Same but different!

In our science lessons, we've been learning about the different groups animals can be sorted into. We know animals can be sorted into mammals, amphibians, reptiles, birds, fish and insects.  We took our learning further by looking more closely at the groups to see what the features were in each…

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Safari Phil and his critters!

Year 1 had some very exciting visitors to the classroom this week linked to our science unit on Animals including humans. Safari Phil brought some of his critters to meet us and we had a fantastic afternoon. We got to look at, touch and hold a variety of different animals including a blue tongued…

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Black History Week

During the last week of autumn 1 Year 1 learnt some interesting things about some important people from Bakck History. We found out some amazing facts about Sir Trevor McDonald and Serena Williams. Did you know Serena Williams has won 357 tennis matches?!

We even got to interview each…

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Class Dojo Information

What parents can expect from the St. Francis Teaching Team in the coming weeks.


As always, the staff at St. Francis will work as a team to support and guide your child’s learning.

This will be a different way of working for us all.


We will use Class Dojo to keep in touch about…

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Unplugged coding in Year 1

Year 1 have been busy coding all half term, they have written detailed instructions in the correct order, planned and tested a Beebot journey and used the Beebot app on the iPads. 


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Mini Woodlands

In Year 1 we have been learning all about the woodland. Today we continued our learning through some geography. We made our own mini Woodlands outside using natural materials and construction. We thought about the different features we would find in a woodland and what we wouldn't find. We also…

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Bog Baby Hunt

To introduce our new class story we went on a Bog Baby hunt. First we searched the woodland but we didn't find the Bog Baby. Then we hunted through the meadow but we didn't find the Bog Baby. After that we peeked over the hills but we didn't find the Bog Baby. Finally we looked in the pond and we…

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