Year 1

Using Google Classroom at home

Dear Parents and Carers,

Firstly, thank you so much for embracing all things Google Classroom. I know we have had a few teething problems with it, but I feel it has been a really successful remote learning tool for the children to use.

I have attached a document below that reminds you of how to get logged onto the account and what to do once you are there. I have also included the video that I posted earlier in the term, that also explains the steps needed.

If there are any issues, please do not hesitate to contact your classroom teacher, who will be able to assist you further. We will be posting our remote learning policy in the coming days too, so please do look out for that.

Kind Regards,

Mr Monaghan

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Using Google Classroom

Hi everyone,

What a rollercoaster 2020 we have all had and life continues to twist and turn at the moment. With some children now isolating, we wanted to ensure every child in the school has access to Google Classroom.

This can be used for remote learning, so that the teacher of your child can send out work to them each week and can also provide feedback for your child’s work on it.

The video shows you how to get logged into Classroom by going onto and entering the child’s details. I will endeavour to send out each child’s email address and password in the coming days.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let us know and one of the staff will help you and your child in accessing Google Classroom.

Stay safe,

Mr Monaghan

Year 1 Home Learning wc 13.07.2020

Hello Year 1,

It is very hard to believe that this is the last week of term. I have had such fun with everyone who has been in school and it has been lovely to hear from those of you still at home.

This week we finish our ‘Bright Lights, big city,’ topic and most of our lessons will be a recap of our learning.

Have a great week and keep up the hard work.

Many thanks,

Miss Reilly and Miss Holmes




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Bus Paper Model Template
Phonics game

Year 1 Home Learning – wc 06.07.2020

Hello Everyone,

We hope that you are continuing to stay safe at home.

This week, we had lots of fun at school and learnt all about Wimbledon. We had a Year 1 tournament and some of the teachers even got involved. In years to come I am sure I will see a few of you competing on the TV in the real competition.

This week, we continue with our ‘Bright lights, big city’ topic and our learning is based on the Royal family. I have included lots of fun activities for you to complete and remember to keep emailing your work to the Year 1 email address for us to see.

Many thanks,

Miss Reilly and Miss Holmes



acrostic poem

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Queen Elizabeth comprehension
The Royal Baby comprehension
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Year 1 Home Learning wc 29.06.2020

Hello Everyone,

We had another great week in school this week and created some wonderful images of a city skyline.

If you are at home remember to send me an email with your home learning so i can see the amazing things you are doing at home too.

This week, we also have a new task on the homework tab so remember to check it out.

Keep staying safe!

Many thanks,

Miss Reilly and Miss Holmes



Acrostic Poem
Coins and notes

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Recognising notes
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The Walk of Life – St James  

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

As the quote suggests, we all have to live with disappointments and setbacks in life, and the last few months have certainly been testing for everybody connected with St James.

However, nothing can stop us looking to the future with hope and optimism; some day soon, this will all be a thing of the past that we can move on from and hope for better things ahead.

As the video shows, the beauty of nature and the world around us, hasn’t changed during lock-down. We are blessed with so many amazing places to visit in the North East, and this time away from school has given us more opportunities to visit them more often.

Enjoy and stay safe.

Mr Monaghan

Year 1 Home Learning wc 22.6.2020

Hello Everyone,

I hope you are all continuing to stay safe and enjoying the good weather (when we have it!).

This week the children in school have worked really hard and we have had a great time. Remember if you are at home to keep sending me emails of your work as I love to see it.

With the home learning we are continuing our ‘Bright lights, big city’ topic and in Maths we are beginning to look at money.

Keep working really hard – you are making us very proud!

Many thanks,

Miss Reilly and Miss Holmes




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London's Burning Activity Card
The Great Fire of London Activity

Year 1 Artwork

This week, in Year 1, we made models of houses that were in The Great Fire of London.
What an amazing class of artists we have!

Miss Reilly

Year 1 Home Learning wc 15.06.2020

Hello Everyone,

We hope that you are continuing to stay safe.

It has been lovely to reunite with some of you in the classroom this week and even though it looks a bit different we are still having lots of fun. It was also fantastic to catch up with the rest of you on the phone and we are so proud to hear how hard you are all working.

Please see attached the home learning for this week. We are continuing to look at the city of London for our ‘Bright Lights, Big City,’ topic.

Remember to also check out the homework tab on the school website to see what the whole school task is for this week.

Many thanks,

Miss Reilly and Miss Holmes



Counting to 100

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Newspaper Report Activity Card
The Diary of Sally Potts Activity Card