Year 1 2023 - 2024

Mr Willmott

Hello and welcome to Year 1 at St. John's Church of England Primary School


Welcome to Year 1.


This term in Maths we will be looking at multiplication as well as weight and mass.

Our English focus will be based on the text “The Secret of Black Rock “ by Joe Todd-Stanton. We will be writing a return narrative and a diary entry. 

In Science we will be learning about plants and our History focus will be the Great Fire of London.

In RE we will be looking at how Jesus was special.

In Art we will be looking at Andy Goldsworthy.

As before, if the children have any news or achievements we would love to share them at school so please feel free to send certificates or photographs into class.


Reading- Reading books will continue to be sent home on a weekly basis.

Reading books will be changed on a Thursday . We suggest that the children read to an adult each night at home and our expectation is that the children read a minimum of 3 times per week. The children who read a minimum of 3 times per week will receive a small wrapped sweet. Each week the children will bring home 3 reading books which will be changed on a Tuesday. Your child will be reading in groups and to teachers throughout the week so please ensure that they bring their book bag into school each day.


If you would like to check how to pronounce some of the phonemes we have been learning in phonics please click on the link below. This will take you to our phonics scheme 'Little Wandle Letters and Sounds' - parents page. Scroll down to see three different videos for our phases.



This term, our P.E lesson will be on Tuesday. Please send your child to school in their full P.E kit. In colder temperatures, your child is welcome to wear joggers/ leggings to keep them warm. 


Medical Conditions

A quick reminder! If your child has a medical condition that we need to know about, please inform us as soon as possible. If your child requires an inhaler or any other medication, please make sure it has been returned to school and it is not out of date.

If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year we are always here to have a chat. Please come over and chat on the playground after school or if you would like a longer discussion then please contact school on Dojo or via the school office and we can arrange a time and date.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Mr Willmott




Files to Download

Year 1: JOY items

Wonderful Year 1, by Mr Thomson

Easter Service in Church, by Mr Thomson

Easter Crafts, by Mr Thomson