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The Priory Catholic Voluntary Academy

A place to learn, have fun, grow and develop in the light and love of Christ


Welcome to Iona Class

We are Year 1


Our teachers are Miss Rhodes, Mrs James , Mrs Yeaman & Mrs Green


See what we have been doing in Y1 in our lessons this term.



Iona Spring Term Newsletter

The children were sequencing the story of Brown Bear, Brown Bear.

The children were halving cubes in hoops.

The children were matching rhyming words

The children built the Three Little Pigs houses in the outside area.

The children were learning about printing in Art so they studied Pointillism.

The children were working out the pattern in Maths using different objects.

Children made porridge outside whilst retelling the story of Goldilocks.

The children created a fact sheet about safety.

Collage In Art

The children were using different materials to create fairy tale characters.

Holidays and Holy Days

The children were sharing where they have been on holiday.


The children have been buying items and giving change.

Fantasy Stories

The children have been comparing different fantasy stories.


The children were learning about almsgiving, fasting and prayer during lent.

Place Value

The children were learning what the numbers mean in place value.



The children were roleplaying  the Little Red Hen Story.


The children enjoyed making sliders with year 3 for their class assembly next week.

Science Day

The children had fun doing different science activities working their way through the different KS1 classes.

Fairy Tales

The children were looking at different Fairy Tales and discussed different sections of the stories.



The children were working in small groups, working together to learn their words for their assembly later in the month.

All Change

We were learning how plants change and grow. We created different sizes of animals to how they change.

World Book Day


The children shared their books with each other, dressed in their character costumes.



We learned about calculating mass and using weighing scales.


Stories from other cultures


We watched the story of Handa's Surprise and we learnt about different tropical fruits.

E-Safety Day

The children listened to a story about Smartie the Penguin who took advice from his parents about how to stay safe online. They made posters to teach EYFS how to stay safe and they learnt a short safety poem.

Learning Poems that Rhyme

The children have enjoyed acting out poems about food and routines.

Adding and Subtracting

We have been using a number line to add and subtract.

Special People

We asked questions and interviewed 2 Altar Servers.
The children have been reading poems using actions and expression.

Counting Money

We were counting money as part of our Maths lesson.

Where's my Teddy?

In Year 1, we have been developing our understanding of story settings through acting out the scene in the wood. Take a look at our role play!

Where's my Teddy Roleplay?

What are the British Isles?


The children have been learning about all the countries of the British Isles and were challenged to label the map to reveal what they already knew.

Christmas Party Information 2017

Our visit to Eastwood Library

Our shopping trip to Sainsburys

We enjoyed making our Cornflake Cakes with the ingredients we bought from the shop


We have all taken part in our Victorian Wash Day

We enjoyed using musical instruments to make animal sounds

We had so much fun following our instructions with bossy verbs to make a jam sandwich

As part of our RE topic, we made a special trip to Our Lady of Good Counsel to act out a Baptism. All the children played a part, most of which were part of the congregation, others were the parents and godparents.

Special thanks go to Mrs O'Malley who very kindly took part with her baby.

In Literacy, we enjoyed acting out Farmer Duck using time connectives

Iona Class Newsletter Autumn Term