St Johns Nottingham

Believe Endeavour Succeed Together

Class 1

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 Mrs. Scott-Thacker and Mrs Ward are our class teachers.

Mrs. Scott-Thacker works on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday (AM).

Mrs. Ward works on Wednesday (PM), Thursday and Friday.

Mrs. Sutton and Miss Smith are our fabulous teaching assistants.



Useful Dates



Monday 1st November             Back to school

Friday 10th December              Whole school trip to the pantomime

Tuesday 14th December            2.45 Nativity at St. Helens's TICKET ONLY

Wednesday 15th December       10.30 Nativity at St. Helen's TICKET ONLY

Wednesday 15th December      Christmas dinner

Thursday 16th December          Christmas Parties

Friday 17th December               Christmas jumper day, Last day of term

Tuesday 4th January                 INSET day

Wednesday 5th January           Back to school




Shh...It's storytime!


Mrs Middleton reads Mr Muddle

Mrs Ward reads Paddington

Mr Sutton reads A very noisy night

Mrs Sutton reads Bumpus, jumpus, dinosaurumpus!

Mrs Scott reads The Pet Shop 

Miss Smith reads Lost and Found

Mrs Colley reads Little Miss Shy and the lion

Mrs Middleton reads Little Teddy left behind

Mr Downes reads The tale of the naughty, little rabbit

Mrs Ward reads The Gruffalo's child

Mrs Sutton reads We're going on a bear hunt

Mrs Colley reads On the way home

Mr Sutton reads Owl babies

Mrs Scott reads The Black Cat

Mrs Colley reads Hungry Harry

Mr Sutton reads Hairy MaClary from Donaldson's Dairy

Mrs Middleton reads Who are you, stripy horse?

Mrs Ward reads Mog the forgetful cat



Here is Mrs Scott and Mrs Ward's virtual library! You can click on any title you choose and listen to the book being read to you. There are lots of favourites in there so sit back and enjoy the story!                      

  Our virtual library!

Click here to see Home Learning from January 2021


 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 use some Jolly Phonics songs, 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

Tricky Word Song


Teach Your Monster to Read 

Dinosaurs Eggs choose a sound to practice and have a go at finding the right egg

Oxford Owl 

Phonics play comics has some decodable comics to read for something a bit different. Look at phase 2 or 3


Fun Maths Games

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)

Other Fun Websites

Orchard Toys has lots of free and fun colouring to print and lots of exciting things to do including games, recipes, craft ideas and activity sheets. 

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?)


PE/Getting Active

Joe Wicks The Body Coach, does an 8-minute workout aimed at children – it might burn some energy off!

Cosmic Kids Lots of different stretching, yoga and mindfulness adventures here. 


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