Cherry Orchard, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS14 9AN

01543 263505

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Growing with Jesus

Welcome to Year 1's Website


Set - Friday 14th September

To be handed in - Tuesday 25th September


English - Do you have a favourite story book ? Write a few sentences about the story or draw a picture. Don’t forget to tell me the title and author of the book. You may bring the book into school to share at story time.


Reading - Please read your reading books for 10 minutes each night.


Spelling - Practice writing your full name – first and surname – don’t forget to use capital letters which we have been practicing in class.


Maths - 1 more and 1 less – see activity in homework book. If you are confident with numbers up to 30 try finding one more or less of other numbers to 100.


RE - Read and discuss Wednesday Word together. Try to learn the Grow with Me prayer which we say each morning together.and the Our Father prayer which the children need to know in Year 1.


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.



New Information 

Changing reading books


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. 




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.