Week 7

Another great week of learning! In Literacy we wrote a newspaper report on the opening of Joan Proctor’s Reptile House. The children would make great news reporters.

In Maths we have been using number lines to count on. The children have also been solving problems and explaining what their methods.

In Religion we learnt Psalm 1 about how we listen to God and when we behave well we are happy and make God happy. The children sang the Psalm and made up dances.

In our PE lesson the children made their own games and explained the game to the class. They gave wonderful instructions so everyone could try their new game.

Whole School Home Learning- To research Australia and make posters or artwork about the country.

Have a good weekend!

Mrs Carey


Week 6

On Monday afternoon Charlie’s mum came into class and showed us their reptiles and the children loved holding them.

On Tuesday we had a fantastic day at London Zoo. The children took part in a workshop on animal senses and we looked at many different animals. We visited the reptile house designed by Joan Proctor and saw her statue. Thank you to the parent helpers. On Wednesday the children did amazing writing about their day.


Home Learning—Draw a map of your journey to school and spellings – ar.


Have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Carey


Week 5

The week started with a new Literacy text for the whole school. The children have enjoyed engaging with the text through role play, construction and drawing pictures. They have loved looking at different reptiles and are excited about our trip to London Zoo on Tuesday.

In Maths we have been using counters and conkers to make number to 10 in different ways.

On Thursday we has great fun observing smells and tastes in Science. Then the children mixed different foods and liquids to make their own nice and horrible smells!

On Tuesday please arrive at school on time for our trip to London Zoo. If you have not sent in a permission slip or completed it online please do.

Home Learning – Spellings and Mathletics.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey

Week 4

Another busy week of learning! The children were excited to receive a letter to say a bear was missing and their help was needed. They designed their own cave expert badges and they described the bear using adjectives. We made caves with bricks and Lego.  Then we read the story We are Going on a Bear Hunt and in groups they made story maps to retell the story.

In Maths the children have been comparing numbers using mathematical vocabulary. They have been solving problems and explaining how they solved them.

We have continued our problem solving and teamwork in PE.

Thank you for the donations of teddies, the children enjoyed the teddy tombola. We have been learning about St Vincent and how giving to charities is an important part of our faith.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey


Week 3

What a busy week! On Tuesday we had mass to begin our new year. The children were excellent, they sang beautifully and were reverent throughout.

In Maths we have been learning about subitising.  The children have been looking for patterns to help them to recognise the number of objects without counting.

In Religion we read the creation story in Genesis 2. The

children retold the story using props and making their own


In English we have been learning about captions and the

children wrote captions for the lovely photographs of their families.

In Geography we are learning about where we live. We looked at a map of the United Kingdom and labelled each of the countries.

In PE we are solving problems using different parts ofour bodies.

Home Learning—Mathletics and Spellings. Please practise writing numbers 1-10.

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Carey


Week 2

We had a busy week! Thank you to all of you who came to the meeting.

This week we have been learning about labels, lists and captions. The children enjoyed drawing their family and labeling each member and they loved writing a shopping list! Thank you for the photographs, the children will be writing captions for them next week. If you did not send a family photograph in, please send it in on Monday.

In Maths we have been learning about position and direction. The children have also been  ordering numbers to 20 and writing numbers.

In Religion we have been learning the story of God’s creation. The children made a beautiful display to show God’s creation. We have been thinking of ways we can look after God’s creation.

In Art the children learnt how to draw a self portrait, we have some great artists in the class.

Have a lovely weekend!

Mrs Carey

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome to Year 1. It has been lovely to welcome the children back to school and hear their stories about their summer.  Please look at this blog weekly where you will see photos of your children’s learning.

I look forward to seeing you at the Meet the Teacher meeting on Thursday 12th September at 3pm.

Mrs Carey

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