Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School

Through Work, Through Worship, Through Witness

Welcome to the Year One page.

Staff: Miss L Morgan  and Mrs G McLaughlan


We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us!

This term our topic will be ‘It’s Playtime!

 Please click on the link below to see a copy of our Curriculum Overview.  


This term we will be studying the three themes of:

Families - God’s love and care for every family

Belonging- Baptism: an invitation to belong to God’s family

Waiting- Advent: a time to look forward to Christmas


In school, we use Read Write Inc. Phonics. We will be learning how to read green words containing Set 1 and 2 Speed Sounds by sound blending and practise reading red words (common exception words).  There are lots of free resources to support your child’s learning on the Oxford Owl website https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/reading/reading-schemes-oxford-levels/read-write-inc-phonics-guide/


We will be sharing and discussing a range of high-quality texts that are linked to our topic 'It's Playtime' to develop our love of reading and writing. We will be learning how to compose a sentence orally and how to record our ideas in writing.


We will be developing our understanding of place value and using different methods and equipment to represent, add and subtract numbers up to 20. We will also be learning how to recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes, including rectangles, squares, circles and triangles, cuboids, pyramids and spheres.


PE is every Monday morning. Please ensure that your child wears their PE kit to school (white t-shirt, blue or black shorts/joggers/leggings, school sweatshirt/cardigan and pumps/trainers).They will remain in their PE kits all day.


Please read with your child at home every day and sign their Home School Communication Book. A list of common exception words can also be found inside their Home School Communication Book.


Each week, the children will learn a new spelling rule which can be found in their Home School Communication Book. We will have a spelling check every Friday. Please help your child to practise writing their spellings and using the words to write sentences.