Crossley Street Primary School

'Inspiring today to achieve tomorrow.'

Head Teacher- Mr Gavin Hirst


Year 1 - Mr Babington  

Spring Term in Year 1

Autumn Term in Year 1

This term our learning is linked directly with our topic. We have been exploring the enthralling book, The Storm Whale by Benji Davies.

After a huge storm on the island, we helped Noi to build a shelter out of what had been washed up on the beach.

When Noi found the whale, we researched as much as we could about whales so that he could understand how to look after his new friend. 

We are currently following the White Rose Maths scheme of learning.

So far this term, we have focused on deepening our understanding of place value.

Through using lots of different equipment we have represented numbers in many different ways, just like the picture below. 

Over the rest of this term we will be learning about addition and subtraction as well as place value.

Building algorithms is fun with Bee Bots. 

We have been learning how to plan and execute algorithms by using the Bee Bots to save people and dance around in different shape patterns.

Take a look at some of our learning below.

We are cementing our understanding of Phase 3 digraphs before moving on to Phase 5 in the latter half of this term.

We follow the Letters and Sounds scheme for phonics.

Follow the link below for more information.


We have started to use our observation skills to spot seasonal changes that happen as we begin to transition into autumn.


After going out in to the playground, we observed the colour changes on leaves that had fallen from the trees. It was clear that some trees change at different times of the year. These different colours made it really easy to spot different types of trees.