The Holy Family Catholic Primary School
Bicknor Road | Park Wood | Maidstone | ME15 9PS

Year 1

Term 1

We made our own prehistoric landscape!

Firstly, we made the volcano. We got an empty bottle, lots of newspaper and PVA glue. We all helped to paper-maché the volcano. It was gooey and sticky - we loved it!

We let it dry for a few days while we made the rest of our 'dinosaur home'.

We went on a nature walk to collect suitable materials for our prehistoric landscape,eg. twigs, rocks, small stones, leaves, soil. Some Year Ones even brought in their own materials from home!

We covered a cardboard box with black crepe paper to make it look nice for the dinosaurs. We each added a cupful of soil to the box and then inserted the volcano.

We all had a turn to include one thing from our nature walk to our 'dinosaur home'. It was already looking much better!

There was only one thing left to do...


.....introduce the dinosaurs to their new home!!


However, after a few days of settling in, our dinosaurs got a shock...

...our volcano erupted!!


We used baking soda, vinegar and red food colouring to make the lava explode. It was amazing!! But we didn't like the smell of the vinegar very much!

The poor dinosaurs got covered in lava!




We've been learning all about Mary Anning and how she discovered fossils.

We then acted out the role of Mary Anning and brushed down our own real life fossils!

After this, we made our own dinosaur fossils with clay and small world dinosaurs.

We've been very creative and made sockosaurus dinosaur puppets with lots of different art materials!


We've been very busy in RE!

We've been learning all about our families and how they show love and care to us.

We've been carrying out lots of role-plays, reading stories from the Bible and reflecting on how blessed we are.

We've also been learning about Baptism.

Find this term's newsletter attached above.

To find out which topics your children will be covering over the next two years, click on the link above.
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Term 2


Term 2 with Year One

We have spent a super time this term exploring the would of super heroes.



Our Real Life Heroes 

 We enjoyed a wonderful morning when our real life heroes came in to show us what they do and let us have a go at using some of their equipment.



Super Heroes

Wow! look at our amazing creations. We brought our super heroes to life with our super models.






Super Smoothies

We had a blast making our super, healthy Smoothies. 




 Super Cakes

We spent a lovely afternoon making super cakes with our families.








Term 3


Term 3 with Year One

We have had a fabulous term three. Scroll down to see some of our wonderful adventures we have been on this term.



Our Special Meal

What a yummy afternoon we had, enjoying our special meal.









Term 4

Welcome to Term 4

Our topic this term is 'Big lights, Big City'

 Keep scrolling to see some of the wonderful things we have been up to.


French Day

We have spent a lovely day learning French phrases, colours, numbers, family members and landmarks. We also enjoyed some yummy croissants.



Art Attack!

 We had a fabulous afternoon creating masterpieces with our families.




Rice Krispie Time! 







Term 5

Welcome to Term 5

Our topic this term is The Scented Garden. 


We have been learning about positional and directional language, which so much fun as we used this to give and follow instructions.




We have been looking at Jack and the Beanstalk inline with our topic

Look at how amazing our own beanstalks turned out!






'Let's Get Physical!'

Wow what a fabulous afternoon we have had!

Thank you to all our families that came to our sporty afternoon.

We had so much fun joining in all the different activities.









Term 6