Year 1



As part of our Eurovision celebrations, the children had lots of fun singing songs on karaoke!

Visit to the Bethel Church

Thank you to everyone at the Bethel Church for inviting us for a Easter to Pentecost Experience. The children were taken on a journey from Good Friday to Pentecost and we are excited to share their new learning back in school! 

Our King’s Coronation Celebrations

We had so much fun celebrating the King’s Coronation with lots of cake, music and dancing! The children enjoyed learning about King Charles III and the Coronation ceremony.

Liverpool Maths Party Day 2022

We all had a fantastic time for the Liverpool Maths Party Day. The children had lots of fun taking part in maths activities and games. The children looked fantastic wearing their numbers, patterns and shapes!


Year 1 Library 

We love to read our favourite books and share stories in our Year 1 cosy corner. 

Our Class Promises

The children in Year 1 talked about how we can help each other and make good choices in school. We decided upon our class promises for us to follow. 





Parental Involvement

We believe that parents and/or carers play a vital role in their child’s education.  We hope to work in partnership with you – we will support your efforts at home and provide opportunities for you to engage in your children’s education in school.


Phonics Screening Check

A guide for parents

What is Phonics?

Phonics is a method of teaching children to read and write skilfully. They are first taught how to recognise the sounds made by each letter and combination of 2/3 letters. Children are taught to read by breaking down words into separate sounds or ‘phonemes’. They are then taught how to blend these sounds together to read the whole word.

Phonics is taught through short, daily sessions throughout our school using a range of strategies such as games, computer programmes, reading and writing activities. The phonics programme is split into phases through which the children progress throughout Early Years and Key Stage 1.

Why Phonics?

Research has proven that when phonics is taught through a structured programme, starting with single sounds and progressing to more complex sounds consisting of more than one letter, it is the most effective way of teaching children to read. Almost all children who receive good structured phonics teaching will learn the skills to approach new words confidently leading to fluency and reading for pleasure. Reading is a complex skill and whilst we recognise the importance of phonics teaching we also use a wide range of additional strategies which supports the development of reading.

What is the phonics screening check?

The National phonics screening check is a statutory assessment that was introduced in 2012 for all Year 1 pupils and is used to check your child’s phonics knowledge.

It comprises of a list of 40 words, some real and some ‘nonsense’ or ‘alien’ words. The children are asked to break down each word and blend together to read the whole word. The check will assess phonics skills and knowledge learnt through reception and year one. The check will be completed individually with your child’s teacher .