Summer 2 Week 8

The end of a fantastic year! It has been a pleasure to teach Year 1 and watch them grow and develop over the year.  A wonderful class to begin my time at Pope Paul School. Thank you for your support as parents.

Thank you for the generous gifts and kind words.

Have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday!

Mrs Carey, Mrs Joyce, Mrs Shea and Mrs Moccia

Summer 2 Week 7

Our last full week in Year 1!

In Maths we have been dividing by sharing. We have used many objects to share between two and five.

On Monday afternoon we had a great time with Reception on the field. We made up lots of different games and played with the parachute.

In Science we investigated whether all apples have the same number of seeds. We found out that there are different number of seeds in each apples.

We had great fun programming the beebots to move around the mazes we built.

Next week please send in a plastic bag so the children can take home their books.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey


Summer 2 Week 6

What a fun week we have had!  On Tuesday the children were excellent in the KS1 sports day! They took part in an egg and spoon race, a sprint, football, jumping and throwing. Overall St Bernadette‘s house won. After the children enjoyed a picnic with their families.

Mrs Joyce showed us some beautiful flowers from her garden and we painted them.

In Computing we are learning about programming. We gave

instructions to direct each other.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey


Summer 2 Week 5

This week we have continued to solve problems involving multiplication. We have been using a variety of resources to make arrays. We have used cereal, counters and play dough to practically make arrays.

On Monday we had our first transition morning into Year 2. The children enjoyed their time in Year 2 with their new teacher Miss Davey.

In Religion we have been learning about how we can be a good neighbour like the good Samaritan. The children painted beautiful pictures about the story of the Good Samaritan.

In History we have been learning about Kings and Queens in the past. We painted pictures and made a timeline.

In Science we have been observing how cress grows. We decided to investigate different ways of growing cress, some with and without water or sunlight. We recorded the changes each day. We have planted sunflowers in our class garden and we sketched them. Look at our lovely lettuce growing in the playground. We drew the lettuce seeds then we drew what the lettuce looked like now.


In our PE lessons, the children have been practising their running, throwing and jumping reading for Sports Day. Sports Day is on Tuesday 9th July followed by a picnic. Please check your child has their full PE kit in school and a sun hat.

Have a lovely weekend!


Mrs Carey







Summer 2 Week 4

In Maths we have been solving problems with repeated addition. We have been counting objects in twos, fives and tens.

In English we have been learning about suffixes. We have looked at when we add s or es to a word. We played a game where we had to find a partner with the correct spellings for our pictures.

On Tuesday, we were very excited to be detectives again. The school laptop went missing and we had to help to solve the crime. The suspects were Mrs Carey, Mrs Lines and Mrs McNamara. We had two real detectives in school and they were so impressed at Year 1’s detective skills. We took their own fingerprints and looked at the patterns in their fingerprints. Then we dusted the fingerprints from the crime scene with pink powder. We were the first to identify the fingerprints but we kept it quiet from the rest of the school. After all the evidence was looked at by the detectives, the suspect was announced in assembly. Mrs McNamara was caught on camera; she was sleepwalking. She took the laptop home to keep it safe but forgot she had done this.

Homework- Mathletics

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey

Summer 2 Week 3

This week we have continued learning about healthy living. Children have took part in activities at lunchtime. They have been tasting water with different fruits in, trying to catch a apple with their mouths and running activities. The children designed posters to encourage people to be active and to drink more water.

In Maths we have been counting objects in twos, fives and tens. We have been solving problems using repeated addition and multiplication sentences.

In Religion the children listen to the story The Good Samaritan and sketched beautiful pictures of the story which they will paint next week.

The children were very respectful in mass this morning and sang beautifully. They showed wonderful reverence in the procession of the Blessed Sacrament.

Homework– Mathletics


Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey




Summer 2 Week 2

This week was Health Eating Week. We have been learning about the importance of being healthy. We have designed a healthy breakfast, learnt about eating five portions of fruit and vegetables a day We have also learnt it is important to to drink lots of water, to be active and to sleep well.

In Religion we have been learning about the story ‘The Conversion of Paul.’ The children acted out the story and then sequenced it. They talked about how we can learn from Paul and spread Jesus’ message by the way we act.

In Literacy we have been learning about instructions . We followed instructions and then gave instructions to each other.

In Art we painted pictures of things we like to do with our dads.

Have a lovely Father’s Day!


Mrs Carey


Summer 2nd Half- Week 1

A busy week back after half term! In Religion we have been learning about the story of Pentecost. The children acted out the story, made hats and flames. Then they retold the story.

In Maths we have been comparing numbers and finding the difference using resources and drawing pictures.

In Science we planted sunflower seeds and lettuce and we have been learning about how we can help them to grow. The children observe their seeds each day to see if they have grown.


Have a lovely weekend


Mrs Carey


Week 5

We began the week with an assembly to begin Spirituality Week. The theme was ‘Meeting Jesus’ The children placed a host on a large host to create a lovely display showing We are one Body. On Monday we created a dance with a song about being with Jesus. On Tuesday we went into the hall and took part in different activities, reflecting on being with Jesus and talking to Jesus. On Wednesday we looked at a picture of Jesus on a train and discussed what the picture was telling us.


On Tuesday morning we were all excited but shocked to see a crime scene in our classroom. Mummy bear’s bowl of porridge has gone missing and a chair had been knocked over. The children were fantastic at looking for evidence and interviewing adults in the school. After a hard day of work the children solved the problem and managed to get a confession. After listening to Mrs Theo’s story, we realised it was an accident. Mummy Bear’s bowl of porridge is back in the class. We have some great detectives in the class!

On Friday it was lovely to welcome you all into the class to enjoy your child’s learning.

Whole School Home Learning – St Paul

Find out about St Paul, one of the leaders of the first generations of Christians who spread the word

about Christianity. Pope Paul VI chose to be named after this saint.

Create one piece of learning from your research; here are some ideas of ways you can present your findings.

  • Make a fact file about his life.
  • Retell one of many stories about his life, for example his conversion on the road to Damascus
  • Create a piece of art work about St Paul,for example sketch a drawing of him or paint a picture of one of the stories of his life.
  • Draw a map of the journeys of St Paul.
  • Make a poster about St Paul.
  • Make a scroll copying out one of his letters.
  • Interpret some of his writing using art, for example, interpret his writings about the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
  • Create a model of an object that could be used as a symbol of St Paul, for example, a horse, a tent, a scroll.

These are some suggestions but you may have your own ideas and we look forward to sharing your learning. Bring your creations into school during the first week back and by Friday 7th June 2019 at the latest.

Have a wonderful holiday!

Mrs Carey


Week 4

This week we have been learning about plants in Science. We went on a walk around the school to see what plants we could see.

We made and labelled our own plants. The children enjoyed getting our class garden ready to plant some sunflowers.

In Religion we acted out the story of the Ascension.

In English the children have written some excellent invitations to

Cinderella’s ball. Also they have been using fantastic adjectives to

describe Cinderella in their wanted posters.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey