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April 2022

Welcome back Chicks! - I hope you have had a safe and restful Easter break at home (and didn't eat too much chocolate!)


Over the course of the Summer term term we will continue to work hard - with a focus on phonics and reading!

You have all worked very hard this academic year but we have one full term to go in Year 1 and there is still so much you need to learn before we head into Year 2. 


Our P.E day will still be Thursday so please make sure there is a kit in school ready for this. Please make sure it contains some trainers in case we venture outside for our lessons.  Anyone with pierced ears will need to remove earrings before PE, so either make sure your child can do this themselves or remove for the day of PE. Sports day will be just around the corner so it is important the children participate in every P.E lesson!


In English we will be studying a range of texts- beginning with "The Proudest Blue" by Ibtihaj Muhammad. Throughout the term the children will be writing predictions, stories, reports, reviews using their newly learnt phonetical knowledge and embedded knowledge of how to structure and write a sentence. 


In Maths we will be starting by learning "odd" and "even" numbers and will then be moving onto multiplication and division - So counting in 2'x, 5'x and 10's at home or around the house could benefit the children massively with this. 


Our wider curriculum knowledge organisers/ documents can be found attached below.


Our topics for this term are as follows;

We will be learning about living things (including animals) and their needs in Science.

In Geography we will be looking at the continents across the world.

In D.T we will be learning the skill of weaving and will be creating a woven animal of our choosing. 

Gymnastics and different kinds of rolls will be our focus in P.E

In Art we will be researching artists who are known for their "paintings of children". 


Thank you for your support!

Mr Hall 

September 2021

Welcome Back Chick Class!


My name is Mr Hall and I hope you have had a nice summer holidays. I am very excited to meet you all and welcome you back into the doors of St. Johns on Tuesday 2nd September. 


During the first few days in class we will explain the everyday routines to the children and still encourage the children to wash their hands thoroughly and frequently. Parents and carers can help by making sure the students have clean clothes every day and only bring into school the essentials that they need, like a water bottle and a packed lunch (if they have one).


Chick Class have a very exciting year ahead and we are very excited to begin delivering our challenging but enjoyable curriculum. 


Reading: You child will soon receive a Reading Journal and a reading book from the school. These need to come into school everyday with your child. The school do have book bags available to purchase if needed. Please read with your child each night and write a comment into the journal afterwards. You should read with your child a minimum of three times a week.

Once three comments have been recorded into the Reading Journal, your child will receive a new reading book. We would like the book to be re-read at least three times, as this will build up your child’s reading fluency. Your comments do not have to be long, something as simple as the title of the book and “They read the whole book to me”, is perfect. If you would like to add more detail, please do so.


Homework: Your child will receive a piece of maths and English based homework most weeks. This will be given out on the Friday and should be sent back into school by Thursday the following week. The activities given will always reflect what we have been learning about at school.


PE: Our PE day this term is a Monday. This term we will be doing swimming lessons which hopefully you have all received a letter about. 


Thank you for taking the time to read this. If you have any queries or questions please approach me at the end of the day when the children have been dismissed or for general enquiries please contact the office. 


Mr Hall

Chick Class Teacher