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Year 1

Thank you Year 1 for all your hard work throughout the year. Thank you too for all your very generous gifts. It has been a pleasure to teach you all. We wish you a very happy summer holidays and look forward to seeing you all a little taller in Year 2. Don't forget to wave to us in assembly!


Love from all of the Year 1 team xxx

TES iBoard

Click on these two images to find activities linked to our current work this summer term in Numeracy, Literacy, Topic and Phonics. Have fun! 

(These activities only work on a computer/laptop and not iPads, sorry.)

Add ten Sub Challenge


This is a game for 2 players.

Add 10 to the target number, type it in and press fire.

The first to get 5 correct answers wins.


See if you can beat your parents! frown

Try out this game for doubles and halves (numbers to 10) on your computers, iPads and tablets. Tell us your high score!

This Week (18/7/16): 

  1CB 1W

Watch Y6 leavers assembly

Watch Y6 leavers assembly








Whole school assembly

School Closes for Summer at 1.30pm

Whole school assembly

School Closes for Summer at 1.30pm





Infant Sports Day on Friday 15th July at 2pm

School closes for summer holidays on Thursday 21st July at 1.30pm

Infant Award Assembly

Seaside Similes

Tongue Twisters!

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We have been learning about ALLITERATION in Literacy and have found it funny to try out these tongue twisters. See if you can say them without getting your tongue in a twist!

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We had fun playing games on Maths Party Day which is a Liverpool-wide event. One of our favourite games was 'Tadpoles' which involved us throwing and catching as quickly as we could, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, while our friends ran around our circle to stop us!

Year 1 Trip to Ness Gardens

Ning Nang Nong by Spike Milligan

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We have been looking at this nonsense poem in our new literacy poetry topic and have LOVED the onomatopoeia Spike Milligan used! We are now writing our own nonsense poems.

Check out 1W's performance of Spike Milligan's Ning Nang Nong poem!

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...and 1CB!

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Fantastic work Y1!

Your teachers and parents were all so proud to see the wonderful Gardeners World assembly on Thursday. All the children worked incredibly hard to learn their lines and the different songs too. We hope you enjoyed the fruit salad kebabs that the children made for you as part of our design technology project. They certainly enjoyed tasting the different fruits and planning their ingredients! The kebabs tasted delicious and looked incredibly colourful - a super summer treat frown



Our beans are starting to grow! We have loved watering and watching to see the tiny white roots emerging in the bottom of our cups and now the little green shoots starting to poke out from the soil. It's not happening as fast as many of the children would like, but the bean plants are definitely growing! We have been using them to encourage us to write non-fiction text as we have all started to write our own bean diary information books. Next week we will bring the bean plant and our diary home. We hope that the bean plants will continue to grow. There will be certificates for all who manage to grow a bean pod. smiley

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

We have enjoyed learning this song to help us name our 3D shapes. It also helps us to look out for these shapes in the environment around us.

Summer Term Fun!

St George's Day Dragons...ROAR!

We learnt about St George, the patron saint of England. We can recognise St George's flag and discovered he was really a Roman soldier who never actually fought a dragon. But we had lots of fun making these fire-breathing dragons and scaring our parents with them!


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'The Creepy Castle' by Al Start - spooky songs for children to sing in school with actions

We had fun learning this creepy song and the British Sign Language actions to go with it.Watch's a bit scary!


Our collective worship theme this term is forgiveness. We have been learning that it is important to forgive people and not hold grudges.


The children have really enjoyed singing this song:



Shields and Knights

Year 1 have been designing and making their own shields! In science we have been investigating materials to find the best one to make a shield for our friend Erik the medieval knight. We found out that the best material was metal because it is strong, will not break easily and is waterproof so will not get soggy if it rains.

Check out our amazing shields and our impressive shield wall. 

1W shield wall

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Spring Chicks

Reception have been waiting and watching for their eggs to hatch. The chicks are finally here and we got to hold them! Some have returned to the farm from where they came but we are looking after three and will be moving them to a chicken coop as soon as they are big enough.









We were really lucky to have a visit from some drummers today and they brought 30 drums with them for us to play! What a NOISE!!! It was brilliant fun to learn about rhythm and the different ways in which can play the drums to make different sounds.

1W Drumming like professionals!

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Spring 2 Topic Letter

William the Conqueror

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We have been learning about the Battle of Hastings and made our own Bayeux Tapestry using the computers. This week we learnt a bit more about William the Conqueror. We wrote questions to ask him and did some 'hot seating'. It was fun to record this - we took it in turns to be the director, the camera person, the interviewer and King William himself! Do you have any questions we could ask William the Conqueror?

The Animated Bayeux Tapestry

Halton Castle and Norton Priory


Year 1 had a fantastic time at Halton Castle and Norton Priory Museum on Tuesday. The children were very excited to walk around the ruins of the castle and learn all about who lived in the castle. They got to role play as knights defending/attacking a castle, and learnt moves with swords.


In the afternoon we got to dress up as people from the medieval ages who might have lived in a castle, build Motte and Bailey sandcastles and even design our very own family crests.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the day, and even though the weather was terrible they were so well behaved.


Sword fighting at Halton Castle

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Sword fighting!

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In literacy we have been looking at poetry that rhymes and has a pattern.

We have been practising and performing poems to the rest of the class. Check them out! 

Pussy cat, pussy cat

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Sugarcane, Sugarcane

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Two little dickie birds

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Museum of Liverpool

We had a wonderful trip today which tied in with our Toys topic. We looked at the toy timeline and then played with toys, old and new. It was interesting to find out more about what they were made of and how they worked. Our favourites were still the cars, the dolls and the dressing up!


Little Liverpool was great fun - here we played with water and followed the alphabet around the walls. We finished the day in the Tent of Stories and heard more from Oliver Jeffers and an author who was new to us, Chris Riddell. His book called The Emperor of Absurdia really was funny and we loved all the crazy puppets which we got to use to help us tell the story.


Thank you as always to those parents who accompanied us on our trip; we couldn't have done it without you!

What a fantastic week we have had getting to know more about our Y1 author: Oliver Jeffers.

Ask us about the books we have read and enjoyed!

To find out more about Oliver Jeffers you can follow this link to his website.

The children loved bringing in their toys to share with the rest of the class. We asked lots of questions using our questioning words:

        * What is it made from?

        * Is it new?

        * Who gave you this toy?

        * What does it do?

        * Why do you like it?

        * How many people can play with it?

What a fun afternoon!

Counting By Twos Song Video

The Counting By Twos Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches skip counting by two.

Counting By Fives Song Video

The Counting By Fives Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches skip counting by five.

Counting By Tens Song Video

The Counting By Tens Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches kids how to count by 10's all the way to 100.

We had a wonderful time at Gulliver's World, Warrington thanks to the Variety Club who offered us tickets for free. Thank you to the parents who accompanied us as the children were able to brave the rides, enjoy a pantomime over lunch and meet Santa Claus! We were lucky that the rain stopped just in time so that we could enjoy the day without getting wet - though as you'll see the photographs, some of us encountered a snowstorm!


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Animal carousel

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Caterpilla Train

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Blast Off!

Thank you for all your bottles and lids for our Design Technology project. The children designed and built their own space rockets. In their evaluations, a fair few children mentioned that the thing they would improve if they were to build the rockets again was that they would really be able to fly!!! We had great fun with our "junk modelling" and just as much fun flying them around the playground and hall.

Blast Off!

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1W rocket launch

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We have been working really hard to take away using counters, blocks and number lines over the past fortnight. As the children get to grips with writing these subtractions down in a formal 'number sentence' we have been practising with these bibs! What a great way to see the numbers they need to change and how to structure their written work.

Number Pairs Song

5 and 5 make 10, and so do 3 and 7! Help your little one learn about number pairs with this catchy maths song.

