St Peters Catholic Primary School

St Peters Catholic Primary School

Welcome to Year 1

2018-2019

Miss Flanagan welcomes all the Year 1 children to her classroom and looks forward to an exciting year ahead.

In Year 1 we continue our exciting learning journey building upon our Reception Class experiences.

In the Autumn term we make every effort for a smooth transition from EYFS. We gradually progress from play -based learning to more a conventional learning style which allows us to work through the Year 1 curriculum effectively.

During Year 1 we try to follow Jesus' example as much as possible, and this is reinforced through all our lessons. We know that it is important to always try our best and work hard. We realise that we must be respectful to others and realise that our actions have consequences. 

Spring 2 2019

Enchanted Woodland  

In Year 1, our Spring 2 topic is Enchanted Woodland. We have been focusing on woodland animals and their habitats and reading traditional tales. 

In Literacy, we have focused on traditional tales, in particular: Jack and the Beanstalk and Hansel and Gretel. We have enjoyed looking at similarities between the texts and how traditional tales have changed over time.

 

 

                                                                                

 

In Science, we have been learning all about plants. We planted our own beanstalks and have kept a 'Bean Diary' of how they have grown over time. Some children's have grown better than others, can you think why? We enjoyed talking about this and looking at what affects the growth of a plant. 


Our art and outdoor learning lessons have been the perfect opportunity to use the work of Andy Goldsworthy, a natural artist, to create our own work in his style. We have learnt lots of information about him and experimented with different natural materials and objects to create some amazing art work! We have loved these lessons and enjoy presenting our work to others in the class. 

 

                                 
                                        Andy Goldsworthy                                  Our Art Work

 

Our wonderful home learning!

 

Spring 1 2019

Arctic Adventures

 Please click on the link below to see this term's study plans

Spring Term 1 Study Plan

Spring Term 1 Skill Plan

In Year 1 our Spring topic is Arctic Adventures and we have been learning about animals who are from such cold places, Inuits who live there and different explorers who have travelled there.

In Literacy we have read Big Bear Little Brother focusing on our retrieving and inference skills to predict what happens in the story from looking at the front cover.

We are currently reading Lost and Found by Oliver Jeffers. We have created lost posters for the penguin and retold the story in our own words using a story board.

                                   

 

In Science we have looked at how animals and how they hibernate, migrate or adapt in the Winter to live in their homes. He learnt that arctic foxes adapt the colour of their fur depending on the climate.

Our role play area has been turned into an igloo so we can imagine what it would be like in harsh conditions.

 

          

 

 

Autumn 2018-19