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 Mrs 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 - Holidays and Holy Days- Pentecost

 "The Helper, the Holy Spirit whom the Father will send in my name will teach you everything and make you remember all that I have told you." John 14:26

In this topic, the children will get the opportunity to think about what makes a holiday a happy time and they will recognise a holy day.  They will learn about the special holy days of Ascension and Pentecost, celebrated at this time of the liturgical year,  and the coming of the Holy Spirit.  They will learn about the symbols of the Holy Spirit.  During this term we will also celebrate May,  the month of Our Lady.  We will be showing our love and devotion to Mary our Mother in a special crowning ceremony. 




In Mathematics, the children will work on 'Multiplication and Division'.   They will learn to count in twos, fives and tens.  They will learn about repeated addition using arrays. 

The children will begin a unit of work on fractions, learning to recognise halves and quarters of shapes and objects as well as groups of objects.      

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 .  





How to Use a Multiplication Array to Help Your Child Master the Times  Tables - Kate Snow - Homeschool Math HelpBreaking down fractions - BBC Bitesize




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 readng stories to inspire our own writing.    We will be reading 'The Scarecrow's Wedding' by Julia Donaldson and 'Dogger' by Shirley Hughes.        

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 Scarecrows' Wedding    Dogger: Hughes, Shirley, Hughes, Shirley: 9781862308053: 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. 

Summer 1 Spellings GROUP 1

Summer 2 Spellings GROUP 2


Culcheth Lane, Manchester, Lancashire M40 1LU

0161 681 2779
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