Part of

All Saints Catholic Collegiate

St Maria Goretti Catholic Academy

 Welcome to Year 1 

Meet The Team

Mr T Van De Laan Mrs Robinson-Collier Mrs H Birchall

 Key Information for Parents 

Class Saint

Year 1 Class Saint is St Teresa of Calcutta


Autumn 1: Multi Skills  

Autumn 2: Dance

PE in Y1 will take place on a Monday.

Please come to school in your PE kit on this day. 

Please ensure no earrings are worn.

PE Kit: Dark trainers, plain dark shorts/jogging bottoms, white t-shirt. A school jumper can be worn over the top during colder months.

If your child does not come to school in their PE kit, the parents will be contacted to bring their PE kit into school.


Homework is set every Wednesday afternoon. The expectation is that the children complete their homework on Seesaw, using the log-ins provided. Which must be completed by the following Tuesday. The children will receive Math’s and English homework that will prepare them for the following week’s learning.  Home learning must be accessed throughout the week.   


Spellings will be provided on Seesaw each Friday. The spelling words chosen will be specific to what the children are learning in both phonics and English. The expectation is that the children practice their spellings at home daily, ready for their final spelling test every Friday morning.  


At some point during the school year, Year 1 will take part in Phonic's testing,

This is a national test which is set by the government.


Expectation is to read a minimum of 3 times a week with your child.  

Reading Diaries should be signed by an adult at least 3 times per week.   

Try 5 times every week for a prize! 

Class Author

Allan Ahlberg  

50 Recommended Reads

We love 'Reading for Pleasure' Here are the 50 recommended book titles for your class.





Useful Links


At St. Maria Goretti Catholic Academy we use TenTen Resources. TenTen is an online subscription platform from the founders of the Catholic professional theatre company, Ten Ten, provides high-quality, media-rich, and resources. We use these resources to, enriching the Catholic ethos of our school. We mainly use it for collective worship. 

Collective Worship is an online bank of varied resources including assemblies, prayers and staff enrichment that are aimed at deepening the Catholic life of school communities. 

TenTen is providing the following access for Home and Blended Learning during the Sping 2021 lockdown: 

Collective Worship (primary) 

– Share the weekly daily classroom prayers with parents for use at home. Links can be found on each weekly resource page. 

– Guidance on streaming or pre-recording assemblies. 

As part of our school subscription to the site all parents are now able to access the Online Parent Portal with the following login credentials: 


Please use the username and passport to have access to the Online Parent Portal and resources inside.  


Username = st-maria-goretti 

Password = harmony-peace 

Parent Portal 

Parent Consultation Tool 



Phonics Workshop  for Parents Presentation