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

01253 722022

St Thomas' Church Of England Primary School



Don't forget it is World Book Day on Thursday, children to come dressed as a character from a book.

Welcome to Year 1 2022-2023!



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 Riley p.m. Mrs Colley, Mrs A.

Class TA: a.m. Miss Carey


Year 1 Class Information


Your child will bring home their green homework book on a Friday.  Please help your child to complete the work set and return the book by the following Thursday. 

There will be a spelling test every Friday in class (this will start in October). 


Year One will visit the library every Monday, so please ensure library books are in bags on a Monday morning.

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. 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.


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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Spellings for Spring Term

Friday 24th March

Wow what a week for our Year One class. Yesterday they took part in the Wyre and Fylde Schools Partnership KS1 Tea Dance 2023 to celebrate the British Commonwealth. This event took place at the Marine Hall in Fleetwood and was a sell out event. Eleven schools took part and each school was themed to a different Commonwealth Country. We were themed to the country of Barbados and the children performed on stage to a Bajan children's rhyme called 'Draw me a bucket of water'. The children were  


World Book Day 2023

Happy Saint David's Day from all the children in St David's House in Year one. 

Tuesday 28th February

The class have enjoyed learning all about what makes Jesus special in our RE lessons. They have learnt about the character and power of Jesus through his miracles, and how the miracles reveal He is the Son of God. They enjoyed making their own water jar after learning about when Jesus turned water into wine. 

Friday 24th February

Following a list of instructions the children all planted bean seeds. They are going to tend to their plant, give it water and put it in the sunshine to watch it grow. 

Happy Shrove Tuesday

The children followed a set of instructions in their English lesson to make pancakes, and the best part was being able to eat them once cooked!

Please remember to bring your library book on a Monday.  

Tuesday 7th February

The children had a super time finding out all about the Great Fire of London when our historian visitor, Mr Worrell came to Year One for the morning. 

Friday 20th January

Year One took part in the RSPB's Big School Bird Watch.  First they learned about the different species of birds which may been seen on the school grounds.  Then armed with binoculars and a data recording sheet they went out into the school grounds to record the birds they saw.  Mr Bennet, a school governor joined us, and helped the children to recognise bird songs heard. 

Thursday 19th January

The class have started their Computing lessons.  They have been learning how to switch on and off a laptop, login to the laptop and use a mouse.  

Tuesday 17th January

We have started our new English unit, all about Traditional tales.  The children listened to clues and saw different pictures and had to work out which traditional tale they belonged too.  They were very good at working out the clues!  They have had opportunities to retell some well loved traditional tales using puppets.  They also had to work out which adjectives belonged to which character from the story of Little Red Riding Hood.

Friday 13th January 2023

In maths we have been learning about different units of time, from months, weeks, hours to minutes and seconds.  The children have been racing against the clock to see how many times they were able to complete a range of different activities.  Lots of fun was had by all. 

In art we have been exploring transient art.  The children looked at a variety of different weather motifs and explained what weather they thought they represented drawing comparisons with familiar weather symbols. The children then used a range of  practical resources and a range of loose parts to recreate one or more of the weather motifs. As they worked, they were encouraged to describe what types of lines and shapes they were making with the resources, some of the words they came up with were straight, curved, spiral, and bumpy. 

Happy New Year 2023 from all of the Year One team.

Just a reminder, next Thursday 15th December is Christmas Party Day in Year One!  Your child can come to school dressed in their party clothes on that day.  Please ensure they wear a warm coat and sensible shoes as they will still be playing outside.

Forest School

today the children toasted their marshmallow over the camp fire and made, and thoroughly enjoyed schmoores! They also used the bow saw to saw a ring of wood which will be there very own tree cookie necklace, which they will complete next week using a bit and brace and finally decorate. 

Friday 9th December 

Thank you to everyone who came to church last night to watch our Infant Nativity.  I think you will all agree how amazing all of the children were.  There will be some very precious memories for you all to cherish. All the staff are so incredibly proud of every single child! Well done to all the children.

Today was Christmas jumper day in school.  The children all looked amazing in their Christmas jumpers.


