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.


This term we have two fantastic topics. We will start with a History unit called, Toys: Then and Now. We will be exploring lots of toys from different eras and making special timelines. During the second part of the Autumn term, we will be focusing on a Geography unit called Where I live. The Children will learn about the local area by exploring a range of maps.   


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 Seaside, Mary Seacole, Florence Nightingale 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.


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. CP is continuous provision and this mean time for the children to learn through play.


In Year 1, the children have lots of opportunities to learn through play. We have an outdoor area with continuous provision activities that all the children are able to access throughout the day. CP is continuous provision and this mean time for the children to learn through play.


A normal day in our class


Early Morning Target Time


Morning Prayer/Register




Whole class teaching of English/Maths


Break time


Whole class teaching of English/Maths


Lunchtime Prayer




Afternoon Register


Handwriting (fine motor activities)/Guided Reading


RE or Thematic Topic Learning (History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music) CP Time 



Tidy up time and get ready for home/Home Time Prayer 

Home time prayer


Class Novel Read


Home Time 


Our outdoor PE session is every Wednesday. Please remember to come to school in your PE kit including jogging bottoms.


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 use Mathletics and Oxford Reading Owl to support children’s home learning. We have established the use of Google Classroom as our online learning platform in Key Stage 1. Reading books are sent home on a weekly basis which are pitched at your child’s current phonic ability and at a level they can decode and comprehend at a 95% accuracy. 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. We will also be visiting the Milestones Museum as part of our Toys learning and Frensham Ponds as part of our Seaside learning during the summer term. We will also have a visit from Florence Nightingale during the spring term.


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

Years 1 & 2 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2021