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St Mary's CE Primary School

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Year 1

Year 1 have had a brilliant half-term! Miss Watson, Miss Meakin and Mrs Bolton are so proud of your hard-work and progress. You are all little superstars!


In science, we have been learning all about animals. We had a visit from The Animal Man who taught us all about different types of animals. We loved meeting his animals and learning all about their characteristics and what they eat!



We also explored our 5 senses through lots of fun and practical activities!



In history, we have started learning about Mary Anning and why she is a significant person. We learnt that she made incredible scientific discoveries through her love of fossil hunting! We had a real-life experience of being Mary Anning and searching for sea shells in the sand. We brushed them off with our brushes and admired their beauty! Then, we had to carefully remove chocolate chips from a cookie, pretending they were fossils!



In maths, we have been working extremely hard on securing our knowledge of numbers to 20. We have been adding and subtracting using a range of methods. We love the number bonds to 10 song and this has really been helping us to progress in maths!



In PSHE, we have been perfecting the skills of taking turns and working together through playing lots of fun games!

We have written a recount and an informal letter this half-term. Our writing is amazing and we are trying really hard to challenge ourselves to improve every single day!


Year 1 love reading! We love listening to stories, reading our phonics books and reading for pleasure. In reading lessons, we have explored Beatrix Potter’s Tale of Peter Rabbit. We have really enjoyed seeing what mischief Peter Rabbit gets up to! We have just started our new book, ‘Look Up!’ and are very excited to learn more about it. Please remember to keep listening to your child read at home every day and reading them a story too! This really accelerates their progress!


We are becoming very confident swimmers now and are working hard to swim on our front and our back! We even put our faces in the water now! In PE, we have been doing dance this is such good fun!


Thank you to all parents, carers and wider families for your ongoing support! We hope you have a fun-filled break and look forward to seeing you all back together after our week off to make more memories and learn lots!

Miss Watson, Miss Meakin and Mrs Bolton