Year 1

Welcome to Year 1!

This year there are 39 children in our Year 1 class.

Mrs Robinson and Miss Bennison are the  class teachers and are looking forward to a great year of learning. Through the year we explore, create, imagine and grow into super learners. We do lots of outdoor learning and always look forward to welcoming our chick eggs in the  Spring Term.

Mrs Woof is the Teaching Assistant and will be changing reading books and supporting all our learners.

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 Key Learning Indicators of Performance (KLIPS) for Year 1

Click on the links below to access our library of free resources for home learning

Useful websites   Username – March20    Password – home

Twinkl YEAR 1 RESOURCE PACK    (go to and sign up with offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS)

White Rose Daily Maths Problems 

Oxford Owl ebooks – Class Login – sto1  Password – 1234

Easter Resources



Internet Safety:

Online Safety Guidelines

Online Safety Home learning activities

The Child Bereavement Network

advice on supporting grieving children during the coronavirus outbreak.

Phonics Home Learning

A huge bank of resources for all your phonics leaning

Coronavirus – A Story For Children

A book about Coronavirus, illustrated by Axel Scheffler

Easter In France

This is a simple video teaching children about the Easter bells in France, Joyeuses Paques!

Easter – Holy Week

Some lovely resources to help celebrate Holy Week and Easter

Year 1 Home learning

This week’s home learning

Mother’s Day Assembly – Year 1

Well done Year 1 on an amazing assembly! Mothers Day Assembly 2020

25 non-screen activities you can do at home by Pobble


30 day Lego challenge

Spread the happiness indoor activities

Year 1 Home Learning

Some activities and top tips for learning at home from our Year 1 team

NSPCC – Buddy’s Big Workout 2020

What a great effort from everyone at St Oswald’s! Buddy’s Workout was a huge success with everyone joining in and breaking a sweat to raise money for the NSPCC. Thank you and well done to our school council for planning and arranging the whole day! Remember to return your sponsor forms to school.

NSPCC Stay Safe Speak Out Programme – Friday 25 February 2020

Details about the programme taking place over the next few weeks!

Online Safety – Top Tips and Platform Guides

Some information to help you guide your children in an online world. Here you will find some useful guides on everything from Tiktok, Snapchat and YouTube to top tips on smartphone usage and social media.

‘The Grinch’ at the Lowry

What an amazing experience for all at St Oswald’s. The Grinch didn’t disappoint. Everyone was on the edge of their seats for the entire performance and have been left with life long memories! Happy Grinchmas everyone!

The Pudsey Marathon for Children in Need

Whole School Visit to see ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas!’, The Lowry, Manchester – Wednesday 18 December 2019

Exciting opportunity to see this heart-warming musical! Children will be returning at approx 5.45 pm.

Young Voices 2020

Dear Parents of Young Voices Choir Children Your child can access the Children’s Music Room from the front page of the Young Voices website. This is your access code ‘YV2020’ for your child to view all the lyrics and dance moves. Have fun!

European day of Languages

Everyone had a great time celebrating European Day of Languages on Friday. Thank you to all our guests who came and read to our children. C’etait magnifique!

ParentPay Accounts

Reminder that all ParentPay account are to be settled asap. Thank you!

ParentPay Accounts

Please ensure ParentPay accounts are cleared by the end of term! Thank you.

Nativity 2018 – Born in a Barn Click the above link to watch our Infant Nativity

The spooky house of St Oswald’s Click the link to view the video

Meet The Teacher presentations

Our class presentations for this year.

Pobble Launch letter

Information about the exciting launch of Pobble!

Year 1 Right Start Pedestrian Programme – Stage 2

Details of Right Start Pedestrian programme starting in June!

Roblox and Fortnite – Information for parents

An increasing number of our pupils are accessing these gaming platforms so we’ve gathered some information on them for you to read.

The Police visit Year 1

After doing our wanted posters for the villains in our stories, the police came to read them and they showed us what they do.

Chicks in Year 1

Year 1 have had the best time watching the chicks hatch and grow!

Year 1 Visit to Martin Mere Wetland Centre – Wednesday 2 May 2018

Details of Year 1 forthcoming trip!

