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Moston Lane, Moston, Greater Manchester, M9 4HH

0161 205 3864

Moston Lane Community Primary School

Be The Best You Can Be

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1's class page! Here you can find information about our classes, topics and curriculum. 

Team: 3

Teacher: Miss Youldon

TA: Mrs Hussain & Miss Keylock

Team: 4

Teacher: Mrs Houldsworth

TA: Miss Harrison & Mrs Newton

In Year 1, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum to prepare our children for a life in modern Britain.  

If you would like to view the curriculum map for the whole year, or for previous half term topics, click on the links below:


Year 1 Curriculum Map 2021/2022

Discovery Time 2021

Here are some pictures of our amazing Year 1 children working
hard and completing some super independent work!

Spring Walk

For part of our Science and Geography topic, we went on a walk to see what spring features we could spot. We loved it!


Phonics Celebration

We tried our best in our phonics quiz and made ourselves, our teachers and adults at home very proud! Because we were so amazing, our adults at school treated us to a special breakfast to celebrate. It was tasty!


We had lots of fun celebrating the Queen's Jubilee!

Earth Day

As part of a whole school celebration of 'Earth Day', we learnt all about how we can look after our amazing planet. We made Earth headbands. How cool are they!?

CPR Training

Some special visitors came to teach us how to give CPR. We listened very carefully and practised with our teddies.

World Book Day 2022

The children enjoyed celebrating ‘World Book Day!’ They all came to school dressed as their favourite character from a book. We spent the day reading some of our favourite stories and completing lots of fun activities to celebrate World Book Day.


The children enjoyed taking part in an ‘Author Zoom’ activity. We listened to the story ‘The Museum of Marvellous Things’ which was read to us by the real author, Kristina Stephenson! We learnt just how important it is to always use our imagination as they are often filled with magic!


The children in Team 4 also had a ‘Buddy Zoom’ call with the children from Team 12. They read us Mrs Houldsworth’s favourite story, ‘The Gruffalo’. We really enjoyed it!

Show and Tell - Toys 

The half term we have been learning all about old and new toys as part of our topic ‘Toys from the Past’. The children brought in some of their favourite toys from home for a show and tell activity. They enjoyed talking about their favourite toys and showing them to their friends. It was lots of fun.


As part of our new topic ‘Pretty Plants’, we have planted sunflower seeds! We are going to observe them growing and fill in our plant diary each week. We have also written a recount for our guided writing activity.

Number Day 

The children enjoyed celebrating ‘Maths Day’ at school. This year our focus was ‘Shape’. The children created some amazing artwork using different 2D shapes to create face artwork and then painted it using the water colours.

Dress to Express Day 2022

The children in Year 1 enjoyed celebrating ‘Dress To Express Yourself Day’ as part of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week 2022. They all came to school wearing their favourite outfits or favourite colours to express themselves. They all looked amazing! 


International Women's Day 2022

On 8th March 2022, we celebrated International Women’s Day across the school. In Year 1, we wrote about what we had enjoyed learning.

Science Experiment 2022

As part of our Science lesson, the children enjoyed carrying out an experiment! We performed a simple test to see which materials would best protect an egg. The materials we used were carboard, a fabric sock, bubble wrap and foil. Firstly, we made our predictions. Next, we carried out the experiment making sure it was a fair test. We wrapped each egg up carefully using the different materials and we dropped the eggs from the same height. Then, we checked the eggs to see which ones had cracked. We wrote our results down and then made a conclusion. We concluded that the cardboard was the most protective material for the egg!

Chinese New Year 2022

The children in Year 1 enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year this week! We talked about the Chinese culture and how Chinese people celebrate Chinese New Year. We also enjoyed watching videos and reading books. We even created our own Chinese lanterns! Have a look at some pictures below.

Jam Sandwiches 2022

As part of our Jigsaw PSHE lessons, we have been thinking about our dreams and goals and things that we want to achieve. We decided to set ourselves a goal – to be able to make a jam sandwich! We worked with our learning partners and created small steps, like stepping stones, to help us achieve our goal of making a jam sandwich. We enjoyed eating our jam sandwiches at the end - they were delicious! We then talked about how it felt to achieve our goal. We all felt really proud of ourselves.

