Year 1 2020 - 2021

Mrs Callender

Mrs Tollitt

Mrs Magee

Informal Parent Consultations

I will be calling parents on Wednesday and Thursday for an informal chat to see how your child is getting on and talk through any questions or concerns you may have. If you haven't let me know a day/time preference, please do so via Tapestry or email. You can also request  a Google Meet appointment rather than a phone call


Remote Learning for week beginning 8.2.21


Most things remain the same this week with a couple of changes:

* I have attached a phonics assessment that you can have a go at completing at home, please let us know how you get on with it.

* There are 2 Art lessons - this is so we can complete our Lowry unit this term.

See planning and resource files attached.

  1. Recomended schedule:

9-10 - reading and phonics

10-11 - live maths

11-12 - pre-recorded english (use links in this weeks plan)

1-2 - foundation subject

2-3 - walk / crafts / story time

This is a guide. The activities above should not take the full hour. There should be plenty of time for breaks away from the screen.


Visit our science page (under curriculum) if you would like to take part in some live sessions with Knowsley Safari Park. 

Spring 1


I hope you all had a happy and restful Christmas and New Year. Welcome to Spring 1.


Please check Tapestry for regular updates from class.

Our Year 1 team this term is myself, Mrs Tollitt, Miss Magee, Miss Byron, Miss Martin and Miss Lois helps us on Wednesdays. Please feel free to speak to us if you have any questions or concerns. We are all very active on tapestry and will get back to any messages quickly.


Our Topic


Our topic this term is Special People and Special Places.  Please see the topic web in the links for more information about what we will be covering. We will be using the following key texts: Katie in London by James Meyhew, The Lion Inside by Rachel Bright and Max the Champion by Sean Stockdale.


Workout Wednesday


We will not be doing Forest School this half term. Instead we are moving our PE sessions to Wednesdays. So continue to send your child into school in their own clothes. Sportwear and trainers would be ideal. It will likely be too cold to go outside so we will be in the hall. As always we will continue to do as much learning outdoors as possible and try to get into the forest and milder afternoons so please send wellies into school and we will keep them here to use as and when.




So far we have not sent homework home with the children as we want our Year 1 children to focus on their reading. This term, as well as reading, we will be sending weekly spellings home to learn. These spellings will be a mix of ‘red words’ and words from the Year 1 spelling list. I will post the weekly spellings on Tapestry on a Thursday and we will have a spelling quiz on a Tuesday.


Please continue to read regularly at home with your child. We are making excellent progress in phonics and are now hoping to see children reading with more speed and fluency. Be sure to talk about what is being read also – it is important that speed doesn’t take away from understanding and enjoying what is being read.


Mrs Callender

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Contact the School

St John Fisher Primary School

Edward Street,

Main Contact: Office Manager Margaret Hassett

Tel: 0151 424 7794