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

01253 722022

secretary@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School

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Welcome to Year 1 2020!

Welcome

Welcome to Year 1's web page. We hope you find out all the information you need. smiley 

Class Teacher: Mrs K Eaves

PPA cover: Mrs Stones (All day, every other Monday)

SEN 1:1 Support:  a.m. Miss Carey, p.m. Miss Cunningham 

Please use the Year 1 email address to contact me 

year12020@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

 

Information for parents and carers

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Year 1 Class Information

Homework

Spellings will be sent home on Friday to be returned to school the following Friday and are to be completed in the homework book provided. 

Reading books are changed every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday but can be changed daily if required.  Please make sure reading books and diaries are in school every day. Please sign your child's reading record when they have read to you and add any comments you may wish to make. We will read with your child as much as possible in school but it is incredibly important for them to read at home too.  

P.E.

P.E. lessons will take place on a Monday and Wednesday.  Please ensure your child has their full P.E. kit in school at all times.  

 

Useful links are towards the bottom of the web page.

 

Autumn Term' Topic Webs

Happy to say that we will be performing a Nativity this year, but will be slightly different to previous years due to Covid-19.  Letters have been sent home with every child explaining in more detail the plans for Nativity this year. 

Please ensure any requested items of clothing are sent into school by Thursday. 

Any problems you wish to discuss regarding Nativity, please contact me.  

Thank you

Mrs Eaves

20th November 2020

The end of another busy week in Year One.  

In math we have been counting in groups of ten and ones and finding the total.  In English we are reading the story of Zog and have been writing/drawing story maps to help us to recall the events in the story.  We have now completed Phase 4 phonics and will be starting phase 5 phonics next week.  

Homework this week is a 2DO on Purple Mash, to draw the houses on fire in the Great Fire of London (log in details are on the front of the yellow reading diary).  

13th November 2020

Today is Children In Need day and the children have come dressed in their own clothes, from pyjamas to princess dresses.  We have watched a clip on BBC Radio Lancashire featuring Steve Royle and Pudsey Bear which the children thoroughly enjoyed.  The children had lots of fun colouring in their Pudsey Bear pictures.

We also had great fun today in phonics playing phonics games.

11th November 2020

Today we have been learning about Remembrance day and making poppies. 

9th November 2020

We have started to learn all about The Great Fire of London.  We have been moving like fire in dance and creating some fabulous artwork for this topic too!

23rd October 2020

We have had a fabulous Autumn half term back at school and the children have all worked incredibly hard and I am very proud of them all.  They have thoroughly enjoyed our half term topic 'All About Animals' and learning about animals from all around the world. 

For holiday homework on Purplemash I have set a 2do for the children to make a poster about what they know about dogs.  We have created one together in class and learnt about how to take care of a pet dog.

Have a fabulous break.

Next half term could you please ensure your child has an outdoor PE kit (to be left in school), navy/black jogging bottoms and a warm navy/back top and a pair of outdoor trainers, along with their indoor kit.  We will be doing as many of our PE lessons outdoors as the weather permits.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Don't forget, our Autumn 2 Reading Challenge!

16/10/20

Thiw week we have been focusing on addition to 20.  We have used the part-part-whole method, number sentences, counting all and counting on.  I have set some number sentences on Purple Mash for homework this week.  Please check you can log in to Purple Mash, and if you have any problems please email me.  The log in details are on the front cover of your child's reading record. 

14th October 2020

This week we are taking part in the school's Harvest appeal to raise money to provide water for people in Afar in Africa. If there is no rainfall, then the members of these communities need to walk for 10 hours, at night, in order to source drinking water from a lake. Over the week our school is hoping to walk collectively for 10 hours, and Year One's target is for one hour which we have achieved (done over 3 days!)

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29th September 2020

Today in maths we measured the length or height of objects using different body parts.  We measured the height of tables using hand span, the length of a book using finger width. See what can be measured at home, and what body part would be good to use?

In Geography we learnt about where animals might live in relation to the equator, the invisible line that runs around the middle of the earth.  The children had different animals and had to place them in either hot or cold continents from the clues given.    

28th September 2020

Today was European Day of Languages and we learnt about the country, Italy.  We learnt where to locate Italy on a world map, and to identify the Italian flag.  We counted to 10 in Italian and learnt a song Fra Martina.  We looked at the delicious foods that come from Italy and some of the very colourful buildings they have there.  We learnt about the famous painter, Michealangelo and looked at his painting of the Sistene Chapel in Rome, and the hands of God and Adam in the painting.

25th September 2020

 Another fabulous week in year one. The children have all worked incredibly hard and we have had a great week.

Thank you to everyone for working with your child to help them to learn their spellings. I have sent their spelling book home again with four new spellings in, which are to be practised over the week. Please help your child to put these four words into a sentence and also help them to learn these spellings. Every Friday the children will have a spelling test (therefore they will have a full week in which to practise the four spellings) and I will put how many spellings out of four they got correct on the previous weeks sticker in their spelling book so you can see how well they did on those spellings. 

23rd September 2020

Today in Geography we have been learning all about the 5 oceans.  We have been learning vocabulary (and made our own actions) linked to the world's seas and oceans.  Check out our actions for 'rock pools, sea, ocean, cliff and beach'. We looked at the different animals who live there too!

Take a look at the super songs we have enjoyed in geography located in useful links.

22nd September 2020

In science we have learnt about the animal groups, birds and reptiles.  We looked at how they are similar and in what ways they are different.  Can you guess which animal group this animal belongs to?  

I have dry, scaly skin.  I have cold blood.  I am a vertebrate. 

Yes, a reptile!

18th September 2020

Wow what a busy week we have had.  We have learnt all about the seven continents, looked at the differences between two mammals and painted pictures of animals found in Africa.  We have had a go at writing our own rhyming verse, linked to Hickory Dickory Dock.  In maths we have been looking at groups of 10 and x amount more to make our teen numbers. 

For homework this week, please continue to practise recognising and ordering numbers to 20.  Spellings have also been sent home for the very first time, please help your child to learn how to write these words and send the spelling book back into school next Friday. 

11th September 2020

What a fabulous start to year 1.  All the children have returned to school and settled back into the new routines very well, I am incredibly proud of them all!

This week we have been thinking about our 'Gospel' value which is FRIENDSHIP!  We talked about how we are all special and how together with our friends we can do things extra special. We talked about what values a good friend has and what we can do to be a good friend.  Each child then decorated a heart and gave this to their special friend.

Also, we have introduced our class Science topic all about ANIMALS!  We looked at different animals people have as pets and set up a vets in our classroom. The Y1 vets surgery is now open!  If you have any pets at home would you please email me a photograph of them. 

In Maths we have been making number lines to 20.

Homework- This weeks homework is based on reading and ordering numbers to twenty.  The children who need to practice recognising and ordering numbers to 20 will bring home number cards.  If you need to borrow some scissors and a glue stick, please ask at home-time. 

 

Monday 14th September

Today in Maths we have been making number lines.  We have been counting objects and matching it to the correct numeral.

 We have been making a prediction about who might live behind a door that appeared in our classroom over the weekend.  We discovered it was a little mouse called Harry!

Please note, Mrs Eaves' PPA day is now a Monday, therefore every other Monday Mrs Stones will be in year 1.  This means reading books will be changed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Spellings will now be sent home on Friday to be returned to school the following Friday. 

 

Tuesday 15th September

Today in English we have learnt the nursery rhyme 'Hickory Dickory Dock'.

In Geography we have learnt all about the seven continents and used a world map to match continents to the animals that are found on them.