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Catholic Primary School

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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1 


Class Teacher: Miss Brown

Teaching Assistants: Miss Ellams and Mrs Brooks


Welcome to the Year 1 class page!

We are excited to welcome you back for another exciting year at school and look forward to seeing all of the fantastic work produced, progress made, and successes shared as we move through the year.  

Spring 1- Transport and Travel

This term we will be learning all about Transport and Travel as our history topic. We will explore different modes of transport from the past and the famous people who invented such transports, such as the 'Wright Brothers' who invented the first aeroplane in 1903. We will explore how different transport is powered such as wind-powered, steam powered and engine powered. 

Our Immersive homework! - Transport and Travel

Our Immersive classroom!

Autumn 2- Toys in Time

This half-term we will be learning all about toys from the past and comparing them to the present toys we have now. 

Take a look below at all of the amazing learning we have done so far this half term! 

The children really enjoyed taking part in this year's nativity play 'Little Angel lost her wings'. Their performance was amazing along with their acting and singing skills, they did themselves, the teachers and their adults proud!

Well done Year 1!

History- Toys in Time

We have been learning all about toys from the past and comparing them to toys in the present time. We have put into practise putting toys in a timeline in chronological order. We have looked at toys from our Grandparents generation and looked at the similarities and differences to toys we have today. We have learnt all about the mechanical properties of toys and how they move and work, if they are pull toys, games, cuddly toys, battery operated or electrical. 

History- Toys in Time

Science- Everyday materials

In our science topic we have learnt all about everyday materials such as wood, plastic, fabric and glass. We have looked at the different properties of those materials which include being transparent, waterproof, flexible, hard, soft and many more. We have enjoyed experimenting with those materials to see what materials are appropriate for certain objects. 

Science- Everyday Materials

RE- Advent- Waiting

Our RE topic this half-term was Advent, a time for Waiting. We have enjoyed learning and understanding why we wait and why it helps us to prepare for things, such as the birth of Jesus. We have explored how there is things that can help us to wait, such as the Advent wreath. We discussed the birth of Jesus and the story of the Christingle.  

Other Faiths- Judaism

We have enjoyed learning about Judaism this half-term and exploring other faiths. We have explored our own family stories and discussed what we share with our families, such as surnames, religions and beliefs. We explored the family of Abraham and Moses.

Other Faiths- Judaism- Abraham and Moses.


We have enjoyed learning all about character descriptions, focusing on the character 'Bunting' from the 'Lost in the Toy Musem' story. We have focused on the skills of using capital letters, finger spaces, full stops and using pronouns. 


We have learnt how to subtract within 10 this half-term, practising counting backwards from 10 and looking at the symbols '+, -, ='. We have used different objects to support our learning such as tens and ones, cubes, number lines and numicon. 


Subtraction within 10

Reading Information Year One

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 sent home on a Wednesday and returned to school on a Monday.  


PE - PE will take place every Thursday 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.