School Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 7HR


Simonstone St Peter's Church Of England Primary School

Class 1

CLASS 1 PE lessons - Wednesday 25th November, Thursday 3rd December, Tuesday 8th December and Monday 14th December 2020



Hi Children,

On behalf of the Staff, Governors, children and parents, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you and your family to our school community! Mrs Sutcliffe and I are looking forward to the year ahead and hope that you enjoy your time in Class One.  

Mrs Booth 



Year 1

Hi Children,

Welcome back to Class 1.   Mrs Sutcliffe and I are really looking forward to working with you again.  Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on the basic skills of reading, writing and maths, which will include lots of phonics, handwriting and the correct letter formation, and counting.  

Please read daily with your child, even a few pages read regularly makes a huge difference.  We will change reading books each Monday and Thursday, and will do our best to ensure your child has enough books for each night until they are changed.  Please record the date, title, pages read and any comments in the Reading Record each time your child reads.  

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Booth 


The Enchanted Wood-topic-overview 2020 Autumn.pdf



Parent Reminders

  • On Friday afternoon we have P.E. Please make sure that your child is dressed for P.E. before they come to school on this day.  The winter P.E. kit can be worn - black jogging bottoms, red P.E. T-shirt, red hoodie and trainers.
  • Please send a water bottle in every day, clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Make sure that every item of clothing is clearly labelled with your child’s full name. Please check on a regular basis as labels can fade through washing.
  • Please bring a coat and jumper/cardigan every day. The weather is so unpredictable that it can change from morning to afternoon. Therefore, it is essential that your child is prepared for all weather eventualities.
  • Please send in a pair of wellies and a waterproof all-in-one clearly labelled with your child’s name.
  • Please make sure that your child brings their plastic reading folder into school every day.
  • There is no set day for letters and topic work to be sent home so it is crucial that you check your child’s red bag and reading folder every night.




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.

Reading/Comprehension - Audio books available for those who like to listen to stories. 30 day free trial. Follow this link.

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