Mrs. Ward is our class teacher whilst Mrs Scott-Thacker is on maternity leave.
Mrs. Sutton and Miss Smith are our fabulous teaching assistants.
Mrs Colley leads our PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Class 1 at the park!
As a treat for settling in so well to 'big' school, Class 1 had a trip down the road today to the park. We all had a lovely time trying out all of the playground equipment; we have some super swingers and climbers in the class! We had our morning snack there whilst listening to a story and collected lots of autumnal objects from the park to take back to school with us. What a lovely, sunny Friday it has been!
It's been lovely to meet you all, at last!
Mrs Sutton and I have really enjoyed getting to know the children these past two days. All of the children seemed to have really enjoyed themselves and we are looking forward to getting to them know them better over these next few weeks. Please use your home school diary to relay any messages for me or I am usually free to chat to after school.
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
(All dates subject to change. Check with Mrs Ward or with the office if unsure. For the most up to date information, please look out for letters in your child's bookbag. Also ensure that the school office has your correct mobile phone number as you will receive reminder text messages for important dates.)
Thursday 24th September Harvest celebration
Monday 12th October and
Tuesday 13th October Parents evenings
Monday 19th October Half term
Monday 2nd November First day back at school
Monday 14th December Christmas jumper day - NSPCC
Wednesday 16th December Christmas dinner
Thursday 17th December Class Christmas parties
Friday 18th December Last day of term