Mrs. Scott-Thacker is our class teacher. (She is happy to be called Mrs. Scott)
Mrs. Colley and Mrs. Sutton are our fabulous teaching assistants.
Mrs Sutton works with us on Monday and Friday, and Mrs Colley is in on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
What We're Up To In Class 1
We have had a few fun packed week learning all about dinosaurs! Class 1 went dino crazy as we discovered different types of dinosaurs, made and hatched some dinosaur eggs, designed our own unique dinos and even made (and ate!) dinosaur poo!
Class 1 have also had a sneaky peek at our under-construction Reading Room!
This year at St John's we went for a DIY World Book Day and the results were amazing! Well done Class 1, you really showed off your creative side as you made masks, props, comic books and even a whole story scene! We had afun filled day as we shared our books, went on a story scavenger hunt and even had a special story assembly with the whole school!
It has also been an exciting week for the Class 1 Scientists as we had a whole Science Week learning all about the body. We examined a skeleton, learnt about (and tasted) different types of food. and we even made some poo! We ended our week with a lovely mindfulness day, as we tried out different ways to keep our bodies and minds healthy and happy. We made fruit and veg smoothies, challenged our bodies with some exercise, found ways to keep ourselves chilled out and relaxed and made some soothing bath bombs.
Wow! I have been so impressed with Class 1's Maths recently.
They have been solving lots of tricky adding and subtracting problems, and have learnt how to count in 2s and 10s!
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
29th March- Mother's Day Service 2pm
5th April- Easter Service at St Helens
23rd April- Back to School
6th May- Bank Holiday
27th May- Bank Holiday
16th July- Leavers' Disco
24th July- Leavers' Service 11am St Helens
INSET DAYS 2018/2019
Mon 7th January 2019
Friday 24th May 2019