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1C Miss Cusack

LSA Mrs Myerson


1DC Miss Davidson & Miss Cosgrove

LSA Mrs Khan


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Spring 2 Topics


  • Talk 4 Writing 
    • Fiction: Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
    • Non-Fiction: Postcards 


  • Mathematics Mastery
    • Addition and Subtraction within 20
    • Fractions
    • Measuring length and mass


  • Empiribox Science (Biology): Plants and Trees
    • Do plants need warmth to grow?
    • Stages of plant growth
    • Types of trees, their features and uses
    • Leaf indentification


  • Topic (Geography): Why can't a Meerkat live in the North Pole?
    • Name the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world
    • Locate hot and cold areas of the world
    • Name physical features of hot and cold areas of the world
    • Identify the equator, North Pole and South Pole


  • DT (Materials): What else could The Three Little Pigs have built their house from?


  • RE (Festivals and Celebrations): How do we celebrate new beginnings?
    • Easter-Christianity
    • Holi- Hindusim
    • Rosh Hashanah- Judasim
  • Philosophy for Children Values
    • ​​​​​​​Curiosity- February
    • Forgiveness- March
    • ​​​​​​​Self-Belief- April



P.E. and Drama 

Wednesday and Friday - 1C

Monday and Friday - 1DC

Please make sure your child comes to school in full P.E. kit on the days above. 



Homework is given on a Friday and is due in the following Tuesday. Please read with your child at home and write a short comment in your child's reading log. Please ensure their reading books are brought to school everyday in their book bags. 

February 2019

Mathematics Mastery- Numbers to 50


We started off our new unit 'Numbers to 50' with a race against the clock. Which group can order the number cards 0-50 the fastest?

January 2019

Talk for Writing- The Day the Teacher Quit


‘The Day the Teacher Quit!’ Having been inspired by ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’, the Year One teachers decided they need a rest too! The children hot seated their teachers today and made very convincing arguments as to why we should change their minds! Our new Talk for Writing topic, is formal letter writing

January 2019

Religious Education- Prayer Artefacts


We have continued to consider ‘What is Prayer?’ in different religions. Today we looked at what artefacts different faiths use to help them in pray such as prayer books, prayer mats, beads and statues.

January 2019

History- Museum of Liverpool Trip


We had a fantastic trip to the Museum of Liverpool to learn about Toys through Time, which fits perfectly with our big question in History this term ‘Why is the iPad more fun than Grandma and Grandad’s old toys?’. We compared toys from different decades, discussed their materials and mechanics- and of course got to play with them!

December 2018

Christmas Show


We really enjoyed performing for all the Year 1 families in the Christmas show. 

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December 2018

Design Technology


We have come to the end of our construction topic 'How can we make a set of chairs for The Three Bears?'. We have carried out research, measured, designed and made a model set of chairs suitable for Mummy, Daddy and Baby bear. I think we have some future designers in Year 1, great effort everybody!

December 2018

Religious Education- Hinduism


This term, we have learned all about how Hindus celebrate the festival of light, Diwali. We were very lucky to have a special visitors, Kajool (4P) and Mrs Singh, who told us all about how they celebrate in their home, we also made Diwali cards and decorated our classrooms for our our Diwali celebration.

November 2018

Geography- Greenbank Park Trip


Our current focus question for Geography is 'Where do all the leaves go in the Winter?', we went to Greenbank park to look for signs of Autumn and create some art inspired by things in the natural world.

November 2018

Talk for Writing- A Leaflet for the South Pole


We had so much fun making predictions for our new Talk for Writing text today. We investigated the clues around the classroom and even made real snow!

November 2018

Art and Design- Fireworks


We finished our art topic with a bang! The whole of year 1 created a bonfire night display by flicking paint. Very fun and very messy!

October 2018

Talk for Writing- Lost and Found


Today we found out our new text is about a penguin from the South Pole who needs help finding his way back home! We are so excited to start this unit based on ‘Lost and Found’ by Oliver Jeffers, focussing on setting description.

October 2018

Science- Irreversible Changes


We have been investigating irreversible changes in Science. We have baked chocolate chip cookies and rice crispy cakes! mmmmm

October 2018


This afternoon, Year 1 thought of different questions we could have asked Nelson Mandela if we had met him when he was alive. We then hot seated Nelson Mandela and he answered our questions.

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October 2018

Empiribox Science

Today Year 1 followed instructions carefully to form beautiful crystals using Epsom salt. We then sorted them in the fridge, we can't wait to see how they turn out! 


October 2018

Maths Mastery

This week, Year 1 have been exploring the properties for 2D and 3D shapes.

October 2018

National Poetry Day

We all had so much fun for National Poetry Day! We were all amazed by the creative homemade, poetry-inspired costumes! Thank you for your enthusiasm, parents!  We had lots of visitors, who read some wonderful poems to us. Special thanks to our year One parents, our Year 6 Reading Revolutionaries and students from St Hilda’s High School!

October 2018

Mixtures and Potions


Today 1DC made predictions, some of us thought that the sugar cube would dissolve faster in warm water, others thought it would dissolve faster in cold. After our experiment we discovered that the sugar dissolves faster in warm water!



October 2018

Talk 4 Writing- Instructions ‘How to Feed a Baby’.


Year One enjoyed some role play today, in our Talk 4 Writing Lesson. Our new non-fiction topic is instructions for ‘How to feed a baby’. We even learned a new word- ‘ravenous’. Ask your child what it means! 

October 2018.

Poetry- 'Jump or Jiggle' by Evelyn Beyer.


Today 1DC created posters to help them remember our class poem. We can't wait for National Poetry Day!

September 2018

Mathematics Mastery


In Maths, 1DC have been learning how to count on. We have been learning outside, using lots of different concrete resources to help us.




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September 2018

Mathematics Mastery


In Maths, we have been learning number bonds within 10 and have been using lots of different concrete resources to help us, as well as the part-whole model and tens frame to represent our equations in different ways.

September 2018

Science: Properties of Materials


In Science we have been learning about the properties of materials. We wanted to find out why some materials can change shape easily and others cannot. We investigated how long it took to break a paperclip and also made a human paperclip chain to see how long we could stay together! We learned that in some materials, the atoms inside are closely packed together and this means the shape cannot be changed easily. In other materials, the atoms are more closely packed together, this means they are more flexible- like in plasticine. We could bend, squash and twist it, but we found that if you stretch it, it will break apart.

September 2018

Talk 4 Writing - Avocado Baby (The Hook)

We had a visitor in our classroom this morning. A burglar told us how frightened he was to be chased out of a house by a strong baby with a broom! The burglar dropped all the stolen money and precious items on our carpet and made a big mess! We asked the burglar lots of questions and at first we didn't believe a baby could do that. However, after discovering that the baby had left behind some avocado on his highchair, we predicted that this must have given the baby magical powers and made him very strong.










Archived Content 2017-2018

National Poetry Day 2017

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A poetry performance for National Poetry Day 2017

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Year 1 enjoyed performing the 'What We Need' poem using their Talk4Writing actions. They used lots of expression! Wonderful Year 1!

Science in year 1

We are learning lots of scientific skills which is helping us with our experiments. Whilst we've been exploring materials, we have investigated bouncibility and even made our own bouncy balls! Then we tested some materials to check if they were waterproof or not which was lots of fun. We do a great job of keeping safe and making sure all our tests are fair because that's how we get the best results and the have most fun! 



 Our Bouncibility experiment...



We tested to see which materials absorbed water and which didn't so we could help teddy fix his broken umbrella!




Waterproof Investigation

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The children in Year 1 enjoyed choosing the correct material to fix Miss McAnerney's umbrella. Luckily they made a good choice and Miss McAnerney didn't get wet.
Have a lovely Half Term Break everyone! See you all back on Monday 25th February at normal time. Gates open at 8.30am.