St Teresa's Catholic Primary School

Growing and learning together, as part of God’s family, to be the best we can be.

Brook Road, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire WD6 5HL

020 8953 3753

Welcome to Year 1

A very warm welcome to Year 1 from Miss Spriggs (teacher) and Mrs Healy (teaching assistant).

Year 1 is an incredibly exciting year for all children, as the enter Key Stage 1 and develop their independence as learners.  We really prioritise the transition into Year 1. Children will be given child-initiated learning time each day where they will be able to facilitate their own learning inside the classroom and within the KS1 outdoor area.  Although learning becomes more formalised throughout the year, we also ensure that children are given the opportunities to develop their skills across the curriculum.

In order to preserve the relationships forged in Early Years and to support the transition to Year 1, our Key Stage 1 topics work on a two year rolling cycle, with Years 1 and 2 working together. As a team, we work hard to support each child to reach their full potential, grow in confidence and independence and to approach learning in a happy and contented manner helping them grow into well-rounded individuals.

If you have any questions about Year 1 please feel free to pop in at anytime!

Miss Spriggs

Spring 1 Term Learning - 2020

In Literacy this half term we have been focusing on ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’. We have made our own changes to the story using vegetables instead of fruit. We used the story to write instructions on how to make a fruit salad. Then we used these instructions to actually make it. It was lots of fun and delicious!

In art we have been looking at Kandinsky. We focused particularly on one of his painting ‘Colour Studies Squares with Concentric Circles’. We recreated this painting by using watercolours, oil pastels and clay.

During our geography lesson we tried an experiment. We had some boxes filled with hot (not too hot), warm, cold and freezing water. We then had to stick our hands in and see if we could guess which ocean it represented.


Our Home  Learning Challenge  

Autumn 2 Term Learning - 2019

This half term we had a fantastic workshop all about Guy Fawkes and bonfire night. The children learnt all about why the plotters wanted to kill King James 1st  and how they did it.

We have also been looking at 2d shapes. We went on a shape walk around our school to see what shape was the most common.

Autumn 1 Term Learning - 2019

This term we had a special delivery from the National History Museum. A dinosaur egg was delivered for us to look after, however it hatched and the dinosaur escaped. When we came into school we found evidence that the dinosaur had been in our classroom. We decided to go on a dinosaur hunt to find him. We dressed up in camouflage clothes for our hunt.

In science this term we have been looking at animals. We had a visitor who came into school with some of his animal friends. We were able to hold a snake, stroke a baby hedgehog, touch cockroaches and an owl was flying round the hall.