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's class page

Twitter:  @Y1_StMarys
The class teacher is Mr Hoyle
We are Year 1

World Book Day 2022

Year 1 have created our own story!


We decided to blend together three of our favourite stories- Jack and the Beanstalk, Greta and the Giants and Noah's Ark. 


Click the link below for our story!

Year 1's Save the planet project!

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 on ClassDojo. 


The class teacher is Mr Hoyle and our teaching assistant is Miss Hopwood.


Reading Books

Reading books are changed every Friday. 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.


Please aim to return reading books on Monday and Tuesday mornings.


Spelling and Multiplication Tests

Spellings will be sent home after half term assessments have taken place.  This sheet will be one page consisting of 6 weeks worth of spellings.  These spellings are appropriate for your child's currently ability and may contain phonic sounds they have yet to be taught in class. 


Spellings tests takes place every Friday.  



Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit for both indoor and outdoor lessons (as per the uniform guidance).  It is very important to have your child's name in all items you send in.


Show and Tell

Every Friday afternoon we will have show and tell session. If your child has something to show, please take a picture and send it to the class on ClassDojo and they will be given the opportunity to share their stories to the class.


Phonics and Spellings support
Common Exception Words Year 1

Phonics help: top 10 tips | Oxford Owl

Reading at home

Oxford Owl Tree Free ebooks for home reading


Year 1 have set up a class account with Oxford Owl who provide reading schemes to schools.  At the link below, you can click the pink "My Class Login" and enter StMarysRead1 for the username and password.


These books are free and in line with the colour reading bands that we send home every week.

Brightly Storytime


This is a useful Youtube channel I have used in class for story reading.  The link below will take you to the Youtube channel and here is an example of one of her stories.

Storyline Online


A useful website I have used for those spare ten minutes is Storyline Online.  It is a great website of books narrated by famous authors, actors and singers with pictures to support their storytelling.  We have used it in class and it has proved popular.


Below is a video from Youtube where you can access other Storyline Online videos.  Alternatively, you can access the website at the link below.

Oak Academy Virtual Library


Oak academy have teamed up with the National Literacy Trust to start their own virtual library.  

Times table support

Useful websites for home access

Internet safety at home

Here is a useful website for parents looking for support with internet concerns.  Themes include screen use, fake news and misinformation, cyberbullying and inappropriate content.

Interesting things to do at home

Rising Stars


Here's a collection of free online activities from Rising Stars.  You will find a variety of ready-to-go lessons and activities for each year group across English and literacy, Reading, Maths, Science, and French.


BookTrust Hometime


With character quizzes, illustration tutorials and interactive games, the BookTrust makes story time fun for the whole family.


BP Education resources for science


You can find free biographies, education videos and science experiments at BP Education services.  The experiment using balloon rockets is interesting!

British Council - Learn English Kids


This is a useful resource covering reading, writing and spellings.  There are many videos and activities children can do and it can also be used for teaching phonics too.


Bird Week In Tameside


Here are a few resources to celebrate Bird Week in the local area.

Natural History Museum


You may need to stay inside but that doesn't mean you can't explore nature!  With the Natural History Museum you can learn about identifying insects, plants and fossils and there's a whole section about the A-Z of dinosaurs!  Try it out at the website below.

The Children's University of Manchester


Another useful website is for The Children's University of Manchester.  This has been developed by the university and it covers a range of foundation subject areas.  It is aimed more at Key Stage 2 children but there are a few activities and information pages that younger children will enjoy.  This might also be useful for projects for later school life.



Home Schooling resources 2021

We never know what the future may hold.  If you need videos or resources for occasions when you are home schooling, feel free to use these videos from January 2021 lockdown.

Core subjects


Foundation subjects

Religious Education

White Rose Maths

Here is a link to White Rose Maths home schooling resources.  They are suitable for all of the primary ages and have weekly lessons and activities supporting the National Curriculum.




A great website to support numeracy lessons at home.  It provides many different practical aids to support your child, such as counters, number lines, hundred squares and other resources that they use in class.