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St John's Catholic

Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1: Miss Morgan, Mrs Schulz, Mrs Whitworth and Mrs Chadwick

HT6 - Welcome back to the final half term of Year One. 

Science - Planting

In Science, we are looking at different types of seeds that develop into flowers and trees. We have planted two sugar snap peas in our own pot and are going to water them four times a week. We are going to watch how they change over 5 weeks. 



In History we have been learning about Toys from the Past. We have enjoyed looking at different Victorian toys and comparing them to toys from the 21st century. We have enjoyed playing in our class Toy Shop and have used money to buy different toys! 

For homework, we asked our parents and grandparents about toys they used to play with.  


CAFOD Walk Against Hunger

As a school we have been trying to walk at least 2000 miles during Lent. In Year One, we have walked a whole mile a day, meaning that in just two weeks we have already walked 2000 miles! We have raised £32.60 for CAFOD. We are going to continue walking a mile a day to see how many miles we do in total during Lent. 


World Book Day

On Thursday 3rd March 2022 it was World Book Day. Our theme in school was Traditional Tales and Legends. We all dressed up as a character and shared lots of books throughout the day! We enjoyed circle time, role play activities and assembly with KS1. We joined in with the Burnley Youth Theatre Company to have a live story time of Greta and the Giants, and designed our own book covers in class. We used the iPads and Mini Mash to dress up the Big Bad Wolf as a baby. 


Look at the pictures below of all the great things we got up to in Year One! 

In Science we have been learning about our body and how it has changed. We have discussed what we were like as babies and how we are different now as children. We played a Guess Who game to see if we could recognise each baby in the photo! 

Year One as Babies: Can you guess who each baby is?

In Geography we have been learning about the United Kingdom, and have looked at different towns and countrysides.  We have looked at the different features and compared the two. We designed and created our own model town or countryside in a shoebox for homework. 

Geography: Design and make a countryside shoebox

HT3 Timetable and Overview

In Science we have been learning about different materials and their properties. We have looked at materials such as tinfoil, cellophane, fabric and paper. We carried out an experiment to find out which material is waterproof and could be used for a hole in an umbrella. We found that cellophane or tinfoil would be a good waterproof material. 

Science Experiment

In Design and Technology we have learnt how to make a pom pom. We designed and drew our Christmas Pom Pom and then used wool and a stencil to make it. We watched a grown up use warm glue to stick on some accessories for our pom poms. 

In Art we have been using clay to mould our own model of a minibeast. We used different tools to shape our model and then painted them. 

HT2 Timetable and Overview

In Science we have been learning all about different animals, what they like to eat and how they look after themselves. We were very lucky to have a visit from Miss Appleyard's tortoise, Charlie Brown! We asked some great questions and loved holding her and feeling the different parts of her shell.

Please see below the Powerpoint from the Meet the Teacher morning last Friday. As discussed in the meeting, if you have any questions or queries, please get in touch either via email or the school office. 

Meet the Teacher PPT

Please see attached our Timetable and Weekly Overview for Half Term One. This Half Term we are identifying different types of animals in Science, and reading books by the same author in English, such as What the Ladybird Heard and A Squash and A Squeeze. 

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