Welcome to Year 1 


Class Information 

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Spring 2021

St. Joseph's Day

On the solemnity of St Joseph, the Yr1 class saint, during the year declared by Pope Francis as the "Year of St Joseph", Year 1 have planned, led and taken part in a very special liturgy to mark this important occasion. 
The children have written and laid down prayers on the shape of a lily and have written on tool shapes, to remind us of St. Joseph's carpentry skills, how we can be more like Joseph and follow God's calling to love one another. 

Science Week

On Wednesday 17th March 2021, we will held our annual ‘British Science’ event. The theme this year was ‘Innovating for the future’. We also linked this with a careers focus, which will was focusing upon the  role within the NHS. After watching a video about a nurse and her role, we set to work reviewing our previous work on body parts and our five senses before designing our own senses test for Miss Coxon to complete. 

Remote learning

We are so proud of the way that Year 1 adapted to remote learning. The children and staff learnt many new skills and continued our learning together, even though many of us were apart. Here is a small selection of the amazing work that the children produced:

Autumn 2020

Outdoor learning 

We have enjoyed our adventures and learning this term with Peak Survival School. We have explored and mapped out the local area. We have looked at different types of trees and made leaf rubbings. In the final session, we went into the local park to collect kindling for the fire, we attempted making fire using flint and steel and finally toasted marshmallows and enjoyed delicious smores.


In Science, we have been focusing on our senses. We have used our sense of sight on an Autumn walk, used our sense of smell to guess the ingredients in the Wicked Queen's potion, used our sense of taste to determine sweet, sour, salty and bitter, used our sense of touch to describe Autumn objects and finally we went on a listening walk.


In Art, we have been focusing on self portraits. First we drew our self portraits in pencil then we enlarged them using different media including pastels and crayons. We used paint to change our design to look like the style of a famous artist. 


In Maths, we have been comparing numbers using the vocabulary of greater than and less than. We have even used the <, > and = signs to compare numbers. 

Challenges in provision

Children have settled well into Year 1 and have enjoyed exploring the environment and completing independent challenges. 


We have been looking at place value and exploring numbers to 10. We looked at different ways we can represent numbers using numerals, words, pictorial and concrete resources.