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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


Class Teacher: Miss Dyson / Miss Harrison 

Teaching Assistant: Miss Brown 


It is my pleasure to be teaching Year One for the Spring and Summer terms, while Miss Dyson is on maternity leave. Here, we will showcase some of the wonderful things we do in Year One at Holy Family. 




Letters from Paddington

Year One have been receiving letters from Paddington Bear. We wonder how he keeps getting in to school to leave them, and are excited to write our own letters in response! 

The Holy Spirit

This term, we are learning about Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit in RE. We have been thinking of symbols to represent the Holy Spirit, which prompted us to produce this art work. 

Bug Hunt

This week, Year One went on a bug hunt as part of their fieldwork in Geography. During this, one of them said "This is the best day ever!"

World Book Day

Scotty's Heroes

As a special treat, we got to toast marshmallows at Scotty's Heroes. Much fun was had by all!

Year One, Reading for Pleasure

One of our favourite things to do in Year One is visit our Reading Room to select new books to read for pleasure.

Year One- Reading Puppets!

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In Year One we have enjoyed 'perfecting' our sewing skills and creating our own 'Reading Puppets'.
We used a needle and thread to sew them, which was very tricky at times, we had to demonstrate resilience!
Our reading puppets can listen to us read and help us with fluency and expression!

Artefacts-Supporting our Learning

Year One- Geography Homework January 2022

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We are exploring different modes of transport in our current Geography topic 'Transport and Travel'. Year One did a fantastic job of researching and creating their own favourite modes of transport. We then discussed them together and now have them on display in our fantastic immersive classroom for all to see! Well done Year One!

Year One Library Visit

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Year One enjoyed a lovely walk to our local library. We all received library cards so that we can choose books and take them home to enjoy! It was lovely to see everyone enjoying our visit as some children had never visited the library before.
We all gathered together and shared lots of different stories from a range of genres!
Year One cannot wait to return to the library for more story telling fun!

Anti-Bullying Week 2021

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As a School we gathered together at the beginning of the week for our 'Anti Bullying' Assembly. We shared the message #Kindwords! Each class was set a mission to complete for Thursday's celebration assembly together as a whole School.
In Year One our mission was to create 'Kind Superheroes'. We researched and shared kind words, role played different scenarios and completed our mission. It was lovely to see some children completing additional work on Anti-Bullying at home too!
As a School we gathered together again and celebrated all of our good work in spreading such an important message! Well done Holy Family!

Remembrance Day 2021

#Take10 Reading Event at Holy Family

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We enjoyed participating in the #Take10 reading event 2021. It was lovely to see all members of our School community enjoying reading and 'taking 10 minutes' to do so! At Holy Family reading is at the heart of all we do and we enjoy nothing more than reading and sharing our reading knowledge with one another!

Science Investigation- Sinking and Floating

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Year One enjoyed investigating and testing which objects would sink or float. This linked lovely to our topic Ahoy There! We designed boats, predicted whether they would sink or float, tested our theory and then discussed what we would change if we repeated the experiment.

Welcome Aboard! Our Immersive Learning Environment- Ahoy There! (Autumn Term)

Year One meet and interview Blackbeard

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We have been researching and discussing the life of Blackbeard! We asked Blackbeard lots of questions and then researched our findings! How interesting...

Key information


Reading - Reading is at the heart of all our learning at Holy Family. To support this at home, please could all children ensure that they read their school reading book every night and that the planner is signed by an adult. Alongside this, it is also key that all children select their own reading for pleasure book which they will also have opportunities to read and share with others in school. I can't wait to hear about all the 'Recommended Reads' from each of the children and any new vocabulary which they may have collected on their reading journeys. 


Phonics- In Year 1 children will receive regular phonics homework and sounds to learn at home based on which sounds they are currently learning at School.  It is also key that the children understand any new words met and can apply into their writing as well as being able to read them. It would be lovely for children to practice any new sounds they have written and form words and then sentences using them. All written homework must be presented to the highest standard. 


Homework - All children will be given weekly English or Maths homework. This is to be completed and returned to school as required. 


PE - PE will take place every Wednesday and Friday. All children must have the correct school PE kit of white t-shirt and black shorts. (Track suits may be worn as the weather turns colder). Please ensure that all children have trainers to enable them to fully participate in this key subject. 










Autumn Term in Year 1 

Welcome back Year One, we are so happy to be learning the classroom and beginning a fantastic Autumn  Term!

Miss Brown and I are so proud of how well you are learning and how hard you are trying!

We are beginning our new topic 'Ahoy There!' This topic covers History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, RE and lots of other subjects and skills! 

We will be continuing to focus on our basic skills in literacy and numeracy- letter and number formation. Phonics will continue to take place daily 9am and we will be really concentrating on developing our School Intents! 

Who can show Resilience? 

Who is Creative? 

Who isn't afraid of trying new Experiences? 

Who can build on Prior Learning? 

Let us Enquire together work both Independently and Collaboratively! 

A huge well done again 

Miss Dyson

Miss Brown 



Our Class Reader Book


We are currently reading 'The Night Pirates'  by Peter Harris in Year One. This book is exciting and we are enjoying exploring sequencing the story, making predictions and exploring labels, lists and signs and writing our own messages and captions. We will be writing our own 'messages in a bottle' to send to our Pirate friends! 



What is a Pirate? 

Where do Pirates live? 

Can we describe the setting in the story? 

Visit this page for access to texts suitable for your child/ren for free. Let your imaginations run free and enjoy a good book or three....or four.... 

Reading Information Year One