Davey Drive, Hollingdean, Brighton BN17BF

St Joseph's Catholic Primary, Brighton

Educating in Faith, Hope and Love

Welcome to St Clare Class

Week 17th June 2021

What a fabulous couple of weeks we have had. Bollywood dancing last week and a visit from Spirit of the Wild today. The children experienced sharing the school hall with an owl, Golden Eagle, Parrot, Malaysian fruit bat, Meerkat and a Skunk! Here is a short video that captures our adventure.

 

Week 26th May 2021

This half term we have been learning about flight. This topic will continue after the half term break.

We have made the most of our outdoor learning opportunities to take the classroom outside. We have really connected with our environment and learnt about insects and creatures that fly. We have even had butterfly visitors to the butterfly feeders we made!

With May being the month we celebrate Holy Mary we held our Mary procession, taking flowers to her statue and singing together.

This week we have been finding out about why the sky is blue and completed our very own experiment using light.

Well done to all the children that have sent in photo's of their passport activities. Each child has been rewarded with dojo points for this.

Here is a selection of photo's that captures our learning this half term.

Week 19th April 2021

This week we have started to explore our new humanities topic all about 'flight'. The children have a new role play area both in the classroom and outside under our shelter. Inside we have a beach scene and a beach side café where they have sat and written postcards. Outside we have a hot air balloon role play that launches next week (more news on that to follow!).

Other updates week 19th April 2021

Outside learning

 Each Friday afternoon, we will be spending time outside doing fun and exciting things. Today, we learnt about the symmetry of a butterfly's wings and then we used the wind to see how we can make our own paper butterflies fly.

Homework

Year 1 homework is posted each Thursday on the Google Classroom page and a paper copy will also be sent home. The homework is to be completed between Thursday and the following Tuesday. It can be returned through the myhomework@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk address or via Google Classroom. This week's homework can be found here.

 

 

Week 15th March 2021

We have continued our RE lessons about Lent this week, learning about the significance of the cross. As a promise to show kindness to one another, we made our own Lenten tree messages to share throughout Lent.

It is also census week and the class have been learning about its importance. To bring it to life, we collected data about the number of certain things we have in the playground. They collected the data using a tally and then we made a pictogram to show this. 

Our Colour Monster story has also encouraged some lovely learning about naming our feelings and thinking about what makes us happy, sad, angry, fearful, love and calm.

The garden centre role play has been well used and the seeds sown last week are growing nicely too!

 

Week 8th March 2021 

It has been so wonderful to have the class back together this week! The children have settled back in and are getting used to the class and school routines again. We have enjoyed wellbeing activities including gardening, art, dance and yoga. Our key text has been 'The Colour Monster' which is a lovely book exploring our feelings. This has linked nicely with RE where we have been talking about change and Lent in preparation for Easter. We have planted seeds in RE/Science and have learned about the different parts of a plant. We can't wait to see the seeds grow into plants.

 

It's World Book Day today 4th March. To celebrate, Mrs Seymour has recorded a reading one of her favourite stories, 'The Gruffalo'. If you would like to watch it, you can follow this link  here!

 

 

Week beginning 1st March

We are all back to school from 8th March so this is our last home learning pack!!! 

Follow the link here to go to maths, English, topic and science.

Follow the link here for RE.

These are this week's maths worksheets and the link for the videos can be found here.

Have a great week and I look forward to seeing you all on 8th March!

Once more you have impressed me with your creativity and your focus with your home learning. It looks like you have been enjoying learning about the Arctic and Antarctic regions, especially the penguins! Here are some of the photos you have sent in.

 

Thank you for sending in your science reports and your weather reporting videos too. 

  

Week beginning 22nd February 2021

All of the following information can be accessed via your child's login to Google Classroom.

Maths Year 1 Maths 22nd February 2021.pdf

Maths worksheets for this week:

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO4-One-more-one-less-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO5-Compare-objects-within-50-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO6-Compare-numbers-within-50-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO7-Order-numbers-within-50-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO8-Count-in-2s-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO9-Count-in-5s-2019.pdf

These are the links to this week's White Rose maths videos to support your Child's learning:

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/spring-week-6-number-place-value-within-50/ 

https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/spring-week-7-number-place-value-within-50/ 

 

Remember to log in to your Sumdog account so you can practice your maths skills and have fun at the same time! Parents and carers, you can find out more about this here.

