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St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

Together in truth and faith we learn and grow as God's family.

Highcliffe Road, Leeds,
West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

Fax: 0113 253 8141

Welcome to Year 1

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Information about our class: 

 Our teacher is Miss Stott and our teaching assistants are Mrs Middleton and Mrs Smith.


In Year 1 we aim to build independence and help to form secure relationships which we believe is an essential part of every child's learning journey. We love to celebrate our faith in God through songs, poems and worship and it is through this that we confidently try to make positive choices in everything that we do. We understand that every child is unique and strive to celebrate our many different talents and successes and most importantly, have fun!


A typical morning in Year 1 consists of phonics, literacy, handwriting, big maths, and maths.

In the afternoon we study other subjects from the curriculum including RE (Religious education), Topic - which includes geography, history, art and design technology, Science, PE, ICT and Music.


We also take part in a daily Worship, including a Key Stage One Worship on a Thursday afternoon.

We understand the importance of parents and the pivotal role they have in enhancing their child's learning. If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to make an appointment to chat with the class teacher. 



Spellings are given out on a Friday and are tested the following Friday. Please practice these at home with the children.



 Homework is given on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. This homework will relate to the children's learning in school. This could be Maths, English or Topic.

Reading Books

In Year 1 we are encouraged to change our book every week on a Friday. Please ensure children's reading books still come into school everyday as an adult may wish to read with them.



 Below are some useful websites for practising phonics and some further information.

Phonics Play Website 

Phonics Pronunciation Video 

Phonics Screening Check Information 1


Phonics Screening Check Information 2



This year the children will be learning how to write in cursive. In school we follow the Teach Handwriting approach to forming cursive letters. Please find below the link for the website.

Teach Handwriting


2017-2018 Yearly Plan

Yearly Overview 2017-2018



 Autumn Newsletter



Our Learning Journey

Autumn Term

Art Week

The children have lots of fun creating pictures in the style of Henri Matisse. The children used computer software to create shapes and manipulate them into position to create a snail shape. They created some fantastic masterpieces.




The children have had lots of fun in Dance with their coaches. The children got to perform their Dances for Year 4 at the end of Term. The children made up dances pretending to be toys. They also moved like animals around the rain forest.





In Science we have been working hard, the children have learned a lot about materials and what we use them for. The children have learnt some properties of materials and investigated magnetic and non-magnetic materials.




The children have really enjoyed learning about pulse and beat this half term. The children have participated in lots of songs, finding pulse using different parts of their body.



St Francis Day

We spent today learning all about St Francis. The children wrote some facts about him. We were also visited by Dog's Trust as St Francis was a keen animal lover!




The children have learnt about the Annunciation of Mary and the birth of Jesus. The children used role play to try and understand how Mary would have felt when she was told she would have a special baby.




We had a fantastic Christmas party. The children had lots of fun playing party games and eating our party food!