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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

With God in Our Hearts We Love and Learn.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Welcome to Year One!


We are going to be doing some FANTASTIC learning this term.



We will be learning to write using some wonderful books. We will be starting with 'Bumble Bear' before moving on to 'Last Stop on Market Street' and 'The Way Back Home'. Our main target areas will be using capital letters and full stops, finger spaces and adjectives within our sentences.



The main focus for this term will be place value and learning to add and subtract numbers with confidence. We also will be making sure that we can count in 2's, 5's and 10's.



In Science, we will be exploring the 5 senses through lots of practical learning! We will be looking at the body parts of humans and animals and how they are used to aid the senses.


Our topic in the Autumn term is The Gruffalo! We will use the setting of the story to explore woodland habitats and compare this to our homes. We will be looking at the local area through maps and photographs and finding out how Rugeley fits into the county, country, continent and our world!



Our RE lessons will begin with the Creation story before moving on to Families and Celebrations. Each Thursday, the children will attend Mass with Father Peter where they will extend their learning further.



Our PE lesson will be each WEDNESDAY so please send your child in wearing their PE kit. They will need to wear suitable footwear, black shorts/joggers, a plain white T shirt and their usual sweatshirt.



In year 1, the children are tested on their phonics knowledge. We will complete a phonics lesson every day and this will then be applied in Guided Reading and writing sessions. I will post a short video on to Dojo each week for the children to watch. This will help prepare them for the Phonics Screening test later in the year. 



I would like the children to complete 5 short tasks for their home learning. I will post the 5 activities onto Class Dojo each Friday and they will link with our learning for the following week. These tasks can be done in any order and you can choose to do them all in one go or spread them over each evening. Please could you tick which activity they have completed in their Reading Record - each Friday we will put a stamp in their books for you to record when the tasks have been completed. Please continue to send this in each day so that we can add to their records when they have read in school.

Thank you for your support - w
e cannot wait to work with you and your wonderful children!


Mrs Jobburns and Mrs Hancox