cat, get, said in

Our Learning

Find out what we will be learning during the year in our Curriculum Overviews 



Year 1 English - Download Pack for Week 1
Year 1 English - Download Pack for Week 2
Year 1 English - Download Pack for Week 3



Year 1 Maths - Download Pack for Week 1
Year 1 Maths - Download Pack for Week 2
Year 1 Maths - Download Pack for Week 3

More about our learning in Year 1:



Class teachers may set additional tasks for your children to complete through the following links alongside the CGP books and reading everyday in the event of a shutdown for the Corona Virus or self isolation of your child. Some of these links have also been added as class/key stage specific. You can also view many more resources and projects on our Home Learning Page. We also encourage you to share some of your child's home learning through twitter, our handle is @stannespri.



Year One using their Maths skills both inside and outside of the classroom!

We have been sorting and classifying lots of different materials as part of our current Science unit.

We have been sorting and classifying lots of different materials as part of our current Science unit.

We created a cane frame to support our growing broad beans

Learning about Germination and Pollination through drama

Enjoying their ballet session with Birmingham Royal Ballet

Learning the names of our body parts

Learning about healthy and unhealthy food

Learning the story of ‘Lila and the Secret of Rain’ through music

Learning about our five senses when cooking popcorn