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I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

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I have come that you may have life and have it to the full. (John 10:10)

Year 1

Curriculum overview Term 5

Baby ducklings 

We were very egg-xcited to have eggs delivered during our recent science week. The children were able to observe how the ducklings hatched and then how the ducklings grew! We were shocked at how quickly they grew. We also learnt about what the baby ducklings need to stay healthy!. 

Week 1


This week we have started reading the book 'Beegu'. The children have enjoyed creating their own descriptions of Beegu. They have also learnt how to 'hot seat' a character. The children were able to think of questions they would like to ask Beegu. 

Week Commencing 2nd January 

Happy New Year! 

This week in Art, we learnt about primary and secondary colours. The children were introduced to the skill of printing. The children used lego bricks to create their own artistic piece of work. Some children overlapped their prints so secondary colours could be made.   

Curriculum Newsletter Year 1 Term 3

Week Commencing 11th December 

In Design and Technology this week, we made Traction Man a smoothie! The children learnt how to use the claw grip to safely cut a range of soft fruit such as bananas and strawberries. Our aim was to make a tasty but healthy smoothie from Traction Man, which we did successfully! 


Monday 13th November

This week is Anti-Bullying week and we will be learning about being a good friend. As part of this we have been learning a song called "The Kindness Song". Please find the clip below. 

We are also starting our latest History topic where we will be learning about Guy Fawkes and why we celebrate Bonfire Night. 

The Kindness Song | Official Lyric Video | Songs for School

A song for schools to remind us to be kind. Perfect for assemblies. A resource pack to do your own version is available at Please register your use of the song CCLI 7223347.

14th October

Please remember that this Tuesday (17th October) is our 'Wild' day. Children (and staff!) in  Year 1 can come dressed in wildly! During the day we will be celebrating our book of the term "Where the Wild Things Are". 

13th October 2023

This term in Science, we have been learning all about the weather. This week we looked at how different seasons have different amounts of rainfall. Our big question was 'How can we measure the rain that falls?'. We learnt how rain gauges can help us measure how much rain has fallen and we had a go at making our own! Over the next week we will measure how much rain has fallen each day. 

Our Values

We live our life to the full (John 10:10)

We love each other (John 15:12)

We always do our best (Colossians 3:23)

We walk with Jesus (Luke 24:15)

Trust Information

St John’s Catholic Primary School is an academy, and part of the Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership. The Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership is an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company registration number 08176019 at registered address: Barham Court, Teston, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 5BZ. St Gregory's Catholic School is a business name of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership.