St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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Busy Bees

Your Teacher

I am Mrs Baldwin and I am the Year 1 teacher. Supporting us in class is also Mrs O'Connor this year.

Learning in Year One

Our topic this term is 'The Gruffalo and me'. We will be exploring the book The Gruffalo during our English lessons where we are focussing on our phonics in words and writing sentences with capital letters, finger spaces and full stops. We will be exploring where we live and where the Gruffalo lives in Geography and in History we will be looking at how we have changed since being a baby. In maths we will be focussing on place value and counting.

Important Days

Please make sure you have your PE kits in school as our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday.

Earrings MUST be taken out on these days.

Mass takes places every Thursday at 9:00, all adults are welcome to join us.


PE kits are:

White polo shirt

Black shorts (children are allowed black joggers in the winter but please have shorts in their kits as well)

Black pumps


We will be having homework every Friday. This will consist of spellings and the spelling test will be on a Friday. The spellings will be focussing on Year 1 expected words e.g. the days of the week, months of the year and high frequency words.


We have Faith Assembly every Monday.

We have Praise Assembly every Friday.

Learning at Home

  Please read with your child and sign the reading record EVERY night. This doesn't have to be the whole book but please also question them about what they have read.

Homework will need to be done each week.

To help with the phonics screening assessment at the end of Year 1 you could explore the phonics play website with your child, the link is below:


If you have any questions about our year please do not hesitate to ask.