St Mary's Catholic Primary School

In Jesus' footsteps we learn, love and grow together to be the best that we can be!

Class 1

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Welcome to Class 1


Welcome to Class 1's webpage.

We have an exciting and busy term planned for your child's first year of full time school.


Class teacher: Mrs Walsh

Teaching Assistants: Mrs Thomas and Mrs Lewis



We kicked off the term with a wonderful topic called 'teeny tiny things'. This topic is an 'Knowledge and Understanding of the World' topic. It enables the children to explore Teeny Tiny Things in the world they live as well as exploring the world of Minibeasts . 


Our Religion topic is all about'Friends'. We will be looking at the message Jesus gave us, 'love one another'.


General Information

PE: The children will have PE every Thursday. Your child will need to bring to school in a bag - shorts and T-shirt. Please label all items of clothing. Remember that children are not allowed to wear jewellery to school! 

Homework : Homework will be sent home on  Friday and will need to be returned the following Wednesday.

Reading: When your child is reading for a reading book, they will be sent home on a Friday and will need to be returned the following Tuesday. Wednesday at the latest.

Snack Money: In line with our healthy eating policy, the children will be provided with a healthy snack at playtime.

£1:50 each week to be paid on Monday. If you are providing your child with a snack from please ensure it is fruit.





Roald Dahl 2016

Our First Week

The Enormous Crocodile Work

Happy Chinese New Year

We made Chinese numbers with playdough.

St David's Day Celebration


Class 1 performed a Welsh song to the whole school as part of St Mary's Eisteddfod.




World Book Day


Children came to school dressed as a character from their favourite book. Pupils from the junior classes read the books to the children from the infant classes before everyone in the school enjoyed a parade in the playground.

Capacity: We are learning: full, empty, nearly full, nearly empty and half full. We looked at direct comparisons: Which holds more/less.

Sounding out words and deciding which words are real and rubbish.

Our visit to Cardiff Castle.

We met Cardiff Castle's resident Knight and enjoyed a lesson in how to defeat the dragon and save Mrs Walsh. We made up our own battle cry and the pupils took great delight in beating the teachers in the "Feed the Dragon" game.

Knight Workshop: Splat the Rat.

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Splat the Rat

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Splat the Rat

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Knight in training: Our Battlecry!

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Having earned their knighthoods our brave youngsters from Class 1 enjoyed a tour of the castle and heard about John Stuart, the 1st Marquess of Bute who once lived there with his family.

Class liturgy: Good News

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Have a look at some of our new displays.

We have been learning what makes a good friend in RE and writing prayers to Mary ahead of the May procession. We have made spider pictures in design and technology, painted minibeasts in Art for our topic Teeny Tiny Things as well as creating weather pictures on the laptops to help us learn some more Welsh vocabulary.

Our school trip to Bryngarw Country Park, Bridgend.

Our "Wonderful World " Class Assembly.

July 13, 2017


Our Wonderful World

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Our wonderful pictures.

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Our end of year Minibeast Party.

We celebrated the end of our Reception year and our final topic - "Teeny Tiny Things" with a Mini-beast Party.

Children made beautiful pictures, minibeast cookies and jelly before donning party hats and going on on a mini-beast hunt. We played party games including "pin the wings on the bee" and enjoyed some stories, dancing and summer treats on a day to remember!