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St Mary's Catholic Primary School

Working Together for the Good of Each Other

Shirley Hughes Class

Welcome to Hughes class.


Mrs Cross and Mrs Halloran

When we return to school after the February half term break we will be in the Christian season of lent. During Lent the children will be involved in some activities to develop their understanding of the season in preparation for Easter. Please see the letter attached below for more information.

This week we have celebrated Mental Health Week. We have thought about what we can do if we are feeling worried or scared, we have discussed how we can be kind and make a huge difference to how our friends might feel. We understand that we are all very different but that we are all a very special piece of Hughes Class.  

We all worked very hard drawing our self portraits so that we could create this beautiful display in celebration of Mental Health Week 2024. Here is a picture of all our hard work. 

Hughes Class had a fantastic time on ‘French Day’. They enjoyed a variety of French themed activities all around school and even tried some French food. They all looked fabulous in their red, white and blue clothes. 🇫🇷 

We learnt the French words for some of our body parts with the year 3 teacher Miss Evan’s. We even learnt a French song. We hope you enjoy it!

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Just look at some of the yummy food we were able to enjoy. Some of the foods we could try included croissants, crepes, fromage, jambon and pan au chocolat.

In PSHE we discussed ‘good’ and ‘bad’ touches. The children were able work in pairs and show Mrs C through role play and by pretending different good and bad touches. 

A few examples of our wonderful art work. We have been learning about different colours and today we explored printing and used different Lego and Duplo blocks to create these fabulous patterns.

Some more pictures from our exciting speed stacking sessions with Coach Matty from Fleetwood Town FC. We have all really enjoyed these sessions. Thanks Coach Matty!

Please take a look at our lovely year 1 classroom. We are all having so much fun on our year 1 learning journey.

Autumn 1 Newsletter

Today we were very lucky to meet lots of different creepy crawlies. The children were all very excited and brave and some of them even had a picture taken with a snake around their shoulders. Unfortunately, Mrs Cross has left her Ipad at work, but she will upload all of the pictures onto the class page as soon as she can on Monday.

In Healthy Heads we have been learning about different emotions. Today we thought about happiness. We know that we can make other people happy by sharing and being kind. This also makes us feel good.

We have been working so hard in PE. Our ball skills are coming along nicely.

We have been very interested in creepy crawlies recently. At playtime we found some tiny snails playing inside our tyres.laugh


A huge well done to Rosie and Matthew who won the new ‘Headteachers Award’ for being fantastic home readers. 

Please have a look at the booklet ‘Learning to read at home’. This is a great resource for parents when listening to their children read and understanding all the different phonics sounds.

In Hughes Class we have been working hard to form our numbers correctly. We have used cotton buds, paint and play doh. 



In PSHE we have been thinking about different feelings such as sadness and happiness. We have thought about how our faces might look depending on how we feel. 

Working hard in Maths. We have been comparing numbers by using the signs for greater than, less than and equal to. We have done this by pretending we are ‘Charlie Crocodile’. Charlie is a greedy crocodile so he will only eat the biggest numbers.

In English as part of our poetry unit we have looked at adjectives. Our poems are all about animals so the children have thought of lots of adjectives that can describe animals. Today we built some sentences using the adjectives we suggested.

On Friday some of our year 1 children enjoyed an outdoor PE session with some of the year 3 children. The year 3’s were fantastic and really helped the younger children.

We were very lucky to be visited by the PSHE ‘Life Bus’, we got to meet Harold the giraffe and learnt lots of interesting facts about our amazing bodies.

We had our final session of Healthy Heads this week. Thank you to Coach Rob for helping us think about kindness and how we can make a difference to the lives of other people just by being kind. We enjoyed a warm up game where we had to follow Coach Rob’s instructions and pretend to be all types of beans. In the pictures where we are lying down, we are pretending to be baked beans on a slice of toast!

It was lovely to see some of our wonderful year 1’s enjoying the disco last night. Here are some pictures of all the fun.

We have been using our Mighty Writer board and working very hard on writing our sentences this week. Here is some of our wonderful work.

This is an example of a sentence we built together on the Mighty Writer. The children love using this resource. Perhaps you could ask your child what this sentence is.

In science we have been continuing to think about our senses. This week we looked at the sense of touch. We felt lots of different objects and tried to use interesting words to describe how each one felt. Some of the children independently rubbed the objects on their faces and we realised that we can touch and feel things with our skin and not just our hands.

In computing we have managed to log in to Purple Mash on our own. We loved creating our very own avatars. Maybe you could ask your child what an avatar is.

In maths we have started to think about how number lines can help us to find more than or less than a number.

Thank you to Mrs Kowalska for reading us a lovely story about friendship.

In Hughes class we are working so hard on our fine motor skills. On a Friday afternoon we have the opportunity to choose from different activities. The activities are organised in a carousel and the children have the chance to engage with all of the different activities set up. These activities are all designed to strengthen our fine motor skills. This helps us with our handwriting and forming of numbers. Here are some of the exciting things we did before the half term holiday. 

In Hughes class we really enjoy telling our friends about our special treasures from home. Here are some pictures of the children with their show and tell items. Mrs Cross and Mrs Halloran have been very impressed with the children’s confidence when telling their friends about their treasures. Well done Hughes class!

This week we have discussed our memories and what memories are. We have also thought about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies. The children listened to the Flanders Field poem and understand that we wear our poppies to help us remember all of the men and women who have sadly died during wars and whilst protecting our country. We have looked at some different ways we can remember members of the armed forces who have died in battle such as laying wreaths, visiting cenotaphs, attending special services and observing a 2 minutes silence on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. We even listened to a soldier play the Last Post. The children produced some beautiful drawings of ways we can remember the dead. 

We are extremely lucky to have started yoga with Wendy. During our first session the school hall was very quiet, the children looked incredibly relaxed and showed just how flexible they are. Well done Hughes Class!

Christmas Jumper Day


Hughes Class had so much fun showing off their Christmas jumpers. They also enjoyed their yummy Christmas dinner and lots of dancing to Christmas songs.