I am Miss Crute, the Year 1 class teacher. The children are also supported in their learning by Miss McArdle and Miss Shields. The children have all settled into year 1 wonderfully and are becoming superb independent learners! You can also head over to our 'Curriculum' page to see more about what we are learning this year!
This year, PE will be taught on Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on these afternoons. It is vital for health and safety reasons that the children have the correct PE kit.
Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. It is important that your child has a book bag so they are able to take home their Reading Record and Reading book. Book bags can be purchased at the main office. A positive work ethos makes all the difference to your child's learning, so your support from home is welcomed and encouraged.
Every Tuesday, homework will be given out and is to be handed in on the Friday. The homework is to review what the children have learnt during the week and help to consolidate their learning. The children will also be given weekly spellings to learn.
Year 1 received a letter all the way from a school in Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA! They sent us Flat Stanley and asked us to take him on lots of adventures. Over the Easter holidays Flat Stanley had lots of fun and some amazing trips! Miss Shields created a book to send using all our pictures, it looks fantastic - thank you Miss Shields!!
As part of maths we have looked at the different coins and notes. We identified the different values and looked at the different colours and sizes. We enjoyed looking at the new £1 coin and £5 note.
Year one visited Spaceport to finish our topic about Neil Armstrong. We really enjoyed learning more about space. We had lots of fun travelling across the River Mersey on the ferry!
Well done to Year One for reaching 300 dojo points, as a reward we enjoyed an Easter Egg Hunt at the end of term. We had lots of fun finding the sweets and chocolates. Thank you to our helpers from year 5 and 6 for hiding the sweets.
Look at our amazing bonnets!
To finish our topic on toys, Year One were asked to research toys from the past. They asked parents, grand parents and other relatives about what toys they enjoyed playing with in the past. We then compared them to toys from the present and discussed which we would prefer to play with. Well done to everyone who brought theirs in and presented them so fantastically!!
Well done Year One! You all put on a fantastic play to show The Last Supper and sung the songs brilliantly!
Following our trip to St George's Hall to watch Narnia the cast came to give the whole school another performance. We really enjoyed it and they reminded us of the importance of this time of year in the Christian calendar.
For our religion display we have learnt about the Jewish Faith. We all enjoyed learning about the Synagogue and Jewish festivals.
Our class book is The BFG we enjoyed making our dream catchers to catch lovely dreams!
Our beans have grown fantastically so we have moved them to soil and can't wait to see how big they grow.
Our new English story is Giraffes Can't Dance, we have enjoyed exploring the story and learning the actions to help us remember the story.
Our new topic is Toys. We enjoyed a fantastic workshop in the museum. We learnt about toys from the past and what they were made from. We then got to play with lots of different toys and to dress up.
Year one parents and guardians where invited into school to see different phonic and maths reasoning activities. The children loved showing their parents how to solve the puzzles. It was great to see so many parents, thank you!
We decorated our pancakes with fruit toppings! They were delicious!
Today we visited Liverpool's oldest library. We had lots of fun being shown around the library. Sam, the librarian, read a story to us and then gave us a tour through the library, she took us to the roof and we looked across the city centre! Finally, we got to explore the books and read some stories.
Mr Godfrey visited year one to give us a fantastic maths lesson! We became pirate explorers and looked at measuring the length of rope, we had lots of fun exploring the various length of things in the classroom.
We have been to watch Narnia in St George's Hall. We explored the story as either Lucy or Edmond, it was lots of fun walking through the cupboard and watching the actors and actresses.
As part of our English topic we have been looking at Handa's Surprise, to help us write our own stories we have tasted lots of unusual fruits. We tasted many and came up with some fantastic adjectives!
Our Science topic this term is all about plants. We have planted our own beans and are very excited to watch them grow!
Every Monday we will be holding a phonics after school club to help the children with their reading as they prepare for the Phonics Screening. It will be helpful for your child to go and we look forward to seeing them there!
In music we have discovered different musical instruments and even created our own bands to play our instruments along to some songs!
As part of our English we have looked into tradition tales. We have looked at Little Red Riding Hood, we have role played the story and created a story map in order to help us retell the story.
We read the story of 'The Dot' By Peter H. Reynolds We explored how and body can be an artist, it just needs to start with a dot!
We decorated our own gingerbread men with different colour icing and delicious toppings!
As part of the 50-50 challenge some children put on a Alice in Wonderland show for the rest of the school, we watched a performance and got to decorate cupcakes!
We enjoyed a film and pyjama day as part of the Roy Castle 50-50 challenge.
Year One came in to an unexpected parcel! Alfie has caused all sorts of mischief in the classroom!
In order to raise money for Children in Need we had a crazy hair day!
We had visitors from Blue Coat Art who came in and explored different ways of producing art with our bodies.
Year one enjoyed our trip to the Walker, we got to explore the gallery, search for paintings and have a go at drawing our class painting. In class we looked at the painting further discussing and painting our own families.
We also had a go at making our own bread. It was lots of fun and tasted great!
Year one visited Pizza Express as part of our instruction writing. We have been shown how to make the perfect pizza! We had lots of fun and the pizzas tasted yummy!
This week we got to watch a production from the Ten Ten Theatre group. We really enjoyed the performance. It taught us that we do not only find happiness in doing what we want for ourselves but more importantly by doing things for others.
Years one and two visited central library this week. We had lots of fun hearing stories and singing songs.
In gymnastics we have been learning how to do a forward roll.
Year one had a go at completing the mannequin challenge during their rugby tots lesson. It was quite hard but we completed it!