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Year One - The Hive

Miss Whaling is the teacher in our Y1 class. Mrs West and Mrs Christlo are the teaching assistant. Our PE day is Monday. Our class name is The Hive and we are the bees.


Our Class Saint

St Therese of Lisieux. Patron Saint of the Missions. Feast day is 1st October. 

Therese was known for being selfish, attention-seeking and spoiled. Therese wished to become a nun from the age of 3. When Therese was 13, she had what she called her 'Christmas Conversion.' In an instant, she stopped being selfish, became determined to help others and radiated joy. At the age of 15, Therese entered the monastery and achieved her dream. Therese is most known for her 'Little Way' - she spoke of doing small things with great love. Therese carried a string of beads and used them to count her good deeds. She believed it is not the greatness of what we do that matters, but the love with which we do them.  

St Therese, pray for us.

Our Curriculum Overview
Autumn Term - History DriverSpring Term - Geography DriverSummer Term - Arts Driver

Big Question: How has our school and local area changed over the years?

Authentic Outcome: Victorian Classroom

Project Concepts: Change, belonging, community, identity

Catholic Social Teaching: Community

Science: Plants and Seasonal Changes

Computing: How do I use the computer independently? Create a label for DT structure

D&T: Freestanding Structures - cribs

PE: Multiskills / Gymnastics

RE: Families / Belonging / Waiting

PSHE: Relationships

RSHE: Created to Love Others

Online Safety: The Social Web / Protecting Ourselves









Big Question: Where do we live?

Authentic Outcome: Create a local area project (e.g. new playground) and present idea to parish council)

Project Concepts: Identity, community, cohesion, beauty

Catholic Social Teaching: Care for Creation / Rights and Responsibilities

Science: Materials and Seasonal Changes

Computing: What is a program? Beebots on a map / How do I present data using pictures? Pictograms

D&T: Wheels and Axels - Vehicles

PE: Ball skills 

RE: Special People / Meals / Change

PSHE: Living in the wider world

RSHE: Created to Live in Community

Online Safety: Commercial Risks / News and Media










Big Question: Where the Wild Things Are

Authentic Outcome: Animal Parade

Project Concepts: Care / Diversity / Stewardship

Catholic Social Teaching: Care for Creation

Art: Patterns and Printing

Music: Carnival of the Animals

Science: Animals including humans and Seasonal Changes

Computing: How do I present information using pictures?

D&T: Preparing fruits and vegetables

PE: Jungle Dance / Athletics

RE: Holidays & Holydays / Being Sorry / Neighbours

PSHE: Health & wellbeing

RSHE: Created and Loved by God

Online Safety: Lifestyle and Health


Autumn Term Class Book

Resources to support current learning

Snapshot of Learning