St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

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Todholes Road, Cleator Moor, Cumbria, CA25 5DG

01946 810 513

St. Patrick's Catholic Primary School

Together we are growing in God's love

Our Learning

Have a look below at the amazing work by Year 1 children.  Each week we will share what we have been learning in class. Enjoy! 


September 2023

What a fabulous start we have had to the year. We have been very busy getting used to how Year 1 works, and the high expectations!  Here are some of the things that we have been up to;

  • Reading Ruby's Worry and retelling the story 
  • Lots of counting in maths, finding more than and less than a given number, counting on from any number and counting backwards.
  • Learning about our class Saint in RE, Saint Elizabeth
  • Participating in gymnastics with Mrs Harper and showing her how flexible we are!
  • Looking at different body parts in science 
  • Labelling glockenspiels and listening to music
  • Looking at technology around us in computing and what it is used for

September 2023

A very big welcome to our new Year Ones! 

Week beginning 22nd May

Our last week of this half term!  We have had a lovely week and spent lots of time learning in the sunshine. We have;

  • Used the cress we have grown in science to use in our chicken salad that we designed and made in DT
  • Made bird feeders in our geography lesson when learning about how we can help animals in their habitats
  • Learned about Pentecost and the importance of it today in RE
  • Planted our sunflowers outside
  • Answered questions about the 'Egg box dragon' story using full sentences 

Week beginning 15th May

This we we have;

  • Been to church to celebrate Ascension
  • Finding quarters of shapes and quantities in maths
  • Drawn and painted our superheroes in art
  • Made story predictions and character predictions for the story 'The eggbox dragon.'
  • Spent some time on the computers consolidating  our addition and subtraction skills
  • Had our Kidsafe session with Miss McDowell
  • Played football in PE
  • Enjoyed crackers and jam in snack
  • Created a map of Cleator Moor and made our own key 

Week beginning 8th May

Another short week, but lots of great learning going on!

This week we have been;

  • Enjoying ham wraps , biscuits and yoghurts in snack
  • learning how to sketch people- making sure body parts are in the correct place
  • Finding halves of shapes and quantities
  • Orally re-telling and acting out traditional tales
  • Looking at what makes Cleator Moor special to us
  • Planting our sunflowers so we can observe what happens over time
  • Enjoying our reading sessions in the morning

Week beginning  1st May

A short week, but a lot of learning achieved! This week we have been;

  • Making our own biscuits in snack
  • Enjoying biscuits and cereal in snack 
  • Making arrays in maths- some found this difficult but we persevered !
  • Learning about the structure of traditional tales and reading some that we are un familiar with, including; The Magic Porridge Pot and Rumpelstiltskin.
  • Understanding what happened on the Road to Emmaus and why this is important
  • Enjoying some time in the provision areas once all independent tasks have been completed
  • Looking at the artist Roy Lichenstein and investigating colour, tone, shape and lines

Pictures from this week

Week beginning 24th April

This week we have been;

  • Getting Cornation ready in class by making our own crowns
  • Reading the Kings Pants and designing our own
  • Starting our Kidsafe sessions with Miss McDowell
  • Celebrting the Coronation wearing white, blue and red, and participating in party games!
  • Planting cress seeds in science and seeing what plants need in order to survive
  • Re-telling the story of the clock tower using lots of adjectives
  • Learning about the oceans and where they are

Week beginning 27th March

Nearly time for the Easter holidays!

This week we have been;

  • Writing our own stories- enjoy reading some of them, look at the fabulous spelling and handwriting!
  • Making Easter cards and baking chocolate cakes
  • Learning about capacity and volume in maths
  • In geography, we have been learning about the UK and famous landmarks 
  • Finishing off our seaside collages in art and evaluating them 
  • Enjoying a DT online workshop looking at mechanisms and levers 

Week beginning 20th March

A very busy week in year 1 with some super work and learning stars!

We have been;

  • Enjoying crumpets, toast and beans in snack time
  • Completing our weather investigations and researching countries that we would like to live in!
  • Learning about Palm Sunday and how Jesus was treated by some of the people in the temple
  • Acting out what happened in the Last Supper
  • In maths we have been learning about height, length and weight and we can now use rulers to measure with
  • Describing settings in English, using some fabulous vocabulary!

Week beginning  6th March

Hello Spring! We have certainly enjoyed some sunny ( but cold) playtimes outside this week! We have had another busy week in Year 1 and some brilliant work produced!

  • We have munched on spaghetti bolognaise in snack
  • Retold the story of Lost and Found- by working independently and focusing on our handwriting 
  • Continued with numbers to 50- looking at estimating on a numberline, partitioning tens and ones and finding more and less than a given number.
  • Enjoyed carrying out our science experiment- Which material will keep Ted dry?
  • Writing questions that we wonder about Jesus' childhood
  • Comparing the UK to Kenya in Geography and stating where we would prefer to live!

Week beginning 27th February

  • This week we said goodbye to Miss Woolaghan! We had a little party for her and made her some gifts. She will pop in and see us soon!
  • Cleator Moor brass band visited school, and we lots of fun listening to the different instruments and learning about the parts of them. Some of us even got to have a go with some of them!
  • We have been learning to count in tens and ones and we are getting better at this
  • Celebrating world book day
  • learning to draw the character Isobel from The Invisible


Where did February go?

We have been working super hard in Year One! 

  • We have been completing phonic screening tests
  • Checking on our tricky words progress
  • Making links in RE
  • Started to look at numbers to 50 and beginning to partition larger numbers
  • learning about doubles and near doubles in maths
  • Writing recounts
  • Planning science experiments
  • Busy making valentine's cards for the people that we love
  • Raising awareness of mental health and having a spa day 

Week beginning 23rd January

This week we have been;

  • Designing and making boats in the workshop provision. We are going to use these to see which materials float and sink in science.
  • Munching on toast and cereal in the snack area
  • Doing lots of shared writing so we know what makes a really good piece of story writing
  • learning what Jesus was like as a boy, and what happened at the temple with Simeon and Anna
  • Comparing numbers to 20 using symbols
  • Having lots of fun on science day, learning about and writing about Charles Macintosh 

Week beginning 16th January 

This week we have been;

  • Munching on cheese wraps, cereal, birthday cake, crackers and yoghurts.
  • Making floral crowns to honour Mary
  • Writing the story of Lila and the secret of rain
  • Finding more than and less than a given number
  • Exploring the properties of materials in science
  • Working hard on our independent learning in the provision
  • Learning about pulse and symbol in music and learning the accompanying symbols
  • Learning about the continents and a very catchy song to help us remember them! 

Here's a link to our catchy continents song! Just click below   

Week beginning  9th January

This we we have been;

- Munching on jam sandwiches and toast

- Evaluating our musical performances on the glockenspiels

- Understanding numbers to 20 and recognising tens ans ones

- Reading Lila and the Secret of Rain in literacy

- Making altars for Mary and learning the Hail Mary

- Identifying and labelling different materials in Science 


Spring 1 2023

Welcome back, we hope you all had a lovely Christmas holiday.  This first week back we have been in different classrooms with different teachers and children, have a look at some of our fabulous work on St Pat's Facebook page. 



Autumn Term 2022

Welcome to our year one page. Each week we will update you on what we have been learning in year one.


Please enjoy looking at the photos of what we have been up to over the last few weeks!

Enjoy taking a look at the Christmas play photos- we hope enjoyed the Year 1/2 play as much as we did!



Week beginning 17th October

This week we have been;

-having lots of fun in our Halloween themed provision!

- learning about the different types of animals and how to classify them in science

- munching on pumpkin oranges, vampire teeth and pumpkin crispy cakes

- writing our own Halloween potions and using LOTS of adjectives

- designing and creating our own spooky houses in the construction provision



Week beginning 10th October

This week we have been;

-Munching on yoghurts in snack

-Learning how to add on a numberline and finding a part using the bar model in maths

-Learning about poetry and writing our own Autumnal one

- Finding out about Guy Fawkes and the Gun Powder plot



Week beginning 3rd October

This week we have been;

-munching on jelly and popcorn in snack

-creating our own talk for writing maps

-using the less than, more than and equal symbols in maths

- writing our own monster stories based on Not Now Bernard

- Learning what the pulse is in a piece of music and learning to play twinkle twinkle on the glockenspiels!

- spending time in the provision which has been about Autumn