Welcome to year 1! We hope you had a lovely summer with lots of rest and fun and are ready to come back to school to start our new school year. We are all very excited to begin our Autumn term in year 1! Our class teacher is Miss Duck and our teaching Assistant is Miss Corrigan.

In year 1 we are working really hard to be kind, thoughtful and work together as a team. We do our best to follow the golden rules and always be green.

The Autumn term is very exciting and year 1 have lots of fantastic things to look forward to. We have a class trip planned to the transport museum to help us with our IPC topic. There will be lots of exciting learning opportunities this term as well as joining in with the rest of the school in some Christmas fun!

In June year 1 will complete a phonics screening test so excellent attendance and punctuality is essential.

Snowy Weather Work

In the event of a school closure due to bad weather please complete this work at home and bring it into back into school on your return or email the school office  mosscroft@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject ‘Year 1 Snowy Weather work’.


Here is a copy of our curriculum map to see what we will be learning about this year




Autumn Term Spring Term Summer term
English Narrative:

Stories with a familiar setting


Non Narrative:




List Poems


Traditional tales









Question and answer poems








Place Value


Addition, Subtraction


Addition and subtraction

Place Value

Measurement, length and height

Measurement weight and volume

Number Multiplication and division

Number: Fractions

Geometry: position and direction

Number place value

Measurement: Money


IPC From A to B Food


Time travellers


PE  Games






Computing Computer Science Information Technology Digital Literacy
Science Animals, including humans.

Seasonal Changes: Autumn and Winter

Seasonal Changes: Spring and         Summer

Everyday Materials


Scientists and


SEAL New Beginnings Getting On & Falling Out Going goals

Good to be me



RE Gifts


New Beginnings


Our Planet



In IPC our topic is ‘From A to B’. Take a look at what we will be learning in each subject this term.

In Geography, we’ll be finding out:

How we travel to school

How to make maps to record our journey to school

How to create our own train journey around the host country

How we can travel to different countries

How to create our own activity holiday

In History, we’ll be finding out:




Spelling and Maths homework will be given out every Friday and should be in by the following Friday.

Children will need to learn their spellings and mathematical skills each week. A spelling test will occur every Friday.


Children will receive a dojo point for returning their homework.


Our IPC topic for the Spring term is ‘We Are What We Eat!’ which is all about food! We have lots of exciting things planned this term including turning our role play area into a Chinese restaurant. Take a look at the wonderful things we will be learning about



Take a look at what we will be covering this term:

Be able to create some questions to answer about food in the past.

Know that food that was available to people in the past may not be the same as food available now.

Be able to use a range of resources including the Internet, books, interviews and questionnaires to find out about the differences in our diet in the past and in modern times.

Be able to use drama, role play, writing and art to communicate about food in the past.

Know that the foods that are grown and eaten in different localities vary for reasons that include climate and culture.
Know that the weather and climatic conditions of different localities affect the food that is produced and eaten.

Be able to consider the food that is grown/eaten in the host country and compare
it to other countries.

Be able to find out about food grown and eaten in the host and other countries from books, the Internet and photographs, and by interviewing and questioning people from host and other nations.

Be able to use a world map to help communicate information gathered about food produced and eaten in different parts of the world.

Be able to use drama, role play, writing and art to communicate about food in the past.

Know that artists use different forms in their work including drawing, painting and printing.

Be able to use a variety of materials and processes.

Be able to comment on works of art.

Know that the work of artists can be seen in various contexts, including menus in restaurants and advertisements for food.


Be able to plan a pizza.

Be able to describe their plans using words and pictures.

Be able to use a range of kitchen utensils safely and with attention to hygiene.

Be able to choose appropriate materials for making and cooking a pizza.

Be able to comment on the pizza made.

Be able to comment on the usefulness of utensils.

Be able to work with each other where appropriate International Learning.

Know that food is an important part of many festivals, including some in the host country.





PE will take place every week on Monday and Thursday.  Please ensure your child has their full kit in school on these days in order to be prepared for the lesson and to receive a class dojo point.

Full Kit:

Team coloured t shirt (red, blue, yellow or green)

Black shorts

Black pumps


Children will have a music lesson every Tuesday with a specialist music teacher.


Learning in Action



Year 1 re-told the story ‘Peace at Last.’ We added Pie Corbet inspired actions to help us remember what happened in the story. We worked in groups to act out different parts of the story. We each looked at a different place where Mr Bear tried to go to sleep and came up with actions to help us remember where about in the house Mr Bear had gone.










In our maths lesson we were looking at greater than and less than. We learned that the crocodile always eats the biggest number.