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.


We have a fun packed curriculum for the Autumn term. We will start with a History unit called Terrific Toys. We will be exploring lots of toys from different eras and making special timelines. In Geography, we will be learning all about where will live, by exploring our local area.


Class reading time is a very important part of our day. This term we will explore a range of traditional tales, as well as the Paddington Bear series.


Our Curriculum Web

We learn about toys, the space race, the coast and many more exciting things throughout our Year 1 learning journey. Take a look at our curriculum webs to view our topics throughout the year. These will be put on the website each term.


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
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 of RE per week in KS1 and are involved in Collective Worship.


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.  



This year we will be organising many exciting school based enhancement activities. Our first trip of the year will be to the Milestones museum.


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



Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2022