St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

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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

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.




In our English we will be recognising and writing our own names and getting to recognise other children's names.  We will develop our letter formation through different mediums.

In our Phonics we will explore the initial sounds of words and participate in rhyming games. We will also make an alphabet book from the names of children in class, things in the classroom, body parts and clothing.

We will be looking at the books 'Funnybones' and Oliver's Garden, and the children will explore a range of books in our book corner.




In our Maths we will be: counting in order from 1-10 and 11- 20; using number names in order in familiar contexts from 0 to 10; counting reliably up to 6 objects; finding 1 more or less than a given number up to 5; use simple mathematical language to describe shapes; use shapes to make pictures and patterns; use simple mathematical language to describe size and compare lengths and weights. 


Understanding the World

Linked to our book 'Funnybones', we will be exploring the topic "Ourselves". In this topic we will learn about our bodies, senses, body  parts and bones.  We will also learn how to look after ourselves; washing, hygiene routines and healthy eating.  We will explore how we grown looking at pictures of when we were babies and how we have changed.  We will also talk about our families and who is in them. 

Expressive Arts and Design. 

 The children will be creating self portraits using different media.  We will print using different body parts and make plate faces and collage bodies. We will imitate movements in response to music and learn taking care of ourselves songs. In our role play area the children will engage in imaginative play.


Physical Development

 We will be experimenting with different ways of moving and gaining an awareness of space and self. We will focus on using the correct pencil grip and gaining control with mark making implements, forming some letters.  We will take part in Multiskills in our PE lessons and practise gaining control over fastenings when getting changed.


Communication and Language

We will be learning to listen to others within a group and respond to simple or two part instructions.  The children will listen to lots of stories and rhymes and join in with repeated refrains.  We will extend our knowledge of prepositions such as 'under', 'on top , 'behind'. We will use vocabulary related to people that are of particular importance to us. 


Personal, Social  and Emotional Development

We will be exploring Class 1 and  learning the rules of the classroom and make new friends, sharing and taking turns.  The children will talk about what makes us unique  and taking part in circle time games to increase their confidence. 





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



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.

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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