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) supported by Mrs Jones (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.

Miss Spriggs

Class email address for parents to use if you need to contact Miss Spriggs directly about your child's learning

All other communication should be directed to the school office


Y1 Additional Learning Resources Suggestions

Helping you child at home

Parent Support Information

Meet the teacher presentation 2021

Spring 2  - Term learning 2022

We have had a very exciting half term. We started off with science week where we had a special visitor who brought along some pets. We were able to hold and stroke them. Lucky for me the spider stayed in the box!!! Then we continued our science week by being scientists. We experimented with food colouring, baking soda, oranges and milk to make volcanoes. 

We also had Shape day. Year 1 made many different pictures using loads of shapes. We also dressed up as shapes and had fun facts about them.

In Maths we looked at balancing numbers. We used numicon shapes to find numbers that balanced a focus number. For example, if we had 6 on one side of our scale we were able to work out that 4+2=6 by the scales being equally balanced.

The last week of half term, we had Spiritualty week and all our learning was focused on Holy Week including making palms to illustrate Palm Sunday. On the Tuesday morning, we also went into the hall and Year 5 helped us to join in with many different prayer based activities.

Spring 1  - Term learning 2022

This half term in Maths we have been looking at one more and one less within 20. We were able to represent this using different objects.

In our RE lesson we made special candles using wax crayons and watercolours to represent Jesus as the Light of the World.

For Design and Technology this term we have been looking at Homes. We focused on interior design. We designed our own wall paper, made pictures frames and created furniture out of Lego.

For Chinese New Year we enjoyed learning about the Year of the Tiger. We made tiger lanterns, tiger snowflakes and Chinese dragons.

In Literacy, as well as working hard on our phonics and writing, we have been focusing on the difference between Fiction and Non-fiction. We organised books into the correct categories and we each created our own non-fiction book all about tigers.

Autumn 1 Term Learning 2021

This half term Year 1 have been very busy! In Literacy we have been looking at ‘The Little Red Hen’ story. We learned the whole story through a song. Please ask your child to sing it. To help us retell the story, we used a tuff spot activity where we planted seeds, cut the wheat, ground the grain and made the dough.

In art this half term we have been looking at animals. One activity we did was to look closely at the animals colour and pattern of their skin. We drew the pattern first then painted using the correct colours.

We also have celebrated Judaism week and St. Teresa’s feast day. During Judaism week we learned all about Shabbat. We got to taste some yummy Challah bread and grape juice. When it was St. Teresa’s feast day, we drew observational drawings of St. Teresa and collaged roses.

In science we have been learning about animals. We have learnt about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores. We had to sort animals into the right categories.

Autumn 2 Term Learning 2021

This half term we were looking at using different materials to create fireworks art. We dipped chalk into water, used forks to paint and used wax crayons.


We also had Odd Socks Day to celebrate Anti Bullying Week. We designed our own odd socks. Can you guess who has what sock?