Mrs. Ward is our class teacher whilst Mrs Scott-Thacker is on maternity leave.
Mrs. Colley and Mrs. Sutton are our fabulous teaching assistants.
Mrs Colley leads our PE on Tuesdays and Thursdays. She also helps in the classroom on Wednesdays.
Mrs Sutton helps in the classroom on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays..
What We're Up To In Class 1
This term we are on an exciting adventure looking at dinosaurs!
We will be learning lots of new vocabulary related to dinosaurs. We will use this language during our role play as archaeologists and scientists as we play. We will be discussing our experiments and discoveries and predict what might happen. We will be doing a lot of describing of dinosaurs as they have so many interesting features! We will be asking lots of questions about what we learn and what we want to know. We may be lucky enough to see an erupting volcano, hatch some baby dinosaurs out of eggs and even look at dinosaur poo!
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.)
Tuesday 11th February- Valentines disco at St. Helen's church hall (Evening)
Friday 14th February- Break up for half term
Monday 24th February - Back to school
Thursday 5th March - World Book Day
Friday 20th March - Mothers day service at school, 2pm
Monday 23rd March and Tuesday 24th March - Parents Evenings
Friday 3rd April - Easter service 2pm at St. Helen's, last day of term
Monday 20th April - back to school