Holy Cross Catholic Primary School

'Living, Loving, Learning Together'

Year 1

Welcome to Year !!


I am Miss Crute, the Year 1 class teacher. The children are all settling into Year One well and working hard! You can also head over to our 'Curriculum' page to see more about what we are learning this year!


This half term, PE will be taught on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Please ensure your child has a full PE kit in school on these afternoons. PE kits can be purchased from the office. It is vital for health and safety reasons that the children have the correct PE kit and pumps. 


Reading is a very important aspect of learning, so we actively encourage children to read every night. It is important that your child has their book bag every day 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.


Stay and Pray


This week parents were invited into classes and join in with our collective worship. We loved having them be apart of our reflections.

The Last Supper


We have been learning the story of the Last Supper. We worked really hard at role playing.

Jesus at the Temple


We have been learning about Jesus' trip to the temple and how he stayed to listen to the stories in 'his father's house. We had lots of fun role playing the story.

Properties of materials


We completed a sorting and classifying activity to look at the properties of materials.

Collective Worship


We used our art work created with Miss Kronenberg in our collective worship to thank God for all he has made for us.

Researching people who help us at mass


We have been learning about special people in RE. Our family and friends are special to us, as well as people who help us, such as doctors, nurses, police men and women, cleaners and our lunch staff. We researched the people who help at mass and role played the different roles.

School 100 years ago


As part of our topic, life 100 years ago, we have been looking at what a school day would be like for children. Mr Highton inspected our hands and made sure we were clean enough after play time. Anyone who wasn't was sent to wash their hands!

Green Screen


Following on from our topic on the weather, we have looked at how the weather is presented and what each of the symbols mean. We have worked with Mr Mills to present our own weather forecast. It was lots of fun!

Glory to God - Our Nativity


Year 1 and 2 both did amazing for our Christmas Nativity. We all worked really hard to learn our lines and words for the songs. Some of us had to step in last minute and did fantastically well infront of all the adults.


Well done everybody!



Year one were very lucky to go to the first screening of Julia Donaldson's Zog at a pop up cinema in Williamson Square. We loved the film, it was very funny! We can't wait to go back to class and read the story.

The Nativity


We had fun learning about the birth of Jesus, we created our own nativity scene to take home and hang on our trees!

Mechanical Christmas Cards!


We have been working with Miss Kronenburg in DT, looking at pulleys and levers. For our Christmas cards we created pulleys to make our cards move. We worked very hard to design the best cards.

Christmas Dinner


We loved our Christmas Dinner! 

Autumnal Art


We have used our pictures from Calderstones Park to create our own pastel drawing. We enjoyed looking at the different colours of the leaves. 

Number Bonds to 10


We have been learning our number bonds to 10. To help write our number sentences we have used tens frames to find our own answers.


Rain Gauges


As part of our work over the seasons we have created rain gauges to measure the rain and see what season it rains the most in.



We have begun to solve addition sentences. To help us in our work we have used cubes to find out the answer.

Chester Zoo Ranger


As part of our topic, Animals including humans, a Chester Zoo Ranger came to show us lots of interesting things. He brought in:

- Zebra skin

- Elephant tusk

- Rhino's tooth



We learnt lots of interesting facts!

Part Whole Model


We used the part whole model to partition numbers up to 20. We have been learning all about number fact families.

Rhyming pairs

Year Two's Fair


Year Two have been reading Dogger and created their own fair for Year One and Reception. They made instructions about the games and designed posters to invite us. We had a brilliant time and won lots of prizes. Thank you Year 2!

Kitty Wilkinson


Our history topic this half term is all about Kitty Wilkinson and how she helped the people of Liverpool. We have created a timeline about her life and when she opened the wash houses. We have created our own wash house to imagine what it would have been like. We were also very lucky to visit the Anglican Cathedral and learn even more, we saw a stained glass window of her and visited her grave. A lady acted as Kitty Wilkinson and told us all about her life. Finally, we made our own Kitty Wilkinson stained glass window.

Giant's dreams


This October the Giants make their final visit to Liverpool, Holy Cross has been asked to produce art work to be displayed in one of their locations! Year 1 got to make dream catchers for the giants. Thank you to all the parents who attended the workshop.

Stick Man


We have really enjoyed learning the words to Stick Man, we have created actions and a story map to help us remember the tricky parts! We are having fun becoming independent readers.