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          (Thursday and Friday) Seacole’s Learning Support Assistant is Miss Ryan. Mrs Gould (mornings) and Mrs Buttigieg (afternoons) are our Special Needs Learning Support Assistants.


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.


Please ensure zippy wallets come into school with the children every day.


Monday – Spelling test and book changing day (reading practice book and reading for pleasure book)

Wednesday – PE day (All children come into school in their PE kits) If the weather is cold please send in school jumper or cardigan to wear and tracksuit bottoms rather than shorts.

Wednesday – Spellings set and homework set on Google Classrooms 


Timetable and a normal day in our class

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


8.40am - 09:00am

Early Morning Target Time

9:00am - 9:05am  Morning Prayer/Register 
9:05am - 9:25am Phonics/Reading Practice 
9:25am - 10:20am Whole class teaching of English/Maths
10:20am - 10:40am Breaktime 
10:40am - 11:40amWhole class teaching of English/Maths
11:40am - 11:45pm Lunchtime Prayer
11:45pm - 12:45pmLunchtime
12:45pm - 12:50pm Afternoon Register
12:50pm - 1:15pm Handwriting (fine motor activities)/Guided Reading  
1:15pm - 2:55pm RE or Thematic Topic Learning (History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music) Two sessions
2:55pm - 3:00pm 

Tidy up/Ready for Home/Mindfulness and Home time Prayer

3:00pm 3:20pm 

Class Novel Reading
3:20 pm Home time 


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 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 My Maths, 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.  


Our Curriculum Web

Take a look at our curriculum webs to view what the children will be learning throughout the year.


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 2024 - Termly Curriculum Webs

Autumn Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Webs

Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2023