Year 1

  • 24 Jan 2020


    This half term, Year One are enjoying Gymnastics.

  • 24 Jan 2020

    Australia Day

    In Year One, we looked at animals found in Australia and in teams we grouped them according to different criteria. We also made our own rain sticks. Here are some photographs of our day.

  • 17 Jan 2020

    Our Mondrian Art Work

    Here are some photographs of our updated ‘Art Gallery’ in Year One. We think the children have done a fantastic job of their Piet Mondrian-inspired pieces of abstract art work.  

  • 17 Jan 2020


    As part of our learning in maths this week, we have been finding and making number bonds to 10 and number bonds to 20. Here are some photographs of the children using concrete resources to make number bonds.  

  • 17 Jan 2020

    Newsletter and Homework

    Please click on the links to access the homework grid for year one in the spring term and our half termly newsletter. Homework Y1 Year 1 Spring 1 Newsletter

  • 10 Jan 2020

    First week of the Spring term

    Welcome back, Year One! We have had a busy first week of the new term. We began the week by reading ‘Have you filled a bucket yet?’. We made our own small bucket and posted positive notes and drawings into each other’s happiness buckets. We discussed what it felt like to be ‘bucket fillers’. We […]

  • 17 Dec 2019


    We are really proud of the children’s performances in ‘Lights, Camel, Action 2 – The Sequin’. Here is a photograph of Year One in their Nativity costumes.

  • 09 Dec 2019


    Here are a few photographs of Maths learning in Year One. In shape, the children have been making patterns with 2D and 3D shapes. In our number lessons, the children have been focusing on numbers to 20; ordering, comparing and representing numbers.       

  • 01 Dec 2019

    The week in Year One

    Here are some photographs of some of our learning in Year One this week. In Maths, the children have been working on the objective of recognising, naming and sorting 2D shapes. The children have been enjoying our ‘Santa’s Workshop’ role play area in the classroom, where they have been using measuring and cutting skills and […]

  • 22 Nov 2019

    This week’s learning in Year One

    Here are a few photographs from our learning this week. You will see that in Maths, we have been subtracting and using the language of ‘finding the difference’. In History, we have been comparing London in the 1600s to London today, to explore what life would have been like in London during the time of […]

  • 08 Nov 2019

    Remembrance Day Activities

    Today, Year One took part in a P4C session and a range of art activities to better understand Remembrance Day. Here are some photographs of our learning.    

  • 08 Nov 2019

    Year 1 Autumn 2 Newsletter

    Please click the link to access Year One’s latest newsletter. Year 1 Autumn 2 Newsletter

  • 24 Oct 2019

    Sketching faces

    This week, we have been sketching portraits of our friends or family members from photographs.       

  • 24 Oct 2019

    Our Autumn Walk

    This week, year one have been learning about the changes that the Autumn season brings and noticing how the weather and daylight has changed. Part of our learning involved an Autumn walk around the school grounds to spot the signs of Autumn.

  • 17 Oct 2019

    Relax Kids

    On Thursday, Year One took part in a Relax Kids session. The children danced, stretched, took part in breathing exercises and gave each other peer to peer massages. It was a wonderful session in which everybody left feeling happy, calm and relaxed.

  • 17 Oct 2019


    As part of our history topic, we have looked at old and new toys. This week, the children have been sketching old or new teddy bears.

  • 11 Oct 2019


    Here are some photographs of our recent maths learning. Year One have been learning how to use part-part-whole models and to complete fact families with addition calculations.      

  • 02 Oct 2019

    Traction Man Is Here!

    Year One have been exploring the text ‘Traction Man is Here!’ by Mini Grey. This week, we came to school to find lots of photographs of Traction Man – he had been on lots of adventures in our school during the night! We wrote lists of questions, asking Traction Man about his adventures. We worked […]

  • 02 Oct 2019


    Year One have been working hard on their Maths skills; identifying numbers which are greater than, less than and equal to another number.

  • 26 Sep 2019

    Paired Reading

    Year One and Year Five have thoroughly enjoyed their first ‘Paired Reading’ sessions together. Here are some photographs of our happy readers!

  • 20 Sep 2019


    Year One have thoroughly enjoyed their Dance lessons with Mrs Adams. The children worked hard on their dinosaur poses to end their dance!

  • 20 Sep 2019

    Fantastic home learning

    Here are some photographs of fantastic home learning!

  • 20 Sep 2019

    Meet the Teacher

    Please find a link below to the presentation shared at Year One’s Meet the Teacher meeting this week. Meet the Teacher

  • 16 Sep 2019

    Week 2

    Here are a few photographs of some year one’s learning this week. In English, we have been sorting fiction and non-fiction books. In Maths, we have been sorting, counting and representing numbers. In R.E., we have begun to learn about the creation story.        

  • 09 Sep 2019

    First Week in Year One

    Here are some photographs to show the children’s first few exciting days in Year One!  

  • 08 Sep 2019

    What do I need in class today?

    Please click the link below for a timetable of what children in year one will need to bring to school each day. What do I need in class today?

  • 08 Sep 2019

    Homework grid

    Please click on the link below to access Year 1’s homework grid for the Autumn term. Homework Y1

  • 08 Sep 2019

    Year 1 Autumn Term 1 Newsletter

    Please click on the link below to access Year 1’s Autumn Term 1 newsletter. Year 1 Autumn 1 Newsletter

  • 08 Jul 2019


    In our P4C session this week, we read The Colour Monster. We discussed which emotion is linked to which colour in the book. We talked about which colours would represent other emotions, how we know which colour/mood our peers might be feeling and how we could support them to feel calmer and happier (green and […]

  • 08 Jul 2019


    Here are some photographs of Year One enjoying P.E. this week.    

  • 08 Jul 2019

    Africa Week in Year One

    Year One learned about The Gambia during Africa Week. The children started the week by sharing what they already knew about The Gambia and asking questions. We listened to African music, made jewellery, learned about an important figure from The Gambia and completed map work. Here are some photographs of our week.

  • 27 Jun 2019

    Typing practise

    Year One have enjoyed practising typing sentences on the laptops.

  • 27 Jun 2019

    Year 1 visit to Church

    Year One visited St. Anne’s Church to learn about marriage. Here are some photographs of our afternoon.  

  • 20 Jun 2019


    This week, Year One have been describing turns and position in Maths. Here are some photographs of our learning.

  • 12 Jun 2019

    Role Play

    Year One have been enjoying their new Veterinary Surgery role play area. Here are some photographs.

  • 07 Jun 2019


    Please click on the link below for our last Newsletter of this academic year: Year 1 Summer 2

  • 07 Jun 2019

    Florence Nightingale’s lamp

    Here is a photograph of a wonderful homemade lamp, just like the one Florence Nightingale used!

  • 07 Jun 2019

    This week’s learning

    Year One have had a busy first week back! Here are some photographs from our Maths, Science, Art and R.E. learning.  

  • 22 May 2019

    Wild flowers

    Year One have been researching and creating fact files about wild flowers. They have sketched wild flowers found in the Peace Garden and used water colour paints to finish.  

  • 20 May 2019

    Gruffalo Trail

    Year One enjoyed an afternoon adventure at Dovestone. We went on a Gruffalo Trail! We had three challenges to complete. First, the children created pictures of the Gruffalo using natural materials that they could find in the environment around them. Secondly, in pairs, the children took it in turns to be blindfolded and guided along […]

  • 15 May 2019


    Year 1 enjoyed P.E. in the sunshine today. We focused on different movements. The children were skipping, hopping, balancing and sprinting.  

  • 15 May 2019

    Fabulous Home Learning

    Here is a photograph of some fabulous, independent home learning all about space!

  • 15 May 2019


    This week, year 1 have been making and adding equal groups. We then made and drew arrays and using them to write repeated addition calculations. Here are some photographs of our learning.

  • 10 May 2019

    Paired PE

    On Tuesday, Year 5 and Year 1 had a joint PE lesson; the Year 5 children coached and supported the Year 1s on their throwing and catching. Take a look at our super learning!

  • 10 May 2019

    This week’s learning

    This week year 1 have explored information texts and written their own about Florence Nightingale. The children enjoyed drawing portraits of Florence.        

  • 07 May 2019


    Here are some photographs of the year 1 children completing tasks to support spellings this week.        

