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Year 1 - Miss Tanner

Goodbye Year 1AT

Thank you for the lovely gifts and nice words. It was very thoughtful and I am so appreciative. Thank you to all of the parents for welcoming me to St Mary's in January as I stepped in to teach your children. I loved every minute of it and enjoyed watching the children grow and learn over the last few months. They have come so far and I am proud of each one of them. I will miss them all very much!!


I wish everyone a happy and safe summer holiday! I look forward to seeing you all in September as you move up to Yr 2! : )


Look how much you've grown in Yr 1!





Our wonderful Teaching Assistants are Ms S. Simpson and Ms A. Tate

Three Little Pigs

Well done Year 1 for your wonderful performance of the Three Little Pigs. You all did such a fabulous job and I am so proud of the hard work you have put into remembering your lines, actions and songs over the last few months. Congratulations!


Thank you to all parents and family members who came to watch. We enjoyed having you : )

Look, we're growing carrots!


Important Dates
  • St Marys will be a polling station for the upcoming General Election. There will be no school for children on Thursday 8th June. 
  • Year 1 Phonics Screening the week of Monday 12th June.
  • Class trip to the London Wetland Centre on Tuesday 20th June. 
  • Art week will be Monday 19th June - Friday 23rd June. The theme this year is the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee.
  • Please join us for our final class liturgy on Thursday 29th June in the Hall at 10:10am.



Summer Fete

  • Summer Fete 2017 is on Saturday 8th July. Come join us for our biggest fundraising event of the year from 12-3pm in the school playground. This year's theme is Carnival! 


Sports Day

  • Sports day is on Friday 14th July. All activities take place in the area near the tennis courts and bowling green, Clapham Common West Side, SW4 9AN. KS1 events will begin at 10:15am. KS2 will join us to have lunch together at 12:15pm. Children are welcome to be picked up at the Common to go home or they will return to the school for regular dismissal.



Three Little Pigs

  • Our Y1 Production of Three Little Pigs will be on Tuesday 18th July. There will be two performances, one before and one after break. Y1 Tanner's parents are invited to come watch their child perform at 9:30am in the small hall. The play will be approximately 45 minutes.



End of the year

  • Summer term ends at 2pm on Friday 21st July.

Well done to all of the children for completing their last liturgy in Year 1! I am so proud of everyone for their hard work.

Thank you to all of the parents/guardians who came to watch our liturgy. We really enjoyed having you there and hope you enjoyed it!


Monday 19th June - Friday 23rd June
The children had lots of fun this week doing activities related to our art week topic, the Queen's Sapphire Jubilee.


Thank you to everyone who came to see all of the children's hard work displayed in the hall. Check out our photos below, along with other classes fantastic art work. 



We had a wonderful time at the London Wetland Centre. The children were well behaved and learned lots! We had a scientific workshop exploring pond life and a walk through the park where we saw lots of different plants and animals. Take a look at our fun day below smiley


Share with your parents:

  • One new thing that you learned at the Wetland Centre
  • A fun fact about otters!
  • What different plants did you see on our walk?
  • What pond life animals did you find with your nets? What were their names? Description? What did they eat?
  • What is a habitat?
  • What was your favourite part of the day?

Congratulations to all Year 1s for completing the Phonics Screening. I am very proud of you all for your hard work, well done! Results will come with your child's reports.




The children will read 40 words and will need to correctly sound out a certain percentage to pass. We will be practising lots and lots in school but reading every evening is vital in helping the children become more confident with their sounds and blending.


In Year 1 children are on Phase 5 sounds

Confused by phonics?

This video gives you an idea of what the phonics screen is.

Phonics Games

We are trying to get as many bronze, silver and GOLD certificates as we can for the last term of Y1! Remember, it is all about how consistent you are doing activities on Mathletics.


Please encourage your childs use of Mathletics at home. This is a great resource for practising a variety of Maths concepts. I will be assigning specific work that is related to topics we are covering in class. You can find the link and student logins below.


Congratulations on your

Gold Certificate's. Well done!





Please ensure your child has their reading records and reading books in their book bags everyday as they may be heard any day of the week. Please read with your child every night. Below are ideas for questions to ask your child when reading together.

New homework is sent home every Friday. This includes the following weeks spelling words and we will alternate between a Maths and English activity each week. Please ensure homework books are brought back to school on Monday

Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday so please ensure the children have the correct uniform for those days. The children keep their PE kit in school and take it home to be cleaned at the end of each term.


Tuck Shop
Tuck shop is on Tuesday and Thursday and is 20p for a piece of fruit. 

Links for Educational Games/Resources

The Counting by Twos Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Go up into space as you count up by twos with a dog and a song on a crazy rocket cruise!

The Counting by Fives Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Count by fives from zero to one hundred! Skip Counting with an original animation and song... don't skip it!

The Counting by Tens Song ♫♪♫ | Scratch Garden

Count by tens from zero to one hundred with an adventurous dog and an adventurous song!