St Mary's CofE Primary School - 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind...Love your neighbour as yourself.' Matthew 22 v37-40

St Mary's CofE Primary School

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

A warm welcome to the Year 1 class page. We have a fun and exciting year ahead! The Year 1 staff are looking forward to working with both you and your children. Please remember if you have any questions then don't hesitate to contact us. 

In Year 1 the class teacher is Miss Mainprize and the teaching assistant is Mrs Lee. 


Reading Books

Reading books are changed every Monday and Thursday. Please remember to complete your child's reading record to show whether you have read with your child at home. Library books are also changed every Monday.


Spelling and Multiplication Tests

Spellings and multiplications will be sent home each week for your children to learn. They will then be tested on these each Tuesday and the results will be sent home so you can see how they performed. 



Our PE lessons are on a Tuesday afternoon. Please ensure that your child has a full PE kit in school on a Tuesday and that all items are named. 


KS1 Celebration Assembly

If your child has any medals or certificates that they have achieved from out-of-school activities, please send them in on a Wednesday so we can share them in our KS1 assembly. 


Show and Tell

Every Friday afternoon we will have show and tell if your child has anything they would like to bring in to share with the rest of the class. 

Visit to Droylsden Library


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We have been learning how to use Scratch Jr on the I-pads and all about the algorithms we need to program our sprites to do things. This is one of the programs that we created.

Safer Internet Day


5th February was Safer internet day. We spent the day learning about what the internet was and how we can keep safe online. 


We discussed things that use the internet and even acted out some devices that use the internet. 














We learnt about things that were safe to do online and things that weren't.

Our top tips to stay safe online are...

1) Don't talk to strangers

2) Don't share personal information on the internet

3) Be nice to people on the internet

4) If something doesn't feel right, tell an adult.



Chinese New Year

Spring 1


We have been learning how to write numbers in words. We played bingo and hangman to help us with the spellings. 










We have also been looking at dividing and how to share things equally between different people. 



We have also looked at money and even got to visit the Year 1 shop!

















Our topic this term is Africa. We started by looking at what a continent is and the different continents in the world.










We made some of our own African jewellery. 






In RE we have been looking at why Jesus is special and all the miracles that he has done. 

We painted some pictures to show the Calling of the Disciples. 















Golden Time

Year 1 has been working really hard and so have earnt lots of Golden Time. Last week, some of us chose to watch Shrek 2. 


Manchester City Tournament

Health and Wellbeing Week

Autumn 1

We have all been working really hard so far this term.



In Maths, we have been looking at place value. We have looked at the values of numbers, sequencing and more than and less than signs. We have also looked at addition and subtraction. 










We have been looking at labelling, captions and lists within out literacy lessons. We have also looked at including adjectives in our writing to make it even better. Last week, we went on a noun hunt around school to see what we could find. We learnt that a noun is a person, place or thing. Below are some of the nouns we found.

























We have been looking at our bodies and the senses. We drew around ourselves and labelled the parts of the body which was great fun. We have also learnt about the 5 senses;some of use even  got to taste new foods such as melon and mango.


















At the end of the term, we started looking at Autumn and how the weather changes from season to season. Below you can see some of the pictures from our Autumnal walk. 











We have been doing dance in our PE lessons around creative combat. We have been learning different moves and are now creating our own routines in pairs using what we have learnt. 










Our topic for this term has been harvest. We have been looked at what harvest is, foods that can be harvested, where they come from and what happens when our harvest fails. We have also looked at the Jewish harvest festival called Sukkot. We went on a vegetable hunt around school and were amazed how far some of our food had travelled. 










Our topic has been Me, Myself and I. We created collages with tissue paper and drew pictures of ourselves to create these amazing pictures.