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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 1

Please come to an information session on Tuesday 23rd May at 2.30pm to find out more about the Year 1 phonics screening at St James'.  Click here for a full explanation on what the screening entails and how you can help your child's early reading skill development.


On this Year 1 page you can get your homework spellings (see a list of past spellings at the bottom of the page) , find useful links and see photos of the children and their amazing work! The four Year 1 classes each have their own webpage, there is a link to the right of this page. If any parents/carers are free to help with readers or upcoming trips, please do let a member of staff know as this would be greatly appreciated.



This term our topic is What If... We want children to explore learning through a greater use of questioning. We have three exciting books this term, which we hope the children will enjoy. Below is this terms books. 


Week 1-2







Week 3-4







Week 4-6







Weekly Spellings



Road safety
Year 1 watched a Road safety show. Please remind the children to stop, look and listen before crossing a road.

Spellings for homework and spelling tests

Spellings will be sent home weekly. 

In English we will be reading and doing creative tasks around a chosen book. All our topic books are taken from the Power Of Reading  scheme.  Our writing focus is structure, as well as including a range of noun phrases to add detail and interest to our writing. 

In Maths we are learning how to tell the time and how to use money to add and subtract. We will also be working on word problems and continuing  to develop our multiplication skills. 

In Art we are designing and developing our drawing skills as well as compiling collages. 

In Phonics we are still working within phases 5 of the letters and sounds phonics scheme.








Below are online links to educational activities, including phonics, if the children would like to have a go at them: