St Francis' 
Catholic Primary School 
 
 
A very warm welcome to St Francis' Catholic Primary School  
Welcome to Year 1! 
Autumn Term 
Welcome to the Year 1 webpage!  
Term One 
Welcome to Year One's webpage! Here you will find some photos of our learning journeys and get an idea of all the fun things we get to do in school! 
Click here for Term 1's Curriculum Overview 

Terrible teeth in his terrible jaw....... Gruffalo models.  

 

Fine motor skills and correct pencil grip are practised regularly. 

 

Re- telling of the Gruffalo story with our small world Gruffalo Wood. 

 

Mapping skills in the rain... 

 

Year One pupils explored how our shadows change position during the day as the Earth turns around. 

Learning through play. Year One children are using coins and measure to run a Gruffalo cafe. Do you know how much it would be for a scoop of Gruffalo Crumble and a scoop of Owl Ice-cream? 

Gym Shapes and PE Challenges 
You need to work as a team 

Year One Met Their Buddies 

Poetry Assembly 
Year One performed Gruffalo Crumble to the school 
 

We shared our Summer Scrapbooks with our buddies. 
Learning to work together. 
Numbers to 100 

Using natural objects from our school grounds to create Gruffalo themed artwork. 

Class rules and high expectations for all. 

Skittles and frisby fun 

Outdoor Artwork in the Autumn sun 

Awe and wonder at the beauty of leaf printing 

Term Two 
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Gruffalo Cakes- we modelled sugar icing, chocolate and sweets into the face of the Gruffalo. 
They looked too good to eat! 

Gruffalo Hunt in Nowhere Woods 
Year One children identified different leaves, found ten Gruffalos and made a stickman on our trip to the local woods. 

Year One help to raise funds for Children in need 

Local artist, Emmeline Simpson demonstrated how to make beautiful clay leaves from a print of a real leaf. 

 

Infant Nativity 2017 
Mary's Knitting 
What a wonderful performance 

Christmas Jumper Day 
Generous families donated money to raise money for Mary's Meals 

Infant Christmas Workshop 
Thank you to all the parents that helped to bring the Nativity alive through art and craft

 

Term Three 

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Pole to Pole 
Year One pupils have been having fun finding out about the Arctic and Antarctic. We know about the many animals that live in the land locked North Pole and the many types of penguins that live in the sea locked South Pole. 
Our favourite type Penguin is the Rock Hopper because he never gives up trying. What is your favourite and why? 

Outdoor Learning 
We learn by experimenting, exploring, testing, digging, team work, messy work, self initiated problem solving fun, fun, fun! 

Pole Models with our Buddies 
Challenge: Make an Arctic or Antarctic model with your buddy. It must include the animals that live in that habitat, ice, sea and be 3D. You must take ideas from both of you.  

Recitals and Subitising 
Year one pupils have learnt the story Polar bear, Polar bear What can You Hear and written their own Arctic version.We also learnt a poem called Polar Bear. 
In Maths we have used our memory skills to recognise how many dots are there without counting them and recognising tens and units to find a total number. 

Polarbear Cake Decorating 

Term Four 

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This term we are looking closely at the diffrences in animals. We have a vet role play area so were delighted to spend some time with these two adorable visitors both of which are now 100% healthy thanks to our Year One super vets! 

World Book Day 2018 
Can you work out which book our character comes from? 

Wheelie Wednesday 
Year One scootered round the school and collected sponsors for our Lent charities 

We loved looking at the lambs that were only ten days old. Lambs are mammals and give birth to live young. 

Mrs Cataldo brought in her new baby, Luca. We asked questions to find out what Luca had learnt to do already and to find out all the jobs Mrs Cataldo has to do for her new baby son. 

Stations of the Cross and Chocolate Easter nests all in one day! We thought hard about Jesus' last days and rejoiced in hisnew life by making chocolate nests with new life eggs. 

Term Five 

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Building Bridges with Brunel 

Year One pupils worked with Year Four pupils to design and make a bridge that was strong enough to hold a chocolate bar. 
Which team would build the strongest bridge to win the chocolate bar? 

Sports Coaching 

Outdoor Learning with our Buddies. 

Collaboration with Reception, Year One, Year Five and a pram!. 

Bryony Thomson, author of The Wardrobe Monster, came to talk to KS1 about how she became an author 

Bryony read her book and showed us how she created an illustration of a new monster. We all had a go at designing our own monster, perhaps for a future book! 

 

 

Henry Wakefield spent an afternoon with Year One teaching us about Brunel's life 

Brunel had a French father who was also an engineer. He taught Brunel to never give up! 

Brunel went to school in France and later moved to London with his family. 
 
The family travelled by horse and carriage but later Brunel invented steam travel and trains were much faster. 

Oliver- it was awesome! 
Valentina- I can't believe how much I learnt. 
Jack- it was such fun, I loved being the main horse! 
The children were actively involved and every pupil played a role throughout the interactive afternoon. 
 
 

SS Great Britain Trip 
 

As part of our Brunel topic, Year One visited the SS Great Britain and Brunel museum. We followed the Captain's Trail to find out more about the ship, explored the dry dock and had a Brunel workshop where we all got to dress up. 
Lily H said ' This has been the best day of my life!' 
Year One performed a beautiful Pentecost assembly to celebrate the birthday of our church. 
I was so very proud of all the children and couldn't help but grin with pride all the way through. 

HRH attends a mock wedding at St Francis School. We welcomed Queen Elizabeth to an afternoon of fun where we held a mock wedding and had a very real wedding feast. 

The SS Great Britain made 47 voyages and travelled to 5 different continents. We travelled around our grounds collecting all the names of the ports and we made an origami boat to float on the pontoon.  

Term Six 

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