Judged OUTSTANDING for Early Years, Personal Development and Behaviour and Attitudes (Ofsted May 2024), ......'In the Reception class, children receive an excellent start to their education.'.....'Children are exceptionally well prepared for learning in Year 1.'.....'Pupils develop as mature individuals due to the exemplary provision that they receive to support their personal development.'.....'Pupils’ behaviour during lessons and around school is exemplary.'.....'Pupils are proud of their school mission statement. They aspire ‘not to have more but to be more’ in all that they do. Pupils are happy in school.'.....

St Paul's Catholic Primary School

A Voluntary Academy

Aspire not to have more but to be more – St Oscar Romero

Monday 13th July

Good morning Year 1 Galileo children and parents,


We know it's not the same as a usual end to the summer term but we hope you enjoy your final week of home learning. We will still have some literacy and maths work for you daily, and the Topic page for you to choose some activities from, but we will do our best to make it an enjoyable week with a few more fun activities to celebrate the end of the school year! 


The children's reports will be available for collection from the school office from 1pm on Wednesday afternoon. Just to emphasise that we have graded these based on the children's standard of work in March (as we have been instructed.) In so many cases we can see how much your children have come on over the home-schooling period, so this will be acknowledged in our comments section. A huge thank you and well done to those of you who have stuck with us over the past few months - and continue to do so. It has been our aim to do our very best to keep the children progressing and this is what YOU have enabled your child to do.  

We will also have your child's books ready for you to take home and look through together. I am keeping hold of most of the Religion books for now as we were due to have our Religion Denominational Inspection this summer term. These will be sent home as and when I know what evidence we made need to keep from this year.  We will also be requesting that after the summer holidays a few books are returned for the coming year (again as we are required to keep evidence of the previous year's work.)



Please continue to review your sounds, reading and spelling words by watching and joining in with the Read, Write Inc. lessons. This week I would suggest focusing on the following videos:

  • Speedy sounds (sound ew)
  • Spelling (sound ew)
  • Reading longer words 
Today I would like you to read a story set at the seaside called 'The Seagull'. Hopefully you can read this book on your own. Remember that if you find some words tricky then try and spot the 'special friends' and then 'Fred Talk' the word. 

Our Maths Learning Today


This week we are going to divide our time between understanding money and coins and telling the time. Today we will be looking at and understanding the value of different coins. There will be a worksheet to follow. If some of you sail through these questions I include some additional 'problem solving and reasoning' questions. Your mum or dad could explain the problem and see if you can find the solution. ***Message to mums and dads*** The answers are on these too so hide them until you are ready. You could print the sheets out and stick the problems in your green books to solve.coolyes

Today's learning activities...

See these as chilli challenge 3 Reasoning and problem solving...


Choose a lesson for this afternoon from the Topic page. There's lots of fun tasks to choose from this week. The children in school will be doing some Science work this afternoon, designing a packet for sunflower seeds. Have a great afternoon!