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Year 1

Our names are Miss Ormond and Mrs Keogh  and we are the Year 1 teachers. We are very lucky to be supported by Ms. Harrison, who also works closely with groups of children.

This year, we have lots of exciting learning planned – you can find out what we will be doing by clicking on the ‘Long Term Plan’ button below.

PE: Y1 will be doing PE on a Thursday afternoon– please ensure that your child comes to school in their PE kit for the day.

At Holy Cross, we are incredibly passionate about fostering a love of reading in all children. We also know how difficult it can be to choose reading books for your child, which is why we have created ‘recommended reads’ for each year group. Click on the button below for more information. 

Many thanks,

Miss Ormond and Mrs Keogh


In Y1, all children are expected to read for their RWI book for at least 10 minutes each day.

We would also encourage parents/carers to ask the children the comprehension questions which can be found at the back of each book.

Each Friday, your child’s reading book will be changed.


In class 1, reading records should be completed daily by parents/carers and can be done by clicking on this link: https://forms.gle/Z6Mi1G3Dx7HkmJF96

Class Information



Our topic has been looking at our local area, Birkenhead. The children have looked at photographs of local landmarks such as Birknehead Park, Hamilton Square and Bidston Hill, learning about all their physical and human features. The children have also looked at...



Our topic in Science is Plants and we have been doing lots of investigating! The children have been on a flower hunt around the school grounds,  planted Purple Mizuna in our edible garden, with Curly Kale following soon, and examined some flowering pot plants,...



We have started off this term looking at numbers up to 10 and the children have started to develop an understanding of the terms 'greater than' and 'fewer than'. We are now learning about 'one more' and 'one less', using a number line for support, before moving onto...