St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Hello Parents, Carers and Children! We are in the last half term of the school year. It has been a very challenging time for us all recently and I know I do not need to tell you how myself and the staff long for the day we can all be together and school life returns to normal. Remember to just do what you can when you can. You are doing a brilliant job! As always you can email your child's teacher or myself with any concerns you have. We want to do all we can to support you. We are here for you. The message from the Government is still to keep social distancing measures in place, regular hand washing and vigilance. Stay safe and stay strong! Mrs Hodges


Welcome to Y1

While school is currently closed it is important to continue your learning at home. Read below for your daily work!

We are still missing you all! Mrs Dennison and Mrs Heyhoe

Parents - If you have any questions you can email me at   

Today's warm up is Jack Hartmann - Count to 100 with Grandma and Grandpa

Jack Hartmann -  Count by 5's


Friday 3rd July



Year 1 -  Friday 3rd July

Letters and sounds - lesson 43- ai - chain, ay - play,

a_e - make, a - apron

 spellings :   rain    train    tray    spray     paint

Tricky word:


This week's story

Percy the Park Keeper

The Rescue Party

Today is the video of Percy the Park Keeper - The Rescue Party. (25 mins)


Monday The book read by Nick Butterworth, the author.

Writing Task based on our story today

Percy the Park Keeper - The Rescue Party

1.  Write a list of items you would want to take with you for a picnic. Don't forget to include cutlery eg a spoon for yogurt etc.

2.  Who will you invite to go with you?

3.  What will you take to play with?

Remember to  write your answers to 2 and 3 with sentences and use punctuation too!

Handwriting practice:  Forming One-armed robot letters correctly  - this week b h k m n p r



Reading books

Free e books and assorted learning activities available on Oxford owl for home, take a look below.

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? 

Last  weeks drawings.


Friday 3rd July


Work out the missing number ! Use your fingers to help you to count on or back today. 

     A                              B                             C

  1 + 6 =                    9 + 9 =                   18 + 6 =

  3+ 2 =                    10 + 6 =                  21 + 8 =

  4 +5 =                    13 + 3 =                  23 + 5 =

  9 - 8 =                   19 - 3 =                   19- 6 =

10 - 6 =                   16 - 4 =                    _ - 3 = 4

 8 - 3 =                    17 - 7 =                    _ - 8 = 7


Find a quiet time and a quiet space.

This could be done by everyone!

Full body stretch

Leader in Me

This week I want you to focus on

Habit 5 - Seek first to understand and then to be

understood. (Listen before you speak).

Watch this clip on empathy here: With Mark Ruffalo and Murray from Sesame Street

  • How did Mark explain empathy ?
  • Can you remember the first  example he used? 
  • What  was the second example? 


Leader in me:

Can you make a deposit  in someone else's  bank account?  Can you write a message to someone in your family praising them or thanking them for something they do for you? Can you set up a tin/tub for your family to let everyone join in this idea during the week and arrange to open them at the end of next week?

Photos and work contributed this week from children working at home.

Your photos and information provided last week: Cameron visited Manor Heath to look at trees, and he also made some musical instruments too. Jacob S.  was at Hollingworth Lake and  at Mother Shipton's Cave in Knaresborough.  He  also tried his hand at hula hooping. Billy visited the Room on the Broom trail too. Jona made a birthday card for Max and went in search of oak leaves. Yusuf was working hard at home. Mason was very busy learning as well.

June is the month of the Sacred Heart.  Can you do something at home to show love for someone in your family?  Then send in a photo showing what you did.

Drawing Task -  a boy or a girl


The Church - Miracles

Jesus turns the water into wine - his first Miracle

is at the very beginning of this video and lasts just under 5 mins

Retell the story and draw a picture.


How well do you remember the story from earlier ?

Then recap by watching

Beginners Bible - Jesus turns the water into wine

12 minute presentation

History Revision: Mary Seacole

Before watching this clip - see what you can remember from before Easter.

Can you write 3 facts about Mary Seacole and draw a picture.

Music for this week:

The children in school will do Charanga. Those of you not in school might like to try this after watching this clip - you may have to save up jam jars first though!

Science for this week.

Plants - Trees

Oak trees are deciduous which means that they shed their leaves annually.

Look at the slide show below and then try this task.

Task: Can you find a leaf and do a rubbing of it ?


Revision of Animals and what they eat: herbivores, carnivores and omnivores. Can you remember what foods they eat before you watch the video clip?

Try the quiz and see how well you remembered them.


Revision: What does a plant need to grow?

Discuss before you watch this clip

Try the quiz in teams and see who can remember most !

History - session 2

The Queen is the head of our Royal family. Have another look at her on her Coronation Day, when she became Queen.

Write what you can remember from this video and draw a crown.

The slide show below explains her Family tree.

History 3

Look at this explanation of family and family trees.

Can you make a family tree starting with the Queen and Prince Philip at the top, their children on the second row and then their grandsons on the third?

Maybe you could do your own family tree at home with your parents help.