St John the Baptist
Church of England Primary School

Year 1 information

We encourage the children to bring in topic related materials for our 'Show and Tell'. We are also really pleased to hear about special achievements or places that the children have visited that might not be topic related.

Do remember that if you need to speak to one of us please catch us at the end of the school day, or make an appointment with the office staff. We are also looking for willing volunteers so if you can offer any help in school please let us know in order that we can arrange the relevant clearance, it is very much appreciated!

Parent Information

Please make sure your child has their book bag in school EVERY day as we will be continuing to have our ERIC session each day. Reading books will be changed once a week.

Children are also still encouraged to bring a bottle of water and a piece of fruit for the afternoon each day. They are able to buy healthy snacks from the tuck shop on a Friday with items costing from 10p to 30p each.

PLEASE make sure your child's clothes and belongings are labelled so they can be returned if mislaid. 


This game gives your child the opportunity to practise their phonics through blending them to read. We call the words that are nonsense words 'alien words'.


P.E. Information

P.E. days for both Year 1 classes are on a Tuesday and Thursday.

We remind you that the children MUST NOT wear earrings to school on these days if they are unable to take them out themselves, for safety reasons. They also need to have long hair tied back every day.

Please remember to check the size and fit of your child's plimsols regularly and ensure all kit is named.

Home Learning Information

Home learning is sent home on a Friday and needs to be returned to school on the following Wednesday. This allows parents the option to encourage their child to do their home learning over the weekend, or if you are busy doing family activities, children can complete it on a week night.  If you need help with any aspect of this please let us know or add a note to the back of their work so that we can support any questions or queries you may have.

Games Zone

Please play some games with your child to help their Literacy and Numeracy development at home.
Simply click on a link below and have FUN!


Phonics Play

Maths and Literacy

Money Games