Author Archives: Miss S O'Sullivan

Year 1 Advent Collective Worship

Today in Year 1 we had a collective worship all about the Nativity and Advent. We talked about what Advent is and what we are waiting for. We looked at the Nativity story and picked out the main points of the story. Then we used nativity characters to act out the story on our tables. We then gathered around the focal point to sing ‘Away in a manager’.


Thank you for such a lovely last day of term Year 1.

I hope everybody has a relaxing and wonderful Christmas!

Keep safe.

Year 1 Christmas Party Day

Year 1 have had the best Christmas party day! Santa could not visit us in school this year so as a special treat we got to speak to Santa on the computer!! He answered our questions and told us all about his reindeer. Year 1 then got a special visitor from Pingu the Penguin, Year 1 must look after him this week! We got to play party games and have a dance in the hall. Then we had party food in the classroom with lots of treats. It was the best day ever!! 🙂

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Year 1 Christmas Jumper Day

Year 1 have had a fantastic Christmas Jumper Day!

We have made lots of Christmas arts and crafts. We made Christmas cards and saw a Viking on stilts playing the pipes! So we had to have a little dance 🙂 The school raised lots of money for the Brain Tumour North East Charity, which is absolutely fantastic. Thank you everybody for your generosity! We then got to enjoy an amazing Christmas dinner with all the trimmings and watch the pantomime. All in all, a great day!

Year 1 Collective Worship

What a lovely way to end our school week. In Year 1, we had a Collective Worship all about Youth Friday. We talked about being together and how we could stay in connect with our friends in and outside of school. We all agreed that friends were very important! We wondered how we would could stay friends with God as we cannot go to Mass at the moment. The children said through prayer, song and kindness for others. We listened to the story of Carlo Acutis and everything he had done for others. We want to spread the word to help others and keep our friendships.


Year 1 Printing!

This week the children in Year 1 began to learn about Printing. We looked at different prints made by many artists and talked about how they were made and what media the artists may have used. We then went on to print using different natural materials. We quickly learnt that we needed to use the right amount of paint, the right amount of pressure and have a very steady hand. Great work Year 1!