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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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We are going to be doing some EXCITING learning in the Summer term.



We are going to be practising our writing skills using some wonderful texts this term. We are going to be using the books ‘The Queen’s Hat’, ‘The Train Ride’ and ‘Pinocchio’; the poem ‘By Myself’ by Eloise Greenfield and information texts about going on a safari!



We are going to begin looking at multiplication and division in our maths sessions this term. We will start to explore fractions as well as position and direction. Later in the term, we will be learning how to tell the time and count amounts of money – things that you will be able to practise at home!



In Science, we will be continuing our learning about plants by investigating TREES and the different types of trees that we see around us every day. As Spring turns to Summer, we will also be looking at the seasonal changes. We have set up a weather station in our school garden which we will use to track the changes in rainfall and temperature.


Our curriculum work this term is all about travelling back in time! We will be looking at key events in history including:

Mining (1960)

The Queen’s Coronation (1953)

The  first flight (1903)

The first modern Olympics (1896)

The Great Plague (1665)

The Gunpowder Plot (1605)



In our RE lessons we will continue learning about Easter before moving on to learn more about Mary. Each Thursday, the children will attend Mass with Father Peter where they will extend their learning further.



Our PE lesson will be every WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY so please send your child in wearing their PE kit. They will need to wear suitable footwear, black shorts/joggers, a plain white T shirt and their usual sweatshirt. On a Wednesday, we will doing Gymnastics and Athletics. On a Friday we will be doing Fitness lessons using the Fitness Trackers!



In year 1, the children are tested on their phonics knowledge. We will complete a phonics lesson every day and this will then be applied in Guided Reading and writing sessions. I will post a short video on to Dojo each week for the children to watch. This will help prepare them for the Phonics Screening test later this term. 



I would like the children to continue to complete 5 short tasks for their home learning. I will post the 5 activities onto Class Dojo each Friday and they will link with our learning for the following week. These tasks can be done in any order and you can choose to do them all in one go or spread them over each evening. Please could you tick which activity they have completed in their Reading Record - each Friday we will put a stamp in their books for you to record when the tasks have been completed. Please continue to send this in each day. There are extra Dojo points available for children who read at home!

Thank you for your support!


Mrs Jobburns and Mrs Hancox