St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Barnoldswick
Lancashire BB18 5EN

01282 813045

In May 2017 St. Joseph's was graded as 'GOOD' by OFSTED. We are very proud of this. Ofsted stated 'Effective leadership and teaching have ensured that the school’s end-of-key-stage test results are now significantly above the national expected average in all areas reported on'.

Class 1

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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.

Making and flying butterfly kites.

As part of our Science the children designed butterfly kites and experimented to find out what kinds of effects the wind has when they are flown. 



Baptism with Canon Firth

The children in Class 1 learned about the Sacrament of Baptism when Canon Firth visited the class. The children learned what happens in a bapstism and the roles the parents and godparents play.

Traditional Tales

Our topic for this term will be Traditional Tales


We we will be exploring and joining in with a range of fairy tales. Developing the reading strategies we have already learnt and applying skills learned in Phonics in our reading and writing.

We will create our own endings to fairy stories and begin to write using beginning, middle and endings.

In our reading we will  be listening to fairy tales; anticipating key events, making comments, asking questions, expressing views and opinions about characters. Using tenses correctly.



We will be problem solving in addition, subtraction, doubling, halving and sharing objects into equal groups. Recapping time; analogue clocks, days, weeks, months.

Investigating 3D shapes.



We will be learning about the weather and looking at how shadows are formed.

We will also be developing our outside area and creating a garden which the children will take care of.


Expressive Arts and Design. 

 In our art work we will be representing ideas through; design, technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.


Physical Development

We will be working on forming all letters of the alphabet correctly.

Learning how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and food.

Learning dance routines and movement to different types of music.



Once a week the children will bring home an activity linked to their learning at school. These activities will encourage lots of talking and will also show you what we are learning at school.


Class 1 Stay and Play

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

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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

Reading Books

Each Thursday the children in Class 1 will bring home a class library book. This will be a book of their choice and they will need to bring it before the next Thursday to change it for a new one. These books are for you to read and to talk about with your children. You can ask the children questions about the story and discuss their favourite part or character.

Throughout the term as your children become more confident with their phonics reading skills we will be giving out reading books. It would be helpful if you could please sign your child's reading record and write a brief comment to let us know how they get on.


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 Year A 2016-17.pdfDownload
Class 1 Long Term Plan Year B 2017-18.pdfDownload
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