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St Thomas' Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 1JN

01253 722022

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

Remember School breaks up Friday 19th October until Wednesday 31st October!

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Welcome to Year One!

Teacher: Mrs Mason.

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Greer.

PPA and Forest School cover: Mrs Stones (Wednesday and Friday morning).

Class Governor: TBC


Mrs Greer will be in class every morning and two afternoons a week.

Mrs Stones will be teaching PE, PHSE and RE.

Our PE days are Wednesday and Friday.

The children can change their reading book every day.  Please read daily and record in your children's reading record.

Year One will be taking part in Forest School during the Summer term.  More information will follow nearer the time.


Have a super half term everyone!  Homework for the half term is to read books, play games, go for a walk and if possible bake something yummy!  You can tell me about it in your homework diaries in whatever way you like.  Keep safe everyone!

 Year One Autumn 2 Topic Web

15th October 2018


Today we have been painting our penguins.  We have been using felt to add the white tummy and yellow beak.

12th October 2018


Please find the 'Cauliflower Cards' information inside your child's school bag tonight. There is a pink slip with information on too! The children have had lots of fun making their Christmas cards independently using hand and finger prints. 


11th October 2018


Today we have been observing our school trees and what happens to them in Autumn.  We have been recording our observations in paint and in words. We also used a magnifying glass and had a go at looking closely at things. We will observe the trees again in the next season.



9th October 2018


Today in Science we have been sorting sweets by using 'yes and no' questions.  We have recorded our groups in a branching diagram.  This is a skill we can use later in the week to help us sort carnivores, herbivores and omnivores.


The children have been making a Sukkot shelter with Mrs Stones in RE.  This is the Jewish way of celebrating harvest. The shelter is decorated with fruit and flowers. 


9th October 2018


This week we are learning to count in different ways.  Today we are focusing on counting in tens.  This will prepare us for our timetable work later in the year. We have been using the word digit to understand place value.


4th October 2018


Today we have been preparing our class planter for Winter.  We have been removing the weeds and old roots.  We have been digging it over and covering it to keep it warm and 'weed-free' until January.  We found LOTS of worms, a centipede and a woodlouse too!

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Please can you send your child with a warm coat tomorrow as we will be gardening.  Also, if you have any toilet roll tubes please send them in.


The children have now begun changing their own books.  We will check the diary 3x a week to give merits for daily reading. Thank you for reading so regularly!  The children are really benefiting from all that practise!

1st October 2018- This week we have been learning to spell- play, today, beans and meat.  

Some children will have the words web, wish, chip and thin.


1st October 2018


Today we have been prodding, poking, rolling, squashing, twisting and pushing play-dough ready for making penguins out of clay.  We had to warm up our hands to help make the material more malleable. 

27th September 2018


Today we have been sorting and naming animals that live in hot and cold countries.  We have also been subtracting from ten in Maths using a dice and counters.  We can record a number sentence using the - and = symbols.

25th September 2018

Today we have been learning about the seven continents on our earth.  We have listened to a song, painted the oceans and labelled the continents. 


24th September 2018


This week the children have been given the words her, all, they and are to put in a sentence.

Some children have been given the words yak, zip, into and the to practise spelling.  Please check your child's purple book if you are unsure.


21st September 2018

Today in phonics we have been learning to read words with 'ou' in them We already knew the 'ow' spelling of the sound (grapheme) from Reception and now we know the 'ou' spelling of the sound too!  We have been sorting real words and silly words.  We had to sort words such as mountain, cloud, pound and proud!

Week beginning the 17th September- This week we are learning to spell we, she, be and he.  Some children will be learning I, go no and to.  

17th September 2018

Today we have started our 'shape' work in Maths.  We have begun using 'MEGA' Maths words such as curved, straight, corners and sides.  We made a shape person wall and played a game 'who am I?'.


Year One have been recording a story map using story language and actions! 

In Y1 we have begun making the characters  from the story Lost and Found. 


Today we have been learning to use a story map to retell the story 'Lost and Found' by Oliver Jeffers.  We have been using actions for the words and for the punctuation.


Next week Year One will be setting up its own vets!  We will be visited by a veterinary nurse on Monday who will be bringing a friend to show us.

Please could you send in a photograph of your pets if you have one!  Mrs Mason has a horse, two gerbils, 16 tropical fish and a dog so I have lots of photographs to find! If you need me to print a photograph of your pet i.e. you don't have a hard copy, then please email me at


Please can you send in two toilet roll tubes and an egg box for next week (ideally Monday if possible). We will be making the characters from our class text 'Lost and Found'. 

6th September

Today we have been thinking about what makes a good sentence ready for writing.

Ask your children what our actions mean!

4th September

Today we have been reading and ordering numbers outdoors.  We have been recording our work independently too!