St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

This week is the second of the season of ADVENT. We now light the first two purple candles on our Advent Wreath. The first purple candle represents HOPE. The second represents LOVE. What do you do to show your family and friends that you love them?


Welcome to our Year 1  page with lots of information about what we are getting up to in class and around school!


Our Teacher is Miss Vogel

and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Midgley, Mrs Connolly and Mrs Esgate.


Click here to see our Year 1 Curriculum Map     which will give you an overview of all the things we will be learning over the year. Do bear in mind that we may change some themes around depending on when we can book workshops and visits!


Click here for information about phonics


Important Dates for Year 1: Tuesday 11th December - Craft Afternoon from 1.30pm; Monday 17th December - Christmas Party Day

This half term we will be reading 'Where the Wild Things are'. It is a fabulous book!

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Don't forget to read every day at home with an adult!

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What books do you have at home that you love to read? 

We went to the Gathering Circle to read the story of Noah's Ark and talk about God's beautiful world.

Our topic this half term is

Dinosaur Planet!

We are going back to the time of the dinosaurs!

We will be learning about the fastest, strongest and scariest dinosaurs!

We will be looking at fossils and becoming palaeontologists!

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We had so much fun decorating biscuits for the tiger!

We had even more fun eating the biscuits!


Homework is sent home on Friday and returned the following Wednesday. Children are encourage to read at home and look for learning opportunities out of school.


PE lessons are every Thursday and the children need:

-White T-shirt with school logo

-Black shorts

-Black Pumps

PE uniforms are taken home over the holidays

  This half term our RE

theme  is 'Mary Mother of God'


 We will be learning about our Mother Mary and the birth of Jesus.

We will be thinking about the annunciation and why God chose Mary to be the mother of Jesus Christ.

Spend some time at home to think mothers all over the world, including your own. Think about what it means to be a mother.

We thought about and made some of the things we love in God's beautiful world.

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Maths Monster will be sent home every Friday with a person who has been working really hard in their maths! He loves to do maths work at home and log it in his book!