Christ The King RC Primary School

Year 1

 Welcome to Year One!

Meet the Staff:

Y1H - Mrs Higgens 

Y1L - Mrs Henry's and Mrs Fleming

We are also supported by Mrs Fahy and Miss Southworth  


Please click on the link for your child's class to look at the Parent Information leaflet.  

 Y1H Mrs Higgens

 Y1L Mrs Henry's 

Click on the links below to find out more about our curriculum in Year 1:


Religion - Families 

"You are the people of God; he loved you and chose you for his own. So then you must clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience… And to all these qualities add love, which binds all things together in prefect unity." Colossians 3:12,14


The children will have the opportunity to talk about and share their experiences of their own family unit. They will consider the roles of the people in their family and how they show love and care for each other.  They will learn that they are loved and created by God,  and are also part of God's wider family which includes the school community and Parish family of Christ the King.  



In Mathematics, the children will begin a unit on 'Place Value' including counting, ordering and comparing, recognising numbers in numerals and words and representing numbers with equipment.  

As we progress through the Autumn Term the children will work on 'Addition and Subtraction'.  They will learn to recognise that numbers can be made up of 'parts' and 'wholes' and they will use the mathematical symbols + - =  

In Year 1 we will continue to work on the 'Mastering Number' programme to support the pupils in developing fluency.  They will use a range of practical resources including numicon, rekenreks and tens frames .  


        HE1367272 - Rekenrek Counting Frame | Hope EducationBuy Plastic Ten Frame and 2 Colour Counters 10pk | TTS


In Year One,  pupils will need to learn number bonds to make 10. They will need to recall them from memory.  They will have lots of opportunities to practise using equipment like the Numicon shapes shown below. 

In our English lessons this half term we will be reading the following texts to inspire the children's writing: 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas, 'The Pig's Knickers' by Jonathan Emmett and 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis.     

The pupils will continue to attend daily Phonics lessons using the Read, Write, Inc programme to develop their phonic knowledge for reading and spelling.  

We would recommend that children read their home reading book daily to an adult to practise the skills they are learning at school.  


Reading with your child- Parent leaflet

Phonics Screening Check Information for Parents 

   The Colour Monster: Llenas, Anna: 9781783704231: Books           The Pig's Knickers: Jonathan Emmett, Vanessa Cabban:  9781406329599: Books


The Bog Baby : Willis, Jeanne, Millward, Gwen: Books 



Watch the video clip from Ruth Miskin, as she explains how we use the phonics programme Read, Write Inc to teach the children in Year 1 to blend and read simple words.  

Here are the common exception words that pupils in Key Stage One learn to read and spell.  Some of these are included on the weekly spelling tests. The children will be given their spellings to learn in the next few weeks.  


Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779
For telephone enquiries please ask for Mrs Potter.
At point of contact, enquires and queries will be dealt with by Mrs. Potter.
For a paper copy of any information on this website, please contact the school office.
SEN enquiries will be passed on to the school SENDCo Mrs Holroyd.