Holywell Primary and Nursery School


Welcome to Year 1

Our topic enquiry question for this half term is ‘Are modern toys more fun than toys from the past?’

Further information can be found on our topic map

Spring 1 Toys topic map

Previous topic maps 2017-2018:

Autumn 1 2017 Amazing Animals Topic Map

Autumn 2 2017 Leaves Topic Map

Previous topic maps 2016-2017:

Out of this world

‘Where the Wild Things Are’

Calling all Superheroes!’

Poles Apart

We‘re Going to the Zoo


News & Updates

Fun with Puppets

As an introduction to our new text ‘Pinocchio’, Year 1 have been looking at different types of puppets. We brought in some of our favourites from home. There were shadow puppets, glove and finger puppets as well as marionette puppets like Pinocchio.                   ...
Posted On 16 Apr 2018
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Rev’d Claire visits Year 1

This week Rev’d Claire came to visit us from St Chad’s Church. We talked about what Christians believe about God, heard a story and sang a song. We asked her some big questions about God and life. For example, did God make the dinosaurs? Why did Jesus die? How old is God? We all...

Year 1 Make Peg Dolls

Year 1 have had great fun making their own peg dolls this week. Children in Victorian Times would have done this using old clothes pegs – some of us still enjoy making these at home today!

Investigating Shadows in 1WW

We have had great fun creating our own shadow puppets and our own shadow theatres!
Posted On 01 Mar 2018
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World Book Day in Year 1

Everyone looked fantastic in their World Book Day Costumes today!
Posted On 01 Mar 2018
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Is anybody out there?

After reading ‘The Way Back Home’ by Oliver Jeffers in English and seeing the walkie talkie the Martian sent the boy in the story, we decided to make our own string telephones. we had great fun investigating how they worked.  .
Posted On 13 Feb 2018
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Year 1 take a step back in time….

Year 1 visited the Black Country Museum today as part of their topic work. We had a fantastic time investigating how people lived in Victorian times in the Black Country and investigated the toys they would have played with. Investigating how people lived….. The Pawn...
Posted On 31 Jan 2018
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