Mrs. Scott-Thacker is our class teacher. (She is happy to be called Mrs. Scott)
Mrs. Colley and Mrs. Sutton are our fabulous teaching assistants.
Mrs Sutton works with us on Monday and Friday, and Mrs Colley is in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
What We're Up To In Class 1
This half term, Class 1 have joined in with the whole school topic to learn about different cities around the world. We started with a journey on the Eurostar to Paris...
When we got there, we tasted some lovely French cakes and some smelly French cheese. We had a got a making our own Eiffel Towers, building a petit Paris scene, designing some beautiful Degas ballerinas and reinventing the Mona Lisa with some funky coloured hair. We also made some healthy, fruity French flags
We then travelled all the way to Barcelona on a ferry. We took inspiration from Gaudi and created some colourful creatures and mosaics; made some clicky castanets and decorations; had a go at playing for Barcelona FC and created our own delicious chocolate.
It has also been lovely to see such clever homework activities inspired by your travels! You've been making Mrs. Scott feeling very envious of all your lovely holidays!
We had a lovely time on our trip to Lincoln. We started off with a tour of the cathedral, seeing how many different shapes and patterns we could spot. Some of us even found the Lincoln Imp! We were lucky enough to hear the midday prayers, and Class 1 were very quiet and respectful.
We had a sunny picnic on the grass outside the castle, and then headed in for a medieval banquet (with dancing!), jousting, archery and squire duties. We learnt a lot about Lincoln's history on a wonderful wall walk, taking in the sights from very high up!
It was a very busy day, but lots of fun!
Wow! It's the last half term already- what a speedy year. In Class 1, we are now starting to think about our transition to Class 2. The children have already made friends with some of their classmates for next year, as we've had lots of shared PE time on the field. They have also adapted very well to the new routine of lining up in the playground, just like the older children.
From the first week back, Mrs. Middleton and I will be having lots of fun on Wednesday afternoons as we open up our classrooms and allow the children to 'free-flow' between Class 1 and 2, taking part in activities based around our whole school topic of 'Cities Around the World'. We'll be jetting off to Paris, Venice, New York and others as we learn about the food, art, languages and famous attractions of these exciting places. This will give Class 1 lots of opportunities to get to know the Class 2 staff and children.
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!
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
We have been enjoying lots of clever Maths games.
Some of these can be played on a tablet. Some need a laptop or PC.
Maths Train (we have been trying the additions up to 10 and 20)
Chinese Dragon (lots of fun sorting and ordering numbers)
Shape Patterns (having a go at continuing the patterns)
Underwater Counting (working on our careful counting)
Songs We Like!
We are a very musical class and love learning new songs.
Counting By 2s (we learnt a clever way to count large amounts!)
Counting by 10s (and even larger ones!)
3D Shapes (That I Know) (such a catchy song to help us learn some 3D shapes)
Baby Shark (for when we want a bit of silly fun!)
You Are The Best (because St John's is the BEST! I wonder if Mums, Dads, Grandparents and other family members can learn the dance?)
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.
The NSPCC has some useful advice about online safety here
5th July- KS1 Trip to Lincoln
12th July- Rearranged Toy Sale (after school)
16th July- Leavers' Disco
24th July- Leavers' Service 11am St Helens