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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

Please remember to check the class pages to see what the children have been learning!

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Welcome to Year 1 2021-2022!

 

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. Mrs Greer, p.m. Mrs Riley

Class TA: a.m. Miss Cunningham 

Please use the Year 1 email address to contact me 

year12021@st-thomas.lancs.sch.uk

 

Year 1 Class Information

Homework

There will be a spelling test every Friday in class. There are 2 spelling groups, Mrs Eaves' and Miss Cunningham's.  More information to follow.

Reading books will be changed every Monday, 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 comes into school wearing their full P.E. kit.  

 

Useful links are towards the bottom of the web page.

 

Year One's School Council Members, Sports Council Members, Eco Warriors and Art Stars!

Letter formation.

In addition to writing numbers 1-20 correctly, it is an end of year expectation in Year 1 to write them in word form correctly. Here are the spellings of numbers 1-20 in words to practise with your children at home.

Year One information

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Topic Web

Next week in class, Friday 4th February all children are invited to attend the Year One Garden Party, which will conclude our unit on Queen Elizabeth 11. The invitation asks for best clothes (this is not needed, just their own clothes, not school uniform). Please remember, doors and windows are open in class so children must wear something warm and wear sensible shoes and a warm coat for play times. 

Friday 28th January

We have finished our English unit on Zog this week and the children have tried their very best with their independent write! Looking forward to marking their work this weekend and seeing the progress made!

In maths we have started to look at time using the words 'before' and 'after', for example, we put our shoes on 'after' we have put on our socks.  We wash our hands 'before' we eat our fruit.

Friday 21st January

This week in maths we have been learning about coins.  We have looked at the colour, shape and size of the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p and 20p coins. Children have learnt to recognise that amounts can be made by combining coins in different ways.  Initially, that was simply making amounts using 1p coins, then the children have learnt that they can exchange a number of 1p coins for an alternative coin to make a more efficient way to pay using fewer coins.

Thursday 20th January

This week in class we have been reading and telling the story of Zog.  For homework the children have brought home their story map and they would like to practice telling their innovated version of the story of Zog.   Enjoy!  They have done a super job!

Friday 14th January 

This week in class we have been continuing our learning about fractions.  We have been using the mathematical language of half and quarters, and have been finding a half and a quarter of objects and shapes.  

In English we are reading the story of Zog by Julia Donaldson.  We have also been identifying where missing capital letters should go, and this has been sent home for homework this week.

In History we have been learning about the Great Fire of London, and we learnt the song 'London's Burning'.  

Friday 7th January 2022

Happy New Year to you all.  The Year One Team would like to thank you for your very generous and gorgeous gifts, and your well wishes for the Christmas break, they were greatly appreciated.  We were very spoilt!  Thank you.

The children have settled back into the new school year extremely well.  We have started our new topic, Bright Lights, Big City and we are learning about the four countries of the UK.  The Topic Web for this half term is above here on the Year One web page.  We will be resuming spellings from next Friday.  A hard copy has been sent home today.  If you mislay the spellings they can be downloaded from the Year One web page.  Please remember to send into school every Monday, Wednesday and Friday your child's reading record so we can change their reading book. Please also remember to read at least one Book Club e-book every week. Also the green homework book is to be returned by the Thursday every week so we can send homework home in the book every Friday.  This weeks homework, we are revisiting writing the letter 'h' as some children are writing them like the letter 'n'.  We have been learning about fractions in Maths this week so to consolidate this learning the children will be bringing home  a fractions sheet for homework.  Remember -The number of EQUAL parts in the whole is called the denominator, and this is the number written in the bottom half of the fraction.  

Friday 17th December

Many thanks to everyone who returned the Christingle candle to school.  These have now been collected in and passed on, and all money collected will be greatly appreciated by all those in need at this time of year.  Thank you once again.

Over the festive period please continue reading with your child, book club books have been updated.

You can now watch all the infant superstars in the most amazing nativity play.  We are so incredibly proud of all of the children, brought a tear to our eye! Please check out the link below and enjoy. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-4Mco6Qk-c

All the Year One team wish you all a very merry Christmas, and best wishes for a healthy and happy 2022! 

Thursday 16th December

Christmas party day in Year One.  We also had a very special visitor! Lots of fun and games and a wonderful, fun afternoon was had by all.

Friday 10th December,

We have enjoyed wearing our Christmas jumpers and had a delicious Christmas lunch today.  If you would like to make a donation please  to Save the Children please follow the link:

https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/donate

More info below the photos!

