St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, Cross Street, Chesterfield, S40 4ST

01246 232170

St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Let Your Light Shine

Y1 - EWi


Today we had Buttercup and Pumpkin visit our class. Miss Wood told us all about how to look after them and we made a leaflet to share this information with others. 


Thank you so much to our wonderful PTFA for organising the Summer Fair on Friday! We all had an absolutely amazing time. 


Our visit to Twycross Zoo!


Our Animal Leaflets!


Happy Forest Day! Today we got to meet Miss Stanley's dog Forest and we were lucky enough to have lots of cuddles! Thank you so much to Miss Stanley for bringing her in. 


Today we celebrated Miss Gilson's last day with a party. We had a dance and played some games!


Daily Mile Track Launch Day! :) What fun!


Isaac's visit to London!


This week we have been learning the story of Pentecost. We spoke about how Jesus showed Mary and his disciples that he was still watching over them. We spoke about how the Holy Spirit represented itself by making people speak different language and by bringing a strong wind and a flame. We made a flame template for our RE display and we know what this shows. We ordered the events of Pentecost, from when Jesus came back to life on Easter Sunday to when the Holy Spirit came down to Earth. The children read the statements and ordered them as a group. They worked brilliantly together. 


Robot Day!

We've had an amazing day today dressing up as robots. I'm so impressed with all of the costumes. I love how many are homemade and I can see the effort that has been put into them. I just want to say a huge thank you for your contributions and well done to the children. 

19.4.21 and 20.4.21

We have started off this term with two full days of History to introduce our new topic of The Great Fire of London. The children have worked amazingly hard and now know lots of facts about this event. They've written a diary entry just like Samuel Pepys, they've created a 'history dictionary' and made an old fashioned house with a thatched roof. 


Today we played Easter Egg Bingo which was supplied by our amazing PTFA. We had lots of prizes and learnt how to play for a line. The children had a wonderful time and so we just wanted to say a huge THANK YOU to the PTFA for this, you're wonderful!


Today as part of our RSE lesson we looked at the timeline of our lives so far. We spoke about how my timeline would be different to the children's because I'm older and so might have done/learnt more than them. The children then thought about the different stages of life and how we age. They sorted pictures of people into different categories based on their age and where they are in life. 


Today in Maths we spoke about the terms long, short, longer, shorter, longest and shortest. I set the children a challenge of making a train of cubes that were shorter and longer than the one in the middle. They embraced this and worked wonderfully as a team. Well done guys!


Today is the day! Santa came to school. We had a photo with him this morning, sang some Christmas songs with him and then we spent all of our pennies in the shops. We came back to class and played some Christmas games. We've then finished our last day by watching The Nativity (one of my all time favourites) and drinking our hot chocolate. 
I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you a very merry Christmas! Here's to a brighter 2021. Take care, stay safe and see you in the new year.!


Here are the photos from today’s Christmas themed birthday party. I don’t know who has a better time, the children, Mrs Woodhouse or Miss Stanley! 


Today was Christmas dinner day! We all sat in the hall with our reindeer hats eating our turkey and veg. It was delicious! I also loved the children's Christmas jumpers too. What a festive bunch!


Today we celebrated Armistice Day by making poppies to remember all of the soldiers who gave their tomorrow for our today. The children were amazing. They worked so hard to create beautiful pieces of work. They were also incredibly respectful during our 2 minutes silence. I'm proud of them always, but today a little more than normal.
Well done Year 1!


As part of our topic on Belonging, we have made a Baptismal Candle to represent Jesus as the light of the world. 


This week we started to use our phonics knowledge to decode words and think about what they mean. We had a look at pages from our current story - Lost and Found - and we thought about what clues we were given in regards to the penguin feeling lonely, rather than lost. The children tried really hard and their reading is developing at an amazing speed. We also had a go at sharing our ideas with the class. Well done everyone!


We became artists during our Harvest celebrations this week! Here are the pieces we produced!


Below are some images from our WOW task in Maths this week. The children worked with their partners to solve the very tricky problem. I'm really proud of all of the children for how hard they worked. 


Below are some images from our 'Senses Test' that we did on Friday. The children went outside into the garden to think about what they could touch, see, smell and hear. We then came inside and tried four different things - some lemon, a crisp, some dark chocolate and some milk chocolate. We played a game to see who could keep their milk chocolate on their tongue the longest - it was very interesting to see who had enough patience (I certainly didn't)!


Florence Nightingale - What do nurses wear?


This week in Maths we are looking at addition and subtraction. We have been adding amounts together and then saying and writing the equation.


In Maths we've been practicing our one-to-one correspondence. We placed cubes onto images and then counted them to see what amounts they represent.

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