Holy Saviour Roman Catholic Primary School, Nelson

Holland Place, Nelson, Lancashire BB9 8HD




Welcome to Year One

Year one news - AUTUMN TERM


Welcome to our page! We hope you will find the information on here useful. If you have any questions about our learning, or any concerns about your child, please don't hesitate to catch me before or after school.

Miss Lee 


The key skills to be taught during the term will include holding a sentence.   Children will be taught to think of a sentence, say it, write it and check it. Alongside this children will continue to develop their phonics knowledge and handwriting skills.

Our first English topic this half term will be Stories by the Same Author. We will be looking at the work of the author Oliver Jeffers, in particular his book Lost and Found. We will learn the story and do lots of writing linked to it. We will then write our own stories based on Lost and Found.

We will then be looking at non-fiction texts and writing our own non-chronological reports about animals. We will also be writing poems on a theme.  


The focus for this term will be on place value, number recognition, adding and                 subtracting.  Children will learn to recognise numbers  up to 100 and understand that numbers are made up of tens and units.   Practical activities will include counting, reading, writing and ordering numbers. We will then use these skills to support our work within addition and subtraction.   In particular we will focus on finding one more and one less than a number to develop counting on skills.

Essential information


P.E. is every Friday, please ensure that your child has a full P.E. kit that is named. 

Home learning and spellings

Home learning is sent home every Friday and should be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Spellings will be sent home on a Monday and will be tested every Friday.


Please try to read with your child at least 3 times per week.  We can not stress how important this is for the development of early literacy skills.

e learning

The children can continue to use their usernames and passwords from reception class to access the resources on the Purple Mash and Bug Club websites. Please see any member of the Year One staff if you have any problems accessing these websites.