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We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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Welcome to

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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Stone Soup 

 

Year 1 had a busy morning on Wednesday pretending to be the 'Traveller' from Stone Soup! They hunted around the forest to find 'ingredients' and even gathered some sticks to build a fire.. Crackle, crackle, crackle. 

 

We also has some beautiful art work completed in the sunshine! Year 1 looked at what was around them and sketched what they could see! 

 

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Year 1 Story Telling:

 

The ENORMOUS Turnip! 

 

 

 

Miniature Gardens

 

As a part of our 'Growing Things' Context - Year 1 have been busy designing and making miniature garden's over the Easter half term! Aren't they fantastic?

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Year 1 have been busy learning about the lifecycle of a frog!

 

Here are some pictures of our fantastic work!

 

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Making Supersmoothies! 

 

Year 1 have been very busy making smoothies fit for Superheroes! They used different fruits to make delicious tasting healthy treats! 

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Year 1 and Receptions Prayer Service

Wednesday 31st January 

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Learning about pictographs!  

 

Year 1 have been very busy learning about Pictographs! They were given a mission to find out which superheroes were the most popular in our class, and put this information into a graph! We even made our own Pictographs online. Lots of brilliant child led learning taking place today! 

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Real life Superheroes! 

 

Year 1 had a visit from Witchurch Fire Station on Monday! They absolutely loved using the water hose to squirt the cones and felt very important sitting in the truck

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Numicon Challenge! 

 

Year 1 have been busy finding out the value of each tower, using Numicon to fill in the gaps! 

 

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A balancing act!

Year 1 have been thinking about travelling in different ways this week during PE! 

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Learning about materials!
 

On Wednesday, Year 1 went on a material hunt! They searched the school grounds to see what they could find! We found: foam, plastic, foil, metal, rubber, wood, fabric..... lots of materials!

 

 Year 1 then had a lot of fun finding out which of the materials were magnetic! These are the photos of our morning :) 

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A Victorian Christmas - Cardiff Castle 

 

To finish our 'Family Album' context, Year 1 visited Cardiff Castle to learn all about the Victorian Christmas! The children enjoyed the trip, especially making tree decorations! Here are some pictures from our day. 

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How long are you?!

 

This week Year 1 have been measuring their height using socks! They loved this challenge. 

We also started to measure the length of objects around the classroom using multi-link cubes as a guide! 

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Welly Wednesday - 4th of December!

 

This week we have been learning about this special time of year - Advent. 

Take a look at what we have been doing! 

 

Making Advent wreaths with natural resources

Making a shelter for Mary and Joseph

and creating mini puppets to retell the Christmas Story! 

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Balancing sequences in pairs! 

 

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Year 1's Collective Worship

 

 

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Welly Wednesday 15th Nov

 

We have had another super Welly Wednesday outside! We have been looking for the price tags pinned onto things in our Forest Area! We had to decide what we wanted to buy... the shed, a tree, the bug hotel etc. and find the total amount. There was some fantastic maths in Year 1 today! 

 

We have also been painting with mud! We thought about different types of mud, their texture, how they looked and made our 'mud paint'. Take a look at some of our paintings! 

 

 

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A visit to St Joseph's Church 

 

On Monday Year 1 visited St Joseph's Church to look at the different signs and symbols of a Baptism. What a lovely morning!  

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Welly Wednesday

 

Year 1 have been learning all about shapes in maths. We went on a hunt to see what different shapes we could see around the school... and there were LOTS! Here are some photo's that the children took in their groups! 

 

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Year 1 have been enjoying doing 'Aerobics' and Yoga

in the classroom!

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Welly Wednesday Picture updates! 

 

We have had another very exciting Wednesday morning spent in the woods! 

We have been on Scavenger Hunts, creating pictures with the things we found and playing maths games on the yard with the help of our Y6 volenteers!

 

Our favourite part of the day was our snack...... Spaghetti hoops and bread with butter! YUM!! 

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Trick or Treat?!

 

Year 1 have been practicing their mental maths and throwing skills this week! The children aimed their bean bags at the different Halloween pots to see whether they had a Trick (a small number) or a Treat (a big number)! They then used their mental maths to add the numbers together.... we had lots of winners today! 

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Belly Dancing! 

 

St Joseph's had a special visitor on Monday afternoon to kick off our International Week!

Here are some photos of us Belly Dancing! 

 

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Our first Welly Wednesday! 

 

We all had so much fun on our first Welly Wednesday this week! 

Here are some pictures of what we go up too

 

We practiced our phonics by finding sounds in the woods..

We sketched detailed pictures of our surrounding in the woods...

We made leaf hedgehogs..

We played maths games on the yard to help us tell the time...

We even practiced our mental maths on the hop scotch!

 

and last but not least...... We drank Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows as a yummy treat!! 

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Creating pictures with natural resources! 

 

Look at these 'pictures' Year 1 have created using leaves, sticks and conckers! 

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Faint o'r gloch Blwydden Un? 

 

Year 1 have been busy learning to tell the time! We learnt how to read the hours on a clock, by looking at Mr Tall and Mr Small! Here are some photos of us showing o'clock on our mini clocks (and some of us could even show half past the hour!). 

 

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Year One Year One... Put on your coats! 

 

On Thursday the children received an exciting letter from an unknown person! They carried out the instructions by following trail into the woods to see who it could have been from! They soon worked out that it was Rapunzel! 

 

Here are some pictures of our activities from this weeks Outdoor Learning Session! 

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