Category: Year 1

Year 1 have been focusing on the importance of being a part of a family in our Come and See work. We have been thinking about what Jesus’s family would have been like. We used role play to explore the differences and similarities there would have been between Jesus’s family and ours. We also built houses like the one Jesus would have lived in.

The KS1 Liturgy Team planned a beautiful liturgy for us to enjoy and reflect upon. The scripture was from Matthew and the key message was: God loves everyone equally.

Liturgy 1 For Blog

Programming Bee-Bots 

Year 1 kick started the summer term with some programming! They began by exploring virtual Bee-Bots on a website and programmed them to reach a given destination. They then moved onto the real Bee-Bots and their Maps. They learnt that you can programme a Bee-bot with some simple directions to make it travel to specific points on the floor maps. Year 1 learnt that when things go wrong you have to debug the code to solve the problem!  To control the Bee Bots, the children programmed them using the buttons on top. Year 1 had a great time exploring the robots!

Data Handling

During the second half of the term we have been looking at Data! The children have been learning all about the different types of data and why it’s important to collect it. They have been able to represent animal-themed data in different ways, using objects such as counters and then do the same using technology (as pictograms).

The first half of the summer term is over already! We have enjoyed so much already: a Resurrection Liturgy, a Music Evening, Sports Days, Ascension Mass and our First Holy Communion Liturgy!

What’s more, our Year 2s and Year 6s have worked extremely hard preparing for and sitting their National Assessments!

Thank to the hard work of our pupils, staff and parent support in keeping our BRW Spirit Strong this half-term! We’re excited for the next half-term of the summer!

Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed their Key Stage 1 Sports Day on Wednesday! The children battled it out during all of the team games and showed their talents for dribbling, javelin throwing, jumping and balancing. They also ran for their lives during the team races and obstacle course. Team Mark were the triumphant winners this year.

Thank you to all of the parents, friends and family members who came along to watch and cheer everyone on – it really was a fabulous afternoon.

Year 1 have been learning how to write letters after reading the story The Day The Crayons Quit. We thought that we would put our new skills to good use by writing letters to King Charles, wishing him well on his coronation day.

The Year 1 children took lots of persuading before they believed that their letters would actually be sent to King Charles! Once they were convinced, they insisted that they should use very sharp pencils, neat handwriting, careful sounding out and capital letters and full stops. They really wanted to impress the King.

I can confirm that the letters were taken to the Post Office on Friday and are now heading to Buckingham Palace. We are hoping that a reply will be delivered to BRW later this term. Watch this space…

This year, the British Science Week theme was connections! To celebrate this, and to give our creative, imaginative and incredible children a challenge, we ran a Marble Run competition. True to form, they didn’t disappoint!

Everyone has really enjoyed all the photos and videos that have been emailed in. We have been wowed with all the amazing creations – not to mention your filming skills!

Thank you for all the stupendous entries. Our winner was Alexander, who managed the longest entry at well over 4 metres (so many twists and turns it could be double that!) Congratulations to all, you should feel very proud!

Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a visit to Rushcliffe Country Park in the Spring Term. They had a wonderful day filled with adventure, exploring, lots of walking and some fun in the playground!

The children were given lots of challenges throughout the day. They looked for signs of spring, tried hard to find and identify sculptures, used their senses in the woodland area and climbed, jumped and balanced on the park.

Take a look at what we got up to one our adventure…

Welcome back!

Over the Easter holidays, we celebrated the most important celebration within our faith, the resurrection of Jesus! We celebrate the season of Easter by using a word we don’t use during Lent – Alleluia! The word simply means ‘praise the lord’ and it’s a reminder that at this time of year we should be rejoicing and celebrating that Jesus is risen. This week, think about what makes you want to celebrate and think about how you can show the world the joy of the resurrection.

A warm welcome back to our pupils and families at the start of the Summer Term!

We began our Summer Term with our Spring Achiever of the Term celebration assembly. We were so busy with a memorable Holy Week that we ran out of time to celebrate at the end olast term.

Congratulations to our more-than-deserving Achievers. Your adults can see some common qualities among you: hard-work, smiles, resilience and a thirst for knowledge. Keep up the good work!

In addition, we had several pupils who earned their 100% attendance pencil and sweets for being in school for 100% of the Spring Term! What a feat!