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The Divine Mercy

Roman Catholic Primary School

‘with Jesus in our hearts and the Children at the centre, we welcome and reach out to our diverse community in the Christian Spirit’

Year 1 - Our Learning

Autumn 1

Dear Parents, we have had lots of fun in year 1 this half term!  We have settled in well to our new grown up class room and are now familiar with our routines.  We have learnt a lot of new things already.  Have look below to see some of the things we have been learning about.


In Maths children have been learning to order numbers 1-10, find 1 more and 1 less and understand the language, 'greater', 'equal to' and 'Least'.  We also looked at number bonds for numbers 1-10 using number families and making up our own number stories.  



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For our first English topic we looked at writing recounts.  We learnt 'Charlies Walk' and then we went on our own walk and wrote about it using key time connectives.  We were very pleased with the children's super writing all children tried very hard.  After this we looked at the story 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', using Talk4Writing we learnt the story and then changed different parts to make up our very own story.  Children came up with some fantastic ideas and wrote wonderful stories. Well Done.  Ask your child if they can tell you theirs.  




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In History we have been learning about 'Our Local Heroes'.  For this we looked at what it means to be a hero and we found out about 5 local heroes from the past and present.  Children looked at placing them on a timeline, studied artifacts and looked at documents to help them find out more about the heroes.  As part of this topic we visited the 'National Football Museum' to find out about one of our Local heroes, 'Michael Doyle'.  Children had an amazing time and learnt a lot about the history of football and what a Museum is.   After this we made our own Museum in the hall and invited year 2 to come and look round to show all the great things we had learnt in this exciting topic.


We have been learning about Portraits.  We have looked at what a portrait is and looked at different Artist's work around portrait's.  One artist we looked at in detail was 'Pablo Picasso'.  From this we made our own versions on his 'Emotions' portraits and our own mixed up portraits.  They looked brilliant! 


In music we have really enjoyed learning how to follow beats and rhythms.  We have also learnt how to follow a simple beat with our instruments and have started to learn to play the glockenspiel.  



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In RE we have been learning about Families and how we are all part of Gods family.  Children planned their own Liturgy at the end of the topic and invited the other year 1 to celebrate and reflect together.

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Parents, please remember that children should be back in school on Monday 30th October, after the half term break - thanks!