St James C of E Primary School

St James C of E Primary School


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Vicarage Road, Hereford, Herefordshire HR1 2QN

Tel: 01432 273961

Class 1

Welcome to Class 1 - Spring Term

Welcome back to a new term at St James. I hope the children are feeling rested and recharged, ready for lots of new learning that will be taking place in year 1. 


Class Teacher - Miss Smith

Class TA - Ms Jones, Mrs Olga and Ms Burton


In English we will be learning about poems. We will be writing our own shape poems and we will perform these to the class. We will also begin to look at recounts and use the past tense accurately.  


Please read with your child at home as much as possible. It really does make a difference to their progress in class and will help your child to develop a love of reading. Please remember to send reading books/diaries into school with your child every day.



In maths we will be developing our knowledge of addition and subtraction. We will be using lots of practical resources to help us and begin to look at patterns that can help us. We will continue to practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s.


Phonics is a very important part of year 1 and your child will have a phonics lesson every day. We will learn new sounds, we will practise how to blend them when reading words and also how to spell words correctly. You can support your child by encouraging them to ‘sound out’ words when they are reading to you.


We will be experimenting with different ways of printing, including stencilling and reverse stencilling. The children will explore different techniques before producing their own end piece using all of the techniques they have learnt.






In geography we will be learning about maps. We will be creating our own maps of our local area as well as conducting some local fieldwork.    



In history we will be learning about Mary Anning and Sir David Attenborough. We will look at their lives  and what they have discovered.



We will be developing our PE skills using a range of games and activities. We will work as a team to play simple games.

In gymnastics we will be developing our balance. PE will be on a Tuesday afternoon. Children can wear their PE kit to school. Please remember tracksuit bottoms and tops, as well as proper trainers. We will be outside whenever we can. 



In DT we will be looking at different types of foods. We will learn about the main categories and explore different fruits and vegetables to make our own dish.  

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