  • 26 Apr 2019


    This week we used our skills to measure capacity, weight and length in Maths.      

  • 26 Apr 2019

    A House for the Three Little Pigs

    To complete our Materials topic, the children were challenged to build a strong and sturdy house for the three little pigs.  

  • 26 Apr 2019

    Florence Nightingale

    This week we have started learning about the life and importance of Florence Nightingale. Here are some photographs of our learning.      

  • 23 Apr 2019

    Year 1 Summer Term Home Learning

    Please click on the link to view Year 1’s summer term home learning page. Homework Y1

  • 23 Apr 2019

    Year 1 Summer Term 1 Newsletter

    Please click on the link to view Year 1’s newsletter. Year 1 Summer 1

  • 19 Apr 2019


    Year 1 have enjoyed playing the Glockenspiels in our Music lessons this half term. Here are some photographs of the children practicing their skills. The children worked collaboratively in pairs and supported each other with their learning.

  • 04 Apr 2019

    Phonics Screening Check Meeting

    Please click on the link to access the slides from the Phonics Screening Check meeting for Year 1 parents. Phonics screening check 2019

  • 03 Apr 2019


    Year 1 have been working on their throwing and catching skills. 

  • 03 Apr 2019


    Here are some photographs of Year 1 working hard on their Phonics skills this week.

  • 25 Mar 2019

    Traditional Tales Day

    Year 1 have enjoyed a wonderful Traditional Tales Day. Everyone looked fantastic dressed as their favourite character from a traditional tale. This morning, the children decorated their own gingerbread man biscuit, tasted porridge and built a house of either straw, twigs or bricks for the three little pigs. This afternoon, we used the Ipads to […]

  • 19 Mar 2019

    Potion making

    Today, we arrived to school to find a letter from The Giant asking for our help to make some magic potions. The children have been learning about capacity and measuring liquid in milliliters, so year 1 were able to measure the ingredients carefully using their maths skills. Here are some photographs from our exciting morning. 

  • 15 Mar 2019

    Spring 2 Newsletter

    Year 1 Spring 2

  • 14 Mar 2019

    Exploring 3D shapes

    Year 1 have explored 3D shapes this week. The children have been on a 3D shape hunt. They have built castles using a range of 3D shapes, naming each shape and its properties. They have sorted the shapes according to their own criteria. 

  • 07 Mar 2019

    World Book Day

    Year 1 had a fantastic World Book Day! Here are some photographs of the children’s brilliant Mr Men and Little Miss costumes and of our paired reading time.  

  • 03 Mar 2019


    Year 1 received a message from the giant telling us that we had lots of measuring to do! The children measured the giant’s footprints using non-standard units of measure to begin with. The children chose to measure using cubes, counters, pencils and glue sticks etc. We then worked using standard units of measure. We used […]

  • 03 Mar 2019

    Planting beans

    This week we have explored Jack and the Beanstalk. We planted our own bean seeds and are looking forward to watching them grow.   

  • 03 Mar 2019

    Role Play

    Year 1 have been enjoying learning in their new role play area this week. We have linked our role play area to our topic of Traditional Tales. Here are some photographs of the children in their new area.     

  • 25 Feb 2019

    Have you filled a bucket today?

    We read and discussed the book ‘Have you filled a bucket today?’ The children created freeze frames in pairs. Each pair’s action would either be a ‘bucket filler’ action or a ‘bucket dipper’ action. We decided as a class whether these actions would fill our invisible happiness buckets or take away from them. We made […]

  • 25 Feb 2019

    Wind socks

    We took our wind socks outside to decide which direction the wind was blowing in.

  • 11 Feb 2019


    In Science, we have continued to learn about the weather and the seasons. This week, we learnt about the wind. We have each made a wind sock to determine the wind direction. We each created our own version of a Beaufort Scale. This is a scale which shows what we would observe outside in different […]

  • 11 Feb 2019

    Year 1 trip to the Saddleworth Museum

    Year 1 visited the Saddleworth Museum. We learnt about people and events from history that are significant to our local area. Firstly, we learnt all about the Rushcart festival, what it is and why and how it is celebrated both in the past and today. We made our own Skedlock flower sticks and flower hats […]

  • 04 Feb 2019

    Finding the difference

    In Maths, Year 1 are working on finding the difference between two numbers.

