St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at

Welcome to our school website. We hope you find all the information you are looking for.

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.


Please download the parent plan above to find out all the exciting things our reception children will be doing this term.


 Year 1 Targets


 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.


We will recap phase 3 sounds and begin to work on phase 4 sounds. We will answer questions and discuss stories during guided reading.


 We will be counting to and across 100 both forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.  We will read and write numbers up to 100 in numerals and read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.  We will also identify and represent numbers using objects and with pictorial representations including a number line.   In addition will will use the language of equal to , more than, less than(fewer), most, least, given a number, and identify one more and one less than a given number.


Religious Education

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


 In our Science topic we will identify, name, draw and label the basic parts of the human body and say which part of the body is associated with each sense.  We will compare and describe differences in our own features ( eye colour , hair colour , skin colour etc.) and recognise that humans have many similarities.  


Physical Development 

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


 We will be creating images from a variety of media and arrange and glue materials to different backgrounds.   We will also sort and group materials for different purposes e.g colour  and texture. and fold crumple, tear and overlap papers.



 We will focus on our basic computer skills using a mouse and keyboard and explore how technology can be use to support our learning.


Class 1 had some exciting visitors when Mrs Irons brought some of her chickens into school.  We had the opportunity to see these birds up close and observe them, and even had the chance to stroke their lovely soft feathers. 

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 b.

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 2019-20.pdfDownload
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 Class 1 Long Term Plan A 2018-19.pdfDownload
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