Holy Trinity

Church Of England VA School

01706 378061

Partner School

Our Core Values - Trust, Courage, Forgiveness, Truthfulness, Generosity, Respect, Responsibility.

What is going on in Year 1?

Over the course of the school year, we will be adding some useful information to this page. You can find all the information you need, below, regarding our current learning within school this term and it may also include some handy tips and tricks to help your child at home or may be some useful websites for learning, related to our topics in class. 


In Literacy we will be starting the year off by talking about our summer holidays and then moving onto reading well known stories by Julia Donaldson. We will be developing our handwriting, learning when and how to use capital letters and full stops correctly. We will also be looking at identifying and using adjectives in our writing.


At Holy Trinity, we follow the Twinkl Phonics Scheme, which has been approved by the DfE as a validated scheme. 

We will begin the year by recapping Phase 2, 3 and 4 before moving onto Phase 5. We will be reading a mixture of real and nonsense (alien) words in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check which takes place in June 2023. Please see the parent guide that has been uploaded.



Our Christian Value this term is RESPONSIBILTY.



Our topic this half term is Our Community. We will be exploring our local area and investigating what the community has to offer. We will be going on walks to discover Littleborough at first hand. We will also be looking at the different types of buildings and houses and learning our address.


In science we will be leaning about plants and what they need to survive. We will be exploring the different parts of a plant and their jobs. We will also be learning about different types of trees and how they change according to the season.

PSHE – Get Heartsmart

This half-term we will be learning about the choices we make which can help or hurt our hearts and begin to understand our emotions. We will also be thinking of reasons why we are grateful for others.


Year 1 Reading Journey

Want to learn more about the books we have enjoyed so far this year and the books we will read this half term? Take a look at our Year 1 Reading Journey: