Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

'Living, Loving, Learning Together'

Year 1

In Year One your children will be taught by Miss Crute and Miss Hodges, the children will also be supported in their learning by Miss Eddy. Here is where you will find out about all the exciting and enjoyable learning experiences your child will be having in Year One. Please also explore our 'Curriculum Page' to gain an insight into what we are learning this year!



Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. Please listen to your child read and write what they have read in their Reading Record. Your child should bring in their Reading Record into school in their school book-bag every day, reading books will be changed once a week, were appropriate.


Every Wednesday, homework will be given out, this is to be handed in on Monday the following week. The purpose of this homework is to review what the children have learnt during the week. Year One will also receive weekly phonics videos send home via the school app. Videos are linked to the sounds your child has learnt that week in their phonics lessons.


If you or your child are ever unsure on a piece of homework, please do not hesitate to speak to me. A positive work ethos makes all the difference to your child's learning, so your support from home is welcomed and encouraged.


P.E is currently taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Please ensure that your child arrives to school in full P.E kit ready for their lessons. It is vital for the children to wear full P.E kit so they can take part in the P.E sessions safely and comfortably.


Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Crute and Miss Hodges

RE - God is always with us


Today we looked up at the clouds and discussed the different clouds we could see, we thought about what we could see in the clouds (shapes, animals, letters). We think then thought about how Jesus ascended to heaven and how God is always with us.

Maths - Making Arrays


In maths we have been working hard on counting in 2s, 5s and 10. This week we have been making our own arrays.

DT - Exploring moving vehicles - wheels and axles


In DT we are looking at moving vehicles, we have looked at many different vehicles that have wheels and axles, We have designed our own pull toy based on our class book - Zog.

Naming parts of a plant


We can now label roots, stem, leaves and flower on plants,

Number Bonds to 20


We have been using tens frames to help us identify number bonds to 20.

Singing in the rain - Performance Poetry


As part of our class text this half term, we have been reading and listening to Singing in the Rain. We are working so hard to remember all the words!

Advent Wreath


We made our own Advent Wreath artwork today. We discussed what the different candles represent.

DT - tasting herbs


As part of our food topic on vegetables. We have been looking at different herbs. We had lots of fun tasting different herbs.

Maths - More than, less than and equal to.


Year 1 have been learning the <, > and = symbol.


Holy Cross Bake Off


Year One really enjoyed taking part in the school bake off. We had lots of amazing cakes and all the children enjoyed tasting other cakes. Well done to our winners!

Bug Ball


Look at our amazing costumes!

RE - Baptism


We have been learning about Baptism and have enjoyed role playing. We have been practising doing the Sign of the Cross to each other.


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