English

English week 22nd February 2021.pdf

Comprehension 22nd February 2021.pdf

Year 1 Phonics instructions week 22nd February 2021.pdf

RE

Copy of Eucharist HL EYFS and Year 1 Week 3.pptx

Our morning prayer video link is here.

Our lunch time prayer video link is here.

Our end of the day prayer is here.

Topic

Year 1 Topic 22nd February 2021.pdf

Science

Year 1 Science 22nd February 2021.pdf

PE

Joe Wicks is starting his PE workouts for children again on Monday 11th January. They will be 20 minutes long and airing Monday, Wednesday and Friday on his 'Body Coach TV' YouTube channel. At this time, all physical exercise is great for both body and mind. The class love Cosmic Yoga so you can follow the below link to access this. Enjoy!

Cosmic Yoga

Music 

Music is also a great way to relax and St Clare class have been enjoying their lessons with Mrs Brownbill. If you would like a login to our music classes online then please get in touch via the 'myhomework' email address and I can send your child's login to you.

 

 

 

Well done!! You have continued to work hard from home this week. I have especially liked the RE, topic and science work you have been sending in. It looks like you have found ways to make home learning work for you. Everyone that has sent in work will receive dojo points :)

Look out for your work in the gallery below.

 

Week beginning 8th February 2021

All of the following information can be accessed via your child's login to Google Classroom.

All of your lessons can be found in this pack here. Even if you have a paper copy, it is worth opening this to follow the links to support each lesson.

Maths worksheets for this week:

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO-Count-forwards-and-backwards-within-50-2020.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO1-Numbers-to-50-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO2-Tens-and-ones-2019.pdf

Y1-Spring-Block-2-WO3-Represent-numbers-to-50-2019.pdf

This is the link to this week's White Rose maths videos to support your Child's learning https://whiterosemaths.com/homelearning/year-1/spring-week-5-number-place-value-within-50/

 

Remember to log in to your Sumdog account so you can practice your maths skills and have fun at the same time! Parents and carers, you can find out more about this here.

 RE

Our morning prayer video link is here.

Our lunch time prayer video link is here.

Our end of the day prayer is here.

 

PE

Joe Wicks is starting his PE workouts for children again on Monday 11th January. They will be 20 minutes long and airing Monday, Wednesday and Friday on his 'Body Coach TV' YouTube channel. At this time, all physical exercise is great for both body and mind. The class love Cosmic Yoga so you can follow the below link to access this. Enjoy!

Cosmic Yoga

Music 

Music is also a great way to relax and St Clare class have been enjoying their lessons with Mrs Brownbill. If you would like a login to our music classes online then please get in touch via the 'myhomework' email address and I can send your child's login to you.

It has been another great week for home learning! Well done to every single child from St Clare class that has sent in work to myhomework@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk or via Goggle Classroom :)

 

 

Week beginning 1st February 2021

All of the following information can be accessed via your child's login to Google Classroom.

All of your lessons can be found in this pack here. Even if you have a paper copy, it is worth opening this to follow the links to support each lesson.

Phonics videos:

/y/ phonics

/ea/ phonics

Maths

Please follow this link to the videos here and the below links to the worksheets.

 

Worksheet 1

Worksheet 2

Worksheet 3

Worksheet 4

Arithmetic worksheet

 

 

Remember to log in to your Sumdog account so you can practice your maths skills and have fun at the same time! Parents and carers, you can find out more about this here.

 RE

Our morning prayer video link is here.

Our lunch time prayer video link is here.

Our end of the day prayer is here.

 

PE

Joe Wicks is starting his PE workouts for children again on Monday 11th January. They will be 20 minutes long and airing Monday, Wednesday and Friday on his 'Body Coach TV' YouTube channel. At this time, all physical exercise is great for both body and mind. The class love Cosmic Yoga so you can follow the below link to access this. Enjoy!

