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.





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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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.


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


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


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.




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

Our 50 Years Mosaic

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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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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.




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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This week Year 1 have been focusing on the story of Pentecost which celebrates and remembers the coming of the Holy Spirit. The children acted out the story, created some wonderful story maps and painted  their own headbands complete with ‘tongues of fire’.


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In P.E. this week the children were perfecting their ball skills with Mr. Duggan. Y ear 1 had great fun racing each other. The children showed great sportsmanship and the field was full of Army Ants working together to complete the obstacles.

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Year 1 also created some brilliant self portraits this week. Check out our video!


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In science this week Year 1 have been learning about seasonal change. We learnt about different types of weather and we kept a weather diary for the week.

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Year 1 created their own weather forecasts! There are plenty of meteorologists in the making in Year 1.

Check out their videos below!



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Alleluia! He is risen!

Year 1 created a beautiful display for our classroom prayer table to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord.


The children also decorated eggs to symbolise new life.


The children looked at the Resurrection story – The road to Emmaus. The children created their own road with signposts in the classroom and acted out the story. They then went on to create some wonderful retellings of this story.

Year 1 had great fun leading the St. George’s Day assembly. The children told the story of St. George and the Dragon. There was lots of brilliant acting and the children really brought the story to life and helped everyone to remember St. George for his courage and bravery.









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Year 1 made the most of the beautiful weather this week. We have been busy digging and weeding the vegetable patches. We planted some potatoes, onions and broad beans! We look forward to watching them grow and we can’t wait to see how many potatoes we will harvest! The children estimated that we will harvest 100 potatoes!













In religion this week we have been focusing on Holy Week. The children produced some lovely retellings of Palm Sunday, the Last Supper and Good Friday. In art the children made some beautiful crosses and displayed them on our windows.







Wishing you all a happy and holy Easter.




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Challenge – How many special friends can you spot in this word?                                                                     Year 1 took on the phoneme spotter challenge this week. Wearing their special phoneme spotter glasses, the children worked hard to identify digraphs and trigraphs. The year 1 crew made light work of this challenge… the split vowel sounds didn’t stand a chance!

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Year 1 really do have green fingers! Our broad beans are gigantic! Jack would be very impressed.


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The children had great fun planting their beans this week. We are really looking forward to harvesting our beans at the end of the summer.

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British Science Week 2017 – Friday

What a fantastic week of science learning it has been!

Thank you to all the parents for joining us today to for our final activity – Create a flower.

The challenge – create a flower using only scissors, paper and  your engineering skills!

No glue, sticky tape, staples or paperclips allowed!

Everyone in Year 1 rose to the challenge and created some beautiful flowers!!!


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Lá Fhéile Pádraig Sona Daoibh!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day


St. Patrick’s Breastplate

Christ be with me.

Christ be beside me.

Christ be before me.

Christ be behind me.

Christ at my right hand.

Christ at my left hand.

Christ be with me everywhere I go.

Christ be my friend, for ever and ever, Amen