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 Class teachers are Mrs Gregson from Monday to Friday while Mrs Grier is on maternity leave and our Learning Support Assistants are Miss Ryan and Mrs Gould. 


This term we will explore a range of traditional tales, rhymes and poems as well as texts Where’s my Teddy? Traction Man and Claude in the City during our English lessons. We will learn about toys, the local area and many more exciting things throughout our Year 1 learning journey. 


Class reading time is a very important part of our day. We will read an exciting selection of books together of the course of the year. 


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 - 9:10am Morning Prayer/Register 
9:10am - 9:40am Phonics 
 9:40am - 10:00am Reading Practice/Handwriting
10:00am - 10:30am Whole class teaching of English/Maths  
10:30am - 10:45am Breaktime 
10:45am - 11:50amWhole class teaching of English/Maths
11:50am - 12:00pm Lunchtime and Class Liturgical prayer
12:00pm - 1:00pmLunchtime
1:00pm - 1:10pm Afternoon Register/Growth Mindset
1:10pm - 3:00pm RE or Thematic Topic Learning (History, Geography, Science, PE, ICT, Art, DT, Music) Two sessions
3:00pm - 3:10pm  Tidy up time/Ready for home
3:10pm - 3:20pmClass 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 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 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.



This year we will be organising some exciting school based enhancement activities. Our first trip of the year will be to the Milestones museum on Tuesday 26th September.


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



Autumn Topics 2023 - Termly Curriculum Webs

Year 1 Curriculum Meeting Autumn 2023