This has been an extremely powerful and poignant week at Our Lady’s. We have celebrated Holy Week in school this week and we have all been moved by the extraordinary liturgies and reflections we have been apart of.

Year 1 made me so proud of them on Monday as, along with the rest of Key Stage1, they retold the events of Palm Sunday. Thank-you to all the parents and families who were able to join us for such a joyous celebration. Year 1 sang beautifully and helped to retell the events of that special day.

For us this week has been all about Holy Week. We have joined the rest of the school each day for a special reflection on the events of Holy Week and how the celebrations of Palm Sunday quickly turned into something much darker. We have been deeply moved by the sensitive nature in which the children have responded to these reflections. These have formed the basis of our class work this week.

In Year 1 this week……

English - our focus has been writing our own versions of The Gingerbread Man. I have been blown away by the children’s amazing writing!

Maths - addition within 20 and using our number bonds to 10 to make ten.

RE - the events of Holy Week. Each day the children have done a piece of writing and then further activities based on the reflection of the day.

This week the children have all made me very proud of them, but the awards go to…..

Golden Award - Charlotte for being a true disciple of Christ - Charlotte makes me proud of her everyday

Writing Award - Gavin for super independent writing

Over the holidays….keep up with daily reading….then get outside and enjoy yourselves!! The children have worked SO hard this term and I am VERY PROUD of them. They are all tired and are in need of a good reast, so enjoy your holiday.

Please continue to keep Amy in your prayers……we think about her, talk about her and pray for her in class everyday. Our little family will not be complete until she is returned to us.

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy and Holy Easter….Mrs Hollinghurst and the Year 1 team

AuthorEmily Hollinghurst