Year 1 2022 - 2023

Mrs McGowan

Welcome to year 1's class page. Here you will find details of our daily routines and our curriculum.



Our Topic this term is 'Farm to Fork.'

A fantastic and informative topic about food and where it comes from. 

The children will have the opportunity to explore:

  • Farms- the different types and what they produce.
  • Farm animals, their young and what food they produce.
  • Healthy eating and having a balanced diet.
  • Design, make and enjoy a fruit kebab.


To find out more about our learning, please go to

Reading Books

Reading plays a vital role in developing your child’s education. Your child will be sent home with a "Read with me" book and reading record. Please try to read every night; every second counts! Please remind your children to put their finished books in the finished box, so we can change the books as frequently as possible. They will also have an "I can read" book which links closely with the phonics learnt in class. This book should be brought to school daily and will be changed each Friday.

We also have a library session each Monday afternoon. The chidlren can borrow a book to share at home and when they return it the following Monday, they can chosse a new book.


Our PE sessions are on a Thursday and Friday, but we aim to get outside and active as much as possible throughout the week. Therefore, please ensure your child has a fully labelled kit in school all week, should any changes in the timetable occur. Earrings must be removed on PE days. If your child has recently had their ears pierced, they should come to school with their ears taped on PE days.


Homework in year 1 is a learning menu that will be sent home on Friday 21st April. It can also be found on this page.

In the menu, there are lots of different homework activities to choose from. Children must try and complete at least one activity a week and throughout the half term.  When  a homework task is completed, put a cross through the box. Any work you would like to share with me can be photographed and emailed to me or be recorded in their homework book.

The children will also have a maths KIRF to learn at home and at school. This will also be sent home on Friday 21st April and can be found on this page.

As we near the phonics screening test, it would be wonderful if you could support your child with reading words using their phonics. I have included on this page some QR codes with words they can use to practice.

Keeping in Touch

If you have any questions/concerns/worries, please do not hesitate to email me on and I will reply as soon as possible or you can catch me at the end of the day.

Thank you  for all of your support.

Mrs McGowan

Files to Download

Year 1: Gallery items

Picasso Portraits, by Mrs McGowan

Self portraits, by Mrs McGowan

Year 1: Calendar items

Contact the School

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

Miss M Flynn (Headteacher)
St Paul's Catholic Primary School
Turner Lane
SK14 4AG, United Kingdom

Main Contact: Mrs S Phoenix (School Business Manager)

Tel: 0161 368 2934

SEN Contact: Mrs K Higginbottom

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