St Philips Avenue, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS10 3SL

0113 2716763

St Philip's Catholic Primary and Nursery School

"In the light of Christ, where everyone is valued and learning is celebrated"

Welcome to the exciting world of the Wonderful Ones!
We are full of fun, laughter, enthusiasm and love.
There are 31 of us including Mrs Morland, Miss Cmil and Ms Spence.

Trees with Debbie 24.11.22

Today we met Debbie the Park Ranger and she was very impressed that we already knew the difference between evergreen and deciduous trees. Together we explored the trees in Middleton Woods. We learnt the names of the trees such as larch, yew, holly, silver birch, sycamore, maple, beech, ash and many many more! We compared the leaves that we found and tried to match them to the right tree. Debbie also told us how you can find out the age of a tree and we saw two trees that were huge and hundred of years old.

We are now tree experts, thank you Debbie!

We all live in a Yellow Submarine!

Judo 15.11.22

Today we had a special visitor, a judo teacher! After some exercises, he taught us some special moves that we practiced with a partner.

We had fun learning a new skill and lots of us want to join his after school club!

Fabulous Fireworks Part Two 10.11.22

We ended our firework poetry unit with a fizz, a whizz and a bang today! We decided to write our own poems  just like James Carter’s but we wanted to change the verbs. We practiced each line before we wrote it down to check that it fit with the pattern. Then we rehearsed our poems adding expression, sound effects and even musical accompaniment!


Don’t forget to say thank you! 4.11.22

Today was our very first assembly where we reminded people how fortunate we are to have all the food we have. We also told everyone to always remember to say thank you so that we are showing how grateful we are. Mrs Morland and Mr Strong were very proud of us. We remembered all our words and we tried to use our loud clear voices.

 Thank you to all the grown ups who came to see us, we hoped you enjoyed it!

Fabulous Fireworks! 02.11.22

Today we were sent a mysterious video message from someone called James Carter. We discovered that he was a poet and he shared one of his poems with us called ‘Firework Poem’.  We enjoyed it so much that we decided to learn it off by heart just like James Carter. We worked in groups to learn a verse each which we rehearsed adding expression and actions. Mrs Morland made a video of our poem which we are going to send back to James Carter.


 Wonderful Things on Planet Earth! 20.10.22
This week in English we have been learning about reports. We started by looking at lots of different ones and we now know that they all have headings, information, labels and captions. We then decided to write our own reports using all the facts we had read about in 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. We also tried to add some of these features in our own writing. 

We are Unique! 12.10.22
As part of our artwork around self portraits, we experimented with charcoal.

At first we explored the marks we could make with the charcoal in our sketch books. Then we practiced drawing each feature of our face as accurately as we could. Finally we carefully drew our self portraits. 
It was tricky but we were proud of our hard work.

Jumping, throwing, running! 06.10.22

Today Mrs Morland set us a circuit challenge. Over the last few weeks we have been practising our agility skills in PE. We have learnt how to run, jump and catch more accurately and today we put all these together to complete the circuit. It was tiring but lots of fun!

Marvellous Middleton! 27.09.22

In geography we have been learning about our local area. 
Today we learnt the name of the place where we live, it’s MIDDLETON! We used maps and aerial photographs to find all the things that we think make Middleton a marvellous place to live. We noticed that one of the maps had symbols on and we learnt that a book was a school, a red cross was a hospital, a shopping basket was a supermarket and a leaf were parks and gardens.

”We are lucky, our school, has a huge field”- Eliza.

”We have lots of bus stops. I like bus stops because I like riding the bus, you can see lots of places on a bus”- Ignacy.

”I like exploring the woods”- Nosa.

” I love the park because there’s a lake there and also you can play games on the tennis and basketball courts”-Carter.

”We like the lake in the park because there are beautiful swans and sometimes there are ducks swimming around “- Dominic and Henry.

Then we went on a walk around our local area to see if we could find all the places we had seen on the map. We decided to draw our own maps of what we had seen and then we used them to describe where these places were. 

The wonderful Miss Leather 14.09.22

Today was our first week of choral singing with Miss Leather. She taught us a few new rhymes and short songs and she was really impressed with how carefully we listened. We can't wait to hear how our singing voices will improve this year! 

Watch the short video, to hear us in action....

Careful Counting

Over the last two weeks we have been learning more about numbers to 10. We started by sorting objects in different ways such as by colour or by type. Then we counted carefully how many we had in each group. After that we matched the number so that everyone knew how many there were. Finally we worked hard to find missing numbers in sequences. 

Meet the Teacher Meeting 08.09.22

It was lovely to meet so many of you on Thursday, some familiar faces and some new! Please find the PowerPoint below with all the information that we discussed. If you have any questions, please ask one of the Year One team.