St Joseph's School - A Catholic Voluntary Academy

Class 1 2023/2024


Class Teacher: Miss Shaw                   Teaching Assistant: Mrs McAteer

Year 1 Reading Passport


Over the summer, each class teacher has been compiling a list of 20 books to read by the end of the year. These books are a mix of different texts, authors and text types. These can be read by the children, or read to them depending on your child's reading stage.

Children will be coming home with their own reading passport. This will show the 20 books for your child to read by the end of their class year. Over the year, the children will have the opportunity to read these books at home, and then you can sign the passport when the books have been read at home. All of the books that are on the passport are available from each class reading area, though you may have some copies at home.

After a book has been read and signed by an adult, a stamp or a sticker will be added to the passport in class to show that that book has been read. Once your child has read all of their books for the year, they will receive a certificate, a prize and their name will go onto our school Wall of Fame display.

We hope that this will help to encourage the children of St Joseph's to develop their love of reading for pleasure, and to help them to find new authors, text types and books that will spark their interest.

Happy Reading!

Class Newsletter - Autumn Term 2023

Topic Homework - Autumn Term (1) 2023

It maybe raining, but that doesn’t stop our Commando Joe session!!
Today, we completed our activity in the classroom. We had to share our collected goods with another team. We had to work carefully and quietly so as to not disturb The Big Bad Wolf in the woods.
The children worked really well in sharing with their friends, but they did struggle with the quiet aspect and woke The Big Bad Wolf a few times


Y1 have had a visit from Sarah, the school nurse. Sarah has come to class to talk about ‘Safe Touch’ with the class. She has talked with the children about ‘good’ touch (green areas) and ‘bad’ touch (red areas). During this session, the children have also learned about the correct names for the private body parts of girls and boys. 
The children have also found out about good and bad secrets and how it can be good to keep secrets- like a surprise birthday party or a present, but there can be bad secrets and we cannot keep these from trusted adults. 

Thank you to Sarah for coming into class.

Today Year 1 had their first basketball lesson

Today in our computing session

RE - Baptism

During PE this afternoon, Year 1 joined in with some meditation. They were very relaxed by the end of the day.

Today in our Commando Joe session, the children continued with their Goldilocks and The Three Bears traditional tale
The children had to work as a team to get across the water using lots of different objects!
They did a fantastic job, well done Year 1!

Today in computing we learnt how to type our name on the keyboard!

In todays Commando Joe session we learnt about the traditional tales ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’. The children worked as a team using the skill of resilience to ensure their team made it across the water!

In our Commando Joe mission this week we worked as a team to get across the obstacle course! Some of us were blindfolded which was really challenging as we had to use our communication skills to guide our teammates. Well done year 1

The children had lots of fun learning lots of new tricks. They learnt how important it is to stretch and warm up before moving their bodies.

In computing this week we drew some pictures using our mouse skills! The children had lots of fun being creative on the laptops