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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

office@stfrancismorley.org.uk

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

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

 

Homework

 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.

 

Phonics

 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

 

Handwriting

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

 

Newsletters

 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.