Year 1 2021 - 2022

Mrs Thomas

Miss Moss

Year 4 Teacher

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


I hope that you have all had a wonderful Easter break and are ready for another exciting Summer term  in Year 1! 

This term we have some fantastic English books and maths units of work to explore as well as learning lots about 'The Great Fire of London' in history.  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 continue to be sent home on a Thursday. 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.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. We will start this term by reading a fiction book called 'The Secret of Black Rock.'

If you would like to check how to pronounce some of the phonemes we have been learning in phonics please click on the link below. This will take you to our phonics scheme 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds' - parents page. Scroll down to see three different videos for our phases.



The homework mat for this half term will be sent home on Friday 22nd April. Please complete 3 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. 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. 


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your child requires an inhaler or any other medication, please make sure it has been returned to school and it is not out of date.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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Year 1: Gallery items

Farmer Teds, by Miss Gill

Southport Lifeboat, by Mr Thomson