Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Class teachers for Year 1 are Miss Penny (1P) and Mrs Cairns (1C)


We also have  Mrs Melia and Mrs Highton as our Teaching Assistants.

Topics we explore thoughout Year 1 are ‘Ourselves, ‘Toys Past and Present’ and ‘Seasons’.

We also have mini topics such as Our Local Area, The Great Fire of London, Chinese New Year and Healthy eating making a fruit salad.

We have lots of lessons each week, including: English, Phonics, Maths, Religious Education, Science, Topic (which includes History, Geography, and Art & DT), PSHE/SEAL, PE and Computing On a Thursday morning we have specialised teachers delivering PE and Art.

Throughout the year we rotate our areas of learning in our classrooms, focusing on: Role-play, Maths, Writing, Reading, Creativity, Malleable, Construction, Computers and Small World.

We use these throughout the week to support our work during lessons.

Reading is a big part of school life in Year 1 and we love to read with our teachers and teaching assistants. Phonics is a big focus in Year 1 and every day children receive a discreet phonics lesson. We follow the Read Write Inc programme. To finish our day we often enjoy a story together as a class. We take a reading book home every week to read with our families as well as a variety of books from our school library.

Things we have enjoyed in Year 1


  • Our Seasonal walks, noting the changes from season to season.  We have been our senses to write poems about each season. 
  • Attending Mass in St John’s Church.
  • Raising money for CAFOD by taking part in a Santa Dash and the little fish to big fish project.
  • Investigating the best material to keep a polar explorer warm and dry.
  • Designing our own piece of playground equipment and making a miniature structure of it.
  • Our visit from the fire service
  • Our  trip to Croxteth Park Farm
  • The WOW science day

Things to look forward to in Year 1

  • Growing our own Bean Plants
  • Earth day- learning what we can do to save our planet.
  • Sports Day
  • Art/DT day making a fruit salad

Curriculum Information

To see Year 1's Curriculum plans for 2020/21, H.A.S.T forms, Class information forms, R.E Curriculum, and information about our phonics reading programme, Read Write Incplease click here.