St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Welcome to St. Joseph's website. We hope you find everything that you are looking for. Alternatively you are very welcome to visit our wonderful school and experience it first hand.

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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Spring Term 1 Newsletter Class 1 Year 1 Medium term plan.pdfDownload
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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.

 Our topic this term is 'Celebrations'




We will work towards completing  phase 4 phonics,discuss stories we are reading and answer questions about them.



The children will be writing in different forms such as: writing lists, making cards and invitations.  They will complete story maps linked to stories with the theme of celebrations.




 In our Maths we will be ordering numbers, measuring, doubling and halving numbers, learning about the properties of 2D and 3D shapes, finding number bonds and learning about clocks and time.



In our RE we will learning about Baptism and re-enacting a Baptism in class.  Our topic will be Getting to know Jesus, knowing that Jesus is the Son of God and understanding his role and his love for us.


Expressive Arts and Design. 

We will be making masks, exploring various mediums when making firework pictures and completing activities around a Chinese New Year theme.


Physical Development

The children will be making movements to music linked with our theme. Chinese Dragon Dance.  The children will describe how the dance makes them feel and why they chose particular actions and movements.  They will also be completing a range of multi-skills activities.


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. 



In our Science we will observe the changes in the seasons and describe the weather associated with them. 



We will continue to extend our mouse and keyboard skills, and use computer programs with growing independence.


Personal, Social  and Emotional Development

The children will know and understand that they are growing and developing as members of their own family and God's family.





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