Cosmic Yoga

Music 

Music is also a great way to relax and St Clare class  have been enjoying their lessons with Mrs Brownbill. If you would like a login to our music classes online then please get in touch via the 'myhomework' email address and I can send your child's login to you.

Wow!

Well done to everyone that has returned home learning this week!!!

Some of you have used Google Classroom, some have sent in photos to myhomework@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk.

From this week you can also return the paper pack with all your work on it and I will mark it as I love to see all the learning you are doing.

The children that will receive a Head Teacher's award this week are Jeremiah and Jessie-Rose for their home learning.

Below are some photos of the wonderful work I have been sent from them and other class mates.  

This week's Sumdog learners have all recieved a reward from Mrs Seymour! Log in to see what it is! They are Audrey, Sonny, Jessie-Rose, Starla, Sylvia, Isabella, Darcy and Floyd :)

 

 

 

Week beginning 25th January 2021

All of the following information can be accessed via your child's login to Google Classroom.

This week's suggested timetable can be found here.

Maths

Please follow the instructions sheet here this link to the videos here and the below links to the worksheets.

Subtraction not crossing 10

Subtraction crossing 10

Add by making 10

Year 1 Arithmetic 25th January 2021.pdf

All of your lessons can be found in this pack here.

 

 

Remember to log in to your Sumdog account so you can practice your maths skills and have fun at the same time! Parents and carers, you can find out more about this here.

 RE

Our morning prayer video link is here.

Our lunch time prayer video link is here.

Our end of the day prayer is here.

 

PE

Joe Wicks is starting his PE workouts for children again on Monday 11th January. They will be 20 minutes long and airing Monday, Wednesday and Friday on his 'Body Coach TV' YouTube channel. At this time, all physical exercise is great for both body and mind. The class love Cosmic Yoga so you can follow the below link to access this. Enjoy!

Cosmic Yoga

Music 

Music is also a great way to relax and St Clare class have been enjoying their lessons with Mrs Brownbill. If you would like a login to our music classes on line then please get in touch via the 'myhomework' email address and I can send your child's login home to you.

THANK YOU :-)

Well done and thank you to all of our home learning superstars for this week and an extra thank you to all of the adults for sending in photos and for all your support.

 

Well done to Sonny, Isabella, Frankie, Sylvia, Audrey, Darcy and Starla! You have all returned work or you have logged on to Sumdog this week. Your hard work is paying off!

 

If you'd like to be a home learning superstar and appear on our class page next week, then please email photos of what you have been working on to: myhomework@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk or upload your photos through Google Classroom for each assignment.

 

Week beginning 18th January

This week's suggested timetable can be found here.

Maths

From this week onwards you will be able to access videos and worksheets from White Rose maths home learning. All the links will be available below and a paper pack will be available from school.

Please follow the instructions sheet here.this link to the videos here and the below links to the worksheets.

Add by counting on worksheet.pdf

Add ones using number bonds (1).pdf

Find and make number bonds.pdf

Arithmetic-18th-january-2021.pdf 

 

English

The instructions sheet for this week's English can be found here. 

Phonics instructions can be found here.

You might like to watch Mrs Seymour reading a story here!

 

RE

The instructions sheet for the week can be found here.

Our morning prayer video link is here.

Our lunch time prayer video link is here.

Our end of the day prayer is here.

 

Science

The instructions sheet for the week can be found here.

The BBC Bitesize clips are also good, they are here.

 

Topic

The instructions sheet for the week can be found here.

 

 

Remember to log in to your Sumdog account so you can practice your maths skills and have fun at the same time! Parents and carers, you can find out more about this here.

 

PE

 Joe Wicks is starting his PE workouts for children again on Monday 11th January. They will be 20 minutes long and airing Monday, Wednesday and Friday on his 'Body Coach TV' YouTube channel. At this time, all physical exercise is great for both body and mind. The class love Cosmic Yoga so you can follow the below link to access this. Enjoy!

Cosmic Yoga

 

Music 

Music is also a great way to relax and St Clare class  have been enjoying their lessons with Mrs Brownbill. If you would like a login to our music classes on line then please get in touch via the 'myhomework' email address and I can send your child's login to you.

