St John's CE (VA) J and I School

 Welcome to Blue Class (Year 1)


Mrs Rosemary Marchington (RE Subject Leader)

Mrs Mandy Shackleton (Environment Subject Leader)


Mrs Margaret McGrath

Mrs Suzanne Ringrose

Mr Lucas Edgar

Mr Richard Shaw


Teaching and Learning in Blue Class:

As a Christian school learning from and about religion is fundamental to everything we do.  In Year 1, we start to learn about Islam and compare aspects of it to our experience of Christianity, as well as focussing on Christian values in class worship.  We learn about society and how we can be healthy and happy citizens through our weekly circle time activities and PHSCE sessions.

In Blue class we follow the National Frameworks for Maths and English.  We use our structured continuous play provision areas – creative workshop, role-play, construction, small world, sand & water, as well as Literacy and Numeracy to develop learning through a different topic each half term.



It is important that Year 1 children read every day with an adult.

Homework is set weekly on a Friday and should be returned to school by the following Thursday.  Homework consists of: daily reading; one other piece of literacy, numeracy or topic work to support our learning in class.

Other information:

Please make sure that all school uniform and PE kit is clearly labelled. PE kit should be kept in school as we have sessions on Mondays.

Please encourage your child to bring a water bottle to school on Mondays, to help avoid dehydration.  It will be sent home on Fridays for washing.

Please let the school and the class teacher know if your child has any allergies that we do not already know about, or needs to take any medication.

Please remind your child to bring a coat every day in the winter months.

If you need to discuss anything with any of the teachers in Blue class, please feel free to make an appointment before or after school.  We will be more than happy to help you!

Please click on the link below for our Class newsletter.

Blue Class Newsletter

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Fieldhead, Off Leymoor Road, GOLCAR, Huddersfield, HD7 4QQ

01484 644444