St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

A warm welcome to the Year 1 class page. We have a fun and exciting year ahead! The Year 1 staff are looking forward to working with both you and your children. Please remember if you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact us. 

In Year 1 the class teacher is Mr Hoyle and the teaching assistant is Mrs Keeling 


Reading Books

Reading books are changed every Monday. Please remember to complete your child's reading record to show whether you have read with your child at home. Library books are also changed every week.


Spelling and Multiplication Tests

Spellings will be sent home each week for your children to learn. They will then be tested on these every Thursday and the results will be sent home so you can see how they performed. 



Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit and that all items are named. 


KS1 Celebration Assembly

If your child has any medals or certificates that they have achieved from out-of-school activities, please send them in on a Wednesday so we can share them in our KS1 assembly. 


Show and Tell

Every Friday afternoon we will have show and tell if your child has anything they would like to bring in to share with the rest of the class. 

September 2019

RE- Where does our food come from?

RE- Where does our food come from? 1
RE- Where does our food come from? 2
RE- Where does our food come from? 3
RE- Where does our food come from? 4
RE- Where does our food come from? 5

Science - Labelling the body

Days of the Week clap clap! to the tune of the Addams Family

The children were learning about the days of the week and responded well to this short video. We sing it in class every week just to get the children settled or reminded of this song.

Drama session week 1 - The left and right song

Still image for this video

Year 1's first penalty shoot-out

Kid Yoga in the hall

Kid Yoga in the hall 1 We use Cosmic Kids, found on Youtube

Droylsden Library class visit


Year 1 will be going for a walk to Droylsden Library in the next few weeks.  We will be introduced to the librarian, Stephanie, who will read them a nice story and introduce them to the library and discuss how books can be loaned.


I will be sending home a form which can be completed and returned if your child has not got a Tameside Library card.  We often visit the library through the year to encourage children to use this excellent community resource.

London- Old or new?

London- Old or new? 1
London- Old or new? 2

Creating shapes with everyday items

Creating shapes with everyday items 1

ICT - Click and drag techniques


Bingo! 1
Bingo! 2
Bingo! 3 We practised our counting skills today.
Bingo! 4 We played bingo and covered each animal.
Bingo! 5 We then counted the counters together.

Keyboard practise in ICT

Keyboard practise in ICT 1
Keyboard practise in ICT 2
Keyboard practise in ICT 3 This game is from
Keyboard practise in ICT 4 The game is - Typing rockets

RSE evening


St Mary's welcomes you to the RSE evening tonight at 6pm.  We will be talking about the changes to the curriculum for PSHE and showing you the expected content for this new curriculum.  We will then take you to your child's classroom where the class teacher will show you examples of lessons and answer any questions that you may have.


We look forward to meeting with you this evening.

October 2019


The journey of chocolate

The journey of chocolate 1 Sorting pictures from bean to shop
The journey of chocolate 2 Tasting the final treat!

Smoke-free gates


St Mary's has signed up to Tameside's Smoke-Free gates initiative.  You will see signs at the front and rear school gates asking parents and visitors not to smoke on or around the school premises.  There is also a policy on our school website with more information about this positive change to our school environment.

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Thank you 


Thank you to Year 2 for their kind message at the end of our Wellbeing week!


My assembly was all about the five steps to wellbeing and how I myself used the steps to regain a little control during a stressful time.  I am glad Year 2 found this interesting!

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Events in the half term at Tameside Libraries

Events in the half term at Tameside Libraries 1

Learning about creation and being creative ourselves.

Rockstar timestables!

Rockstar timestables!  1

Well done to Year 1 for winning the class of the week for drama!

Well done to Year 1 for winning the class of the week for drama! 1