Holywell Primary and Nursery School

.meMrs WebblauraMrs Whitehead

Miss Sibbald

Welcome to Year 1

Our topic for the Spring 1 Term 2 2019 is ‘What is in and around our school?’  We will be learning about our local area, exploring maps of our school and how we get to school, as well as looking in detail at the inside and outside of our school.

Further information can be found on our topic map: ‘Around our School‘.

Previous topic maps:

What would you like to play with today?

Into the woods 

Amazing Animals Topic Map

Leaves Topic Map

Out of this world

‘Where the Wild Things Are

Calling all Superheroes

Poles Apart

‘We’re Going to the Zoo


News & Updates

Year 1 Explore Shadows

Year 1 have been exploring light and dark as part of Science.  The children had great fun today finding out how shadows are made by the sun, torches and other light sources.  They even put on a Shadow Puppet Show!
Posted On 14 Feb 2019
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1WW visit to Smart Trees

We had a fantastic time when we went to Smart Trees! We had fun orienteering around the Christmas tree field to find the twelve days of Christmas, we went on a tractor ride around the fields, met some friendly reindeer, had fun on the adventure play ground and even met Father...

Julia Donaldson in Year 1

Year 1 are enjoying lots of books written by the wonderful author, Julia Donaldson. Blake in 1WW was lucky enough to see Julia Donaldson perform stories and rhymes in Birmingham and after the show Blake queued to see Julia and get one of his books signed. Blake mentioned that his...

Ping and Pong visit Year 1!

In science, we have been learning about animals, including pets and how to look after them.  We were very lucky this week to have Ping and Pong the guinea pigs visit us.  We had to be very quiet so as not to scare them!
Posted On 27 Oct 2018
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Year 1 Church Visit

Year 1 were very lucky to be invited to visit St Chad’s church in Rubery.  We had a lovely walk there and back and were welcomed by Reverend Claire and Reverend Sean when we got there.  We found out lots of interesting facts about the church, took turns at ringing the bells...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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1PS Forest School

1PS have loved Forest School this half-term.  We went on a Gruffalo walk, played hide and seek, worked with tools, made some beautiful woodland art and had a great fire and toasted marshmallows to make chocolate biscuit smores.  We were very lucky one week when Marcus brought us...
Posted On 24 Oct 2018
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Continuous Provision in Year 1

To help the children have a smooth transition from Reception to Year 1, we have been having continuous provision in Year 1.  Many of the areas the children had in Reception are present in the classroom and we even have our own Outdoor Area!  The children have really enjoyed our...
Posted On 04 Oct 2018
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Art Week in 1WW

We have had a wonderful art week in 1WW and created some amazing ocean art! We watched some video clips of sea creatures including those in the amazing Great Barrier Reef in Australia. We drew some sea animals in our sketch books before creating our final piece of artwork. We...