Mrs Crawford Year 1 2021/2022

Welcome to Year 1!

Welcome to the Year 1 Page! The class teachers are Mrs Crawford and Mrs Nagy and the teaching assistants are Mrs Duffy, Ms Chesworth and Mrs Freeman.

We have lots of exciting learning planned throughout the spring and summer terms, so keep checking back to find out about the projects and activities we have ben working on.


Please download the Seesaw Family app as regular messages and updates will be sent out to keep you up to date with our latest news from Year 1.


Water bottles and snack:

Children should bring a water bottle to school each day. A free fruit snack is available for morning break and children are welcome to bring their own snack in from home. Please ensure only health snacks are brought to school.


P.E. Days: 

P.E. for Year 1 is on Tuesday and Wednesday so please ensure that your child comes to school wearing their full P.E. kit on those days.


Bookbags and Homework:

Bookbags need to be brought in to school every day. Please ensure someone listens to your child read each day and that you leave a comment in their reading record. Reading books and reading for pleasure books will be changed on a Friday.

Homework will be set via Seesaw on a Friday and will need to be submitted by the following Thursday.


Gymnastics February 2022

We have been very lucky in Year 1 to have been doing gymnastics in our P.E. sessions. We have been working on our balancing skills, both on our own and with a partner. It also meant that we were able to use our climbing skills on the climbing frame too!

Art week February 2022

We were very busy during our Art Week. Finding out how we can make pictures using different things. In one session, we made some LEgo print pictures. Another day we used shapes to make an abstract picture. We then used different media to colour in each part of the picture, such as crayon, oil pastille and water colour paints.

Music in Year 1


Bishop Tom Visit (January 2022)

We were so excited to meet Bishop Tom when he came to our school and tell him all about life in Year 1!

Science: Our Body and the Senses (January 2022)

We drew around a member of our class and then labelled the parts of the body that we knew already. We then looked at our senses. Here are some photos of us using our sense of touch to find things in our school grounds that were different textures, including smooth, bumpy and rough. We used lots of brilliant language to describe what the items felt like.


English Experience Day (January 2022)

We had a brilliant time during our recent experience day for English. We watched an underwater scene and used our senses to explore what was happening. The children then drew their favourite animal and wrote adjectives to describe them. This really helped us to write exciting sentences in our next sentence stacking lesson.

Maths (January 2022)

We have been making fantastic progress with our addition and subtraction skills using concrete apparatus to help us.

DT: Making Puppets (December 2021)

We really enjoyed making puppets as part of our DT lessons. We decided to make alien themed puppets to help us with our reading of silly ‘alien’ words. We explored different techniques to safely and sensibly join fabric together, such as pinning, gluing and stapling. We then used a template to design and label our ideas before cutting out our puppet using felt. We closely followed our designs to add embellishments and finished off by evaluating our work: what we liked best and what we found tricky.

Tatton Park (December 2021)

We took a wonderful trip to Tatton Park for the ‘One Snowy Night’ trail. We had our trail sheet and discovered how Percy the Park Keeper helped his animal friends on a cold Christmas Eve. We gathered clues to find Percy’s surprise present and then at the end of the trail we hung our Christmas wishes on the tree, planted spring bulbs and even had delicious toasted marshmallows!

History of Toys (November 2021)

In our History of Toys topic, we found out about toys of the past. We even managed to get our hands on some toys that were popular during the Victorian times and played with them on the playground! Oh, what fun we had!

Spooky Welly Walk (October 2021)

We had so much fun, dressed up in our creepy costumes, exploring outside on the Spooky Welly Walk organised by our wonderful PTFA. It also tied in nicely with our Science topic Animals including humans! We found lots of body parts and afterwards we labelled the human body with all the parts we had found!

Come and See topic: Belonging (October 2021)

In our RE lessons, we have been talking about belonging to different groups and in particular belonging to the Church. We have explored Baptism and even re-enacted a Baptism ceremony where a baby is welcomed in to the Church family.

Forest School (October 2021)

Dan from KABs took us into our outdoor area for Forest School. It was wonderful to be able to appreciate our beautiful surroundings and we gathered materials around us to create a campfire and even toasted marshmallows. It was a wonderful afternoon, even if we did get a little wet!

Trim Trail (September 2021)

It was a beautiful, sunny Friday afternoon and Year 1 went out to explore the Trim Trail! We had so much fun on the variety of obstacles whilst developing our physical skills, dealing with risk and building resilience.

Maths – Sorting Objects (September 2021)

In maths, Year 1 were set a challenge of finding objects within the classroom to sort out. We chose the objects and how to sort them.

St. John Vianney Catholic Primary School, Elton Head Road, Sutton Heath, St. Helens, WA9 5BT
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