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 Year 1 - St Thomas' CE Primary School (VA)


Welcome to our class page. We hope that you find it useful. 


Adults who work in Year 1:

Miss Sillitoe (Class Teacher)

Mr Jackson (Teaching Assistant)

Miss Shaw (Higher Level Teaching Assistant, PPA Cover on Monday Afternoons)


What will we be learning in Year 1?

Please find below, our long term curriculum plan for this year.


What is being taught in Autumn 1?



Harry The Happy Mouse: Teaching children to be kind to each other.: 2: N G K: 9780993367007: Books 

We are really excited to explore our new text, 'Harry The Happy Mouse'. We will be focusing on the early writing and reading skills. We cannot wait to see children's super sentence writing (capital letter, finger spaces and full stop) and beautiful fluent reading. Why do you think Harry is happy?



Phase 3 Sounds Mat | Teaching Resources

We will be recapping all the Phase 3 phonics sounds during this half term. 



 This is ME!: Blank Journal and Movie Quote : Numm, Barr, Run, Write: Books60th Birthday Party Napkins | 60th Birthday Party Supplies Decorations –  Pretty Little Party Shop

During this topic, the children will be heading back to the past and looking at how they have changed over time. They will be researching into events that have happened in their lifetime. We will 'meet' who are in each others families and create family trees; as well as looking at the Royal Family. Everyone will become an artist, as we look at the work of Freda Kahlo and draw our very own self-portraits. We will explore our favourite toys and look back at toys children played with 60 years ago, when Ashton first opened it's doors. Where do we live? We will find out by exploring maps; locating and naming the four countries and their capital cities of the UK. 


Book Bags and Reading:

Please can reading book be brought into school everyday. There will be some opportunities for children to read to an adult in school. Books will be changed on Friday's. 


Reading at home:

Please ensure you read with your child everyday at home for 5 minutes. Please can we ask for a short comment to be written in their reading diary and return the diary to school with their books. 



We will be having PE on Tuesday and Friday afternoon. Please bring to school a fully labelled PE kit to get changed into. 



If you need to talk to any of the Year 1 team please contact the office to make a telephone appointment or you can contact us via Class Dojo.