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 teachers are Mrs Lamble and Mrs Martin-Henry,  and Miss Caton  

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


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: Special People, Meals and Change


Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

•  That there are special people in our lives who are there to help us 

•  That on Sunday, in church, we meet people who do special jobs as we gather to celebrate theGood News of Jesus 



Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

•  Families and groups share special meals 

•  Mass as Jesus’ special meal 


Learning outcomes

To know and understand:

•  That we change and grow 

•  Lent; a time to change in preparation for the celebration of Easter


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


We will reading lots of exciting books.  Our first book that we will be using to do some writing about will be Dogger by Shirley Hughes.  Mrs Martin-Henry is really excited as she loves this story - Mrs Lamble can't wait to enjoy this book too!

We are going to be learning lots about Grammar this half term too.  

These links will help with some of the work that we will be completing:

Alphabetical Order




In Maths this term we will be completing work on Place Value, Addition and Subtraction within 20.

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


We will be learning about animals including  materials.  We will be looking at different materials and their properties. During this topic we will be answering the following Key questions:

Can I label a picture or diagram of an object made from different materials?

Can I describe the properties of different materials?

Can I label a picture or diagram of an object made from different materials?

Can I describe the properties of different materials?

Can I sort objects and materials using a range of properties?

Can I choose an appropriate method for testing an object for a particular property?

Can I use their test evidence to answer the questions about properties? (e.g: Which cloth is the most absorbent?)


We will also be investigating what happens to our world during the winter season and we will be comparing it to other seasons.


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 Monday and Wednesday.  On Monday we will be taking part in Multi-Sports and on Wednesday we will be doing gymnastics.


This term the children will get to express their arty ideas about the natural world using a variety of skills, techniques and natural materials. They will make pet rocks using different sized rocks, stick sculptures using sticks and twigs, leaf animals using fallen leaves and much more.


We will be learning about being in the In 'the Groove' and performing using our voices and different musical instruments.