 

Happy Friday everyone,

We have recorded our part of the Nativity and all the children were AMAZING! The Nativity will be sent via a YouTube link for you to watch the morning of the 17th and we will also watch it in school (on YouTube).   Today there will be a Parent Pay set up giving you the opportunity to purchase a Nativity photograph for £2.50.  Please place your orders by Monday so we can print and send home before the end of term.  There will be two choices i.e. character group and a picture of the whole class.  There will be no limit to how many of each you can order. We cannot accept orders after Parent Pay has closed 12pm Monday. 

The CHRISTMAS PARTY for Y1 is Thursday 16th.  Children can come to school wearing party clothes, sensible shoes and please remember to send in a coat.  Please can you send your child with one or two snacks/treats as this year we cannot share food between us.

If you have put your spare change in the Christingle Candle could you please send it back into school before we finish for Christmas.

Homework this week is to continue with Purple Mash activities linked to Coding- Bubbles. Please continue to read regularly over the next week. 

We hope all the children enjoyed the Christmas Gift Shop!  It was wonderful to watch and listen to them picking their presents and their reasons for their choices!  Super special!   

Let the Christmas crazy fun begin!  

 

Friday 3rd December

We have been comparing the mass of different objects in maths and used the balance scales to see if we could find objects of equal mass.  The children enjoyed learning all about heaviest, lightest and equal mass!

Thursday 2nd December

We have had lots of cuddles with our 3 guinea pigs, Maureen, Fishy and Sandy.  They have loved it!

Wednesday 1st December

Super movie night!  We enjoyed Frozen.  The children had a super time.

Tuesday 30th November

We enjoyed decorating the big Christmas tree in the school hall with the baubles we have decorated.  These decorations will be sent home at the end of term.  The tree looks beautiful.  We also decorated our classroom too.  Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

Tuesday 30th November

Happy St Andrews Day

Friday 26th November

We have had a relatively quite week in year one this week.  We have been learning all about 'Humans' in science.  We have learnt about the human body and the 5 senses.  What we can do to keep fit and healthy and that we are all unique.  We compared our eye colour and put this information into a pictogram which showed us that blue was the most popular eye colour in class and grey the least popular.

We have started reading the story of Little Red Riding Hood in English and have writen adjectives to describe the Big Bad Wolf!

In maths we have been counting in 2's, 5's and 10's and completing repeating patterns.  We have also been finding things that are the same and spotting the odd one out.

Please see the poster above regarding the PTFA and the events they have kindly organised for over the CHRISTMAS period.

Have a super weekend!

Friday 19th November

Homework today- handwriting sheet in home work book. 

Please also complete the 2DO set on Purple Mash, Fun with Fish.  Login details can be found in your child's yellow reading record.  Homework on Purple Mash is about coding.  There are 2 Code videos tutorials, Quick Start on Purple Mash if you need to check out how to do the activity first, and there is also an answer sheet telling you how to do it as well, 2 Code Chimp Solutions.  Enjoy!

Happy Children In Need Day!  Don't they look fantastic!

Friday 12th November

Another super duper week in Year One.  We had our first school trip to Liverpool, check out the post below.  We also learnt about Remembrance Day and painted a poppy picture (sent home in homework book) we hope you love it.  We have been continuing with subtraction in maths and next week we will move onto shape.

We have been learning about how to be an Eco Warrior and now have in school boxes to collect broken plastic toys or electrical equipment- the boxes for the collection can be found in the school entrance alongside the battery recycling. Please see the Read to Recycle presentation attached below for more information. 

Wednesday 10th November

Year One and Year Two had a fabulous school trip to Imagine That in Liverpool.  All children had the most amazing day and they were all super stars.  We spent the first session in the hands on Science floor and made SNOW.  We then stopped for lunch.  After lunch we had the science demonstrations and made slime and bath bombs.  Our final session was in the role play village.  What an incredible day.   Check out our photos!

Friday 5th November

Happy Bonfire night everyone!

The first week back after our half term break has flown by.  We have been very busy in class learning about the six stages of life in science and subtraction in maths. We learnt all about the Hindu festival of Diwali, which lasts for five days and started on Thursday.  We went to church as a whole school on Wednesday for Father Chris' worship.  The children were excellent!  We have re-visited the Christmas story and started practicing our Nativity songs!  Can you believe its that time of year again.

We have sent home today this half terms spellings for you to practice with your child.  There will be a spelling quiz every Friday morning in class for Mrs Eaves' and Miss Cunningham's phonics groups.  Mrs Greer's group are to keep practicing their sounds.  If you misplace the list they can be found at the top of this web page.  

