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Catholic Primary School


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Year 1

Year 1 2023 - 2024

Class Teacher - Miss McKeever

7th - 10th May 2024

Topic - Geography

This week we concluded our Geography topic about Kenya. The children loved our safari experience and learning about Kenyan landscapes, animals, culture and people. The children loved developing their map skills, exploring landscapes. Creating traditional African necklaces and so much more. What a fun topic Year 1! You were all so enthusiastic throughout ☺️

29th April - 2nd May 2024

PE - Locomotion Skills - Balance

Year 1 have been developing their strength, coordination and balance skills. The children had to cross the obstacles using different elements of balance with increasing difficulty. Super work Year 1. Keep up the hard work ☺️

22nd -26th April 2024

Religion - Jesus appears to His disciples

The children created freeze frames to show the disciples reactions to Jesus’ appearance this week. They took turns to discuss each groups frame and consider how the disciples felt or questions they might have had. Excellent work Year 1! 

15th - 19th April 2024

DT - Fruit and Vegetables

We have rounded off our topic this week learning about where fruit and vegetables come from and enjoying the process of designing, making and tasting some tasty treats. The children created recipes for fruit Keenan’s, healthy pizzas and made fruit smoothies. They enjoyed tasting and evaluating each product while learning how easy (and tasty 🤤) healthier snacks can be to prepare.fantastic work Year 1! 🍎🥦👏

25th - 28th March 2024

Religion - Holy Week 2024

We have spent this week sharing reflections, from the KS2 children, with the whole school. They retold the events of Holy Week and after each reflection, Year 1 spent time together discussing their knowledge and creating art work and writing, to demonstrate their understanding. Thank you to KS2 for helping us to learn more about the events of Holy Week. 

18th - 22nd March 2024
School Trip - Blue Planet Aquarium 2024

This week, we took our first class trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium. We took part in a colour and camouflage session and got to explore all the areas of the aquarium. The children had a wonderful day and spent the whole day smiling, excited to see and learn about all the animals. Thank you Year 1 for such a wonderful day, you did St Peter’s very proud. ☺️

11th - 15th  March 2024

Tennis Lessons - Davenport Tennis Club

Over the past few weeks the children have taken part in some Tennis coaching thanks to Ben from Davenport Tennis Club. The children displayed great enthusiasm and talent when developing their skills. Hopefully we have some future tennis champions amongst the class! Brilliant as always Year 1. 🎾☺️🏆

4th - 8th March 2024

World Book Day 2024

The children celebrated World Book Day this week. It was great to see the children dressed up and hear all about their favourite stories. Wel love reading in Year 1 and seeing the joy and happiness reading and this particular day brought to the children was great. Keep up all the super reading Year 1. ☺️📚❤️

26th February - 1st March 2024

Gymnastics Session - PTA

We had such a fun and exciting afternoon taking part in a social gymnastics session. Thanks to our wonderful PTA, the children got to experience a gymnastics lesson with a coach. The children enjoyed the chance to use different equipment and develop their skills. Well done Year 1. You were all excellent! 😊

19th - 23rd February 2024

English - Introduction To New Focus Text 

This week Year 1 discovered some bones in our classroom. They were tasked with being detectives to uncover where they had come from and who they belonged to. The children had to become archaeologists and work to describe the bones and write questions to look into further.  

5th - 9th February 2024

PE - Gymnastics

Year 1 have had a wonderful half term developing their gymnastic skills. This week they have worked on their spins and balances. They were very creative and look forward to every lesson. Take a look at some of their excellent work!

29th January - 2nd February 2024


22nd - 26th January 2024

Handwriting - Dough Disco

This week Year 1 took part in their first dough disco! They used the new playdough, kindly bought by the PTA to help to build their hand muscles and fine motor skills to prepare them to work on their handwriting. The children loved our morning starter and are looking forward to it becoming a part of our weekly timetable. smiley

15th - 19th January 2024

Topic - Music

We have loved our recent topic of music. The children have learnt chants, created ostinatos and performed marches. The children got to play a range of instruments and worked collaboratively to perform for one another. It has been a wonderful (although a bit noisy) few weeks. We can't wait for our next music topic! 

