Welcome to Year 1

Our Class Saint is St. Joseph

St Joseph the Worker Icon

We hope you enjoy exploring what we have been up to!  


Useful documents

Click here to view the Long Term Plan  

Click here to view Autumn 1's topic web

Click here to view Autumn 2's topic web

Click here to view Spring 1's topic web

Click here to view Spring 2's topic web

Click here to view Summer 1's topic web

Summer 1

Queens Jubilee 

The whole school celebrate the Queens Platinum Jubilee on Friday 27th May 2022. The children took part in several British sports games and had a lovely Jubilee picnic outside with the entire school including the Teachers and LSA's. Children learnt all about the importance of this day and why it is celebrated all around the country.

Everyone had an amazing time!   


Science Week 

 Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed Science week. Our topic was Weather and Climate, our children carried out several experiments which our Science ambassadors led with confidence. 

We decided to plant some cress because we learnt that plants will help turn carbon dioxide into oxygen. We also created different weather stations such as a rain cloud and a tornado. 

Did you know we can create a tornado using food colouring, washing up liquid and a jar? 


Multiplication and Division 

In Year 1 we like to carry out lots of practical sessions so children can physically work out number problems using different resources before applying this knowledge in the following lesson. Children really enjoy learning this way! In this session, Year 1 were working in mixed ability groups, they asked to make equal groups by sharing.

Collective Worship 

The Holy Sprit 

 Year 1 carried out a class Collective Worship about the coming of 'The Holy Sprit'. Children were able to lead this Collective Worship by deciding on the following 4 steps: 

1) Gather 



4) Go Forth


Children were able to write about the different symbols represented in the Christian Church to represent the coming of 'The Holy Spirit'.

Spring 2


Children last term thoroughly enjoyed their topic of Homes. They were busy getting creative during their lessons. They have made some fantastic homes made out of junk modeling! we love the imagination and effort that went into creating these homes. 



The Science ambassadors enjoyed leading the rest of the class in their class experiment. Children were exploring a range of materials to see which were absorbent and which were non-absorbent. Children used their knowledge organiser and scientific skills to carry out this investigation successfully. 


Length and Height

 Children enjoyed measuring the length and height of different objects found around the classroom. They understood that things can be measured using no standard units such as paper clips and cubes.


The Three Little Pigs

Children were working collaboratively to come up with a range of wonderful adjectives to describe what a good friend and what a bad friend is. They engaged in fantastic conversations about why the big bad wolf would make a bad friend. 

Year 1 Assembly

ST Joseph

Year 1 worked extremely hard practicing and presenting their Year one Assembly infront of the whole school for the very first time! Children informed everyone about their class ST and why he was soo special in the eyes of God. 

Autumn 2

The true meaning of Christmas 

On Christmas craft day, we enjoyed creating different types of Christmas trees to reinforce the true meaning of the Christmas tree. We also made wreaths and we are looking forward to hanging them up in our homes. 

Outdoor learning

This half term, we have really enjoyed our outdoor learning sessions. Our map skills have really developed and we have enjoyed exploring the signs of Autumn and becoming leaf and tree detectives!

One week, it snowed and it didn't stop our outdoor learning session. Once we created our own simple maps and symbols we given the opportunity to explore the snow and have fun in it! We will always remember this session!

Science workshop

To enhance our Science learning, we had an engaging and hands on workshop delivered by Christian from 'Unconventional Menagerie'. We had the opportunity to see, name, handle and group a range of animals. Our scientific knowledge and understanding developed throughout. A big thank you to Christian for a fabulous fact filled and practical workshop. 

In November, we remember

On the 11th November, we joined in with the whole school two minute silence in the hall. We also visited the schools museum/art gallery which helped our understanding further and we were able to plan and carry out our class collective worship when we returned back to class. 


In Computing, we used a program to alter an image and as we are in November we decided to create our own poppy. 



We enjoyed exploring our last senses lesson in Science. We were super scientists as we took part in a challenge where we had to predict what ingredient was in each pot. We were amazing Scientists as we recorded our results independently. 


On the 5th November, we celebrated Bonfire night by writing instructions on how to create a sparkler treat. Miss Coxon and Mrs Wiggins were very kind and allowed us to make our own sparkler treats in class. We enjoyed watching the firework display on the board and eating our delicious treats! 

Autumn 1

A special birthday celebration 

On 8th September we had a special birthday to celebrate, Our Blessed Mother, Mary. We enjoyed making a special card and shared it with Mary in the prayer garden. We then decided to sing happy birthday to Our Mother, Mary and ended the day by eating a very delicious birthday cupcake! 


We would like to say a big thank you to Sam from Bee Active for another fantastic PE lesson. Our spatial awareness, balance and body control when changing speed and direction really improved throughout the lesson. We especially enjoyed applying their new skills to the cat and mouse game. 

Outdoor Learning 

We really enjoyed our afternoon outdoor session with Mr Fox and Mr Nolan. We developed our mapping skills and by the end of the lesson we could sketch our own simple map and identify the physical and human features of our school and it's surrounding grounds. We even created our own key! Mr Fox and Mr Nolan were so impressed with us. We can't wait for our second session in a few weeks time. 


 Miss Coxon and Mrs Wiggins were very impressed with the different ways we could represent numbers up to 10. Are you?


Thank you Mrs Wiggins for introducing us to the artist, Pablo Picasso.

Do you like our Picasso portraits? 

KS1 Liturgy

We took part in our first Key Stage One liturgy and as it was October, we dedicated our liturgy to our Mother Mary. We really learning about the life of Mary, joining in with special prayers and songs, creating our own KS1 rosary and sharing how our own mums care for us.