St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

We are now into our last half term of the school year! How time flies...! Look out on the calendar for all the events coming up over the next 6 1/2 weeks!


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:  Phonics screening week beginning Monday 10th June

This half term we will be reading lots of Brazilian Myths and Legends.

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These are the 7 habits we are learning about each week. We are learning a new habit every two weeks.

Ask the children in Year 1 what habit they are learning about and what it is helping them to do.

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 have been raising money for our class charity 'Forget Me Not Hospice'. It is a wonderful charity and Year 1 are doing some great fundraising!

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

We had a wonderful day at our Tiger's Picnic. We did lots of fun craft and made our own picnic food. Then we went outside for a wonderful picnic in the sunshine!

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Our topic this half term is

Rio De Vida

What do you know about the beautiful city Rio de Janeiro?

Let's find out about Rio, including it's history and famous landmarks.

We will be learning all about Carnaval! Making party shakers and festival masks!

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Year 1 are learning about the 'Leader in me'. We are looking at effective habits in our life to help us to be the best we can be. We are all leaders!


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We had so much fun learning about The Great Fire of London at Shibden park.

FUN FACT: Did you know a doctor is sometimes called a quack because of the masks they wore during the plague, the masks looked like ducks!

We learnt all about plants at Kershaws, our local garden centre.

We really enjoyed making out dinosaur models from recyclable materials!

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

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  This half term our RE

theme  is 'Resurrection'


 We will be thinking about Jesus' death and what happened.

We will be learning about what Jesus taught us and why his resurrection is so important.

Spend some time at home praying to Jesus. Think about the things you would want to say to him and how he can guide you.

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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!