St Patrick's Church of England School

St Patrick'sChurch of England School

Learning Together, Growing Together, Supporting Each Other

Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!


This page is for parents and children in class 1 (Reception and Year1). This is where you will find out what class 1 have been learning about, key information about routines, and links to useful websites.

Class 1 Planning 2022-23 Summer Term

Parent information for the new academic year 2022-23

Literacy - Astro Girl

The children in Reception and Year 1 are enjoying stories about Space.
The children have been listening to the story ‘Astro Girl’ this term. They have been retelling the story and acting out parts of the story in front of the rest of the class. They have all shown great imagination and confidence in their performances.

Easter Gardens

Class 1 enjoyed creating Easter Gardens for our Easter church service. They worked with a partner, using natural materials to create some wonderful gardens.

Castle Head Trip

Class 1 went on a geography field trip to Castle Head Field Centre. They had a great day learning lots of outdoor geography skills; including map skills, pond dipping and den building.

The children all worked together really well in teams , helping and supporting each other. 

We all had a great day!

Chinese Dance Workshop

The children had a great day learning lots of different dance moves and movements to Chinese music. They represented different animals and different landscapes of China. Showing their dance and movement skills to parents at the end of the day.

Chinese Lantern Making

The children used their fine motor skills to cut the paper to make a lantern and then decorated them with red and gold glitter.

In our Topic lessons we have been learning about The Great Wall of China. The Year 1 children created a fact sheet, and the Reception children drew their own Great Wall of China.

Year 1 fact sheets

The Great Wall of China (Class 1)

In literacy we have been reading the story Mini Rabbit, Not Lost. The children drew a map of the journey Mini Rabbit had to take to find berries for the cake they were making 🍰. The children drew all the hills, fields, forest, snow mountains, cliffs and cave Mini Rabbit had to go through. They enjoyed retelling the story as they drew their maps

In Science the children have been learning all about different plants and the basic structure of a common flowering plant and what they need to help them grow. 

The children each planted a bean seed and they are keeping a diary of the bean as it grows. 

In Literacy the Year 1's have been creating storyboards for the story 'Naughty Bus'. Here is some of their work.

In Literacy the reception children wrote about what they saw on their journey to school.

Design Technology - Pizza designing and making

Class 1 designed and made pizzas for our Design Technology project. We learnt about being healthy and what made a healthy, well balanced diet. 

We designed our own pizza, talked about hygiene and hand washing before we touch any food, we used knives safely to develop our cutting skills and used different toppings to make our own pizza. 

The children enjoy creative activities, like painting and playing with play dough and love to play imaginatively, taking on different roles in their play, for example, a train driver, a conductor collecting tickets on the train or pretending to be teachers.

In science the children have been learning about the human body; the different parts of the body and the five senses. The children were engaged in labelling life size pictures of each other outdoors. 

We created 'Mud Faces' during Wellie Wednesday. All the children loved getting their hands muddy!

In PE lessons the children have been combining different movements with ease and fluency, also developing their overall body-strength, balance, co-ordination and agility. 

The children have been independent in their learning through imaginative play and creative activities.

Here are some useful websites for you to use at home to practise key skills.