St James' Church of England Primary School

Together in faith, we are a winning team.

  Mrs Thomas, Mrs Bashir and Mrs Cooper

would like to welcome you to Class 1!

Summer 2

Our topic this half term is...       

Sporting Heroes

 Who is your Hero and why?

Marcus Rashford launches book club so every child can experience 'escapism'  | Marcus Rashford | The GuardianMan City hero Kevin De Bruyne picks dream Premier League five aside line up  - Manchester Evening NewsThe Interview: Nicola Adams on her shock retirement from boxing after a  devastating diagnosis from her doctor | The Sunday Times Magazine | The  Sunday TimesNo thought of Pakistan quitting tour of England: Babar Azam | Sports  News,The Indian Express


We will be reading Stickman by Julia Donaldson. We will be retelling and writing our own version.Stick Man by Julia Donaldson


We will be...

  • Looking at human and animal bodies, including our senses in science 

38,340 Senses Stock Vector Illustration and Royalty Free Senses Clipart


We will be...

  • Drawing stickmen in different positions.
  • Making models using foil and clay. 

Stick Man Clipart Black And White - Olympic Sports Symbols PNG Image |  Transparent PNG Free Download on SeekPNG

We will be...

  • Talking about changes in PSHCE
  • Making an animation in computing


In year 1, we follow 'Read, Write Inc' to learn letters and their sounds. We have phonics every day. Follow the link if you want to know more: 

Read Write Inc guide for parents

In Year 1, the children will do a statutory phonics test. Part of the test is to read 'alien' words, these are nonsense words that have no meaning. Your child will bring home this type of word to practise. Please make sure you help them to practise them regularly and read their home reading book daily. These are examples of alien words.

KS1 Alien Nonsense Word Cards | Nonsense words, Alien words, Word cards


During the school day, there are dedicated times where we collectively stop, think and reflect. Children are invited to join in with these prayers.

Lunchtime Prayer

Thank you for the world so sweet,

thank you for the food we eat,

thank you for the birds that sing,

thank you God for everything


  End of day prayer

Thank you Lord for this nice day,
Bless our work, our friends, our play,

 Our classroom and playground have prayer spaces that children may visit too.

 Here is the Year 1 Class Room

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