St Bernadette's Catholic Primary

With Jesus in our Hearts, we have:

The passion to learn,

The courage to fail,

The strength to love

Year 1 - Seacole Class

Welcome to Seacole Class


Our Teachers are Mrs Grier (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) and Mrs Gregson (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday). Seacole’s Learning Support Assistant is Miss Ryan. From February half term, Mrs Grier will start her maternity leave. Mrs Gregson will be in class five days a week. 


We have a fun packed curriculum for the Spring Term. We will start with a History unit all about a significant historical local - Samuel Cody. In Geography, we will be learning about Cove Brook River. We will meet some dedicated volunteers who are experts about the river.


Class reading time is a very important part of our day. This term we will explore stories and poems from Michael Rosen. 


Take a look at our spring curriculum web to see our full curriculum coverage in all subject areas. 


Timetable and a normal day in our class

Here is a timetable of a typical week in Seacole class. Please note that occasionally this will be different. 


8.40-9:00 am

Early Morning Target Time 

9:00 am Morning Prayer/Register
9.05 am - 9:25 am Phonics/Reading Practise
9:25 am - 10:20 am Whole class teaching of English/Maths
10:20 am - 10:40 am Break Time
10:40 am - 11:40 am Whole class teaching of English/Maths/RE
11:40 am Lunchtime Prayer
11:45 am - 12:45 pm Lunchtime
12:45 pm Afternoon Register
12:50 pm - 1:15 pm Handwriting (fine motor activities)/Guided Reading 
1:15 pm - 2:55 pm RE or Thematic Topic Learning (History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music) 
2:55 pm Tidy up time and get ready for home/Mindfullness and Home time prayer 
3:00 pm Class Novel Reading
3:15 pm Home time 


Our outdoor Games lessons are every Wednesday afternoon. Children must come to school dressed in their kits.


We follow God Matters in Religious Education (the Portsmouth Diocese scheme of learning). The children learn two hours and 15 minutes of RE per week in KS1 and are involved in Liturgical Prayer.


Things that help us learn

We have established the use of Google Classroom as our online learning platform in Key Stage 1. We also use a Mathletics, which will be used as weekly homework. We follow Little Wandle as our phonics programme. A reading book (Big Cat for Little Wandle) is sent home on a weekly basis which will be pitched at your child’s current phonic ability and at a level they can decode and comprehend at a 95% accuracy. They will also take home a reading for pleasure book, which they will select from the school library. Weekly spellings are sent home to consolidate the phonetic sounds the children have been learning that week.  


If you have any questions or there is anything urgent that you think I need to know, please contact the School Office either by phone at 01252 548123 or by email at



Spring Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Webs

Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2022