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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 Summer 1 2018 FS Kings and Queens.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Summer 1.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 'Kings, Queens and Castles.

 Year 1 Targets


  • Read aloud accurately books that are consistent with their developing phonic knowledge.
  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills as the route to decode words.
  • Respond speedily with the correct sound to grapheme for the 44 phonemes.
  • Recognise and use the different ways of pronouncing the same grapheme; e.g. ow in snow and
  • Read accurately by blending sounds in unfamiliar words.


  • Say, and hold in memory whilst writing, simple sentences which make sense.
  • Write simple sentences that can be read by themselves and others.
  • Separate words with spaces.
  • Use punctuation to demarcate simple sentences (capital letters and full stops).
  • Use capital letter for the personal pronoun
  • Use capital letters for names of people, places and days of the week. 



  • Recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.
  • Tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
  • Recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.
  • Describe movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.



To understand that because Jesus rose from the dead we can experience Easter


Expressive Arts and Design. 

We will be making lots of art linked to our topic of Kings, Queens and Castles including designing crowns, stamps, flags and royal portraits. 


Physical Development

As part of this area we will be planning healthy menus and exploring ways to keep healthy. We will create a special  dance to 

welcome royalty.


Communication and Language

We will listen to royal themed stories, rhymes and biographical details about kings and queens. Will discuss characters and describe them. In our role play area we will create stories linked to our topic  and retell others. 



We will create a Castle kitchen garden so we can observe how plants grow and how we can help them to grow.

To understand what plants need to grow

  • To observe and make predictions of plants outdoors
  • To understand the basic structure of a plant and label its parts



We will continue to use computer programs with growing independence using our our personal logins to access programs.


Personal, Social  and Emotional Development 

To understand Jesus is our friend.

To understand why Mary, Mother of Jesus is special.

To know that we are unique and different from one another.





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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