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General Information

Welcome to Year One!

On this page you will find out about the latest updates in Year One. Please refer to our weekly Newsflash report in your child's homework folder for detailed information on lessons studied that week, and any other news. 


If you have any worries or concerns, please feel free to speak to us or contact the school office for an appointment. 


Class Teacher: Mrs Markwick

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Stott

Wednesday morning: Mr Lowe

TOP 10 TIPS: improving your child's reading at home

Learning Journals

Learning Journals (diaries) are a key point of contact in Year One, please ensure your child brings them in on a daily basis, along with their 3 reading books. If you have any important messages to share in these, please let us know as diaries are checked when we read with them or change their books, not on a daily basis. 

Home reading should be recorded in the journals and signed by an adult. In school, we will use a colour coded system (as explained in the first week of the diary) when we hear your child read. We will aim to hear your child read once per week in school.  

If your child has earned or lost behaviour points, these will be recorded in the behaviour section of the journal, to keep you informed. These can be discussed further if you wish. 


Home Learning 

At St Thomas, we value the importance of reading widely and as frequently as possible. For this reason, we ask that children read five times per week; this can be from a school reading book, a home book or even a library book! 


Spelling tests will take place every Friday, half-termly class lists can be found in the 'Home Learning' page on our class page. 



For this half term, PE will take place on Tuesday afternoons. It is vital that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. This kit should be brought in at the start of every half term and will be sent home at the end of that half term to be washed. 


New to 2019!

At the beginning of each half term, your child will bring home a Knowledge Organiser for the foundation subjects being covered that half term. This A4 sheet will include the key knowledge that your child will gain during that unit of study. Discussing the content with your child will support them with their understanding, and most importantly, their recall of the vocabulary and facts.