Thank you to all the parents who met with me for the parents evening, don't forget if you need to speak with me my door is always open.  Mrs Eaves

Friday 15th October

We have had a very calm week in class this week. We have made our Cauliflower Christmas Cards in preparation for them to be sent home next week.  The children have all produced a Christmas picture, which if you want to, you can purchase through Cauliflower cards.  They print the design onto a card, wrapping paper, tags etc.  These designs will be sent home on Monday.  If you would like to place an order for any of the Christmas cards, paper, tags etc. please ensure you return the completed forms to school by Wednesday 3rd November at the very latest.  Any questions, please ask.

In maths we have been learning about addition, using tens frames and part, part, whole models.  We will continue with this next week.

Friday we had a yoga lesson, and the children had a very fun time.   Check out our photo's.

Friday 8th October

This week we went to church for our very first whole school worship with Father Chris.  The children were very sensible walking to and from church, and they sat and listened in church well.  They enjoyed the service, and this will happen on the first Wednesday of every month.

Children in group 1 Forest School have had an awesome time.  Check out their photos on the Forest School page.

In maths this week we have been measuring the length and height of objects.  We have used body parts, cubes and paper clips. The children have had lots of fun doing these tasks!

Reminder

Everyone welcome to the Harvest Festival at St Thomas' Church on Sunday 3rd October at 10:30am-11:15am.

Thank you for your kind harvest donations.

 

Friday 1st October
The children have worked incredibly hard this week and I am very proud of them.  

In class we have introduced 'money bags', where the children have 10p made up of a different combination of coins, and during continuous provision they 'spend' their money on a range of different activities.  This involves children recognising the cost, working out which coins they need to pay for it and then working out any change they should receive, and how much money they have left. They have loved this.  The money bags will be frequently topped up.

In maths we have been making number lines and also representing numbers 0 to 29 using unstructured equipment such as Unifix, bundles of straws, ten frames and structured equipment such as Base 10, by creating groups of ten and ones.  The children have made super progress with this.

 

3oth September

European Languages Day- FRENCH!

The children looked AMAZING!  We tasted brioche, learnt about the country France and about the capital city, Paris. We learnt colours and greetings in French and made the  "tricolore" (three-colour) flag.

27th September

We have been learning about directions in Geography.  The children were given a list of directional instructions to follow. This included left and right turns. They have also been programming the Bee Bots to follow directional instructions too.

Friday 24th September

We have had a very busy week in Year One.  In geography we have been learning about the 7 continents. The children love the 7 continents song (link at bottom of the page).

In Science we have been identifying different types of animals. We have opened the St Thomas' Vets in class (role-play area), which the children LOVE! 

Next Thursday, the 30th September we will be celebrating the European Day of Languages.  In Year One we will be learning all about France.  On Thursday the children can come to school wearing something French! Oooh la la!  Maybe a beret or a breton top, or something red, white and blue.  We will also be sampling some French food too.  

Friday 10th September

What a fabulous first week in Year One the children have had.  They have all settled into the class and school routines extremely well.  They have made good progress with their reading, please remember to send their reading packet back to school daily in  (including the clear packet).

We had a lovely treat, we watched the Wizard of Oz production, which the children loved. 

We have started using the Class Dojo, please remember not to change the Dojo Monster, as each child has their own, so there are no duplicates in class. 

Thank you for your support this week, and your patience at home times whilst I learn faces and names.

Have a super weekend.

Mrs Eaves and the Year One Team

Our Fabulous Year One class!

Friday 10th September

We have had a fantastic first week in class.  Well done to all the children for settling in so well.    

On Thursday we watched the performance of The Wizard of Oz, which the children loved.

We have set up our class DOJO's and our DOJO board.  The children each have their own DOJO monster, please do not change these as every child has their own monster, no duplicates in the class. The children will get a reward when they reach 25. 60, 100, 150 and 225 DOJO points.

Thursday 2nd September

The Year One team cannot wait to meet you and your child and welcome you all to Year One.  

Some general information regarding the first week in class.

The first week we will spend time getting to know each other and settling into our new class routines.  It all all very exciting! Your child will be tired when coming home from a full day of school as they get used to being back in school again after the holidays, so homework will not be sent home until Friday 17th September. I will send more information out regarding this in the coming weeks.  

Over the first week in class I will listen to your child read to ensure they are on the correct level reading book.  I will then send home a reading book along with information about Bug Club.  Please try to read with your child every night, or at a minimum 3 times per week.  Please ensure when you have listened to your child read you sign in their yellow reading record to let me know how they got on with their book.  Reading books will be changed in class every Monday, Wednesday and Friday so please ensure they are sent in on these days.  Please also read one online Bug Club book per week too.  These online books will be updated weekly to reflect any new phonemes (sounds) learnt in class that week.