Spring Term

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This term we have been learning about space. Look at our fabulous paintings of the different planets. We made rockets that launch too!

In PE this term we have been practising balancing and jumping.

In maths we have been learning about place value and calculations.

We have been busy in English lessons exploring the stories ‘Whatever Next’ and ‘The Way Back Home’. We thought about how we would feel if we went into space and followed instructions to make a picnic for our journey to the moon.

Through our RE topic we explored Baptism. We have also been to church and planned our own collective worships.

The story of ‘The Three Little Pigs’ inspired our science work on materials.

Through our topic on space we have learnt about some famous astronauts and made rockets that orbit the Earth.

Autumn Term

We have had a fantastic start to the school year. The children have been exploring their new classroom and enjoying the new resources. We started this term by learning about our class saint, Saint Therese, by practising our counting and by painting wonderful self portraits.

This half term we have enjoyed visiting church for our class Mass and leading an assembly all about God’s wonderful world. We also learnt about the story of Noah’s Ark.

In maths we have been using the part whole model and learning number bonds to ten.

As part of our topic about animals, we have made clay hedgehogs, learnt about camouflage, painted pictures of animals and made our own homes for zoo animals.

In maths we have been learning to subtract one amount from another. We have practised partitioning numbers and enjoyed making shape models.

In English we have been learning to retell familiar stories.

This term we had a very special visit from The Harrogate Bus Company who named a bus after St Joseph’s!

As part of our topic on Superheroes, we made our own superhero masks, badges and snacks. Look at our healthy, super-food fruit kebabs. We found out about healthy eating and learnt about a balanced diet too.

We prepared for Christmas by joining together in acts of worship, making cards and decorations and performing our nativity ‘A King is Born’. We even had a visit from Santa!

Year One Teachers.

My name is Mrs Dalby and I teach in Year One on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In my spare time I enjoy painting and drawing and spending time with my friends and family. I’m looking forward to a fantastic year full of fun, laughter and learning.

My name is Mrs. Hardy, I live in Harrogate with my husband and our two daughters, we enjoy visiting new places and exploring the outdoors together. I love being a teacher and feel it is a privilege to be able to help a child grow and learn. I am very excited to be teaching year 1 this year, I know we will have lots of fun!