Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Staff: Mrs Horan, Miss Brown, Mrs Ramsden & Mrs Shackell


Our research projects for this year will be: 

The Enchanted Woodland

Dinosaur Planet

Splendid Skies

Rio De Vida


Paws, Claws & Whiskers

Paws, Claws & Whiskers

Summer 2

What a fabulous day we had at Farmer Ted’s. We hope you enjoy looking at our photos!

Splendid Skies – Summer 1

This half term the children will be investigating different kinds of weather. They will learn about the four seasons and the weather and clothing associated with each season. The children will investigate how the length of the day changes according to the seasons. They will learn some new vocabulary such as temperature, thermometer, anemometer and rain gauge. In Geography, the children will learn about the four countries of the UK and their capital cities, and locate these on a map. They will also investigate how our weather compares to the weather in other countries/continents such as Spain and Antarctica. The children will have lots of fun taking some seasonal walks, observing the weather, looking up to the clouds and investigating shadows.

Rio de Vida – Spring 2

This term we will be learning all about Brazil and things associated with Brazil, such as carnivals, football, music and rainforests. We are lucky to have Mrs Hadwin in this half term to teach the children about rhythm and pulse. The children will have the opportunity to listen to some Samba music and do some Samba dancing. This topic is focused on Geography and the children will locate the continents of the world on a map and identify Brazil. We will also look at how Brazil is different to the UK. The children will also make their own Brazilian masks/headdresses and learn what animals are associated with Brazil.

Easter Bonnet & Samba Parade – 27/3/18

What a fabulous day we have had today! We started our day with our Easter bonnet assembly followed by a samba parade through school. The children looked great in their Easter bonnets and Brazilian headdresses/carnival masks.

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World Maths Day – 12/3/18

Class 1CB had so much fun completing lots of different activities for World Maths Day. In PE, the children worked in groups to make different 2D shapes using their bodies, such as triangles, rectangles and circles. The children loved doing this but found it took a little bit of planning to get the shapes right.

The children also worked in groups in class to complete lots of different Maths activities. This involved counting various things in the classroom such as the amount of windows and tables, counting how many squares and rectangles were in our classroom rug and hunting for various classroom objects in the shape of rectangles, circles and triangles. The children really enjoyed the challenge and loved working in different groups!

We also visited the library on World Maths Day. As well as reading lots of books the children completed some maths activities. They counted the number of words on each page in the book they were reading and counted how many books were on different shelves in the library. They also counted how many letters and triangles there were in the big rug in the library!

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World Book Day – 1/3/18

The children looked fabulous on World Book Day!

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Tomato and peas seed planting.

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The children loved our music lesson with Mrs Hadwin.

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Class 1SH enjoying their PE lesson.

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Superheroes – Spring 1

The children will be studying a wide range of Superheroes as part of this topic. They will also learn about people who have made a difference in the past, such as Florence Nightingale, Grace Darling and David Livingstone. They will learn about modern day superheroes such as Mountain Rescue, RNLI, firefighters, police officers and nurses. In addition, they will learn about physical and human features in geography, make moving pictures in DT and listen to and investigate different superhero theme tunes.

Look at Year 1 dressed up as Superheroes!

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Dinosaur Planet -Autumn 2

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The Enchanted Woodland -Autumn 1

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Fun activities in class and Halloween disco day!

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General Information

P.E in Year 1P.E

We have P.E in Year 1 every week.  It is very important that all children have a full school P.E kit in school every day.  Although we have set days for P.E, on occasions we have extra P.E sessions or our P.E may be moved to an alternative day.

Only the following uniform should be worn for P.E:

  • White T- Shirt
  • Green Shorts
  • Black / Grey Pumps

We also require a winter outdoor kit

  • Black Jogging bottoms
  • Black Sweatshirt
  • Trainers

In Year 1, our P.E days are:

1CB – Monday   1SH – Tuesday



HomeworkIn Year 1, the children are expected to complete a variety of tasks at home.  Our homework timetable is outlined below.  Please be aware, this may change from time to time.

Spellings – Spellings are given out weekly and should be looked at every night.  Our spelling test is on a Friday.

Reading – Children should read every night at home.  A record of your child’s reading should be put into their planner. Reading books will be checked and changed on a regular basis. Please encourage your child to spend some time each week learning the keywords on page 137 and 138 of their planner. If your child reads 4 times or more in a week they will get a sticker on their bookmark. This will be done every Monday.

Learning Logs –  Based on work covered/being looked at in school. Learning logs are given out at the start of each new topic. You can pick 2 activities to complete and we ask for them to be brought into school to share with the class at the end of the topic.

