Holywell Primary and Nursery School

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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

London’s Burning!

Year 1 had a fantastic time making our own Pudding Lane and then setting fire to it to re-enact the Great Fire of London. The fire spread quickly from one end to the other, house by house, just like it did in September 1666.  All that was left was a pile of ash after the fire...
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Fire! Fire!

Year 1 have loved learning about the Great Fire of London.  We started with an archaeological dig where we found lots of strange items, many of which were burnt and some of which might have belonged to a baker.  We discovered on the internet that these might have come from the...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Years 1 and 2 Sports Day

We all had a fantastic time on Sports Day.  We started by completing a series of skill activities, competing in small House teams.  Each team completed each activity once.  We then had the sack and sprint races.  Children chose whether to compete in the sack race and the top 5...
Posted On 05 Jul 2019
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Year 1 Animal Lady

Year 1 were so lucky to have the Animal Lady visit us as part of our English study of the Meerkat Mail book. We took turns to stroke the different animals and learnt about their habitats, what they liked to eat and how to look after them.
Posted On 05 Mar 2019
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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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