St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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

01282 813045

SCHOOL IS NOW CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER AND RE OPENS ON TUESDAY 3RD SEPTEMBER. HAVE A LOVELY AND SAFE SUMMER. 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

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.

 once upon a time topic web.pdfDownload
 Year 1 Summer 1 Newsletter.pdfDownload
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Please download the topic web above to find out all the exciting things our reception children will be doing this term.


 Year 1 Targets


Here are some of the activities and areas of learning we will be covering during this term’s topic of: Snow White and Under the Ground.


Exploring and joining in with a range of fairy tales. Developing the reading strategies we have already learnt. Applying skills learned in Phonics in our reading and writing.

We will create our own endings to fairy stories and begin to write using beginning, middle and endings.



We will be problem solving in addition, subtraction, doubling, halving and sharing objects into equal groups. Recapping time; analogue clocks, days, weeks, months.

Investigating 3D shapes



We will be learning about a bean life cycle

We will be growing beans

We will create our own diaries about how our  beans grow.

We will be learning about the life cycle of a chick.

We will also be developing our outside area and creating a garden which the children will take care of.


Physical Development 

 We will be learning how to enjoy a healthy lifestyle through physical activity and food.

We will be learning dance routines and movement to different types of music.



 We will represent ideas through; design, technology, art, music, dance, role play and stories.

We  will be learning to role play different fairytales.

 We will be making my own masks/puppets to act out stories.

 We will be recognising and exploring how sounds can be changed.



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 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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