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Catholic Primary School

We break up on Friday 15th December and return back to school on Wednesday 3rd January
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As we enter Autumn, please make sure your child has a sweatshirt and coat in school. For outdoor PE sessions they will need trainers/daps, joggers/leggings and a sweatshirt or hoodie.

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1
Teacher - Mr Ockwell
LSA - Miss Owen

Dear Parents and Carers,


It has been wonderful to see your children back in school and ready to learn. I was so impressed with their attitude on the trip and the learning that took place.


In our current topic we will be asking “What has changed in our local area over time?" This is a fantastic topic and one I am sure you will hear more about in the coming weeks. For more information on our curriculum please see the curriculum web on the Year 1 class page.


Classroom Staff

In addition to myself, Mrs Faure and Miss Owen will be working with Year 1. My PPA time will take place on Monday afternoons, during which time the children will have Forest School with Mr Evans and Mr Smart.


Forest School

As state above the children will be doing forest school every Monday for the remainder of the term.  This is a fantastic opportunity for the children and one we are extremely fortunate to be able to offer. To ensure the children get the most out of the experience they must be in the correct clothing. 



If you would like to speak to me during the term, then please do so via the Tapesty or you can book an appointment to speak to me in person. I will respond as quickly as possible.



Please ensure your child is wearing full school uniform on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and that each item is clearly labelled. As the children enter the classroom each morning they are asked to take off their jumpers so they remind cool during the day.   



PE sessions will take place on Thursday afternoons and Friday Mornings. In line with school policy, the children are expected to come to school on Thursday and Friday wearing their PE kits. Their kit should consist of: a white polo, black joggers/shorts and black daps.


Attendance and Punctuality

Thank you for supporting us in ensuring that your child is in school and on time. Where possible it is important that children attend school regularly and punctually for the start of the school day.


A reminder that our day starts at 8:55 and collection time is 3:05pm.


Once again thank you for your continued support, I am already extremely proud of the children and cannot wait to see what the year brings. Again, if you need to contact me or ask me anything then please do so.


Thank you,

Mr Ockwell