Year 1 2018 - 2019

Miss O'Neill

Miss McGarvey

Welcome to Year 1

In Class 1O,  Miss O'Neill is the class teacher. Mrs Caple is the class teaching assistant. Our Lunchtime Assistant is Mrs. Guildford.

In Class 1M, Miss McGarvey is the class teacher and Miss Bartlett is the class teaching assistant. Miss Winder supports our class on Thursday afternoons. Our Lunchtime Assistant is Mrs. Bullen.

Both classes have P.E. Games lessons every Monday, so the children bring their outdoor games kits on that day (including trainers).  Indoor kits should remain in school during term time. 

'Beside the seaside' curriculum overview (Summer, 2018) available for download here

Click here to watch a video which will help you to practise how to say sounds!

Homework tasks can now be found on a new page of the school website.  Click here to access the page.  Alternatively, you can find the page by hovering over 'Classes' and selecting 'Homework' (see image attached below).



13. 7. 18

The Y1 children had a fun sports morning on Wednesday, taking part in running races, and team games such as bean bag relay, obstacle and we also added an egg and spoon race for a bit of fun! 


6. 7. 18

The children had a wonderful morning at the beach on Thursday. The sand was perfect to make our "Sand Sculptures" and the children worked so well in their teams. 

In our geography and science work on the weather and seasons, the children enjoyed being "TV Weather Presenters" and we played a guessing game,  "which season?"  it could be! 



29. 6. 18

Our maths focus this week has been learning to recognise coins and notes and measuring the capacity of different containers, using language such as empty, nearly empty, quarter full,  half full, nearly full and full. 



22. 6. 18

What an exciting and busy 'Arts Week' we have had! 

The children enjoyed painting, joining in with 'Steve the magician', watching a saxophone group, drumming and dancing! We were also so impressed with the children's lighthouse models and how clearly they explained how they had been made. 


15. 6. 18

The children are enjoying "The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch" and activities from the story.
On Friday afternoon, they went on a wildflower hunt with their Y5 buddies. 
Please scroll down to the file section to find this week's homework note - or click here!. Red words have been sent home in book bags. 



8. 6. 18

What another busy week we have had! We have enjoyed starting our 'Beside the Seaside' topic thinking about our favourite holidays. We have also learnt lots about staying safe and healthy following a visit from NSPCC and being involved learning about 'healthy eating' during Worship. 


18. 5. 18

As part of our 'Growing' Science work, we have enjoyed exploring our school grounds looking for common wild plants. We will continue to identify them in the environment and learn their names. We also enjoyed celebrating 'The Royal Wedding' with our red, white and blue picnic on the field. 



11. 5. 18

We have been continuing our 'Celebration' theme during our RE work. This week, Rev. Nichols came to visit Year One to share information about the celebration of Baptism. 

4. 5. 18

This week had a visit from Mr Toker the Sefton Council Road Safety Officer to introduce the importance of 'Road Safety'. We are looking forward to starting our practical road safety sessions over the next few weeks. 

The children have been enjoying 'Outdoor and Adventurous' activities during PE lessons. This week, they were challenged to take their blindfolded partner around different areas of the playground. The children gave each other clear instructions to guide their partner around in caring and cooperative way. 




27. 4. 18

This week we started to learn the story 'Jack and the Beanstalk' and planted our own bean seeds. We recorded what the seeds will need to grow in our 'Bean seed diary' and we will continue to observe changes as the bean grows over the next few weeks. 

Scroll down to the bottom of the page to view The Phonics Screening Check video.


20. 4. 18

Y1 both had visits over the last 2 weeks from the Nationwide Bank, where they had lots of fun painting their own pottery piggy banks, to take home.

The children enjoyed a "Science Show" on Thursday afternoon, learning about the properties of materials. The children had opportunities to participate and help with lots of exciting experiments and predict what would happen!

On Friday afternoon, Y1 enjoyed a sunny afternoon, in our "Storytelling Garden," with their Y5 buddies, sharing a favourite "Traditional Tale" from home, as part of our topic work.


13. 4. 18

The children have been exploring our playground for signs of Spring this week in Science. We continued our investigations on a field trip to Cambridge fields, especially looking out for deciduous and evergreen trees, as part of our new topic 'Into The Woods'.


What a busy week we have had! 

We concluded our 'Pirate and Explorers' topic with a fun-filled Pirate Day. The children made 'Treasure biscuits', treasure maps and went on an Easter/ treasure hunt. We also enjoyed working with our buddies to complete sports activities for Sports Relief. Our week concluded with a thoughtful Easter service led by Year 4. We proudly walked to Church wearing our hats to raise money for Brain Tumour Research on 'Wear a hat day'. 


16. 3. 18

As part of our 'Pirates and Explorers' topic, the children enjoyed practising their yoga postures as part of a pirate yoga adventure. 

In Geography, we have been learning to name and locate the seven continents of the World. We also learnt about Northern Ireland and St Patrick's Day celebrations. The children enjoyed tasting Irish soda bread. 

In R.E, we have continued to learn about 'Symbols' with a particular focus on 'water'. 




8. 3. 18

The children are enjoying creating their "DT Moving Pictures" project, and have had fun painting their Mother's Day cards this week.

We also had fun in the snow on Thursday at playtime on the field. 



2. 3. 18

What an exciting week we have had! We had a visit from the 'Big Red Bus' and had a fantastic day celebrating World Book Day dressed as our favourite book characters. 

We also found our class treasure had disappeared as some pirates had taken it! We created 'Wanted' posters describing the pirates and luckily our treasure was returned. 

Click here to see our World Book Day pictures!


23. 2. 18

This week, the children have enjoyed predicting the best material, to make a waterproof shelter, for a "shipwrecked pirate" in science.

They have been practising skills in algorithms, in computing, giving precise instructions to the "Pirate Beebot," in order to find the treasure!


9. 2. 18

We had a busy week celebrating Safer Internet Day on Tuesday and we finished our Toy Topic by becoming Curators in our own Class Toy Museum.

The children spoke confidently about their old/ vintage toys and answered lots of questions from all of the visitors. 

Click here to view some photographs of our work this week!


2. 2. 18

We had a fantastic time visiting the Museum of Liverpool this week.  We had the opportunity to explore old and new toys with the curator Chris; went on a Toy Trail around the museum; investigated and explored Little Liverpool and had the opportunity to play with some old and new toys, including a Tudor doll. 

Click here to see more!


26. 1. 18

Year 1 have enjoyed exploring 'Shape and Pattern' this week, and continued to learn about old and new toys in our topic work.

Click here to see Year 1 investigating different shapes and patterns!


19. 1. 18

What an exciting and busy week we have had!

We have enjoyed our DT Sock Puppets project and have been busy designing and creating following our original designs. We have also started learning about different old and new toys by handling them and reading about them in our non-fiction book 'All kinds of toys'. 


14. 1. 18

Year One children are enjoying their 'Toy' topic. This week they brought in their favourite toys to draw and write about. 

We had our first hockey lesson with Marc and Josh this week. The children are having fun practising their new skills.

In R.E. we are learning about the story of Creation from the Old Testament. The children have drawn and painted some animals to add to our colourful class displays. 

Click here to look at some pictures.


7. 1. 18

We had a lot of fun before Christmas in Y1. 

We enjoyed being in the choir for our Nativity 'A Midwife Crisis'.  Nicky from Tesco visited, teaching us about Christmas traditions. 

We had lots of fun and games on our party day and were very excited to have 'Breakfast with Santa'.

Click here to view some of the pictures we took!


1. 12. 17 

This week we have had so much fun learning about Scotland and learning about St Andrew's Day celebrations. 

Mrs. Govan shared her experiences of growing up in Scotland and brought in her families Scottish clothing and artefacts.  We learnt many interesting facts about Scotland; located Scotland on a map; found Edinburgh on the map; had the opportunity to try on traditional Scottish dress; tasted Haggis and learnt about St Andrew. 

Click here to look at some photographs!


23. 11. 17

We have really enjoyed learning more about animals during our 'Claws, Paws and Whiskers' topic and we were especially impressed with the confidence and creativity the children showed when presenting their research homework.  Their classmates listened carefully, learning lots of new facts, and also asked lots of good questions. 

Click here for a closer look at some of their fantastic work!


10. 11. 17

Taking inspiration from Bonfire Night celebrations, the children created chalk drawings of fireworks and enjoyed using a paint programme on the computers, to recreate fireworks.  Click here to have a look at their work!

We are looking forward to going to the cinema next Thursday to see 'Nuts 2'. Please ensure you have sent permission slips and coach money, thanks!


3. 11. 17

The children have been excited to start their new topic 'Claws, Paws and Whiskers'.  They enjoyed sorting and discussing their animal photographs on Monday afternoon.  We have begun to group the animals into mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and fish. We have also been creative making bat pictures using our hand prints.

The children also enjoyed becoming familiar with our topic story 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell. We will continue to learn this story and tell it like storytellers. 

Have a look at some photographs here!



This week, we have enjoyed using our sense of touch to investigate textures. We described the texture of jelly, porridge oats and sand and wrote super sentences using 'and' to join our ideas e.g. The jelly is sloppy and sticky.  Click here to view some photographs of our investigation!

The new topic overview is also now available for you to view, find it below attached as 'Claws, Paws and Whiskers' - or click here to take a look!


12. 10. 17

Year One have been looking at the art work of Paul Klee this week, and enjoyed making a 'Paul Klee' inspired self-portrait.  Click here to see their magnificent work!


6. 10. 17

Year One had a trip out to Tesco this week, learning about seasonal foods with Nicky.  Click here to see some pictures!


30. 9. 17

The children are enjoying learning about the seasons in our Science work. This week the children explored the playground, looking for signs of Autumn, collecting leaves, conkers and acorns.  Take a look at some pictures here!


22. 9. 17

We have had lots of fun continuing our learning throughout our 'Marvellous Me' topic. This week, we explored our sense of smell, drew self-portraits  and some groups have started creating maps of our school grounds. 

Click here to have a look at these week's photo gallery!


14. 9. 17

The children enjoyed their geography field work activity, finding 'human and physical' features in the playground.

Have a look at some pictures here!

8. 9. 17


(Class 1.O)

(Class 1.M)

Our First Week in Year 1!


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