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Croeso i Blywddyn 1!


Welcome to the St Philip Evans Primary School class page for Year 1!

Keep an eye out for the latest news and updates of what is going on in 1D and 1S.  


Our class teachers are Mr Dyer and Miss Stone.

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Williams/Miss Evans and Mrs Cowhey.

Our current topic in Year One is Wriggle and Crawl!

Shiver Me Timbers Tour!

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

We have been reading the story of The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

In our Mathematical Development, we voted for our own favourite sandwiches. We created a tally and then used our DCF skills to make a bar chart on HWB, showing our data.

We also used our science skills to test a range of materials for Mr Grinling. He needed to know which material would be the best for his lighthouse. We tested materials to see which one would let the light travel through and discussed why the materials would or would not be suitable, thinking about their properties.

In our Literacy learning, we have all been busy writing about the story. Some of us wrote the story from Mr Grinling’s point of view and from the seagulls point of view, making sure we were writing in the first person, using words such as ‘I’ and ‘me’. Some of us retold the story, making sure we were sequencing our sentences and adding lots of WOW words to making our writing much more exciting!

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We had so much fun at Cardiff Arms Park!

We have been learning about Wales and our culture and so we wanted to learn more about our national sport, RUGBY!

We learnt lots of rugby skills, including scoring tries and kicking the ball over the post. We tried hard to work together as a team and used our listening skills to learn from the coaches.

We even got to meet a rugby player and asked him lots of questions about rugby!

We also had a tour of the grounds, seeing all the very special trophies, the gifts from other countries and we were even invited into the very posh hospitality box! 


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We have been busy planting daffodils in our outdoor learning!

We have thought about how the daffodil is a very special flower to Wales as it is a symbol of our country and we wear daffodils throughout March to celebrate St David's Day.

We have learnt that a plant needs water, sunlight and soil in order for it to grow. We used our spades to dig a hold in the soil for our bulbs and we planted the daffodils into the plant pots.

It is important for us to keep watering our plants (unless it rains!) and to make sure we are looking after them by caring for our environment as a plant is a living thing.


We used iPads to take photos of our daffodils once we had planted them.

Later, we used our ICT skills to add a caption to our daffodil images.

Visit to the Cardiff Cathedral of St David

Come and See

Our current topic in our Come and See learning is Change.

The world around us changes everyday. We have discussed how the weather changes as we move through different seasons.

We have thought about how we have changed. 

We once were babies, now we're children, and one day we'll even be adults!

We have even changed since being in Year 1, as we have learnt lots of new things and even grow a little bit taller!


Take a look at some of us as babies... look how much we've grown! 

St Davids Hall - Little Strings violin performance

Liturgy Service with Fr Gareth - 'Meals'

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Computing - e-safety

This week in Year 1 we have been developing our computing skills as part our learning during Safer Internet Week. We have been talking about the benefits of using the internet, but we have also recognised that when we are online we must behave in a responsible manner. We used the internet to safely search for images, typing the web address into the internet browser. We also discussed that while Google is a good way to search for information, it does not always show information that is appropriate for children. Once we had searched for an image using the correct key words, we learned how to use the mouse to right-click, and save our image into our individual learner file on the computer. We also had to remember that when we save our work, we give it a sensible name and include the date to make sure we know when we completed the task.




Our next task was to log in to our Hwb account, and use the Jit5 software to write some simple rules linked to e-safety based on our learning. Again we had to remember to give our work a proper name and include the date before clicking the save icon.

Counting in 5s!

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Carnival Drumming with Ron

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Tasting food from different carnival countries around the world!

Making carnival smoothies!

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Mission Week

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We have been thinking about what a Superhero actually is.

We discussed that a superhero is someone with special powers, they save people’s lives, they wear a special costume and they usually have a special gadget.

We made a circle map of all the superheroes we know, we thought of Spiderman, The Hulk, Batman, Wonder Woman, The Incredibles and lots more!


We have been doing lots of activities in our independent learning. Some superheroes had been captured by the villains and tangled up in a web; we had to use our fine motor skills to rescue them! We also made our own superhero masks on our creative counter and practised our cutting skills by following the superheroes’ trails.


We used Puppet Pals on our iPads to create our own Superhero video. We had to use the camera to take a photo of our character and then use our finger to carefully crop the picture. We then had to take a photo of our scene. We used the microphone on the iPad to record our voices and create our video.

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1S Assembly - Belonging

We have had a very special surprise in year one! Three visitors from ‘Domino’s Pizza’ came to our school to show us how to make real pizzas! We were so excited to be chefs for the day.

We wrote a list of all the ingredients we would need to make a pizza. 

We knew that there would be lots of germs on our hands so we washed them before we started any cooking. We also made sure to remember not to touch our face or our mouth.

We had a ball of dough each and we had to use our hands to squash the dough to make it flat. We then used our hands to spread the dough out to make it into a circle shape.

Next, we took a spoonful of tomato pizza sauce. It went into the middle of our pizza and we spread it around to the edges, leaving room for our crust. We had to keep a very steady hand, some of us found it difficult to keep the spoon straight!

Then we added the cheese to our pizza. Then came the exciting bit! We got to choose our own toppings to add to the pizza. There were so many to choose from; pepperoni, ham, meatballs, sweetcorn, chicken, onions, peppers and lots more!

Gweddion - Families

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