Pupil Pupil Premium Application Form (Free School Meals) for Y1,2,3,4,5 & 6 Pupils


Safer Internet Day 2018 #SID2018

This year our focus for Safer Internet Day was to Create, Connect and Share respect online. We looked at ways to be kind online and how best to share respect with one another.

‘Fun with Maths’ Workshop Summary

Summary information

Scarlet Fever

Important information!

Year 1′s Halloween Learning Day!

We had a super Halloween learning day dressed up. We had spectacular PE, spooky subtraction, frightening phonics, made our own potions and much more!

Year 1′s fabulous half term!

We have done so much in our first half term in Year 1, take a look at the pictures to see!

Super Learning Day 2017

All the children had a fantastic day learning new skills during our 10th anniversary Super Learning Day. Activities included Salsa, First Aid, Maypole Dancing, Edible Art, Mindfulness, Yoga, Golf, Rugby and Gaelic Football.  We had a special visit from some Minions who performed a dance to the whole school and the Year 6 leaders did […]

Sports day 2017

Year 1 and 2 sports day 2017.

Computing Week 2017

Minecraft comes to St Oswald’s! We all became game designers this term during our Computing week, bringing to life the world of Minecraft and creating our own games. We had a great time experimenting with the Zombies, Iron Golems and the rest of the Minecraft Universe and unearthed some real talent in all our classes. Check out the gallery and click on the links to play the Minecraft games designed by some of our children!

Harry Potter Day – celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter

Year 1′s fantastic learning!

The last half term was fantastic as we performed in music, watched our caterpillars grow and transform into cocoons and then butterflies and started mini moovers.

Year 1 Right Start Pedestrian Training Programme

Information & permission slip!

The Police visit Year 1!

What a fun two weeks back in school! We had lots of new areas to explore, one was our new Police Station. We explored it and thought of questions to ask the Police. Then the Police came to visit us with their van and equipment. We got to ask them all of our questions! It was great fun!
To finish off a great two weeks, we got to dress up for World Book Day!

Year 1 Visit to Martin Mere Wetland Centre – Thursday 23 March 2017

Details & information re the forthcoming trip to Martin Mere1

Traditional Tales in Year 1 so far…

We have had a fantastic time looking at traditional tales so far! A police station is now open in class to catch all of the villains.

Christmas in Year 1

We have had lots of fun preparing for Christmas in year 1, including our nativity, a naughty elf visiting us and a visit from the dentist!

Year 1 have been learning about space!

What an amazing 4 weeks! We have been learning about space and the planets, we had a space station in class and we walked on the moon!

Year 2 read to Year 1

Year two did their best to scare the Year one class today with their frightening stories. Lets hope there are no nightmares tonight!

Year 1′s Spooky Learning!

We have been doing lots of spooky learning this week in Year 1 and we even dressed up! We have written our own stories for Room on the Broom and read them to Reception!

Year 1′s Fantastic Learning

We have enjoyed the story of Elmer and the Lost Teddy this week. In our challenge time we have been making our own bar charts and using our phonics! Next week, we will have spooky learning all week and on Thursday 27th October, we have a special Halloween morning!

Police Horses visited Year 1!

What a fantastic two weeks, we went into space, started our new story of Elmer, had a visit from the Police Horses, Year 2 came to read us their stories and much more!

Another great week of learning for Year!

We learnt about hot seating stories this week! We all pretended to be Mrs Large.

A surprise delivery for Year 1!

A great week, including creating our outdoor area, a visit from Freddie Fit, a surprise parcel from the Large Family and our very own tyre park!

We have loved the outdoors this week!

We have made the most of the weather this week and spent our choosing time outside!

Our First Week in Year 1!

A fabulous start to Year 1. We have explored our new classroom and our new maths equipment, Numicon!

Super Learning Day 2016

Another successful Super Learning Day at St Oswald’s. This year we had lots of new activities and everyone had a super day. Well done everyone and thank you to all our visitors who helped make the day a huge success.

Year 1 and Year 2 Sports Day

Well done to all our year 1 and 2 Olympians! A fantastic effort in all their races and well done for a great display of sporting achievement.

An Amazing Week of Art

The children worked so well this week to produce some excellent pieces of ‘Modern Art.’ The whole school followed the topic of FOOD GLORIOUS FOOD and studied an artist to produce their work ready for our well attended art galleries. Thank you to everyone who supported this fantastic event.

