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 and Mrs. Windle.

Mr. Ashworth and Mrs. Allen also teach us when Mrs. Clay is completing her planning and preparation.  

We follow the the school ethos 'Christ at the Heart of All We Do'  to ensure that we can complete our learning to the best of our ability.

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.

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



Autumn 1 Home Learning Challenges

Look at the fantastic home learning challenges that Year 1 have produced this half term. Well done, they are all amazing.

Year 1 work examples

To look at work that Year 1 have completed, click the following links.

Year 1 English work examples

Year 1 RE work examples

Year 1 Art and Design work examples

Year 1 History examples

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 

Autumn 2 KIRFS

Enjoy watching this video and singing these songs to help learn the KIRFS.

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 Autumn 2

My book recommendations are any books written by Sue Hendra. Here are a few examples.

Spelling Folders

Spelling folders will be sent home every Wednesday. The spellings should be learnt at home throughout the week for the test on the following Wednesday. 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 Wednesday, so new words can be added for the following week. (Hand in Wednesday – back out the same Wednesday).

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.


If you have any problems regarding any of the above, please do not hesitate to speak to me directly or make an appointment through the school office.

Mrs. Clay


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.



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Handwriting formation  sheet

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Abacus and active learn

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