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St Mary Magdalene Catholic Primary School

Growing Together in Faith and Love.

Year 1 - St Anne

Welcome to Year 1. Please read the following information to find out some more about Year 2 and how best to help your child at home.


Key Stage 1 National Curriculum Tests

Every Year 2 child will sit their National Curriculum tests at the end of May/beginning of June. This is the second year children will have these particular tests. They are made up of three elements: 1. Reading 2. Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar 3. Maths. The tests are the first to be completed without using the familiar system of levelling. To understand the testing process and how to help your child with content at home, please attend our Year 2 Tests Evening in February.



Homework will go home with children every Friday and will be due back by the following Wednesday. Generally, children will have 2 short tasks to complete: literacy and numeracy.


Additionally, children will have weekly spellings and should still be reading their reading book for about 15 minutes every night.


Please ensure that you support your child with their homework. Ideally, let them have a go first and then help them to correct their learning.


When aiding their spelling we want to see the children have tried to use their phonic knowledge to sound out new or unknown words. If you have any questions about homework then please do ask.


Home Reading Books Pact

Your child needs to read every day; this will develop their reading and writing skills. It is important that your child enjoys this, please ask them lots of questions about the setting, the character and encourage them to make predictions.


Parent Volunteers for Reading

We would greatly appreciate any parents who would be kind enough to volunteer to read with children in our class.



P.E. will take place on a Thursday. Children need to have a full school P.E. kit, which includes navy blue shorts, plain white t-shirt and black plimsolls. ALL kits need to be fully labelled with your child’s name and year group. During the autumn and winter months, children may bring a tracksuit to wear.




Please make sure your child attends school every day and arrives on time. For children to achieve their full potential it is vital that they have high attendance. They WILL miss out on learning if they are not here!


Please do not hesitate to ask if you have any questions about school or your child’s learning.


Many thanks for your support


Mrs Deeley and Miss Dalton


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