Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Welcome back to school and the year 1 page. All your teachers are extremely excited to be part of your learning journey at Crossley Hall Primary School and we have planned some extremely exciting events. This page is your first ‘port of call’ for up-to-date and the most relevant information for Year 1.


Our teachers 


Miss Pryce                                            Mrs Firth                                    Mrs Dunn                          Miss Marsden


Our Learning Support Staff are:



Miss Ali                                         Miss Rashad                                       Miss Khan




Look at what we are learning!

Year 1 2023 2024 LTP.docx

Phase 2 What’s on Summer 1.pptx



Our Classrooms



At Crossley Hall Primary School, we love reading!

These are just some of the books we will read during our time in Year 1:





Recommended Reads

Here are some more books that you will also love if you are in Year 1



Click the links below to access the educational websites that we use in school and at home.

Oxford Owl

Purple Mash



Here are a few more websites and resources that you can use to keep learning at home.


Reading Read Write Inc. Phonics – Ruth Miskin Phonics Training



Wider Curriculum BBC Bitesize-KS1 Geography 

BBC Bitesize KS1 Science

BBC Bitesize – KS1 History





In maths, we’ve learned about numbers up to 50 and how to add and subtract by counting on and backwards. We’ve used number bonds and models to help us double numbers, and practised place value by partitioning numbers into tens and ones, estimating on a number line, and finding one more or less than a given number. In English, we’ve focused on ‘Castles and Knights’ and ‘Under the Sea’ as our recent writing units. We’ve practised using capital letters, full stops, and writing sentences about story characters, such as writing letters to the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella and creating acrostic poems about sea creatures in Commotion in the Ocean. In Science, we enjoyed looking at plants and how they grow. We even planted our own cress seeds and most of us tried it once it had grown.

More recently, we have been looking at materials and their properties and have enjoyed going on hunts to see what we can find in our environments.

Here’s some of our learning so far!

In Art, we studied artworks by Zaria Forman and Renata Bernal, and we’ve been practising drawing techniques inspired by their styles. We experimented with various mark-making techniques, colours, and media, focusing on neat colouring and observational drawings of plants and flowers. In RE, we have been discussing who we care for, who cares for us and how we show that we care. We also looked at how and why Christians and Muslims care for others. In PE, we’ve been improving our ball skills by practising catching, throwing, and controlling the ball both individually and in teams. We’ve had fun challenging each other to catch the most balls and control them around cones, and we’ve used our skills to play games like dodgeball and cricket.