St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Our Statement to Live By this week is: 'Simple things make us happy.'

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

 Parent plan-reception.pdfDownload
 Reception Newsletter Autumn Term 1.pdfDownload
 Year 1Autumn.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.

 Our topic this term is 'Ourselves'-see overview above

 Year 1 Targets



To recap phase 3 sounds. To work on phase 4 sounds. To answer questions and discuss stories during guided reading.



 The children will learn to write simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others, separating words
with finger spaces and to punctuate simple sentences with capital letters and full stops.


Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. Read and write numbers to 100 in numerals. Read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words. Identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line. Use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least, given a number, identify one more and one less


We will be learning about God’s World and how to take care of it and appreciate it. We will also learn about how God created us all in different ways and how we are all special and unique.



 Create images from a variety of media e.g. photocopies material, fabric, crepe paper, magazines etc. Arrange and glue materials to different backgrounds. Sort and group materials for different purposes e.g. colour texture. Fold, crumple, tear and overlap papers.



We will be moving whilst running, hopping, skipping, galloping, changing direction easily i.e. dodging and swerving. We will also learn to travel with an object i.e. beanbag, ball, bat and ball.



The children will learn to; Identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated
with each sense. Recognise that humans are animals. Compare and describe differences in their own features (eye, hair, skin colour, etc.). Recognise that humans have many similarities.



 Learning basic computer skills, using a mouse and how computers can be used to support our learning.


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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