School Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 7HR


Simonstone St Peter's Church Of England Primary School

Class 1

SPORTS DAY - 15th JULY 2021


 Updated home learning resources

Espresso - Espresso is an online cross-curricular service that provides video-rich resources to schools throughout the UK. It contains thousands of videos and multimedia activities, as well as a weekly news service. For more information, please visit: Espresso is a resource that I myself use in class and is great for teaching phonics and handwriting. There are also some great games to help develop and consolidate maths skills. 

To access Discovery Education Espresso from home

  • go to
  • click the ‘Login’ button in the top right corner
  • select ‘Espresso’
  • enter your child’s username and password.

Login details through school text message.

Oxford Reading Scheme
For reading at home using the reading scheme we use in school. Log-in details with your home-learning pack.

Purple Mash
For general lessons and reference. Your login details are in your home-learning pack.
Oak National Academy
The new Government initiative includes daily lessons.


Home learning resources

 PE - follow this link to the Physcial Education page on our website for all Mrs Topham's Home learning resources for PE.

Maths - follow this link to find a range of maths activities to do whilst learning from home.

National Curriculum - follow this link to find a range of wider curriculum tasks to do whilst learning at home.

RE - follow this link to find a range of RE activities to do whilst learning from home.

Twinkl - follow this link to find curriculum wide resources for home learning. 

Cambridge University Press - follow this link for activities to support your learning at home.

Kindness Calendar - follow this link to find a calendar for acts of kindness that the children can do whilst in isolation.

TTS - free resource packs online at TTS



Welcome to Class 1 at Simonstone St. Peter's C of E Primary School


I am Mrs Booth the Reception/Y1 Teacher and I am supported in class by Higher Level Teaching Assistant Mrs G Sutcliffe.


We are very fortunate in Class 1 as we also have great support from parents and volunteers.


Class 1 currently has 19 Reception children and 7 Year 1 pupils.


The Reception children in Class 1 are taught through the Foundation Stage Curriculum.  This Curriculum focuses in on seven areas of learning:-

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


The Year 1 children work from the National Curriculum via a thematic approach.


We use a range of teaching and learning styles.  We place an emphasis on active learning by including the children in many play and practical activities. 

We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.  In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth.  They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society. 

4Children_Parents Guide - What to expect when

Helping Your Child To Read

Learning To Read And Write

Ideas for encouraging mark making and writing

Phonics for Parents

Book Banding Letter

Ideas and comments in reading record books

Questions to help get more from your child's reading book

Observation Ideas

News Slips

Your Child and the Great Outdoors

Starting School

Reading Booklet 1

Reading Booklet 2

Reading Booklet 3

Writing Booklet 1

Writing Booklet 2

Writing Booklet 3