Year 1 2023 - 2024

Welcome to our Year 1 class page.  We hope that you will find the information useful and enjoy looking at what the children have been getting up to at school

Class Teachers:

Class 3: Mr Westbrook

Class 4: Miss Ryan

Higher Level Teaching Assistants: Miss Young, Mrs Haslam

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Stadnicki & Mrs Donnelly.

If you would like to arrange an appointment to speak to your child's class teacher please contact the school office on 445 6359 or email the school office at and they will arrange a mutually convenient time

Welcome to Year 1!

Here you can find year group information regarding P.E. Kits, class trips and other general information that may be of interest.

Spelling homework will commence in Autumn 2. Spellings will be sent home at the beginning of the half term with each weeks spellings on. The children will then be tested on the following Thursday/Friday so please try to spend a few minutes practising these each night. 


We follow the Essential Letters and Sounds programme throughout St. Catherine's to provide high-quality and effective phonics teaching.

Please can we make sure that ALL clothing (including PE kits and shoes) and water bottles are clearly labelled.

Please inform us if your child has any medical needs. If your child suffers from asthma please ensure that you have provided the class teacher with an additional inhaler and instructions of how to administer. 

P.E. Kits
Your child must have the following items in order to do P.E.:

St. Catherine's RC Primary P.E. T-shirt (white/burgundy)

School P.E. Shorts/Plain black/grey jogging bottom

Trainers (not pumps)

Please remember that your child needs to wear the appropriate PE uniform, depending on the weather. 

Thank you for your cooperation and support, we have an open door policy and are always happy to answer any concerns, queries or questions you may have.

How to Help Your Child in Year 1

Lots of easy to read information and facts on many homework topics which will inspire and enthuse your child

The following links and websites are a great way to consolidate what your child has been taught in school. 

Bubble Multiples- (2's, 5's, 10's) 

FunBrainjr- Ordering numbers

Top Marks- (Contains various number games to support number bonds and other areas of the curriculum)

BBC Bitesize Maths- (Time games and other useful maths resources)

ICT Games- (Contains various number games to support number bonds and other areas of the curriculum)

The main focus in writing for year 1 is sentence structure. The children must be able to create a clear sentence and also be able to use question and exclamation marks with confidence. 

BBC Bitesize Literacy- (Sentence structure and use of punctuation)

Letterland Handwriting Songs- (Letter formation)

Top marks-  A range of english games

Phonics Screening Check- Information for parents

Parents guide to the Phonics Screening check

Phonics Play

A useful link to go over the knowledge required for Year 2 for Science.

In Year 1, we begin to learn basic French songs. Please ask a member of staff if you would like to access the website below as our school username and password is required.

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St Catherine's RC Primary School

School Lane, Didsbury
Manchester, M20 6HS

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