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Welcome to Class 1.



Our class teacher is Mrs Crofts and our teaching assistant is Mrs Watson.



We hope to help every child make a smooth transition.  As the children get more used to us the day becomes a little more formal, with greater emphasis on directed tasks rather than free choice activities. Later on the work will involve more writing, but support will be provided for those that need it. We aim to provide stimulating and enjoyable activities to challenge all the children.


We really enjoy learning in a practical, fun way.



As in the EYFS pupils in Year 1 will be given some learning activities to complete at home to help reinforce the work being covered in lessons and to provide the children with the opportunity to share and extend their learning with adults at home.


Children in Year 1 will be given the following activities:

  • Daily reading
  • Weekly spellings to learn linked to our phonics sound of the week
  • A piece of numeracy work (from Spring 2)
  • Occasional reinforcement activities (as and when needed)



We place a great emphasis on reading at St Laurence’s Primary School.  Children will participate in guided reading sessions with an adult twice a week.  It is very important that the children read every night. Reading record books should be signed by parents to indicate the page reached each evening and along with the reading book, should be brought into school every day. We encourage the children to use the school library and they have the option to bring home a library book on a weekly basis.  Library books can be changed on a Monday.  School reading books will changed on Mondays and Thursdays.



  • Children can achieve stickers for their work, for good effort in a lesson, outstanding behaviour, care and courtesy, helpfulness to others and for following the class rules.
  • Stickers are displayed on individual charts and once filled the children receive a dip in our treasure box.
  • Children can also be nominated for the Friday worship stickers.  Children can be nominated by any member of staff or welfare assistants.  For outstanding effort or success children may be awarded the Superstar award where they will have the opporunity to sit on the "top table" with a friend of their choice.


Equipment (Please ensure all items are clearly named)

  • School bag
  • PE kit in a suitable bag: White T-Shirt, Blue or Black Shorts and Plimsolls.
  • Winter uniform: White or Light Blue Shirt or Blouse and Tie*, Long or Short Grey Trousers / Grey Skirt or Pinafore, Royal Blue Pullover or Cardigan
  • Summer uniform: White or Grey Socks, Shoes or Sandals. Royal Blue/White Gingham Dress, Royal Blue or White Polo Shirt  *The ties are blue with a stripe (elasticated) for Early Years. (Both are obtainable from school.)


Golden Rules

In class 1 our rules are:

  • We are gentle, we don’t hurt others
  • We are kind and helpful, we don’t hurt anybody’s feelings
  • We listen, we don’t interrupt
  • We are honest, we don’t cover up the truth
  • We work hard, we don’t waste our own or others’ time
  • We look after property, we don’t waster or damage things


We very much look forward to working with the children in Year 1, and hope they have a very happy, successful and rewarding year.

We follow the 'Lancashire Themed Booklets' support materials.  Please open the attached PDF file to find out about our 2016-2017 curriculum. 

Class Blog

Friday 13th July

In English we learnt about Helen Keller.  She was deaf and blind.  In Maths we did a learning sheet about number bonds to 20.


Adam E and Matilda

Summer 2 Week 6


We found out more about inventors. We made a telephone using cups and string.


By Bessie and Noah G

  Summer 2 Week 4


This week we have been making robots out of boxes. In history we have been learning about Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone. We are learning our  times tables 2x 5x 10x . A mysterious robot also visited our classroom and he was showing off his dance moves.


By David and Mia

Mysterious Robot Intruder

Still image for this video

Summer 2 Week 1


We have been reading a book called No Bot. We will be building robots. We are learning  o’clock  half past quarter past and quarter to.


Evie and Michaela

   Summer 1 Week 7


This week we were learning about resilience for our class assembly. We all had so much fun!! 🤩👏🏿              

   This week in maths we have been doing time. This week we have been doing a fun activity phonics book.InPE we played Dishes and Dome. 

By Finley and Elliot

Summer 1 Week 5


We have been learning how to make a information booklet about  Astley Park. In RE we have learned about belonging. In maths we have had fun learning about fractions. We drew a map of the schools area in Geography. We’ve had a good week👍👍👍👍 

Summer 1 week 3

We learnt about capacity this week. We had a race to see who filled up their bucket first. The last team won. We have been writing stories about the great outdoors and making our own stories up. Our favourite part was planning our stories.

By Rose and Lillie

Summer 1: Week 2


We have been doing block graphs in maths and we have been learning about  the book Stuck in English. We have practised our class worship on 'Giraffe's Can't Dance' which was lots of fun.


By Ava and Noah S