St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Dear Parents and Carers, I hope you are all staying safe. Thank you for a great start to the new school year! The children have been as wonderful as we knew they would be! It is really important that you keep socially distancing on the school grounds but also when you are out and about. The last thing we want is to have to close a bubble for 14 days so let’s keep the virus at bay! We are looking forward to each day with our children! Keep smiling! Mrs Hodges

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

Mrs Midgley will be working with us some mornings too! 

sstewart@st-josephs-brig.calderdale.sch.uk

Homework

This week we have been practising reading captions words using phase 2 sounds. Please have a go at the matching activity below in your yellow homework book.

We are currently revising all the sounds we learned in Reception from Phase 2. Below is the powerpoint with Phase 2 sounds and words to practise reading.

A brilliant online resource to practise phonics online is this website:

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

For the time being the site continues to be free.
Sign in as follows:

Username: march20
Password: home

The children are currently working in Phase 2.

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!

Our first history topic is 'Toys Old and New'. Please look at the knowledge organiser below for key information we will be covering in class.

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Covid-19 Symptoms

Please do not send your child to school if they are We will learn about the beauty of God’s world and explore and respond to the wonders of creation e.g. the seasons. We will hear the story of Creation and the story of Noah and the Flood and its message of salvation and hope.book them in for a test asap.

If the test result is positive – the whole bubble will close for 14 days.

If the result is negative they can rejoin their bubble the next day.

We are so pleased to have everybody back in school!

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!

The first book we are reading is Cave Baby by Julia Donaldson. It is about a naughty baby who likes to paint in caves. Hear it read online at 

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=NQIsmBB8cn0&safe=true

We have been acting out the story of the Cave Baby to help us retell it. Check out our great acting below:

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....

Maths

Homework

This week we have been learning how to count forwards and backwards to 10. We have also looked at one more and one less than a number. Have a go at the one less questions below:

Sing and dance to the song below and have a go at the online activities to practise at home.

Have a go at this online game of one more and one less:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/learning-to-count/chopper-squad

Religious Education

This half term we are learning about 'God's Great Plan'.

We will learn about the beauty of God’s world and explore and respond to the wonders of creation e.g. the seasons. We will hear the story of Creation and the story of Noah and the Flood and its message of salvation and hope.

Key Words to learn for this topic are:

God's world     creation     Bible     Genesis    love   choices    Noah     flood    promise   hope

We have written some thank you prayers to God below:

At school we try hard to live our lives following the virtues. The first two virtues we are looking are:

Respect and Courtesy

Physical Education

Our P.E day is Thursday!

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