On Tuesday the children of Year 1 jetted off to Spaceport, on the Wirral, for a fun packed day of exploring. The children were treated to a film about astronauts in a huge theatre dome that showed the movie on the ceiling; a simulator ride in space; a tour of the solar system in a space pod and the children even got to test out launching rockets! They had an amazing day exploring space and learnt lots of new things. Thank you to all our parent helpers who came along.

The children of Y1& Y2 will be given a 'Fluenz' flu vaccination in school on Thursday 5th November. This is being given to children nationwide. You will have received a letter regarding this before half term and permission was required in order for your child to be vaccinated. For further information please click on the image which will take you a website with two videos suitable for showing to your children to reassure them about this procedure. We will be showing them within school prior to the vaccination and you may choose to talk this through with them at home as well.

Fireman Sam gives a Bonfire Night message

As we prepare for Bonfire Night this video is worth a watch. Fireman Sam gives a Bonfire Night message to the children of Wales and Emmaus!

Our visit to Croxteth Hall and Park

Year 1 took a tour around Croxteth Hall in the morning – looking at the differences between the servants’ quarters downstairs and the richer surroundings of upstairs. We go to have a hands-on experience where we tried to discover the uses of lots of old household objects. This was really tricky!


After lunch we went on a Bear Hunt around the grounds of Croxteth Park and we really did find a bear!

Year 1 have been going on a Bear Hunt!

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Deep, cold river

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Thick, oozy mud

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Swirling, whirling snowstorm

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Big, dark forest

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Narrow, gloomy cave

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Class 1CB is Going On A Bear Hunt! Long, wavy grass!

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We acted out Michael Rosen's Bear Hunt story in our classroom.

A deep, cold river!

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Thick, oozy mud!

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Big, dark forest!

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A swirling, whirling snowstorm!

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A narrow, gloomy cave!

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We have been enjoying sharing 'Stories with Familiar Settings'. We're Going On a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Shark in the Park by Nick Sharratt are two excellent examples. In school we have been reading the books and joining in with the repetitive patterns. Maybe you could listen to these versions from YouTube and join in at home?

Michael Rosen performs We're Going on a Bear Hunt

Shark in the Park

We have been learning about odd and even numbers this week in Numeracy. Try these games at home - pairing the shoes or the coconut shy! Can you recognise odd and even numbers? Click on the image to access the games:

2D Shapes Song

A 2D shapes song for children. We have been watching this in class to help us remember the many names of the 2D (flat) shapes.

Generous Giraffe

Our Collective Worship them for this half term is GENEROSITY. This is a video that the children have loved watching which gives some nice examples of generosity. Enjoy!

 We have been practising our mouse skills in the computer suite with these games. Several children have asked for them to be added to our class page so they can play them at home. They are not educational games but are useful for getting to grips with a mouse as a method for controlling a computer...the children are all experts at using a touch screen on the school iPads or touch pad on the laptops, but the "old-fashioned" mouse proved tricky for many! Click on the mouse to access a selection of simple mouse skill games.

Y1 Homework Meeting for Parents

Hello and Welcome to Year 1!


We have two year 1 classes, Mrs Walsh's Class 1W

and Mrs Cooper & Mrs Buckland's Class 1CB


We are lucky to be helped by Mrs Wood, Mrs Bray and Mrs Jabakhanji.



This term’s topic is All About Me.
We are going to be learning some exciting information about ourselves and our local area. 


1CB do P.E on a Monday and 1W on a Friday so please have your P.E kit in school for these days.


Homework goes out on a Friday and needs to be returned the following Wednesday.


Year 1 Team 

All About Me!


Year one’s topic for the first half term is All About Me. We have transformed our learning areas into a Doctor’s Surgery where the children can learn about the body through role play. In our topic lessons we will be learning about the local area, our bodies and how we are all different. The children will look at Liverpool and the United Kingdom on an interactive map and will learn about addresses.