It is the infant nativity at St Thomas' Church on Thursday 8th December.  Can all children please be brought to church for 5:40pm so we can get them changed into their nativity costume ready for the performance to start at 6pm.

Many thanks

Forest School 2nd December

Year One joined Year Three to make their Christingle oranges, which they have taken home. There will be a Christingle Service at St Thomas Church on Sunday 4th December at 4pm. Everyone is welcome, and don't forget to bring your Christingle Orange. 

Friday 2nd December

The children enjoyed a relaxing yoga session, which they thoroughly enjoyed. 

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!

The children all added their hand made decorations to the school tree and decorated two trees in the classroom. 

Happy St Andrews Day

Children In Need Year One!

Friday 18th November

Today was the first session in Forest School for group two.  The children were shown all around the forest school area, and we talked about potential hazards and dangers.   We played the 'Bear Snores On' and the children spent the afternoon exploring Forest School. They relaxed in the hammock, enjoyed swinging on the rope swing, loved collecting bugs and made very expensive cups of tea in the mud kitchen!  A great time was had by all.  

Again, we want to thank our helpers Mrs Heywood and Miss McDonald, and Mr Kirby for volunteering their time and spending the afternoon with us. Thank you from Year One!

Friday 18th November

Today in English we used drama techniques to explore the character of Zog.    We then acted out parts of the story and 'freeze framed' the action part for a photo opportunity.

Wednesday 16th November

In Science we have been learning all about humans and the names for different parts of the body.  The children, working together in groups, drew around each other and stuck the body part labels on the correct body part.

Tuesday 15th November

 In English we are reading the story of Zog.  We have written him questions using? And we have made a prediction about what might happen next in the story.

Tuesday 1st November

We had our first visitor in class today, Dr Ann Howard, a dentist. She talked to the children about the importance of taking care of our teeth and gums, and about making healthy food choices. We played a game of quickly getting rid of plaque on teeth. We also put into order how many teeth different animals have. Did you know that a snail has 300 teeth! The children got to take home a tooth brush too.  

Thursday 13th October

This week in school we have been using tens frames for addition calculations. This will be sent home for homework tomorrow for consolidation.  

In English we have been practicing our hand writing formation and this is also sent home, weekly for practice.

We have been enjoying the story of Harry the Happy Mouse, and we have written a story map to help us remember the events in the story.  See if your child can tell you the story. 

In Geography we have been looking at the globe and learnt that there is an invisible line that runs around the middle of the earth called the equator.  Places located close to the equator are hot and the further away you travel from the equator, the cooler it gets.  We have also been learning about the UK and its capital cities.  

Please remember, if you have not done so yet, it is parents evening next week so please book your appointment. I am looking forward to discussing your child's progress with you.

Thursday 29th September

Today we learnt all about the country of Italy in our European Day of Languages. We learnt how to say hello and goodbye. We looked at the foods they eat, and what we also enjoy eating.  We painted an Italian flag.  Take a look at our videos and photographs of the day.

Friday 23rd September

We have had good week in class. We have been learning our songs for the Harvest Festival and writing prayer leaves for the Harvest prayer on how we take care of God's wonderful world. On Sunday in church it is the Pet Service where you can take your pet to church and Father Chris will bless it.  All pets and their owners welcome.

Today all children had their individual photographs taken, along with any siblings in school. 

Group One of Year One had their very first Forest School session today.  They all had the most amazing time.  Check out the photographs on the Forest School page.

Reminder, next Tuesday is Macmillan coffee morning in school.  Thursday 6pm is Year One Phonics Workshop.

Thursday 15th September

Something magical has happened in Year One this week.  A small door appeared and we have a little visitor, a tiny mouse!  His name is Harry the Mouse. Over this half term we will be learning songs and rhymes about mice and we will be finding out more about Harry.

Friday 9th September

We have been learning all about different maps in Geography. We looked at Google maps, globes, picture maps, atlases and ordnance survey maps.  We even made a map of our classroom.

Tuesday 6th September

Our first maths lesson in year one!  The children worked together to match the numeral to the correct picture.

Our Fabulous Year One class!

Friday 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 16th 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.