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St Helen’s Catholic Primary School

Class 1

Welcome and thank you for visiting the Class 1 page.

A special warm welcome to parents who have become part of our school community this academic year.


We know how keen you will all be to see what your children will be doing in school so we will do our best to keep this page updated and share work and pictures of your children’s learning journey.


Please find some key information including staff names, important days, current and future Topics.


Class Teacher: Mrs Murwisi

PPA Cover: Mrs Newell

Teaching Assistants:  Miss Salkeld and Mr Ruddlesden(Apprentice)



Autumn 1 Topic: All about me (Inquiry Question: Who am I?). The focus will be Personal Social Emotional Development (PSED).



General Things



Children will be placed in appropriate phonics groups once assessments are completed.  Children will follow the Read Write Inc. phonics scheme. In their groups, children will be taught to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They will learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.




Children will read a book in school with an adult. They are given books that are phonetically matched to their progress. The same book will be sent home that week. This might be a picture book to start with. Please discuss the pictures or read the story with your child for about 5-10 minutes discussing key characters, events and settings.

We recommend you re-read the same book with your child at home at least 3 times a week for up to 15 minutes. In the early stages it often takes up more than 3 reads for children to become fluent and fully understand what it is they are reading.


Depending on their reading ability, some children will often bring a second book, which is to be shared to them by an adult. Please make sure your child brings their school bag everyday with their reading book, reading journal and spelling journal (for the children ready for spellings).




Spelling lists for children who are ready, will be sent home on Friday. They will be stuck inside the orange spelling book. Help your child learn their spellings (get them to write the words down). Spelling checks will be held the following Friday.




Once the children have settled in, initially Homework will be set on Purple Mash on Wednesday and should be completed by the following Monday. Homework will gradually be sent home in children’s Homework books.




P.E is on Monday afternoon and Friday morning. Please make sure your child brings an appropriate P.E kit including a warm tracksuit and trainers/pumps - we will be outside whenever the weather allows it. Please ensure all their kit and uniform are labelled. Also, please bring a water bottle to stay hydrated!



Weekly updates for each half term will be added under the relevant tabs below

One family, growing together in love and faith, flourishing in an ever-changing world. We love, we believe, we shine, we achieve.