Highcliffe Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS27 9LX

0113 323 0554

St Francis Catholic Primary School, Morley

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

Welcome to Year 1

Information about our class: 

 Our teacher is Mrs Nicolson and our teaching assistants are Mrs Nichol, Mrs Dorree and Mrs Irwin.


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, Computing and Music.


We also take part in a daily Worship, including a Key Stage One Worship once per week.

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. 



Homework will be given on a Friday and needs to be submitted by the following Thursday.

Reading Books

In Year 1 we are encouraged to change our book every week (TBC). Please also ensure you sign your children's reading record to prevent the same books being sent home the following week. Reading book return day will be confirmed as soon as possible.


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


Useful Documents

Autumn Newsletter

Long Term Plan

2021 - 2022 Our Learning Journey