Calderbrook Avenue, Burnley, Lancashire BB11 4RB

01282 429108

Christ the King RC Primary School

Christ at the Heart Of All We Do

Welcome to our Year 1 Class

In Year 1 we are taught by Mrs. Clay and are supported by Miss Simpson. Mrs. Windle, Mr. Ashworth and Mrs. Allen also teaches us when Mrs. Clay is completing her planning and preparation.  

In Year 1, we follow the the school ethos 'Christ at the Heart of All We Do'  .


Learning Letters

Please find links below to all our learning letters for the academic year 2022-2023. These contain important information on topics we are covering in class and PE days. They also include details on learning challenges for your child to complete at home.

Autumn 1  Autumn 2    Spring 1     Spring 2      Summer 1     Summer 2 


Spring 1 Home Learning Challenges

Look at the fantastic home learning challenges that Year 1 have produced this half term. Well done, for your hard work at home.

KIRF's (Key Instant Recall Facts)

KIRF’s are designed to support the development of the mental skills that underpin much of the maths work we complete in school. They are particularly useful when calculating, be it adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing.

Key Instant Recall Facts Parent Letter

Autumn 1                           Autumn 2                  Spring 1                       Spring 2                            Summer 1                            Summer 2

Spring 2

Hit the button is a great game for practising your number bonds. Click here to play the game.

Sing the following songs to help learn the number bonds for 10.


Summer 1

Hit the button is a great game for practising your doubles. Click here to play the game.

Sing the following songs to help learn the doubles facts.

Examples of work in Year 1 

To see Year 1 English work examples click here.

To see Year 1 RE work examples click here.

To see Year 1 Science work examples click here.

To see Year 1 Computing work examples click here.

To see Year 1 Art/DT work examples click here.

To see Year 1 History work examples click here.

To see Year 1 Geography work examples click here.

Things to remember..

Reading Books

Reading books can be changed daily, but only if an adult has signed to say that their child has read and has finished their reading book.

Children are to remember to put any books that need changing into the 'reading book changing box'.

If they are not put into the box in the morning they will  be changed on the following day.


My book recommendations for Spring 2

  • Mixed Up Fairy Tales by Hilary Robinson & Nick Sharratt
  • Ladybird Tales of Adventurous Girls
  • Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl
  • Usborne Illustrated Traditional Stories
  • The Once Upon a Time Map Book by B G Hennessy and Peter Joyce


My book recommendations for Summer 1

Any of Beatrix Potter’s books. For example:

  • The Tale of Benjamin Bunny
  • The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck
  • The Tale of Mr. Tod
  • The Tale of Squirrel Nutkin
  • The Tale of Tom Kitten 

Spelling Folders

Spelling folders will be sent home every Friday. The spellings should be learnt at home throughout the week for the test on the following Friday. Ideas for how to help learn spellings have been sent home and can be found below on this page.

Spelling folders will need to be handed back in every Friday, so new words can be added for the following week. (Hand in Friday – back out the same Friday).

Snack time

Snack time takes place at morning playtime. The snack consists of a vegetable or a piece of fruit. If your child does not like the snack provided by school, a piece of fruit or vegetable snack can be sent in from home. If your child receives school milk, this will also be consumed at snack time. If your child does not receive school milk, they can have a drink from the water bottle they have brought from home.


Water bottles

Children are allowed to bring water bottles into school. They will be kept in a box by the sink and the children will have access to them throughout the day.



In Year 1 we are improving our presentation by learning to use cursive handwriting. An alphabet strip can be accessed below,  showing you how we form the letters when writing.



P.E. days are Tuesday & Thursday. Children should have their full PE kits in school at all times - as per letter attached.


The majority of phonics taught in Year 1 will be phase 5.

Phonics in Year 1 

See the video below for how the say the phonic sounds.

Ideas for helping your child to learn the letters of the alphabet and how to blend sounds together.

Beginning Reading


Overview of Letters & Sounds 

Ideas for how to help your child segment the sounds in words.



 ideas for learning spellings.docDownload
 more ideas for learning spellings.docDownload
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Handwriting formation  sheet

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Abacus and active learn

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