Year 1 visit to Martin Mere

Year 1 had a fantastic day out at the Martin Mere Wetlands Centre. We spotted some day old cygnets, lots of ducks and some otters. We also fished for some creatures in the ponds and went on a wild walk. Thank you to all of our helpers, Mrs Faulkes, Mrs Corris, Miss Halai and Miss Steadman who took all our super photos. Well done to everyone on a great trip and a great day of learning.

Meteors and moondust in Year 1

Chicks in year 1

A magical week in Year 1. Our Chicks arrived in style and made a home with us in our class. We watched them hatch and grow and recorded everything in our chick diaries. We were sad to see them go but look forward to hearing updates from the farmer on how they are getting on in their new home. Well done on a super few weeks year 1!

Sport Relief 2016

Everyone at St Oswald’s came to school in their sporting gear to do their mile for Sport Relief. We had three special guests to help us warm up and cheer us on; Joe Garner, Jermaine Beckford and Liam Grimshaw. We all had a brilliant time and a few autographs too! Here are a selection of […]

Mother’s Day Class Assembly

Well done to our Year 1 class on a super Mother’s Day Assembly!

We had a busy week getting ready! We made some lovely cards, bookmarks and pebbles. After our assembly we invited all our mums to come to our class for some juice and biscuits.

Winter Welly Walk

A fantastic effort by our children in completing the Winter welly walk. It was great fun and all for a great cause. A big thanks to everyone who sponsored our welly walkers and to Mr Gordon for organising the event. Well done everyone!

Shine Star Shine

All our Infant children performed beautifully in Shine Star Shine. There was brilliant acting and singing! You can watch the video on our You Tube channel. To find our channel click on the TV icon on the class page in the ‘Children’ section.

Breakfast with Santa!

On Saturday morning the infants came in ready for breakfast with Santa. There were plenty of games, fun and it even ended with a surprise visit from Elsa, for a story and a sing along.

Parents Guide to The New National Curriculum

A useful guide to the New Curriculum for all parents.

A little peek into year 1

Another peek at our learning so far this half term.

Our Learning – Year 1

Our latest learning in Year 1.

Year 1 read their fairytales to Reception.

This Friday, Year 1 brought their super Hansel and Gretel stories to Reception. Well done Year 1!

This week in year 1

Learning Journeys for reading, writing and maths.

This booklet has been designed to help parents know where their child should be by the end of each year as they travel through primary school. It starts with the Reading journey and moves on to the Writing Journey and Maths Journey. It is a useful guide as to what is expected in each of the […]

Year1 – Our Learning this week

Well done to all our Year 1 children on a super start to the year!

St Oswald’s Golden Jubilee Flower Festival

This weekend we had a beautiful flower festival to celebrate our Church’s Golden Jubilee. Our church building was completed in November 1965 and has been the heart of the Catholic community in Longton for the past 50 years.

Year 1 and 2 Sports day

Congratulations to all our year one and two athletes! Everyone competed brilliantly and with huge smiles on their faces! A great effort from everyone. Well done!

Year 3 Guild Performance.

Year 3 have worked incredibly hard these past three weeks to create a stunning recorder performance for the Guild Hall Friendship Concert! Thank you to all the parents who came to support this great event! Click the links below to see how amazing they were.

Jubilee CD recording

An exciting morning at St Oswald’s as we record our Jubilee Celebration CD.

Nature sketching in Year 1

We took a look at how our outdoors has changed from the last time we did some nature sketching in Autumn.

Art week in Year 1

We looked at Antony Gormley’s Field for the British Isles and used our own ideas to create our super art works. A great effort from everybody. Well done year 1!

A Wonderful Art Week

This week every classroom was transformed into its very own art gallery.

Reading tips for parents

Breakfast with Santa

What a special breakfast!Olaf and Elsa popped in and everyone had a great time!

The Nativity

All the children performed wonderfully. The acting, narrating ,singing and percussion were all excellent!

Christmas jumper day for Save the Children

Senses learning in Year 1

For our senses topic we tasted cakes we baked, smelt some different spices, looked at all the different colours in our nature area. To finish off our learning we made our very own book of senses and read to reception.

