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Week 3 Blog

This week, Year 1 enjoyed learning about materials in science. They sorted objects into groups and thought about what they would like to find out about materials. In Maths, they have been learning about number and this week they took part in a 1 more 1 less circle game. The sun shone brightly today when we visited the peace garden for our whole class photo. Afterwards, they sat in the story tellers chair to share their weekly show and tell. Alfie, is this week’s, ‘Star of the Week’ for being a very brave boy. Year 1 all made a ‘Get well soon’ card for his daddy and we all wish him a speedy recovery! We hope you can come along and support the coffee morning on Tuesday after the Mass. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Week 2 Blog

This week Year 1 engaged in activities based around the book, ‘Dogger’. They wondered how Dave felt when he lost his favourite toy and wrote about it in the first person. They hot seated Dave and interviewed him which really tickled the children. The children were all given roles of responsibility in the class and were very keen to carry out their roles. This week our,’ Star of the Week’ is, Sofia – Well done to you!

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Week 1 Blog

Year 1 enjoyed their first week by taking part in a special class ‘Act of Worship’ welcoming the new school year. They listened to the story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar and spent the week, creating, writing, drawing and collecting a range of natural materials to build the caterpillar a bed to sleep in. IMG_8388 IMG_8389 IMG_8390 IMG_8391 IMG_8392 IMG_8393 IMG_8394 IMG_8395 IMG_8396 IMG_8398 IMG_8397

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Year 1 Blog Week 35

Our final week in Year 1 has been an action packed one! One of the highlights this week was harvesting our potatoes and onions. We had a bumper crop of potatoes and our onions were enormous!

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After digging up our potatoes and onions there was only one thing left to do…. get them into the oven! They were delicious!!!!

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I would like to take this opportunity to say a huge Thank You for all the very generous gifts I received this week and for all the beautiful cards – I will treasure them! Enjoy your summer holidays! I will see you in September in Year 2!

Go raibh míle maith agaibh! 

Miss Davey

 

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Year 1 Blog Week 34

Year 1 joined Reception and Year 2 this week for a wonderful school trip to Willows farm. The children delighted in feeding the animals and learning about where they live.

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There were animals big and small and the children had the opportunity to hold some of the smaller animals. They were very friendly!

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After thoroughly washing our hands we headed over to the milking parlour to watch a cow being milked. It was very interesting.

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After lunch we enjoyed our free time exploring willow’s farm before heading back to school. It was a great trip!

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In Maths this week we have been looking at arrays and multiplication. They children created a colourful display for our Maths board: Array city.

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Year 1 Blog Week 33

Garden Party!

The theme of the Year 1 garden was the 1990s. Year 1 enjoyed listening to some 90s music this week and  we created an Oasis garden in honour of the famous Manchester band.

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We filled our garden with cactus plants, succulents and palm trees and we had a curious camel wandering through.

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Liam and Noel even made an appearance!

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The children really enjoyed creating their garden. Thank you to everyone for donating plants and providing props for our oasis garden!

We finished the day with a wonderful party. There were plenty of delicious cakes and treats enjoyed by all.

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Year 1 Blog Week 32

The Broad Beans are sleeping in their blankety bed!

It has been a wonderful week of learning in Year 1. We have continued work on our plant topic in science and there have been some very exciting developments with our broad beans. All of our hard work has paid off and the children harvested their first beans! We looked at the life cycle of the broad bean and the children recorded their findings.

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In religion this week we have been learning about ‘kingdom’ parables. The children learnt about how Jesus used these stories to explain how people should live their lives. We looked at the parable of the net from Matthew’s Gospel and the children created a beautiful display for our RE board. Next week we will be looking at the parable of the mustard seed and retelling this story.

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Year 1 Blog Week 31

On your marks, get set, Go!

 

Following a very ‘Happy’ warm-up, led by Year 6, Year 1 took to the field to take part in the KS1 Sports Day 2017.

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They zoomed through the obstacle course and made light work of the skipping race.

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Plenty of concentration was required for the egg and spoon race as well as the beanbag balancing race.

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The children enjoyed a  well deserved break at the refreshment station where they had some refreshing orange slices. Sports Day concluded with the presentation of medals for everyone who took part.

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Congratulations to St. Francis House, the overall winners of KS1 Sports Day 2017.

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Year 1 Blog Week 30

It has been a very creative week in Year 1. In English this week we have been looking at the story, ‘The Tiger who came to Tea’ by Judith Kerr. The big, furry, stripey tiger didn’t just eat one sandwich… he ate them all! Year 1 designed and created their own tiger sandwiches. The results were delicious!

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Inspired by this wonderful story, the children have started to write their own stories about an animal visitor coming to school. Watch this space!

Year 1 put their jigsaw puzzle skills to the test as they took part in the whole school mosaic workshop. The children enjoyed making their contribution to the mosaic and were thrilled to see the finished piece unveiled during assembly.

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Year 1 Blog Week 29

This week we celebrated the month of May by holding our May procession.  We reflected on the life of Our Lady and processed towards the Peace Garden where we placed our flowers on our May altar.

O Mary, we crown thee with blossoms today,

Queen of the Angels, Queen of the May.

 

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In science this week we have been investigating the wind. Can you see the wind? How can you tell if it is a windy day? The children had some brilliant answers to these questions.

‘I know it’s windy because I can see the clouds moving.’ Beau

‘I can feel the wind on my face.’ Nichola

I know it’s windy when the branches on trees are swaying.’ Elena

The children made some colourful windmills and had great fun testing them out and recording their findings.

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