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St. James' CE Primary School

Welcome to Year 1

Hello Year 1,

We hope you have had a fun Christmas and we are sad you are not able to come back to school and tell us about it yet! However, we have got some exciting learning for you to do at home!

Every day we will set an English, Maths and Foundation subject activity on BusyThings, so please do have a go. There will also be a Phonics, English and Maths lesson on the year 1 file on J2E which you all should have logins for. You are also able to send us photos, videos and voice notes through J2E when you have done your work!

Miss Jess and Mr Griffin will also be uploading some fun videos for you to take part in each day, make sure you take part to keep active and healthy! These videos can be found on the school website under Curriculum.

We look forward to seeing all of your amazing home learning and we hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,

Miss Higgins, Miss Gogarty, Miss Ali and Miss O'Connell 


Christmas video

Please find our Year 1 Christmas video here; we hope you enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed putting it together!




Year 1 Home Learning

Topic book: Jack and the Beanstalk

Well done Year 1 for all the fantastic work you have done at home on BusyThings and J2e! 

Thank you parents/carers for sharing the wonderful work.

Here are some examples of what Year 1 have been getting up to. 





Next week we will be continuing with our Spring term topic of Plants and we will be starting a new book,

'Eddie's Garden and How to Make things grow' by Sarah Garland. 

Home Learning Resources


Here are some free resources called 'Letters and Sounds for home and school".  A guidance film for parents to explain the basics of Phonics and how parents can support their child is below and a full letter explaining use of the resource is attached at the bottom of this page.




Click here to view them now.

There are lots of resources to be accessed through LGFL My USO, such as Busy Things and J2e:





Here are some other useful links below for educational games, sites and activities: