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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

With God in Our Hearts We Love and Learn.

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

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We are going to be doing some AMAZING learning in the Spring term.



We will be learning to write using some wonderful books. We will be starting with ‘Elmer in the Snow’, then 'Little Red Riding Hood' before moving on to 'Wombat Goes Walkabout', 'Grandad's Island' and 'The Queen's Hat'.



The main focus for this term will be Addition and Subtraction of numbers up to 20. In our Place Value unit we will be understanding the value of numbers up to 50 and we will also explore length and weight in our Measurement unit. 



In Science, we will be looking at plants and trees. As Winter turns to Spring, we will also be looking at the seasonal changes.


Our curriculum work this term is based on the story 'Where the Wild Things Are'. Max from the story becomes an explorer and we are going to be researching famous explorers and the discoveries they made! These include Mary Anning, Christopher Columbus and Tim Peake! Can you find out more about them?



In our RE lessons we will continue learning about Christmas before moving on to learn more about Jesus the Healer. After this we will prepare for Easter within our Lent topic. Each Thursday, the children will attend Mass with Father Peter where they will extend their learning further.



Our PE lesson will continue to be each MONDAY 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.



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 continue to send out a homework sheet each Friday. Children need to continue to read their Reading for Pleasure books (they will be changed on a Tuesday and Friday) as well as their online Reading for Phonics book. They will continue to have spellings sent home each week. Don't forget to play on Numbots when you can!
Thank you for your support!


Mrs Jobburns and Mrs Hancox