Coming Up ... St Joseph's Day Mass led by Year One on Friday 15th March at 9.30am  in school . All Welcome 


World Book Day - March 7th

We had a fabulous book and character filled day. Everyone dressed up as a book character. We had super heroes, a mad professor, Disney princesses and a host of other story characters.  We have also enjoyed our visiting story tellers each day. Our school story this year has been Ruby's Worry - a story of a little girl who had a worry. We now know that everyone has a worry from time to time but the best thing we can do if we have a worry is to talk about it.

We are delighted to welcome Miss Michelle Smith to our Year One team. Miss Smith will be starting with us on Monday. We hope she will settle in and that everyone will make her feel really welcome.

Mrs Catherine Varley will be teaching the class on Wednesday afternoons from Spring Two. We hope you will join us in making Mrs Varley feel very welcome at St Joseph's. 

P.E. days have now changed to Wednesday and Fridays. Please ensure that children have a full indoor and outdoor kit in school at all times. Thank You.

Moon Day  Tuesday 12th February. 

We had a great time in our moon inspired outfits. EYFS and Year One were packed to the rafters with astronauts, aliens and assorted moon people. Well done to everyone (and mums and dads of course!) for a super effort. We even had a rocket to take us to the moon!

We have had a busy and active few days hula hooping, building, balancing and circuit training with our athlete!

We are Teresa Class

Learning with Jesus to be the best that we can be.

The Year One Team:

 Mrs Syms -  Class Teacher

Mrs Varley - PPA Teacher

 Mrs Grogan, Mrs Wilson and Miss Smith - Learning Support Assistants

On Wednesday afternoons Mrs Syms will have her non-contact time. The children will be taught by Mrs Varley.


Our inspirational person is Mother Teresa.

"Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier." 



Key Information:

  • PE will be taught on Wednesday and Fridays - Children will need both indoor and outdoor kits.
  • Homework will be given out on a Monday and will need returning by Friday.
  • Read regularly with your child and please ensure that you sign their reading record. 
  • Please send a named water bottle into school each day. 
  • Please name all clothes and belongings including P.E. kit.


Useful Documents

Spring Two curriculum guide

 Spring One curriculum guide

Autumn One curriculum guide

Autumn Two curriculum guide

Autumn term phonics schedule

Meet the teacher meeting



The new term is now well underway. However, we do still have a few pupils who do not have a full indoor and outdoor P.E. kit in school. Please ensure that all kit is in school during term time.

Please can all children have a named water bottle in school each day?

Thank you for returning completed homework. The children really enjoyed receiving their alien stickers as a reward. Please remember that homework needs to be returned on Fridays. 


Children will continue with daily phonics lessons throughout their time in Year One. In June all Year One children nationally will sit a phonics screening test. Please see the websites below for further information.  

Phonics sounds this week:

We have now covered all of our split digraphs; a-e e-e i-e o-e and u-e. We will continue to practise these and work on our vowel families.  Please take special note of these as you read the homework phonics sheets. 

Please continue to use the websites below. 

Useful websites for phonics

 Phonicsplay Some resources require a subscription but there are many free games and resources

 Mr. Thorne Videos of sounds plus many other reading resources

 Phonic games to play

 'Letters and Sounds' is a useful tool for games to play at home.

Correct articulation of phonemes


St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School uses the 'Floppy's Phonics Sounds and Letters' scheme to promote rigorous synthetic phonic teaching for reading success. Please access the link to learn more about the scheme, the order of teaching and further information on synthetic phonics.


Year One Key Words

Please click here for a list of the Year One key words for reading and spelling. Children will be given a key words booklet to help practice reading and spelling the words at home. The children will be tested on these words and will receive a stamp once they can read and write the words three times.

Children receive a certificate when all these words have been learnt. 






Latest Diary Dates Events

Parent's Evening21Mar2019

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ School Hall

Children in Years 4-6 to attend with parents.

Year 3 Assembly22Mar2019

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Reconciliation Session27Mar2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Year 2 Assembly29Mar2019

9:00 am - 9:30 am

Reconciliation Session03Apr2019

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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