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

Welcome to the Year One page.

This half term our topic will be ‘5,4,3,2,1,…BLAST OFF!’


We will be sharing and discussing a range of high-quality texts that are linked to our Space topic e.g. Man on the Moon, Beegu, Aliens Love Underpants. The children will be taught to write sentences about the story events and facts about space by composing a sentence orally before writing it.  

Please feel free to send in any books that are linked to our topic of ‘Space’ so that we can share them to develop our love of reading.


In school, we use Read Write Inc. Phonics. We will be learning how to read green words containing Set 1, 2 and 3 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/.

There are also lots of free games to play on https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/


We will be studying the themes of:

  • Being sorry- God helps us to choose well
  • Neighbours- Neighbours share God’s world




We will be developing our understanding of place value and using different methods and equipment to add and subtract numbers up to 20. We will be recognising coins and making different amounts using 1p, 2p, 5p and 10p coins.


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.


Your child has been given a reading day. This can be found on the front cover of their Home School Communication Book. A new book will be sent home once a week. Please can you help us to develop their love of reading by reading with your child at home every day and signing their Home School Communication Book.



We will have a spelling check every Monday. Each week the children will learn a new spelling rule which can be found in their A4 Spelling Book.