  • 04 Feb 2019

    Snowflake art work

    Year 1 have been interested in snowflakes. We read the story ‘Snowflakes’ and used the internet to search for photographs of snowflakes. We tried drawing lots of different types, remembering that they have 6 ‘arms’ and are symmetrical. Then, we used a white wax crayon to draw our final design and used watercolour paints over […]

  • 01 Feb 2019

    Snow writing

    Last week, year 1 embraced the snow! We went outside and experienced the snow and thought about how we could describe the snow using all of our senses. The children came up with fantastic adjectives which they used in their sentence work. We have been reading the story ‘Snowflakes’. We wrote a letter to the […]

  • 30 Jan 2019


    Year 1 have been working on their skills of point balancing and balancing on one leg. There were many faces showing lots of concentration! 

  • 21 Jan 2019

    Making a rain gauge

    Year 1 have made rain gauges to observe and measure how much rainfall we have each day this week. 

  • 17 Jan 2019

    This week’s learning

    This week, year 1 have become weather reporters. The children have enjoyed creating a forecast and sharing their report with the class. We looked at Mondrian’s art work and recreated our own version of his famous paintings using colours that represent winter time. In Maths, we have been practicing counting in steps of 2s, 5s […]

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Y1 Spring term homework

    Please click the link for year 1’s homework sheet. Homework Y1

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Year 1 Spring 1 Newsletter

    Please click on the link for Year 1’s newsletter. Year 1 Spring 1 Final  

  • 11 Jan 2019

    Beginning the Spring term

    Year 1 have started learning about the four seasons. We have observed signs outside that it is winter, read books about the seasons and written what we have learnt into sentences. We have made a calendar for the new year based on our learning. The children have enjoyed learning in their new role play area – […]

  • 20 Dec 2018

    Father Christmas

    Key Stage 1 had a very special visitor to their Christmas party; Father Christmas! Here are the children receiving a present from Father Christmas. 

  • 05 Dec 2018


    Year 1 have been working hard on addition. The children have represented numbers in part-part-whole models and tens frames and have completed fact families based on addition facts they know.

  • 05 Dec 2018

    Christmas Activity Day

    Year 1 thoroughly enjoyed Christmas Activity Day. We made Christmas decorations with an influence from India, Spain and Greece and learnt about the Christmas traditions from each of these countries .

  • 22 Nov 2018

    Spellings Menu

    Here are some different activities to help practice spellings:  

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Role Play Area

    Year 1 have an exciting new role play area; Santa’s Workshop! Children can use the area to practice writing their Christmas shopping lists and letters to Father Christmas. They can practice their cutting skills by choosing wrapping paper and bows to cut, stick and wrap up a parcel and choose their gift tag to write. […]

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Road Safety

    Year 1 took part in road safety walks. Afterwards, the children created posters of important information and tips to help teach others how to cross roads safely.

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Remembrance Day

    Year 1 have taken part in various Remembrance Day activities including a P4C session, creating poppy inspired art work and listening to and reflecting on stories such as ‘Flo of the Somme’. 

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Year 1 Homework

    Homework Y1  Please click on the link to view Year 1’s new homework page.

  • 13 Nov 2018

    Year 1 Autumn 2 Newsletter

    Please click on the link to view the Year 1 Autumn 2 Newsletter

  • 11 Nov 2018

    Enhancing safety and confidence online.

    In the modern technological era, it can be difficult to know how best to ensure our children are safe and confident online. With this in mind Digiworld have come up with a fantastic website to build these skills in a fun and interactive way. Digiworld is a curriculum designed to help children, aged between 5 […]

  • 21 Oct 2018

    St Anne’s CE Lydgate school song

    Follow this link to hear our school song, written and performed by our pupils.  

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Year 1 Homework

    Please click on the link below for this half-term’s homework. Year 1 Homework Autumn Term 1

  • 25 Sep 2018

    Year 1 Newsletter

    Please click on the link below for Autumn 1 Newsletter. Year 1 Autumn 1 Newsetter

  • 15 Nov 2017

    Year 1 Homework Autumn 2

    Click to see Autumn 2 Homework.

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