Christ The King RC Primary School

Year 1


Welcome to Year One!

The staff in Year 1 are:

Y1H - Mrs Higgens, Mrs Donelan 

Y1L - Mrs Henry's, Mrs Ibbotson, Miss Kelly

We are also supported by Mrs Hixon 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- 


Year 1 Curriculum Overview 

Year 1 Autumn 1  Overview

Knowledge Organiser Autumn 1 Science 'Animals including humans' 


 '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

Our Religion topic this half term is 'Families'. The children started the term by making a family portrait and talking about the people in their family that they love,  and that love and care for them.  We gathered together to pray for members of our family.  



Our Mathematics work this half term is all about 'Place Value'.  The pupils will be building on their skills from Reception focusing on numbers within the range 0-20.  They will be sorting objects, counting with one to one correspondence, counting forwards and backwards as well as developing their understanding of one more and one less.  They will be using a variety of equipment in the classroom to support their learning and understanding of representations of numbers.  


Concrete Resources Explained For Parents: What They Are & How To Use Them


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 have some lovely fiction texts to read and to inspire our writing.  We will be reading 'The Colour Monster' by Anna Llenas, 'The Pig's Knicker's' by Jonathan Emmett and 'The Bog Baby' by Jeanne Willis.  We will also be continuing with our daily phonics and reading lessons following the Read, Write Inc programme.  Spelling tests for our 'Grand Spell' will begin this term, children will bring these home to practise.  We would recommend that children read their home reading book daily to an adult to practise the skills they are learning at school.  


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


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 Spellings for Autumn Term 1 can be found here



Our Science topic this term is 'Animals including Humans'.   We started our topic by working in teams to draw and label the parts of the human body.  During this half term, we will also be finding out more about how we use our senses.  Later in the term we will be learning to name and classify different animals. 


During outdoor games, we are very lucky to be able to work with one of our coaches from Manchester City this half term.  The pupils will be working on basic skills in the context of whole class fun games and activities. During indoor PE the children will be doing dance.  The children will learn about the positive effects of physical exercise and how this makes them feel.  

Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779