Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 1's Website

Year 1 sampling their crumbles! 

We made apple crumble as part of our focus on Instructions in English. 

We have also been looking at Capital letters, when we need to use them and how we write them. The children took part in some activities to practice forming their capital letters correctly.  

Year 1's trip to Packington Farm 

Gruffalo Cupcake Decorating


After our English topic on the Gruffalo, we decorated Gruffalo cupcakes. The children were asked to write instructions afterwards of each step of how they decorated their cupcake. 


Our first week in Year 1


We have been busy in Year 1 over the past couple of days getting to know our new teacher and teaching assistant, discovering the new routines we have throughout the day and already learning new and exciting things. The children worked as a class to decide what our new rules will be in Year 1. They decided that the following rules were important to follow in school in order to have a fun year. 


Listen carefully to others. 

Put up your hand if you need to ask or answer a question.

Walk quietly and sensibly around the school.

Sit nicely on the carpet and at our tables.



Changing reading books

The children will be assessed on their reading level during the first two weeks back at school after half term.

will be giving the children their reading diaries tomorrow. They have chosen two books today to read though over the week. A note in your child's reading diary will say when your child will be changing their book. 


Monday - Red Group

Tuesday - Yellow Group

Wednesday - Green Group

Thursday - Purple Group

Friday - Blue Group 



Bug Club has been updated to match new reading levels.Reading books and diaries should be kept in book bags . Sometimes it is necessary to change books on a different day or there is the opportunity for your child to have additional reading practice by reading with an available adult. If their book is not in school they have missed this opportunity. 




The children have been assessed on reading the first 100 High Frequency Words. I have stuck in the words that each child needs to practice reading into their homework book. Please practice these with your child for 10 minutes every night. They will be assessed again before Christmas and new words to practice will be given out then. 

 Homework will be handed out on a Friday and expected to be handed in two weeks after on the Tuesday.  All information the children will need to access any websites will be stuck in the front of their homework book.