Year 1 2017 - 2018

Mr Baker Class 4

Mr Baker Class 4

Hi! I am Mr Baker and I have been working at Woodlands Primary School in Year 1 for a year!

I have a keen interest in all subjects but I am particularly passionate about P.E as I come from a very sporting background! I also love to teach History because this was my favourite subject when I was at school.

Outside of school, I love to keep fit. On the weekends I sometimes go running up Helsby Hill! I am also a BIG Norwich City Football Club fan and like to go to watch them play with my Dad whenever I am back home.

Mrs Liversey   Class 5

Mrs Liversey Class 5

Mrs Liversey has worked at Woodlands Primary School for over 8 years and loves the challenge and excitement that her role brings every day.

She is currently Acting Assistant Head Teacher for EYFS/KS1 and she works closely with Mrs Kennedy, the Deputy Headteacher to ensure that all of the children in the infant department receive a stimulating and enriching curriculum, building life skills to help every child achieve their full potential. Mrs Liversey also co-ordinates Literacy across KS1 and she has a particular passion for reading and the development of synthetic phonics, using the Read Write Inc program across EYFS and KS1.

In her spare time, Mrs Liversey enjoys spending time with her 14 year old son, Cameron, and 19 year old daughter, Rebecca. She also enjoys reading, swimming and going for long walks in the stunning Lake District.

Mrs Lonsdale  Class 6

Mrs Lonsdale Class 6

I have worked here at Woodlands for eigh years. I love being part of the Key Stage One team and working in Year One. As part of my role I am History/PE Co-ordinator for KS1. In my spare time I enjoy attending ballet classes and spending time with her family and friends.

Spring Term Year 1!

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela

Welcome back to school children and parents! We hope that you have had a great Christmas and the Y1 staff can't wait to hear all your news!

During this half term we will also be introducing our new topic called 'School and Rules'. We will be looking back at schools in the past and comparing them to school life now. We will also be having an authentic Victorian school master visiting us at Woodlands to share some Victorian artefacts with us.

In Literacy we will be using the storybook The Lion Inside as our hook for writing.

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We will be using Talk 4 Writing strategies to learn the story, performing with actions and words to retell the story. The children will then innovate and create their own exciting stories. The children will also research the different types of animals that are found in the story of The Lion Inside. The children will then write a fact file showcasing all the things they learnt about their chosen animal. Throughout all of their writing the children will be consolidating the accurate use of capital letters and full stops and how to use 'and' to join two sentences together.  

During the Spring term, we will continue to teach Read Write Inc. to continue to develop the children’s reading skills as they learn their sounds, segmenting and blending whilst also developing their comprehension skills. If you would like to help your child to practise their phonic knowledge for reading at home, then follow the link for more information.


This term in maths we will be continuing to work with the children to develop and deepen their understanding of numbers around us. We will learn about numbers through exploration and fun, interactive and collaborative activities. we will focus on numbers within 50 when we work on place value and we will also be learning how to add and subtract using a numberline.

There are such a variety of useful resources on the internet for teaching counting, shapes, measure and so on – all disguised as games! Here are some further links if you would like to help your child to practise at home...


Some apps for tablet computers are:

King of maths, Doodle maths, Monster math, Conundra math and Penguin jump maths!


P.E Information!

Please make sure that you bring the following items in your P.E kits:


Indoor kit: a white t-shirt, black shorts, pumps and socks!

Outdoor kit: You will need plain, dark coloured jogging bottoms, a jumper or hoody and outdoor trainers, as our wonderful weather can be very unpredictable!

Please make sure all items are clearly labelled in a named sports bag to help children look after their clothes. 


 Mrs Liversey, Miss Vickers  and Mr Baker are full of enthusiasm for the term ahead and they are really excited about working with your amazing children! 

Thank you for your continued support.

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Woodlands Primary School

Eddisbury Road
Ellesmere Port
CH66 2JT

Please contact either the Infant or Junior Office on:

Tel: 0151 338 2260
Fax: 0151 355 1975

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