St Joseph's Catholic Primary Academy

Love, learn and live in Christ!

OPEN AFTERNOON MONDAY 8TH NOVEMBER 1.30PM. If you are interested in applying for a place for your child in our Reception Class for September 2022 please come along! We would love to tell you about our school and why being part of our family is such a special place to be! Mrs Hodges Headteacher


Mrs Stewart is our Class Teacher and Mrs Midgley is our Teaching Assistant


This week we have been reminding ourselves about Vowels (long and short)

Sing the song to remember all the vowel sounds.

Can you read the words with long vowel sounds?

This week for working so hard together as a team we earned our class treat. We voted to decide what we wanted to do and chose the KS2 Slides!

Class Mission Statement

We have already thought about what makes us a super class and what we want to achieve this year together. Have a look at our mission statement below:

This week we all worked together to play the song 1,2,3,4,5 on the glockenspiels. I think you'll agree we sound fantastic!

God’s Great Plan

This unit is designed to develop the children’s knowledge and understanding of God’s beautiful world. It also helps the children appreciate that God created them because he loves them and that each person should thank God for the gifts of creation and help God look after the world. The children will:

  • Be aware of the beauty of God’s world.
  • Hear about the story of Creation from Genesis.
  • Know that God made us because He loves us but the first people, Adam and Eve, made some wrong choices.
  • Be aware that we have a responsibility to look after God’s world.
  • Hear the story of Noah and the Flood.

Key Words: creation, God, Bible, love, choices, Noah, flood, ark, rainbow, promise

We have been reading Naughty Bus by Jan and Jerry Oke. We have thought about the places the bus goes to around the house and drew a storymap. This week we have written our own adventure stories.

Each week we choose someone who is working above and beyond what we expect in Year 1 and we crown them 'Star of the Week'. 

This week congratulations to ...

Important Information for Year 1:

Long Term Plan: Here

P.E Day: Thursday

Reading Books: Please keep in book bags at all times. Read daily and comment and they will be changed weekly.

Snack Money: £1 to be paid weekly.

Our P.E day is Thursday.

In Computing we are learning all about laptops. Here we are learning how to use a touch pad to move our cursor while playing fun games.

This half term we are focusing on the virtues

'Respect and Courtesy'

Our Class Charity

In Year 1 we support the great work that Guide Dogs for the Blind do. We will be organising some fundraising throughout the year.

This week we are learning that sometimes words that sound like they end with a 'z' are actually spelt with a 's'!

Can you learn the 4 tricky words and the 2 high frequency words by Wednesday?


We have been busy adding finding 1 less than a number.

Why not have another go at counting with this online ;Robot More or Less'

We have begun our new art topic by drawing different  lines. We drew different lines in our books using pencils and then experimented on the playground with chalk.

Our Class Composer

Our class composer is Antonio Vivaldi. He was an Italian composer most famous for composing the 'Four Seasons'.

Click the video below to hear Vivadi's Autumn season and move along to the music.

We have been busy thinking about how we can be the best that we can be. We have made a class tree with each of us as an individual leaf. We have also thought about what is out of our control and what we can can control. We have also chosen our first leadership roles.