Buller Avenue, Preston, Lancashire PR1 9QQ

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St Mary Magdalen's Catholic Primary School

Nurturing hearts and minds

Year 1


The children have started learning about newpaper reports, so they started by being reporters! The children had to watch a clip about a tiger who had to visit the vets to have teeth removed. After watching the article the children wrote down their story ideas.


To celebrate the end of our RE topic, Meals we went to the Prayer Garden on a beautiful sunny day and shared snack together. We looked back at our work and shared the things that we have remembered. 

We have been learning the Lord's Prayer, the Our Father and have been learning the words that are said during Mass when the priest blesses the bread and wine.

PE - Dance

Today Louise began teaching us our new dance. Continuing our work about London we are dancing to the song 'supercalifragilisticexpialidocious' from the film, Mary Poppins.

It was only week one and the children were brilliant at remembering the sequence of moves and moving in time to the music.

Maths - Measuring

The children have been using non - standards measurements to measure items in the classroom. They have been using blocks to measure tall and short objects.

The Queen's Hat

We have started our new topic this week. We have been reading the story The Queen's Hat and today the children made a word mat writing down the London landmarks from the story.

PE - Dance

Today the children performed a dance to re- tell the story The Queen's Hat.


This week the children have been using their skills to create an ebook.

We started by creating a character for our story.

PE Fun

Design Technology

Making zoo enclosures


In gymnastics we have been travelling and balancing in different ways to create a sequence. 


Place Value - Tens and ones


We wrote our postcards about a visit to Penwortham


The children enjoyed reading our topic books

Maths - Number bonds to 10 and 20

English - The Train Ride

My Home

The children worked in groups to draw pictures of their homes, where the live and the homes that they would like to live in. Whilst they were drawing they talked about the favourite part of their home and the area where they live.

Walk to the River Ribble

Christmas Fun with Phil

Christmas Dinner

Family Christmas Crafts

RE - Islam

The children enjoyed listening to the story of Muhammad and the dates.

After hearing the story the children tried some dates and they absolutely love them!

Don't be surprised if your child asks you to add dates to your shopping list.


Learning about 2D and 3D shapes.

Wellbeing Week



Rise and Shine

Andy Goldsworthy inspired art work.

On Bonfire Night

This week we finished our topic 'On Bonfire Night'. The children have been having fun enjoying lots of different activities. They have been learning and acting out the Bonfire Night Poem and they have made their own poem too. 


Writing word with an 'ur' sound.

On Tuesday we went to the school field. We are starting our new topic 'A Trip to the Woods'.

Practising our pencil roll or as we called it, our carrot roll,to avoid Evil Pea!

We have been looking at the artist Pablo Picasso and his different types of art. Last week we looked at his Blue Period and this week we looked at his abstract work. Take a look at our own pieces of abstract art.

Maths work comparing numbers using the vocabulary more and less.

Enjoying quiet time reading a book in the class library.

Celebrating International Day by learning a little bit about France, leaning some French words and trying some delicious French food!

Little Red Riding Hood

We have been writing our own Little Red Riding Hood story. First we arranged the words to make a sentence and then we wrote our own sentences!!

We have continued our counting work in Maths this week.

We have been counting backwards from 20 and have practised writing our numbers.

We have been developing our Computer skills again this week. We have been using the mouse to choose which games to play on Phonics Play and Phonics Bloom.

PE with Phil

Practising our throwing skills

Celebrating the Queen's Life

Our First Day in Year 1