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St Francis Xavier's RC Primary School

‘The Spirit of God Shines in Our Hearts'

Year 1

Year 1



Year 1 Class teachers 


Mrs H. Birch                      Mrs E. Badham


Autumn Term Topic webs
Spring Term Topic webs
Take a look at our Spring Term topic webs to see the exciting learning we have ahead of us.
Summer Term Topic Webs
What an exciting final term we have planned. Please take a look at our curriculum topics.

Composers of music!

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We have been learning about body percussion as well as percussion instruments. We wrote two compositions of our own and were proud to perform them to the class. Here are a few performances for you to enjoy!

Another composition.

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Folk Art: Making bracelets for Mother's Day!

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We worked very hard making our own looms with which to weave our bracelets as part of our gift bundles for our wonderful Mummys! They certainly seemed to like them. 
As we further explored Folk art, we enjoyed having a go at painting rocks using acrylic paint and a variety of layered dots and stripes. 

Geography: Exploring maps.

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We thoroughly enjoyed exploring a range of maps. We are becoming very good at understanding a bird's eye view as well as the typical thinks you would find within a town or city like Hereford. 
What a wonderful afternoon we had with Ruth's Grandma Fishlock! She told us all about what life was like for her when she was our age and brought in many wonderful artefacts for us to explore. We asked ourselves, 'What was the same? What was different?'

Bonds to 10

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We explored the number bonds to 10 using various resources. Then we made up our own stories to help 'lock' them into our memory. We used this knowledge to create many addition and subtraction number sentences and were amazed how helpful number bonds can be to so many areas of maths!

Multi- skills

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We had a wonderful time getting active and practising our skills with some of our friends from St.Mary's High School.
The children were very excited to go on their Easter Egg Hunt and they were thrilled when they found an egg!

Class Invitation

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It was wonderful to welcome so many parents into Year 1 for our Easter craft session.

World Book Day

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Being scientific - making predictions

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The children gave some fantastic answers about how they could ensure that this investigation was a 'fair test'. They made some great predictions about which surface would allow the car to travel the furthest and were able to explain why they thought that. They were then able to use their measuring skills from their recent maths lessons to measure and record how far the car travelled. 

Representing numbers

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Look how Ivy was able to represent the number 9 in many different ways. 

Liturgical dance

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We had a lovely time interpreting the words of the 'Our Father' in dance. You can see how much effort and expression Fergus managed to put into his performance. 

Being scientific, mathematical and logical!

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Father Christmas needed our help to make the right size gloves and boots for his elves. We investigated whether if you have big hands you also have big feet. This helped us gain further scientific knowledge about the human body and we were able to use many of the measuring skills we have been practising in maths. 

Godly Play

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The children made our school so proud with their fantastic singing and dancing. Thank you to all our family and friends who came to support us. We hope you enjoyed the show!
We enjoyed our cross curricular art and science lessons where we used our knowledge and observations of the changing seasons to create our 2019 calendars. We explored colour and texture through our collage and our fingerprints made perfect leaves!
We were so very excited to have our families visiting us in class. We impressed them with our retelling of 'The Gunpowder Plot' and they enjoyed reading our biographies of Guy Fawkes. We went on to show our charcoal portraits of Guy Fawkes and compare them with our pencil self portaits and Van Gogh pastel portraits. Thank you so much to our parents, siblings and grandparents for taking the time to join us in our classroom!  

Using our senses

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How brave we were during our senses carousel activities- smelling, feeling, tasting and guessing. Chocolate was certainly our favourite and the lemon and marmite was a  shock for our taste buds!

Number bonds

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We have been using Cuisenaire rods to explore number bonds. Look at how well Joslin systematically created number bonds to 7 and wrote addition number sentences to match. 

Interviewing special people in our local parishes

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What an exciting time we had interviewing special people from our local parishes. Mrs. Pearce told us about her reading in Mass, Ruth's Daddy told us what is involved in playing the organ and Mylo's Grandma told us how she organises the choir. We enjoyed making our guests feel welcome in our classroom.

Design and Technology

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We designed and made our own lunch boxes to help our pirate friends. Take a look at our design journey!

Key Stage 1 choir

Please listen to these to become familiar with our songs for the Herefordshire festival.