Year 1 St Martin de Porres Class

“Everything, even sweeping, scraping vegetables, weeding a garden and waiting on the sick could be a prayer, if it were offered to God.”

St Martin de Porres
Ms Alena Paul
Class Teacher

Improving our Phonics skills!

We were reading ‘Stanley’s Stick’ book. We helped Stanley write some words with adjoining consonants.

Our brilliant trip to Bekonscot  Model village!

We loved making puppets in our Design Technology lessons.

World Book Day 2023! Can you guess who we were?

Reception – Saint De Porres Unit

Our EYFS/Year 1 Unit is named after Saint Martin de Porres. Please find our twitter page here! Follow our page to see what we’re getting up to each day at school and for important information updates!

Our link governors are: Hayley Rees and Georgina Cooper

NEW VIDEOS – EYFS welcome and picture tour

Part 2

Our phonics and reading workshop PowerPoint:

Get involved in our local library ‘Summer Reading Challenge’ 2021. This year’s theme is “Wild World Heroes” celebrating the WWF and encourage and inspire young readers to stand up for our planet! The information is available to download below…

If you have not received a welcome pack for your child by June then please email

All important and relevant documents can be downloaded below:

These links may be useful when talking to your child about starting school.

Book list for stories about starting school:

Our Walking Bubble is helping to create a voluntary car-free zone around our school, encouraging everyone who can to ‘Get Active’ on their journeys to and from school. If you have to travel by car, you could park at least 5-minutes away from school, creating a safer space for walking, cycling and scooting. By placing these restrictions, we also reduce the number of cars parked on pavements outside and close to the school gates, which as you will know is one of the main concerns that parents and staff have around walking to school. Reducing vehicles and creating more space will also make it much easier for families to socially distance and feel safer around school gates.