Mr Potato Head 2022

As part of our topic this half term, ‘Toys from the Past,’ the children in Year 1 completed some work on the film ‘Toy Story’. The children enjoyed watching some of the film and talking about their favourite characters. For their creative challenge, the children created their very own Mr Potato Head using lots of different materials. Take a look at some of our super characters below…

Christmas 2021!

The children in Year 1 enjoyed learning about and celebrating the Christian festival of Christmas! We enjoyed completing lots of fun, Christmas activities and we also had a visit from a very special guest… Father Christmas himself! On Thursday 16th December we had a Christmas party in our classrooms. It was so much fun! We all came to school wearing our fantastic party clothes and we played some party games like ‘Pass the Parcel’ and ‘Musical Statues’. We danced to some of our favourite songs and we also enjoyed some yummy party food. Take a look at some pictures below…

DT Spaceships 2021

The children enjoyed using different materials to create their own spaceships during our DT lessons. We tested the materials first to see which one would be the best for a spaceship. We then decorated our spaceships using lots of craft materials such as pom poms and foil. It was so much fun. Look at our amazing spaceships below. 

Road Safety 2021

As part of Road Safety Week, we had some special visitors in school. They were traffic wardens they talked to us about what they do to keep us safe on the roads. They also let us try out their bikes.

Anti-Bullying Week 2021

The children in Year 1 have enjoyed celebrating ‘Anti-Bullying Week’ this week. This year, the theme was: One Kind Word. To promote anti-bullying week, we came to school wearing odd socks for ‘Odd Socks Day’. It was so much fun! Have a look at some pictures of our odd socks below…

We also took part in the whole-school anti-bullying competition where we designed a jigsaw piece based on this year’s theme: One Kind Word. Have a look at or amazing designs below…

Remembrance Day 2021

The children in Year 1 enjoyed celebrating ‘Remembrance Day’.

 Kai said: “Remembrance Day is on November 11th”. 

Mia said: “On Remembrance Day, we remember the soldiers”.

Efeose said: “On Remembrance Day, we wear red poppies on our clothes”.

 The children all took part in a minute’s silence to remember the soldiers who fought for us in the war. We also did some amazing poppy artwork using water colours. Have a look at some of our amazing artwork below…

Marcus Rashford 2021

The children in Year 1 enjoyed learning all about the footballer ‘Marcus Rashford’ as part of our whole school theme. We learnt all about his life and the amazing things he has achieved. We talked about all the remarkable things he has done to help children in the community, especially recently during the COVID-19 pandemic! We created some amazing artwork of Marcus Rashford. Take a look below…

Alien Spaceship Crash 2021

On Monday 15th November, we discovered part of a spaceship on our field. It was broken into pieces. We drew pictures of what we saw and Miss Youldon and Mrs Houldsworth took them to the police. The police sent us a letter to ask us to help with the investigation and attached some pictures that the people of Moston had taken. See the pictures and the letter below. We decided to make missing posters to try and find the missing alien and we put them up around school.

Pizza Making 2021

The children in Year 1 enjoyed making their own yummy pizzas as part of our DT lessons! Firstly, the children designed their own pizzas. Then, we made our own pizzas, choosing the toppings that we would like to put on them. After that, we took our pizzas home to cook in the oven and enjoy. They were delicious! Then, we wrote instructions for how to make a pizza in our writing lessons.

Diwali 2021

We enjoyed learning all about Diwali and creating some Rangoli patterns on the playground! 

Have a look at what we created.

Messages of Positivity

In Team 3, we have started the year with a BANG! We popped a balloon every morning and inside the balloons were names of all the people in our team. Every day we celebrated the person who was in the balloon and made them feel super special. Even Mrs Kerton had her name in a balloon! Here are the children complimenting Mrs Kerton during her day. Team 3 said such lovely things and made Mrs Kerton's day.

Our Local Area

Year 1 recently completed some field work in the local area. They went on a walk to spot the main geographical features. The children are excited to write a recount to talk about their findings and you can also see the maps that the children designed!

Jigsaw Jack

The children in Team 4 have enjoyed meeting the newest
member of their class… Jigsaw Jack! Jigsaw Jack helps us
with our learning at school. He helps us to listen to our friends,
take it in turns to speak and use kind and positive words. We
have made Jigsaw Jack feel very safe and special in Team 4.

Our First Day!

Here are some photos of the children on their first day in Year 1. We all look super smart and ready for the year ahead!

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