8th - 12th January 2024

Art - Portraits

The children have enjoyed our most recent Art topic, portraits. They have worked well to develop many skills across this unit, from pencil skills, painting, collage and clay skills. The children experimented this week with different paints and rounded off the unit by creating a clay self portrait. Well done Year 1, you are all budding artists! smiley

18th - 22nd December 2023

Christmas Party Day

The children had a wonderful Christmas party day. They played games, danced and enjoyed some Christmas activities. After sharing some treats together they even had a visit from Father Christmas. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy new year. See you in 2024! 


11th - 15th December 2023

Christmas Play - Nativity 2023

After weeks of hard work and preparations, Y1 along with Y2 and Reception performed their Christmas play, 'Tinsel and the Gigantic Star'. The children were excellent! Each child was confident in their speaking part and entertained everyone with their excellent singing, acting and Makaton skills. Well done for a fantastic performance Y1, you were incredible! heartsmiley

4th - 8th December 2023

 RE - Advent

This week the children celebrated the beginning of Advent. Through assemblies and RE lessons the children learnt about ways we, as Christians, prepare and celebrate Advent. The children created a class wreath and some fantastic work to demonstrate their knowledge. Each child created and Advent promise during our weekly class reflection. Well done Y1 for being so faithful and respectful during your learning time this week. 

27th November - 1st December 2023

IT - Programming and Sequencing

The children have loved their new IT topic. They have started their first week of this topic by practising following directions and sequencing characters and other games to build their programming skills. Well done Year 1, you are future coding superstars! smiley


20th - 24th November 2023

Anti-Bullying Week


13th - 17th November 2023

Anti-Bullying Week

One particular focus for this week was Anti-bullying week. Y1 started their week celebrating odd socks day, a day where they reflected and celebrated how we are all unique and this is something to champion and accept about one another. The children then focused on ways we can all be a good friend and shared their understanding and ideas about this with one another. 

6th - 10th November 2023

Y1 Liturgy - Remembrance Day 

This week, Y1 worked hard to create a Liturgy to share with their families. Our chosen theme was Remembrance Day. The children learnt about the significance of the day and spent the week reflecting upon their thoughts about this day and war and conflict around the world. The child created prayers, art work and wishes for the world. The children worked hard to prepare a fantastic Liturgy and were confident and respectful in sharing it. Well done Year 1! heart

30th October - 3rd November 2023

We Love Reading - Reading for Pleasure 

We decided to have a reading reset. This week the children spent time exploring and getting lost in stories within our school library and thinking about the fun and joy the reading gives to us. The children came away feeling refreshed and excited to read a wider range of texts and to discover all the fun reading has to offer. laugh

16th - 20th October 2023

DT - Finishing Our Toy Car Garages

This week, Year 1 completed their toy car garages. They worked hard to assemble the parts and decorate their garage ready to test out their stable structure. Fantastic work Year 1, you have all worked incredibly hard on this project. 😊

9th - 13th October 2023

DT - Making Toy Car Garages

This week the children began to make their toy car garages. After designing and carefully selecting the best materials, the children brought in boxes and began painting and adding car parking spaces. Watch this space to see the final product!

2nd - 6th October 2023

Maths - Part Whole Models/Number Sentences

This week Year 1 have worked hard to write addition number sentences and addition fact families. The children used the part whole diagram and counters and cubes to make their number sentences then had to carefully write number sentences and fact families.

25th - 29th September 2023

Topic - History - Toys. 

This week the children rounded off their topic on Toys from the past. They each brought in one of their favourite toys from home and had to present it to the class. The children created toy museum where they could play and share their favourite toys with one another. They had such a lovely afternoon. Well done Year 1. 

18th - 22nd September 2023

Enrichment Time - Disco

This week, the children voted for a disco during their enrichment time. We downed tools on Friday afternoon and took to the hall for an afternoon of dancing and fun with friends. The children loved playing games, requesting songs and laughing at Miss McKeever's song suggestions. Thank you for a lovely afternoon Year 1! smiley

11th - 15th September 2023

Class Charter - Year 1 Bees & Expectations

This week the children helped to create a class charter. They  helped to decide upon our behaviour expectations for the year and the ways to celebrate their success through work, behaviour and general school life. The children then all had their photo taken to become a Year 1 worker bee for our recognition board.