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Holy Family Roman Catholic Primary School

Through Work, Through Worship, Through Witness


Great Gates Road, Kirkholt, Rochdale, OL11 2DN

(01706) 640480


Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Curriculum meeting on 26th September.  The presentation slides including links to useful sites are included here:Enter text...

Welcome to the Year One Page

Autumn Term 2022

Staff:  Miss Morgan (Class Teacher & Science Lead)

Mrs McLaughlan (Teaching Assistant)

Mrs Akhtar (Teaching Assistant)  Mrs Higginbotham (Teaching Assistant)


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

We have lots of exciting learning ahead of us this term!


Parent Curriculum Meeting



We will learn how to read ‘green words’ containing 'Read Write Inc. Phonics Set 1, 2 and 3 Sounds' 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: and also free games on:

We will share and discuss a range of high-quality texts that are linked to our topic to develop our love of reading and writing. We will learn to compose sentences orally and record our ideas in writing for a range of purposes.


We will develop our understanding of place value up to 20 and use different methods and equipment to represent and compare numbers. We will use the part-whole model to add and subtract numbers up to 10. We will also learn how to recognise and name common 2D and 3D shapes, including rectangles, squares, circles and triangles, cuboids, pyramids and spheres. 

In school we use a Rekenrek to help us in our NCETM Maths sessions. A Rekenrek is an arithmetic frame designed to help visualise addition and subtraction strategies. An interactive version is available by following this link:

We also use the White Rose Maths 1-minute maths app. You can download this free app to help your child to build greater number confidence and fluency. It’s all about targeted practice in engaging, one-minute chunks.



This term we will study the three themes of:

  • Holidays and Holydays-Pentecost: feast of the Holy Spirit
  • Being sorry- God helps us to choose well
  • Neighbours- Neighbours share God’s world


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. Your child needs to recognise these words on sight and not ‘Fred talk’. Your child will need to bring their book bag to school every day.


Each week, the children will learn a new spelling rule which can be found in their Silver Learning Log and 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.