Reading Eggs – Log in details are now in the front of planners.


Memories from 2016-2017

Summer 2 -Paws, Claws & Whiskers

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Our end of year trip to Court Hey Park

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Angela from the Dogs Trust came to talk to us about how they care for the dogs at the trust and the children really enjoyed it.

Summer 1 – Splendid Skies

Imagine floating high above land and sea on a bed of clouds, silently sweeping by on a billowing breeze. Back down to earth, let’s take a walk outdoors. But what to wear? Wellington boots? A sun hat? Maybe a warm coat? How do we know what the weather will be like today?

During this topic we will be reading and writing poems, and writing our own weather report. We will be taking a seasonal walk making observations of trees, investigating what the weather is like, looking upwards to the clouds and investigating shadows.


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As today was such a beautiful sunny day we did our maths lesson outside. The children enjoyed working as a team to answer number problems.

Spring 2 – Rio De Vida

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Red Nose Day

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Our fantastic Brazilian homework

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Spring walk

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Music with Mrs Hadwin

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World Book Day

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Today we met some real life superheroes

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Olympic athlete visit

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Our new library visit

Spring 1 – Superheroes

This half term we are designing and making superhero masks, designing our own superheroes and villains, writing sentences to describe different superheroes, making our own comics and we will be having an exciting visitor….

Well done to all of the children for producing some fabulous superhero homework.

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All ready for our Christmas play

Autumn 2 -Dinosaur Planet 

What a fabulous end to our topic on dinosaurs! We showcased our homework projects and finished the day with a dinosaur party.

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The children really enjoyed our computing session today, learning directional language and following algorithms on an iPad.


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We had a fantastic day at Liverpool World Museum. The children enjoyed learning about different types of dinosaurs and looking at fossils.

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Dinosaur sorting, fossil making, creating dinosaur teeth and dinosaur puppets.

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Our first day in Year 1

We have had a great first week in Year 1. We have been making patterns with the unifix, completing puzzles, learning the alphabet and practising writing our names and numbers.


We have been making and writing cvc words and writing sentences.

Autumn 1 -The Enchanted Woodland

Memories from 2015-2016

Summer 2


The children had a fun filled day at the Liverpool museum and ferry ride. They were extremely well behaved and they thoroughly enjoyed it. We hope they are not too tired! Enjoy looking through our photographs.

Summer 1

Knights and Fair Maidens

To see our Scratch Jnr work click here

Science Week – Plants

We have had a very exciting week this week, we have been exploring common wild and garden plants around our school grounds, drawing and labelling plants and carrying out experiments to find out which are the best conditions to grow plants.

Spring 2

Step into Spring

As days become longer and brighter, animals wake up from their long winters sleep and trees begin to blossom, baby animals are born and flowers begin to grow.

This half term we will be looking for signs of Spring, doing still life drawings of flowers and reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’.

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The Year 1 children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up for World Book Day and sharing their favourite stories with their friends.


Spring 1

This half term our topic is ‘MMM! Delicious’

We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term, including designing and making our own fruit kebabs and writing instructions for them. We will be looking at the work of a famous artist, Arcimboldo and creating our own portraits using fruits and vegetables. The children will participate in acting out ‘The Enormous Turnip story and write menus and signs within our role-play area. We will locate suitable growing locations for different fruits and vegetables on a map of the world and learn the importance of a balanced diet.



Autumn Term 2

Let’s Celebrate


Our topic for this half term is called ‘Let’s Celebrate’. This is a very exciting topic as we prepare for Christmas. We will be learning about different celebrations and how we prepare for them. We will be singing lots of Christmas songs and getting ready for our Christmas performance. The children will be writing letters to Santa to tell him how good we have been in school and we will be doing lots of Christmas art and crafts.

The Year 1 children enjoyed their Christmas dinner.

Today the Year 1 children did a special assembly for Nursery, Reception and Year 2 children to show what we have been learning during our Deaf Active sessions.


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A huge well done to the Year 1 and Year 2 children on their wonderful Christmas performance of

 Are we nearly there yet?…



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The children enjoyed a wake up and shake up session for Children in Need


Autumn Term 1

Our first topic is called ‘On the Move’.  We will be looking at different modes of transport used around the world, comparing transport over time and making a vehicle.  We will also be doing some cross curricular maths – making 2D pictures of vehicles and creating a graph of vehicles we see. The children will also be singing some transport themed songs – if you know any please teach your children and let us know!