Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Thomas

Hello and welome to Year 1 at St. John's Churh of England Primary School


I hope that you have all had a wonderful summer break and you are now ready for lots of fun and exciting learning in Year 1! I am so excited for the class and I to move from Reception to Year 1 together and I just know that the children will continue to work hard and try their best in all that they do.

Our new topic in Autumn 1 is ‘Myself.’ This is a great topic where we learn lots of new vocabulary, explore our emotions and learn all about the place in which we live! If the children have any news or achievements we would love to share them at school so please feel free to send certificates or photographs into class.



Reading books will be sent home from the week beginning Monday 13th September. We suggest that the children read to an adult each night at home and our expectation is that the children read a minimum of 3 times per week. The children who read a minimum of 3 times per week will receive a small wrapped sweet on a Friday.Each week the children will bring home 3 reading books which will be changed on a Thursday. Your child will be reading in groups and to teachers throughout the week so please ensure that they bring their book bag into school each day.


Throughout the year we will be reading a mixture of fiction and non-fiction books in Year 1. At the moment we are reading a non-fiction book called ‘My body.’ We are currently exploring lists, labels and captions and the children were fascinated to see a very long list of all different body parts.



The homework mat for this half term will be sent home on Friday 24th September. Please complete 2 activities on the mat (more would be fantastic!) and either bring the work in to share in class or send a photograph via class dojo. The deadline for homework this half term is Friday 22nd October.  I can’t wait to see your fantastic homework!


This term, our P.E lesson will be on Thursday afternoon. Please send your child to school in their full P.E kit. In colder temperatures, your child is welcome to wear joggers/ leggings to keep them warm. Our current topic is multiskills.


Medical Conditions

A quick reminder! If your child has a medical condition that we need to know about, please inform us as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler or any other medication, please make sure it has been returned to school and it is not out of date.


If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year I am always here to have a chat. Please come over and chat on the playground after school or if you would like a longer discussion then please contact me on Dojo or via the school office and we can arrange a time and date.


Many thanks for your continued support.


Mrs Thomas




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