Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Thomas Jolyffe Primary School

Year 1 - Mrs Carr, Mrs Evans and Mrs Reid

Welcome to Year One!

We welcome you and your children to Year One at TJ.


Our team is always happy to help you.  

Meet the Year One Team

Our fabulous class teachers are...


Mrs Carr and Mrs Evans - 1CE


Mrs Carr is in school Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and Mrs Evans is in school Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Mrs Reid - 1R


The support staff in Year 1 are...


Miss Fleming, Miss Hopkins and Miss Stevenson 



Contact us by email:


Mrs Evans:

Mrs Carr:

Mrs Reid:



Email Communication Statement


As a school we recognise the value of providing email addresses for parents to communicate non-urgent issues with members of staff - especially this year where face to face contact is rare. At Thomas Jolyffe teachers are free to check their emails as they wish in order to fit to their own preferred work pattern but are not expected to check while they are teaching, while they are at home, or at weekends - so response times may vary. We believe that up to 48 working hours is a reasonable length of time to receive a considered reply. However, children who are self isolating or quarantining will be given priority. Urgent matters are best discussed via the school office, who will ensure the message is delivered as quickly as possible.

Our aims in Year 1


In Year One we aim to create a smooth transition from the heavily play-based learning of Reception, working gradually towards whole class lessons in readiness for Year Two. 


We will continue to build on the skills your children have developed in Reception, encouraging a growing independence and confidence to work in alone, pairs, small groups and teams. Developing vocabulary, speaking and listening form fundamental parts of our lessons in all areas of the curriculum.


Below there is a copy of our Curriculum Booklet for the current half term, which includes information about PE days, home reading and ideas for helping your child at home. 


If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact us.

Class Dojo:


We are using Dojo to upload pictures of our learning, reward the children for good choices and celebrate on our class story. You can see how many Dojo reward points your child has earnt by downloading and logging onto the app.  There is also the option to message your child's class teacher, we are not able to check messages on Dojo as often as emails so if you need to speak to us we suggest you email us (see below) or catch us at pick up or drop off. Thank you

Home learning:


We will start home learning projects later in the year. For now please make sure that you are listening to your child read at home as often as possible (at least 4 times a week). They will need their reading book and reading diary in school every day.

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