Our new topic 'Poles Apart' continues through until Easter so despite our current challenges you will be able to enjoy our role play area. Here are some pictures to get you thinking about the topic!

 

In science, we have been finding out about the names for the different parts of our bodies. We drew them, labelled them and then had some fun designing clothes, hair and accessories! 

 

  

Happy New Year to All! I hope everyone is well and enjoyed their Christmas break.

04.01.21

Sadly, school will be closed to most pupils for the next two weeks. Until we return children need to learn at home.

Please expect a phone call from me at least once a week to check in with you. Feel free to email if you need support and I will call you at a pre-arranged time.

 

Click Year 1 Pack A Home learning 2021.docx to access work for 04.01.21.

Click Year 1 Pack B Home learning 2021.docxto access work for 11.01.21.

 

Please email photos of activities and completed work to

myhomework@st-josephs.brighton-hove.sch.uk

I will be checking this daily and awarding Dojo points for excellent effort. Photos will be published here if permission has been given. I look forward to seeing your work.

Useful websites :

https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/

https://www.phonicsplay.co.uk/

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games

https://www.youtube.com phonics sounds

 

Wishing you a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Here are some photos from our last two weeks at school.

3rd December - You will find this week's homework letter here.

Thank you to those that have made such a great start on the PowerProject!

Please keep sending in the photos. Watch this space for a peek at the work that has been done!

27th November - You will find this week's homework letter here. 

Our new RE topic is Advent and the class have been finding out about the Catholic focus on preparing for Jesus. This week we have learned about the Advent wreath and the meaning of the different candles that are lit on every Sunday (starting on the Sunday closest to 30th November) until Christmas. Here is some of the work they have produced to capture the colours of each candle.

This week's homework letter is here.  

You can also find a new PowerProject that you are invited to complete at home. Please follow this link for the instructions -  PowerProject 

Please bring in your project work so that Dojo points can be awarded!

Last week we were very busy!

We were scientists exploring the forces of push and pull.

We also took part in Children In Need where we joined Joe Wicks for the live stream of the end of his 24-hour exercise challenge.

The homework letter for this week can be found here.

Our new phase 5 phonics sounds are /ay/ou/ie/ea. We have been practicing reading these and can read the sentence "Oh no, I spied a fried pie!". To help us rehearse our phase 3 and 4 phonics we have our happy hedgehogs where we move the pegs to find the word.

For the past few weeks, we have been using a quality text called 'The Last Wolf' in our English literacy lessons. The class have used the text to create written pieces of work including questions about the book. They have learned how to use adjectives to describe the illustrations and characters. We also went for a walk in the woods so we could link our lesson with science and learn about different bugs, trees and the sights and smells of the wood. The children have also been exploring what extinction means and how animals and other living things become extinct.  

St Clare class started a new RE topic this week. We are learning about the Sacrament of Baptism. The children listened to the story of Jesus and the children. Then they talked through images of a Baptism before then doing role play to act it out. Here are some photos from the lesson.

In science we have been finding out about the different seasons we have. There have been opportunities in both art and science for looking more closely at nature. The children have produced some lovely work and have been finding out about the importance of harvest time.  

This week we have taken time during RE to explore how important all our families are. We know that families can look very different from the outside but that they play a special part in all our lives. Today we talked about our Grandparents and all the wonderful things they do with and for us. Here are some photos of the class work about Grandparents.

Today we had our stunning start to our topic which is...

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Our challenge was to work in groups to explore different materials so we could decide what kind of material a teddy bear would be made from as Freddie the Teddy is getting very old. The children chose soft material as it felt nice rather than wood or stone which was too hard. Here are some pictures from today.

We are learning about place value in maths and so we have been exploring how many ways we can make 10 using numicon. We have new challenges each week linked to our maths, writing, topic, science and RE that we all complete. This is helping us work more independently. These are some of the things we have been working on.

This week's homework can be found here.

We have been having lots of fun this week with our class reader 'Naughty Bus'. The children are recreating scenes from the book and writing about the adventures it has. Where will it go next?
 
You can watch the story on YouTube here Naughty Bus

 

As we are unable to get together for a meet the teacher session, you can find your booklet for this term here.