Holy Spirit Catholic Primary School

Live, Love, Learn. Together we will soar to new heights

Brunswick Street, St. Helens, Merseyside WA9 2JE

01744 678670


Year 1


Welcome to the Year 1 class page!

Our teacher is Mrs Lamble and we also have the support of Mrs Martin-Henry, Miss Speakman and Miss Caton  

We are really excited about the year ahead and can't wait to share our learning journey with you all!


Please learn the songs for the nativity here:

Click the link below to see the exciting learning that will be taking place this year in Year 1.

Year 1 Curriculum Map

RE Come and See

This term we will complete the following topics: Families, Belonging and Waiting


Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

  • The love and care shown in the family                                                                      
  • God's love and care for every family  


Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

  • About belonging to different groups
  • That Baptism is an invitation to belong to God's family


Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

  • About the times it is necessary to wait and the use of that time
  • That Advent is a time of waiting to celebrate Jesus' coming at Christmas


We follow the Essential Letters and Sounds Phonics programme. 

For more information, click the presentation below.

Essential Letters and Sounds

Click the link below for some guidance on pronunciations of the sounds.

Phase 2 Sounds

Phase 3 Sounds


Home - Elmer

We are reading Elmer by David McKee.  We can't wait to complete our writing and Publish our pieces of work.


In Maths this term we will be completing work on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction within 10 and Shape.

During the Place Value topic we will be sorting and counting objects, finding one more and one less, learning numbers in words, find less than, more than and equal to plus lots of other activities.

Numicon guide for parents - Oxford Owl for Home


Animals Including Humans - MR P ICT ONLINE CPD

We will be learning about animals including  humans.  During this topic we will be sorting and grouping common animals, exploring animals and their diets, describing animal features, comparing animals.  We will also explore the senses and the human body.


In Humanities this half term we will be learning about continents around the world and the different climates.

The Land Area of the Continents - Enchanted Learning


Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday.  On Tuesday we will be developing our Ball skills and on Thursday we will have our dance session.


Andy Goldsworthy - STORYTIME! - YouTube

We will be learning about Andy Goldsworthy and creating our own art sculptures with nature.


We will be learning about the pulse and rhythm and performing using our voices and different musical instruments.