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St. Francis' Catholic Primary School
Truth & Love


Truth & Love


Welcome to Year 1G

Class Teacher: Mrs Grove

Teaching Assistant: Miss Wilkins


Our main focus this year has been to ensure our children settled into Year 1 having been away from school for so long during Lockdown.


We would like to say how proud we are of all the children and how they came back into school in September. They were so confident and happy. They clearly wanted to learn and this has shown in the amazing progress they have made.


Our first theme was Who am I?

Our focus book was called “Through the window”

We did a variety of activities to get the children fully immersed in the text. These included ordering the story, drawing story maps and retelling the story.

We had a fantastic WOW day when the children came dressed in traditional clothes. We did lots of lovely activities throughout the day. The children talked about and decorated flags from the countries where their families came from.

The children talked about where their families came from and we learnt about their family trees.


We have been doing lots of practical activities so the children have the opportunity to access a similar style of learning to when they were in Reception. We have half an hour a day which is called “COOL TIME” Continuing Our Own Learning.

This is outdoor learning with lots of games and play activities to support our learning.


In Maths the catch-up units have been Place Value within 10 and 20. Representing and using number bonds. Representing numbers using a part whole model. Addition and subtraction families and shape.


In Science, we have learnt about the human body and our senses. We have talked about what our bodies can do and identifying different features. We have explored our eyes and sight, our ears and hearing as well as touch, taste and smell.


In Geography, we have identified the 4 countries of the United Kingdom and their capital cities. We have also learnt about the different seasons of the year and the weather.


Our RE theme has been Creation. We sequenced the story of creation, wrote prayers of thanks. We recalled the stories of St Francis and St Martin


We also have ongoing daily phonics and daily readers. As well as handwriting, grammar and spellings.