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Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Class teachers for Year 1 are Miss Penny and Miss Bradbury (1P) and Miss McAleenan (1M)

We also have Miss Wong and Mrs Rawes as our Teaching Assistants.

Topics we explore throughout Year 1 are ‘Our Local Area', ‘Families’ and ‘Seasons’.

We also explore topics such as: Animals including Humans, 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/RSE, PE and Computing On a Tuesday morning we have specialised teachers delivering PE and music.


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.

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


  • Beginning to observe seasonal changes as Autumn begins.
  • Using a compass to explore direction.
  • Tasting Fruit
  • Learning about our senses
  • Looking at our local area
  • Reading a class story everyday
  • Kingsley & Co

Things we are looking forward to in year 1

  • Croxteth Park Farm
  • Walking around our local area
  • National Poetry Day

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.

    Maths at home booklet for Parents and Carers

    This short leaflet covers the Core Concepts and ideas that your child will

     need to know this year.

    You will find suggestions for games to play, activities to do and websites to

    access to support you, as your support your child.  Please click here to access the booklet


Useful links

Phonics Play 

Teach your monster to read

Topmarks Year 1

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