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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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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


Friday 5th May

Please could your child research a Welsh Pirate.  We will be using this information as part of our final topic for the year Land Ahoy.  

Friday 15th May

Please encourage your child to read for a short time on a daily basis.  This can be done using bug club online, books sent home from school or books of their own choice from home.  2 new games have been added to Abacus.  Please could you encourage your child to look at the time (clock) at certain times of the day.  e.g. bed-time, lunch time, tea-time etc.  We are encouraging the children to recognise different times of the day and recognise O'Clock and then move onto half past.  If your child has not completed a piece of homework researching a carnival from another country please could they do so as this is our next area of study in our context.  Thank you. 

Friday 24th April

Maths homework - see Abacus page.

Literacy homework - Please read your child's reading book on a daily basis.  Encourage the children to point out full stops, capital letters, and exclamation marks.  Please ask questions about the story to develop your child's comprehension skills. Thank-you. 

Easter Holiday Homework

Please log onto Abacus for the mathematical development homework.  Each child has been set two activities.

Also please log onto Bug Club.  All the children have recently been assessed on their reading and as a result some children have changed their book band.  The children have also got two books for the holidays in their book bags.  Please try and read with your child as often as you can.  The more practice your child has the more confident they will become with their reading.  Please encourage your child to spot full stops, commas, speech marks and exclamation marks whilst reading.  During the story ask your child questions to ensure they understand the text.

Finally, our new context after half term is Carnivals!  This will be a very colourful and creative topic for the Summer Term.  Please could your child research carnivals and produce a carnival mask to display in the classroom after Easter.


Mother's Day Mass

Year One children will be leading the Mother's Day Mass in St. Joseph's at the 9.15 Mass.  Please can you let me know on Monday morning if your child will be attending as we will be looking for readers and children to take part in the Offertory Procession.  Next week if your child is taking part we will be going down to the Church to practise with your child.  Permission slips will be sent home on Monday.

Friday 6th March

Please can anyone who hasn't returned their garden pictures return them for Monday as we will be using them as part of their topic.  They can draw a picture of their garden if they cannot bring a photo.


Maths Homework - see Active learning site.


Reading Homework - book bag and bug club online.

February 27th 2015

Please can your child research different gardens.  They can take photos of their own and families gardens or they could look on the internet.


Spelling - Spellings will now be based on SFA reading books as these over time cover all the required high frequency words at the appropriate level for your child.  Please look on the SFA spelling section.  The spellings will be based on your child's current SFA reading book and can also be found in the front of those books.

Half Term homework

Please see attached information.  These are activities set for St.David's day.  Please encourage your child to complete as many activities as you can.

St David's Day half term homework

February 6th

Please could you check the active learning website for this week's Maths homework. 

Literacy - Please could you practise your child's spellings with them.  These words are the high frequency words that your child will then be able to use independently in their independent writing. 

Also please encourage your child to read a book from bug club online.

Thank you

Please read the following homework information sheet.  Thank-you.

Homework 9th January

Reading book - When your child has read their book please can they fill in their reading log by drawing a picture and writing a sentence about the book.  It is lovely to see the children's progress in their writing and drawing. 

Spelling - Your child has brought home a spelling book today.  These spellings are taken from the high frequency words.  Please practise writing and spelling these words with your child.  A weekly spelling test will take place every Thursday and new words will be given.

Research homework - Please can you help your child to find out about a real life 'super hero'.  e.g. Mother Teresa, firemen etc.  They can draw pictures, cut out pictures, write facts etc.  This will be the homework for the next two weeks to allow them to find out lots of information.

Week ending 28th November 2014


In our topic 'Community Explorers' we have been looking at characters in our community, such as priests, police officers and firemen. This week, can you draw and write about a character form your community and label their uniform, if they have one? You may know one of these characters, it would be great if you could speak to him/her and ask them about their job.

Week ending 21st October 2014


Our new topic in class is ‘Community Explorers’, we have been looking at buildings and characters in our local community. Can you go out into your local community and find a building that we have discussed in class, e.g. a church. Can you take a picture or draw one in your homework book and write a few interesting sentences about it?

Homework will be issued every Friday and should be returned to school on the following Wednesday.


Your child has two books – the pink homework/research book and the green reading log.


Both books should be filled in weekly and your child should use pencil for writing.

Week ending 24 October 2014 


Design a poster for the Schools Against Racism Competition based on the theme “We are all equal”.  Complete on a piece of A4 size paper.  Be creative!!

Week ending 17 October 2014


Together make a list of people in your family, even the family pet.  Write or draw three things that make each of them happy.  Collect pictures of smiley faces and please bring into school.

Week ending 10th October 2014 


Together with your child, talk about their Baptism.  Look at any mementos or photos with them.  Encourage your child to draw a picture and/or write a sentence about their Baptism.

Week ending 03 October 2014 


Together with your child, please write a night-time prayer and encourage your child to decorate it.

Week ending 26th September 2014 



Interview either an older person or a mum with a baby.


Think of some questions to ask them about what makes them happy.


Show what you need to be happy as a baby, as a child and as an adult.


You can show this in any form you wish – for example, a table with a column for each, pictures and labels or something of your own choice.