Class Teacher: Miss A Little
Teaching Assistants: Miss S Johns & Mrs. M Brown

Y1  Curriculum

Please click on the link below for further information on Y1’s curriculum

Y1 Curriculum Long Term Overview

Y1 Phonics and Reading

At St Thomas More, we want children to become confident and enthusiastic readers, with a lifelong love of reading. We believe that phonics provides the foundations of learning to make the development into confident, fluent reading and writing easier.  Through daily, systematic and consistent high-quality phonics teaching, children learn to segment words to support spelling and blend sounds to read words.

Phonics is taught through the Sounds Write programme in Key Stage 1 with Year 1 being taught the extended code. Lessons are taught daily to the whole class and interventions are used in the afternoon for targeted children. 

Phonics Screening Check

Each year, pupils in Y1 complete the Phonics Screening Check. This was introduced in 2012 to all Year 1 pupils in the country. It is a short, statutory assessment to ensure that children are making sufficient progress in the phonics skills to read words and are on track to become fluent readers who can enjoy reading for pleasure and for learning.

Parental Support

For more information on how you can help your child at home, please click on the link below or speak to your child’s class teacher for support:


  • Parents are expected to read with their child 3 times a week at home. Reading record books must be signed and returned daily for confirmation.
  • Pupils will be given spellings on a Friday to learn for the test the following Friday (Look, Cover, Spell, Check).
  • Pupils will have a homework task linked to their topic work each week.


PE Kit

Indoor: White  T shirt, black shorts, black plimsolls

Outdoor: Black/Dark tracksuit, trainers (no jewellery).

PE kits will be kept in school during term time and returned for the school holidays.

Parent Information, Apps and Text Service:

Marvellous Me: Sign up to Marvellous Me so you can celebrate your child’s successes! Contact your child’s class teacher for more information.

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Teacher 2 Parent: Important messages/reminders will be sent via texts on T2P