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Catholic Primary School

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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 - Miss Ormsby
LSA - Miss Tamlin

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 final topic we will be asking “What grows in your garden? 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 Tamlin and Mrs Faure will be working with Year 1. My PPA time will take place on Wednesday 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 Wednesday for the remainder of the term. Please ensure your child has a sun hat, sun cream and water bottle. 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. 


Warm Weather

As the weather is getting warmer and we are predicated to be in a heatwave soon it is vital that all children come to school with a water bottle, sun cream and a hat. They will need to wear their hats at break, lunch and during P.E to reduce the risk of sunburn. The children will be given regular opportunities to drink throughout the day as normal.




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 and Friday afternoons. 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.


Phonics screening

Last week the children sat their phonics screening, I was extremely impressed with their ability to sound out the words and the progress they have made. We will not know the pass mark until it is release by the DFE. You will be told whether you child has passed or not when their reports go out at the end of the year. We will continue to have phonics lessons this term to embed the learning.


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,

Miss Ormsby