St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope that you are well and keeping safe. If you, or anyone you know, has a child who will be of RECEPTION class age in September 2021 (born between 1/9/16 and 31/8/17), and you would like to apply for a place, please contact the school office for an application form. NURSERY admissions - If your child will be 3 years old by 31st December (born before 31/12/17) and you would like to apply for a place to start in January 2021 please contact the school office for an application form and any advice you may need if you believe you qualify for 30 hours. We will then contact you about a tour of the setting. 01484 713037. Keep staying safe and smiling everyone! Mrs Hodges


Mrs Stewart is our Class Teacher and Mrs Heyhoe is our Teaching Assistant.

Mrs Midgley will be working with us some mornings too!


We are brilliant at  using our phonics to read real and alien words. Can you read the words on the sheet below to practise the digraphs and trigraph we learned this week in class?


Play Read and Race to practise reading words containing the long vowels.

Every Friday we will now complete a short spelling test to reinforce our phonic, high frequency words and tricky words knowledge.

Please read your child's reading book every day and keep it in their book bags.

Please make sure your child brings their book bag to school every day as books will be changed weekly and may not always be the same day!

If you have read your reading book already why not look at the books on this website:

Username: stjoesy1

Password: books

Get Epic! Is another fantastic online book resource

Class Code: yap0215

In our Art topic we looked at thte work of Friedensreich Hundertwasser and created our own masterpieces in his style.

Here are a selection of our masterpieces. Can you spot the two original Hundertwassers?

Our new class book is Billy and the Beast by Nadia Shireen. Listen to Nadia read her book by clicking on the picture below:

Year 1 Gallery

I know we are going to have a fantastic year together. Keep looking on our webpage to find out what we have been learning and work you can complete at home as well as photographs of all the exciting things we are doing in class!

We are learning to work together and be great leaders in Year 1. We have been busy writing our class mission statement for the year ahead. Take a look....

Physical Education

Our P.E day is Thursday!

Please have your P.E bag in school with correct uniform and pumps.

Religious Education

The children will learn that God sent the Angel Gabriel with a message to Mary and learn why this is important. They will learn that God asked Mary to be the mother of his son and will have an opportunity to reflect on her response.

 They will hear about Mary’s visit to her cousin, Elizabeth and reflect on the good news. They will begin to reflect on how we can prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus and learn that Mary is our mother in heaven and that she is looking after us.

At home

You could help your children by:

  • reinforcing why Mary is important for Christians
  • discussing the importance of mothers

Key Words to learn for this topic are:

Mary, Angel, Gabriel, messenger, Elizabeth, good news, ‘Hail Mary’, Joseph, Advent, wreath, Bethlehem, Christmas, shepherds, heaven, Son of God



This week we have been learning how to compare number bonds to 10. Complete the sheet below to practise at home.

Have a go at this online game for number bonds to 10:

We became science detectives this week. We looked around the school grounds for clues of Autumn. Look at what we found below:

Our Class Composer is Antonio Vivaldi

Click below to hear his Autumn composition

This year we are learning about the famous composer Vivaldi in particular his Four Seasons composition.

                      What can you hear?

Does it make you think of Autumn?

This year we are proud to be supporting the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Guide Dogs help blind and partially sighted people across the UK. Not only do they provide dogs to those in need, but they also provide other services, such as rehabilitation. There are currently over 4,950 guide dog owners in the UK. Guide Dogs is now the largest breeder and trainer of working dogs in the world.

Thank you for your donations

          our non-uniform day.            We raised £66! 

At school we try hard to live our lives following the virtues. The virtue we are looking are now is: