St John Southworth Roman Catholic Primary School

Lomeshaye Road, Nelson BB9 0DQ

01282 613906

Here is some important information you may need.


Book bags need to be brought into school for changing on a Tuesday and will be returned the day after.


PE this term will be on a Wednesday afternoon so please arrive to school in your PE kit on that day.


Forest school this term will be on a Tuesday afternoon so please arrive to school in your Forest School clothes that day. Please note, we will take part in Forest School regardless of the weather so please be prepared to get muddy or wet and have lots of fun!


As many of you know, Year 1 can often be a busy year but below are some key things that can be done to help further your learning at home.


1. Letter formation. Practice your uppercase and lowercase letters so that you are ready write.

2. Reading. Please try and read for 10 minutes at least 4 times a week, and don't forget to sign your reading record!

3. When out exploring the world, try to spot and recognise numbers on everyday objects. You could even try and count items up to 50! 


And finally! Should you have any questions please feel free to ask your Year 1 teachers,

Mr Bentley and Mrs Taylor.


In year 1 we place an enormous focus on phonics in preparation for the phonics screening check that happens towards the end of every academic year. For our current Year 1 students the phonics screening will take place on the week beginning 13.06.23, so please make sure your child is present in school that week. Below are some practice materials that you can use to help your child. 


Please find below our phonics sound mats with handwriting chants and rhymes. Also attached underneath are our red words. These words are words that cannot be phonetically sounded out and must be read as a sight word.