Friday, 3 April 2020

Good afternoon Year 1 children and parents!
What superstars you have been in Year 1!
It has been lovely to see the work that you have been completing at home. Mrs Serra and I are so impressed with all your fabulous achievements! It is clear that you have been working hard and we thank you and your parents for the commitment and enthusiasm you have shown especially during these uncertain times.
Here is some of the amazing work that we have received via email…

Very impressed that some children have insisted on getting dressed each morning in their uniform to complete home learning tasks.


Rose has been busy making an amazing volcano, baking some amazing rainbow pancakes and creating a beautiful Easter garden!



Constance has been very busy practising her letter formation, writing and done some fabulous drawings.
She has also created a beautiful family tree.



How lovely that Edward has been writing to his friend Ted. Through his topic work, he has also been keeping his grandparents happy via the web. 



What a super cloud painting!


Love that the children have been able to go outdoors and create Easter baskets.


I can see that there has been lots of delicious home baking going on – scrummy cakes!



How clever are pandas that can do MyMaths!


What a great cloud poem, Mark!


 Fun in the Sun!


As the next couple of weeks would have been the Easter holidays, there will be no learning grid attached for two weeks.
However, if you would like to continue to work, there are many activities on the ‘twinkl’ and ‘purple mash’ websites to keep you busy. You may also like to try this activity called ‘Eggs in Basket’ from the NRICH Maths website https://nrich.maths.org/eggsinbaskets/note

Easter time is one of the most important times in the church calendar. We begin our week with Palm Sunday which is the start of Holy Week.
On Palm Sunday, Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey with his Disciples. Crowds of people came to welcome him waving palm branches and shouting ‘Hosanna’!
As we are not able to visit Church now I saw an idea on social media to acknowledge this special day. This can be found on the website https://thedeaconsbench.com/a-beautiful-idea-for-palm-sunday
On Maundy Thursday, Jesus washed the feet of his Disciples. He shared his last meal with his friends before going into the garden of Gethsemane to pray. Who would have known that one of his Disciples would betray him? Jesus was arrested by the soldiers and sentenced to death.  
On Good Friday, we learn that Jesus was given a heavy cross to carry before being nailed on it to die.   
By Easter Sunday, we hear that Jesus was given new life and it is a time to celebrate and sing ‘Alleluia’ Jesus has risen from the dead!
In previous years, our school hall has been transformed into lots of little prayer stations that the children can visit. At home, you might like to create one of your own and spend a little time each day reflecting on the events that took place during Holy week.  

Minnie Vinnie Easter Display Competition
The Minnie Vinnie Team at the Diocese have put together an Easter Display Competition. The idea behind this is to bring hope and joy to others during this difficult time. Entries can be posted online via social media platforms. The competition closes at the end of April 2020 and winners will be announced after that date. Good luck!



 We miss you lots and hope you are keeping safe and well.
Happy Easter!
With love from Mrs Myers and Mrs Serra








Friday, 27 March 2020


Happy Friday and Happy Weekend to you all!
I hope you have had an enjoyable week and are keeping safe and well.
If you would like to share some of the work that you have completed this week then please send an email to year1@stdominic.herts.sch.uk as I would love to see what you have been doing.
Mrs Serra and I are trying to keep fit and healthy and have been starting each day with a PE lesson from Joe Wicks.

Next week’s activities are all ready for you so please click on the link below to find your work for next week.


Thursday, 19 March 2020

Hello everyone,

Please click here to find the learning grid for year 1.

I hope you all have a lovely week. Leave a comment to let me know how you're getting on!

Science Week was a great success and on day one, the children enjoyed the challenge to build the tallest tower of the Burj Khalifa.  They worked well together as a team competing with enthusiasm. 



 






The children also made bird feeders using recycled materials and I was very impressed with their ideas and creativity. A very big thank you to all our parents who came to help with these activities, it was very much appreciated.

 



 
 

 


Sorting Asian animals! 
On Friday, the children performed wonderfully in our class assembly. They worked hard to learn their words, spoke aloud with confidence and sang beautifully. Mrs Serra and I were very proud of them.

Thursday, 5 March 2020

World Book Day!

What a wonderful ‘World Book Day’ the children have had.
They looked amazing and enjoyed getting into character for the day! A big well done to Joel for winning the Eco World Book Day prize in Key stage 1.














 















  


 

 



The children thoroughly enjoyed visiting the pop-up book shop and spending time sharing stories with the Year 3 children.  





   
  






 


 

 

The children had fun meeting Professor McGonagall alias Mrs Bigland in the library. 
Professor McGonagall told the children a fabulous story focusing on the setting, characters, the plot, beginning, middle and end. This will help the children to use their own imagination when creating their stories which they are working towards for the story writing competition.

Next week, we have Science Week to look forward to.
Enjoy the weekend!