Holy Trinity

Church Of England VA School

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Partner School

Our Core Values - Trust, Courage, Forgiveness, Truthfulness, Generosity, Respect, Responsibility.

We are Year 1!

Hola! Check out our photos from Spanish Day! It was INCREDIBLE! We started off with a flamenco dance lesson where Year 1 learned to sing and dance in Spanish! We then created our own flags, looking carefully at the colours of the Spanish flag. After this, Year 1 completed some artwork inspired by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso. They create portraits using facial features from different angles. They then closely observed their art so they could draw and colour this.

After lunch brought more Spanish surprises, Señorita Andrea came to our class to teach us Spanish. We played our favourite game of hide the leon and learned to say different phrases. Following this, Year 4 brought their Picasso-inspired artwork to show us, and so we could show them ours too! This was an amazing experience in which Year 1 and Year 4 were able to converse and share the fun which they had during the day!

 

As the half term continues, so does our fantastic learning. In Science this half term we are looking at the seasonal changes from Winter to Spring and Spring to Summer. We explored our own school garden to observe the affect which the seasonal change had on the word around us. We spotted flowers in bloom and deciduous trees that had begun to sprout their new leaves.

Our RE focus for this half term is ‘Jesus was special’. As part of our learning for this subject we are listening to stories about Jesus and his miracles. They are very special stories and the children in Year 1 have really marvelled at these. As you can see by the drama which the children produced when re-telling the The Stilling of the Storm (Luke 8:22-25). The pictures taken captured the drama in action, as the children role-played different characters and moments from the story.

 

Summer 1

So far this half term we have been looking at our two times tables in numeracy. We have been learning how to count in 2's as well as learning to recognise what a multiplication sentence means. In art we have made some very colourful beach huts using lollipop sticks and in PSHE we have learnt the importance of working as a team! Phew! Lots of hard work completed already!

Smithills Farm! 

On Wednesday 30th March, we took a visit to Smithills Farm in Bolton to end their topic ANIMALS!
We had the best day feeding animals, riding a donkey and enjoying a bumpy tractor ride too!
We also fed and stroked some baby lambs - they were so cute!
We had a great day, it was so lovely to be back on the farm!

World Book Day 

On Wednesday 9th March, we celebrated World Book Day. Everyone looked absolutely fabulous and we loved talking about our costumes! We have also completed a special learning log homework, creating either a model or a picture of a character from a book. They are amazing! What a great way to celebrate WBD 2022!

 

Spring Two

So far this half term we have been learning all about counting in 10's! We have been learning how to count forwards and backwards, as well as working out missing numbers in a number sequence before moving on to our ten times tables!

We have also learnt all about Shrove Tuesday and what it means to Christians. We learnt that it means Easter is near and in the past, people had to use up all of their 'bad' food before giving something up for Lent. This is why people started to eat pancakes, we made our own and they were delicious! 

We also celebrated Mother's Day this half term and wrote our mummy's a very special poem. We gathered ideas first on a mind map of how we appreciate all the special things they do for us before creating our poems. 

Great Fire of London Day! 

Over the first half term in Spring, Year 1 have been learning all about the Great Fire of London! 

Year 1 took part in a wonderful assembly, showcasing all of their learning from our newspaper reports, our learning log homework to our art lessons where we recreated a London scene and also drew a portrait of Samuel Pepys. We had a great day dressed upand we also made some yummy bread, just like Thomas Farriner would have done! It was delicious!
We have had a great half term with lots of learning being done! Great job Year 1!

A Trip to the FireGround Museum

We visited the Fire Ground Museum at the very start of the Spring Term and were introduced to the History topic, The Great Fire of London.
We learnt some facts about how the Fire started and spread and about significant people, we looked around the museum, learnt how to slide down a Fire pole and even had a visit from a modern day fire engine when we had the opportunity to squirt the fire hose!
We also got to dress Miss Tetley as a fire fighter! She looked fab!! It was a great way to start our learning and we really enjoyed it! 

Spring One

This half term, our topic has been The Great Fire of London. We have loved learning about this topic and have explored different genres of writing including diaries, fact files and newspaper reports. We have also written and performed our own fire poem. In numeracy, we have looked at money and have begun to understand its value. We played a game of pairs, where we matched up the correct number of 1p coins to the total value. It helped us to understand how much 1p is worth! We have also worked hard on our subtraction and addition, including our number bonds to 20. We have also explored whether it is better to save or spend. We looked at this dilemma in PSHE, we were all given 1 marshmallow and were given a choice. We could either save it until the end of the lesson and receive another, bigger, marshmallow so we would have 2, or we could eat our one marshmallow at any point we liked. It was very interesting to see who saved theirs or who gobbled it up! 

Nativity 2021

This year for our Nativity, we put on a magnificent performance of The Grumpy Sheep. We performed in church to our families and friends and after working so hard, it was just amazing! Year 1 were the angel choir and sang the song "Come and have a good time" as a class, on their own. Bravo, Year 1! 

Autumn Two

So far this half term we have been learning lots of new and exciting concepts! In Maths, we have learnt all about diennes and cubes and how a diennes rod will always make 10! We played a game a little bit like dominoes and matched the numbers to the right representation. In Literacy, we have been reading the book Toys in Space by Mini Grey. We decided we wanted to change the story a little bit so we shared lots of ideas of where Hoctopize might have found his lost Cuddles! We explored the ideas that he might have been lost in a park, a zoo, a farm, a school or even left in a car! In History, we have really enjoyed exploring toys from the past! We have played with toys we have never seen before like a spinning top, diablo and a ball and a cup, as well as toys we still use now like skipping ropes and marbles. And finally, we have supported the local fire fighters from Littleborough Fire Station. We dressed up as people in the emergency services and helped raise over £350 from our school, which meant the fire fighters met their target of over £7500 for their three charities. What a fabulous three weeks so far! Finally, at the end of the term we partied hard! We have worked out socks off and so we enjoyed our lovely Christmas party with Year 2. After our party, we had a special visitor! Father Christmas came to see us, read us a lovely story and then spoke to us about Christmas and the true meaning of Christmas, Jesus' birth. 

RE Day 

(13th October 2021)

For our RE day, we decided to focus on The Creation Story as that is what we have been learning about in class. Some of us came as animals, some of us came as the whole world and some of us came as God on his day of rest. Didn't we all look fabulous? 

We worked together to create prayers to be thankful to God for creating such a wonderful world. We also made a big class collage incorporating as many of the aspects of creation as we could. We really enjoyed working together and we think it looks amazing! We really can't wait until the next RE day!

Autumn One 

What a half term! We have had lots of fun this half term, exploring lots of different concepts in all of our subjects. In numeracy, we have worked practically to enhance our place value skills, as well as trying to use concrete resources for addition. We have worked hard learning our Phase 3 sounds in phonics and are now able to write the silliest of sentences. We also had a visit from Father Ian to talk about our church, which we then went to visit. We had a look around the church and asked questions about all the different items we could spot and then went back to church on Friday 24th September for our whole school Harvest Festival, where we performed a song. We have also dressed up for charity this half term, and as a school raised almost £500 for Milly's Smiles (we came in dressed as superheroes) and £450 for Breast Cancer Awareness as we took part in Little'PINK'borough. ! What a fabulous start to Year 1!