Outdoor learning in year 1

So far this year we have been blessed with good weather so year 1 have taken their learning outside at every opportunity. We have been on sense walks, sketched our local area and made mini nature areas, nature monsters, leaf flowers, mini habitats, tree rubbings, witches wands and much more.

Year 1 read to reception

Year 1 visit reception to read their super information books all about their senses.

Blast Off!

Click the above link to see our rocket taking off.

Rocket science on Super Learning Day.

We had an out of this world experience with our rocket science this super learning day. Solving clues, building rockets, investigating our fuels and firing our rockets made for a busy but exciting day in mission control. Well done to everyone that took part. Super learning at its best!

World Cup fever hits St Oswalds.

World Cup forever strikes St Oswalds.!

Year 1 go country!

A little look behind the scenes before we went on stage to perform our country dance.

Super athletes visit Year 1

Phonics Screening Presentation

Click the above link to view the phonics screening presentation.

Year 1 at Windmill Farm

A beautiful day at Windmill Farm.

Learning logs

Some of our recent learning in year 1.

Mini gardens in year 1

Year 1 meet our chicks

After an exciting few days with our new arrivals, year 1 finally meet our chicks.

Chicks hatch in year 1

cluck the link above to see our chicks hatching!

Eggs arrive in year 1

Year 3 read to Year 1

Year 3 shared their brilliant stories with year 1. They based their ideas on Roald Dahl’s ‘The Twits’ and year 1 were very impressed. Well done everyone.

Police horses visit Reception and Year 1.

Year 1′s learning log

A brief look at some of the super learning our year 1 class have done so far this year.

Y1 Maths Targets

Here are the targets for maths that Y1 are working towards this year.

Home and Family Guidelines for online safety

Important information!

Year 1 2013

Year 1 read to reception

Year 1 read their super singing mermaid stories to reception.

Infant Sports Day Trailer

Click on the link to have a new look at our Infant sports day.

Year 1 perform their Under the Sea dance!

Click the link to view our Under the Sea performance from the recent dance festival.

Year 1 investigate floating and sinking

Year 1 have been finding out how different objects float and sink in different liquids.

Year 1 and 2 sports day

After some changeable weather our Infant sports day got under way under some blue skies! Thanks to all the children who competed brilliantly, the day was a huge success. Well done everyone!

Windmill Farm 2013

Year 1 had a great day at Windmill farm. We fed the animals, took a train ride to an island and even had time to practice our climbing. Well done year 1 on a super trip!

Chicks in Year 1

After a much anticipated delivery of our eggs, we now have a flock of healthy chicks. Year 1 have been super farmers and taken wonderful care of our new recruits. We have been learning about life cycles and making some super chick hand paintings. More to follow…

Landscape gardening in Year 1

This spring term we put our green fingers to the test and made some mini gardens.

An afternoon in year 1

Chinese New Year Celebrations

This week we rang in the year of the snake in style! The infants entertained us all with their dragon dancing and celebrated the afternoon away with noodles, snake charming and fortune cookies!

Year 1′s trip to Longton and Booths.

This week year one visited Booths. We had a go on the tills, visited behind the scenes and some of us even sat in the Boss’s chair! A super day out!

The Tiger Tea Party

We have been reading The Tiger Who Came To Tea this week. The tigers have been going home to have tea with the children. Year 1 children visited us to read their fabulous lion stories. They stayed for the tiger tea party too!

Year 1 Read to Reception

Year 1 have written really exciting stories about the adventures of Bob, the man on the moon. They visited Reception and read their stories very well.

Number songs and videos

Here are some of the maths songs we sing in year 1.

Our Jubilee Line!

Freddie Fit Olympic Day!

Pictures from Freddie’s brilliant Olympic Day with the Infant children. As always, everyone had a fantastic time with Freddie, despite the soaring temperatures. Well Done!

Toast fit for a king

Wow! We have been learning from the story of King Midas. The bread we toasted changed in colour from white to gold!


Maths Year 1

Maths Year 1 targets

RE at St Oswald’s

Parent’s Religious Education letter for the Autumn Term

Top Tips for Writing Y1 & Y2

Writing tips to download

The Year 1 Reader

Sheet to download here

Reading with your child

File to download here

Year 1 Photos

Photos from year 1