Christ The King RC Primary School

Year 1

 Welcome to Year One!

Meet the Staff:

Y1H - Mrs Higgens 

Y1L - Mrs Henry's and Mrs Ibbotson

We are also supported by Mrs Sutton, Miss Curtis and Mrs Fleming   


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:



"We are God’s work of art, created in Christ Jesus to live the good life as from the beginning he had meant us to live it." (Ephesians 2:10) 


In our Religion lessons this half term  the children will learn about our Parish Community and the special people in our community. The Church’s celebrations are community occasions and on Sundays, the parish family gathers together. It is a time to remember how much there is to celebrate; a time to say thank you; a time to know that God’s love is offered and made visible here and now in Jesus and in people. The children will have opportunities to visit our Parish church of Christ the King and our Priest Father Derek.  



In Mathematics  the focus will be on Place Value and Addition and Subtraction within 20.  The Children will build on their knowledge from the Autumn term as they increase their understanding about numbers and the number system.  We will be learning about the value of the digits in a two digit number and using the vocabulary of 'tens and ones'.    

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 .  


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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 story 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt' by   Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury. The children will be using the story as a basis to write a story of our own.   

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

                       We're Going on a Bear Hunt: 1 (CBH Children / Picture Books) : Rosen,  Michael, Oxenbury, Helen: 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.  

In Geography we are learning about People and their Communities. We begin our learning with ourselves, our communities and where we live; the United Kingdom. We will also be learning about communities from around the world.


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 each week.  


Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779
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