St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy, Healds Road, Dewsbury, WF13 4HY

01924 462053

St Josephs Catholic Primary Academy

We are proud to work with all the Catholic schools across our two local authority areas, particularly as the Trust grows and benefits from the expertise and knowledge that other schools joining in the future will bring.

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1! Year 1 is made up of the following adults:


Miss Philbin                             Miss Fadia                          Miss Bracewell

(Class Teacher)                         (Teaching Assistant)        (Educational Support Assistant)

Year 1 is an exciting year with lots of great learning opportunities as they begin their learning in Key Stage 1. You can find out more about what Year 1 are learning further down the page.

If you have any questions about Year 1, Miss Philbin is on hand at the end of the school day who will be happy to offer support and help you. Please contact the school office if you would like a longer meeting. You can also contact them on Class Dojo by messaging the school office.

As part of our whole school commitment to wellbeing there is no expectation on our staff to read or answer emails sent between 4pm and 8am in the week, or any at weekends or holidays. Should your email not receive an immediate reply, this is not a case of being impolite but one of choosing wellbeing ahead of workload.

Year 1 curriculum

Please find below the long term plan for Year 1:

Year 1 Long Term Plan

For more information about the topics your child will be learning, please visit our curriculum page.

Our Curriculum page


Knowledge Organisers

Please see below the Knowledge organisers for this term for Year 1:

(PDFs of KO)

Phonics Screening Check

In June, pupils in Year 1 will take a Phonics Screening Check.

The Phonics Screening Check (PSC) assesses pupils on how well they can decode certain words. Decoding means sounding out an unfamiliar written word. To do this, pupils will need to be able to recognise letters and the sounds that they represent. This is an important part of achieving reading fluency. During the check, children will be asked to decode a series of 40 different words. While most of these will be real words, there will also be some pseudo-words mixed in. These are sometimes known as alien words, and they will be accompanied by an image of an alien to help children identify them. These words are phonetically similar to real words, but don’t have any meaning. They’re included in the check so that children will need to use their decoding skills and won’t be able to rely on memory alone.

You will find out more about these during the ‘Meet the Teacher’ meeting and throughout the year.

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