St Johns Nottingham

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Class 1

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Mrs. Scott-Thacker is our class teacher. (She is happy to be called Mrs. Scott)

Mrs. Ward is our fabulous teaching assistant.

(She is currently working in Class 2 as part of her teacher training course. Mrs. Colley and Mrs. Sutton will be taking over in Class 1.)

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What We're Up To In Class 1 




Our current Topic is Christmas! We have been thinking about the Christian story of Christmas and the importance of the birth of Baby Jesus as we prepare for our Nativity.

We have also been talking about all the different ways we celebrate Christmas at home, and thinking about all the wonderful things that makes Christmas a special time. We are really looking forward to seeing a pantomime with the whole school (oh yes we are!)

We will be having a yummy whole school Christmas dinner, and then donning our best party clothes for a super fun Christmas party in our classrooms. We will end the year with some cheery carols and mince pies around the Christmas tree outside, with lots of parents joining in too! 

We have decorated the classroom trees! We love lots of sparkles!

We thought about patterns in our clever Christmas maths.

We had lots of snowy fun in the Small Word and Messy Play areas.

We had some Christmassy visitors to our Role Play! 

We got Christmassy Crafty in the Creative Corner! 


Help At Home

The best way to help your child succeed at school is to enjoy sharing a book with them. This can be a favourite bedtime story, a magazine from the shop or a non-fiction book based on their interests- any type of reading is great!

 Jolly Phonics

You might have noticed your child singing songs or doing some funny actions when telling you all about their reading and writing! That's because we follow Jolly Phonics, a fun way of learning letters.

Here are a few links to help you understand what it's all about.

All About Jolly Phonics

Help With Letter Sounds and Actions

Jolly Phonics Songs


Nativity Songs!

(Wow! I can tell you have been practising at home- Class 1 are getting so good at these songs!)

If you would like to practise some of our Nativty songs, here are the links.

Hush! There's a Baby(with actions to copy!)
What Was It Like For the Shepherds (first verse and third verse only)
Up to Bethlehem

 Christmas Fun

Why not try playing some of these fun Christmas themed games at home? 
Some are suitable for tablets, while others need a PC or laptop.

Christmas Patterns (see if you can choose the right image to finish the pattern. There are different levels of difficulty)
Gingerbread Counting (lots of yummy games to help with careful counting, number recognition and number ordering)
Symmetry (see if you can make the pictures and shapes symmetrical)
Christmas Maths (lots of number problems ranging from numbers 1-5 to numbers up to 100! Choose how tricky you want it to be)
Google Santa Tracker (An online Santa's village with lots of different games and activities. Mrs. Scott really likes the Elf Jamband game!) 

Please remember to always supervise children when they are using the Internet. Although we have checked these links when adding them to our Class 1 page, things can change quickly. Please let Class 1 staff know if you spot anything inappropriate whilst playing these games. 


Useful Dates


11th December- Whole school trip to the Panto! (oh yes it is!)
14th December- Christmas Jumper Day
18th December Nativity at St Helen's Church 6pm
19th December- School Christmas Dinner
20th December- School Christmas Parties (you may bring your party clothes to change into if you wish). 
21st December- Carols on the Playground (3.30pm- please join us!) Last Day of Term!

8th Jan (Tuesday)- First Day Back for children

5th February- Valentines Disco (Church Hall)
15th February- Break up for Half Term
25th February- Back to School

INSET DAYS 2018/2019

Mon 7th January 2019
Friday 24th May 2019