St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School,
West Close Road, Barnoldswick
BB18 5EN

01282 813045

Welcome to our school website. We hope you find all the information you are looking for. Our statement to live by this week is: 'I know what humility means.'

Please click on the link below to download a copy of -What to expect, when? Guidance to your child’s learning and development
in the early years foundation stage.

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Class 1

 Class 1 Spring 1 Newsletter .pdfDownload
 Class 1 Spring 1 Newsletter year 1.pdfDownload
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If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 1 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs De Carteret, the class teacher.


 Year 1 Targets


Here are some of the activities and areas of learning we will be covering during this term’s topic of: Journeys and Space.


  • Developing concentration, sharing stories and memories based on own experience.
  • Exploring how and why people travel.
  • Developing reading comprehension skills. Exploring stories from other cultures. Writing greetings cards and invitations to celebrations.
  • Role play – Space Explorers.



  • Addition and Subtraction skills.
  • Finding number pairs.
  • Exploring and describing 2D shapes.
  • Exploring weight and capacity in outdoor role play. 



  • Learning about celebrations in their own culture and in other places around the world.
  • Using a range of software to create greetings cards for our different celebrations.
  • Learning about features of our local and wider area.
  • Using our senses


Religious Education 

  • Getting to know Jesus – knowing Jesus is the son of God and understanding his role.
  • Water and its importance in the bible.
  • Story of Noah.

Expressive Arts

  • Multicultural artwork including 3D models.
  • Creating and making multicultural, traditional food.
  • Organising and participating in weekly celebrations.
  • Space craft.


Physical Development

  • Using tools and ingredients and following recipes to make food.
  • Further develop understanding of food types and healthy eating.
  • Dance- learning dance routines to music
  • Multi-skills
  • Moving safely whilst using various equipment


Personal, Social and Emotional Development 

  • Recognising abilities and trying new things.
  • Showing understanding of behavioural expectations in different situations such as when travelling.
  • Learning how to keep our bodies healthy.



Class 1 had some exciting visitors when Mrs Irons brought some of her chickens into school.  We had the opportunity to see these birds up close and observe them, and even had the chance to stroke their lovely soft feathers. 

Autumn Fun

Class 1 have been doing lots of Autumn themed activities and learning about this season of the year. 

Class 1 Assembly - Jonah and the Whale

Class 1 led an assembly based on the story of Jonah and the Whale, attended by the whole school and their families. They worked very hard  learning their lines , singing a song and saying a prayer using sign language.

Baptism with Father Firth

Father Firth visited the school to show the children what happens in a Baptism.  He performed a mock Baptism on our class doll  and the children chose the name Elijah.  Class 1 and 2 children had a wonderful experience learning about this special sacrament.

Class 1 Stay and Play

The children in Class 1 had lots of fun showing their parents the what they do in school.


Thank you to all parents who came to our ‘stay and play’ session. The children enjoyed sharing their classroom and learning with their families. It was lovely to see such a large number of you.

Mrs De Carteret

Long Term Planning



Please find below an outline of the topics covered in your child's class. We are currently in Cycle A.

If you wish to know further information relating to the curriculum in Class 1 please do not hesitate to speak to Mrs De Carteret, the class teacher.

 Class 1 Long Term Plan A 2018-19.pdfDownload
 Class 1 Long Term Plan Year B 2017-18.pdfDownload
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