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 Healy and Mrs Britton (teaching assistants).

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

Summer 1 Term Learning 2021

This half term we have been looking at the book Where’s my Teddy? We worked in groups to create a walk through story map. We walk along the path and tell the story using the pictures. This helps us to remember the story when it comes to writing it. Some of us looked around the school to see if we could find the teddy.

In our Art lesson we have been looking at Monet. We recreated his garden picture using light colours and cotton buds. We also studied Monet’s three similar paintings of hay stacks. We spoke about how each picture looks like it was painted at a different time of day and created our own version.

Spring 1 Term Learning 2021

This half term we have been looking the artist Paul Klee. One of our activities was to draw a self-portrait in his style. We have also been focusing on well-being this half term. One of the activities was to give back. Year 1 decided to make flags and go on long walks in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

We also participated in feel good week. The activity was to make a happiness box. The children needed to fill the happiness box with all different items that make them happy. Whenever they are feeling a little bit sad or worried they can look at their box to cheer themselves up.

Spring 2 Term Learning 2021

This half term we had a special visitor to our class. It was the tiger from ‘The tiger who came to tea’. We wrote shopping lists of what we thought the tiger would like to eat. We also described tigers using WOW words.

We also celebrated Spirituality Week. We started the week off by learning about Palm Sunday. We made our own palms. Next we looked at Maundy Thursday, where we washed each other hands to show how we should treat each other and acted out the Last Supper.

We finished the week by doing lots of art and crafts. We made finger print crosses, cotton wool Easter egg patterns and chalk chicks.

Autumn 2 Term Learning

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?

Autumn 1 Term Learning

This half term we have been looking at animals in science. We decided to create our own pet paper plates.

In RE we have been reading the story of Noah’s Ark. We created our own art by using paint, hands and fingers.

In Literacy we were looking at the story ‘The Little Red Hen’. We then made head dresses and retold the story. Please watch our video!