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St Joseph's Academy

St. Joseph's
Catholic Academy

Year 1

Welcome to Year 1

Miss George and Mrs Parker are looking forward to a meeting you all in person and have planned lot of fun and exciting activities for you all!

During the first 2 weeks of term the whole school will be focusing on the same book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers. Alongside this we will be focusing on wellbeing and building relationships within the classroom to support the individual needs of each child as we transition back into full time school.


During this term we will be covering a range of topics across different subject areas. 

RE – Domestic Church- Families; Judaism- Abraham and Moses; Baptism- Belonging and; Advent/Christmas- Waiting.

Maths Mastery – Numbers to 10; Addition and subtraction within 10; Shapes and patterns; Numbers to 20; Addition and subtraction within 20.  

English – Into the Woods, a collection of traditional tales and stories based in the forests and woods.  

Topic – 'Into the Woods' looking at our local area and features of woodland areas.  

Science – Our Bodies and Seasons.

PE - Balance and Coordination. Our PE day is Wednesday please can all children come to school in appropriate PE wear for outdoors.

PSHE - Living in the Wider World; Health and Wellbeing.  


Home Learning

We have now begun to send reading books home with your child. We send home 3-4 books per week however, you can keep them for longer if you wish. Books will be changed once a week on the days below, depending on your child's group. 

Monday- Squirrels. Tuesday- Badgers. Wednesday- Hedgehogs. Thursday- Foxes. Friday- Owls.