St Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School


Welcome toSt Martin & St Mary Church ofEngland Primary School

Year 1

We are so pleased to welcome our new Year 1 classes. The children have settled beautifully and are having a wonderful time being back at school. The children have missed one another and have loved playing with their friends again. This half term we are exploring all about ourselves and the human body. The children have been busy learning all about parts of the body including the skeleton. We have been investigating our five senses and have begun to record a senses investigation in science. As well as thinking about how to keep our bodies healthy, we have also thought about our feelings and emotions in order to keep our minds healthy. We have read some lovely stories and thought about the reasons why we feel different emotions. 


During our maths lessons, the children have learnt some new mathematical vocabulary including greater than, less than and equal to. We have compared numbers and used our careful counting skills. We have investigated different ways of splitting whole numbers into two parts and are beginning to use numicon to investigate our number bonds to 10. 


We have enjoyed spending lots of time outside observing and exploring the change of season. We have created our own autumn trees using natural materials and built habitats for small animals that will be preparing to hibernate. During our pumpkin week, the children have baked pumpkin cakes and written their very own non fiction book with facts about pumpkins and a recipe to follow inside. We are looking forward to our families watching our Harvest festival video where we are performing our harvest song 'Picture of Autumn'.

Year 1 is led by Kath Savage, Gemma Thwaites and Emily Lang, the class teachers.  They also have Kirsty Galloway and Kathryn Airey as teaching assistants.