Welcome to St Joseph's class page.
Our class Saint is called Saint Joseph. Saint Joseph was the husband of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Although, Saint Joseph was not the physical father of Jesus, he was a father in every sense of the word. He was a carpenter and passed this trade onto his Son. He was a righteous man and always did his best for his family. Saint Joseph's feast day is 19th March.
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Year 1 have been working very hard at home during school closures. I am very impressed with the dedication that they have shown to their learning despite not being in school. THANK YOU!
Pupils work daily completing Phonics, English and Maths lessons. They also do Science, RE and History/Geography lessons weekly.
Some of the work the pupils have done at home can be seen below. This includes, a 3D Easter tomb, a Resurrection cross, creating an alien and designing underpants!
We have celebrated Saint George's Day and VE Day in the safety of our own homes!
May was the month of Mary (The Queen of May) and pupils designed a crown to place on Mary's head. These designs can be seen in a gallery below.
Teddie designed a 3D crown and we placed it on Mary's head in school. It was the perfect fit!
Imogen has kindly shared how her broad bean has grown since taking it home in March. It is enormous!
We now have a 'Google Classroom', where work is set.
June 2020: Jesus walks on water
In RE, we are studying miracles. One of the miracles that we looked at was when Jesus walked on water. Here is some art work that we did based on this story.
June 2020: Beanstalk Pictures
We have been writing our own stories based on 'Jack and the Beanstalk'. Afterwards, we created this art piece showing our main character and the giant.
May 2020: Spaceships!
During the half term break, pupils designed and made spaceships as part of our latest English and History topics.
May 2020: Beegu
We are looking at the story, 'Beegu'. We drew Beegu and all the things she did on Earth.
May 2020: The Ascension
On Thursday 21st May, Year 1 commemorated Jesus ascending into heaven by sketching this event.
May 2020: The month of Mary
Miss McGill, our RE co-ordinator, asked us to design a crown for Mary.
May 2020: VE Day Competition Winners!
Well done to everyone who took part in our competition. Have a look at our incredible winners!
May 2020: Underpants!
We designed our own underpants based on the story 'Aliens Love Underpants!'
April 2020: Alien designs
In lockdown, we have been looking at the story 'Aliens Love Underpants' and we created our own alien!
April 2020: Saint George's Day!
On Thursday 23rd April, it was Saint George's Day. We celebrated this day at home by wearing red and white, eating English food and designing a dragon with a special power.
April 2020: Easter Cross
As part of our RE work, pupils needed to make an Easter Cross. They decorated an empty cross to celebrate Jesus rising from the dead.
April 2020: Easter project!
At home, we created an empty tomb in 3D as part of our Easter project. This was in celebration of Jesus coming back from the dead on Easter Sunday. You can see that we used many different materials from around our homes!
February & March 2020: Raising money for Australia!
Year 1 pupils dressed up as a koala for the day to raise money for the koalas who were injured in the horrific wildfire. 25,000 koalas were killed. We have raised over £1,000.
March 2020: Flowers
As part of our 'Plants' science topic, we need to know the names of common flowers. We brought in a flower from home, we told the class its name and sketched it.
March 2020: Our Broad Beans
This spring, we grew our own broad beans. We watched them grow and kept a diary of their growth. We are now looking after them at home!
February 2020: Jesus calms a storm
In February, we looked at the story of when Jesus calmed the storm. We pretended we were one of Jesus' disciples on the boat and showed with our faces how we could be feeling.
January 2020: Christ Church Trip
On Thursday 30th January, Year 1 went to Christ Church in Eltham to baptism babies (plastic ones). In class, we are studying 'Families and Celebrations' in Religious Education. One of the key celebrations we focus on is baptism. We have spoken about the sacrament of baptism and explored further the key elements. We were put in groups and each pupil had a special role of a Parent or Godparent. On the trip, we attended mass then the baptisms took place. We told the Priest the baby's name, made promises, read bidding prayers, wrapped the baby in a white garment to show the change and lit a candle.
December 2019: Handa's Surprise Storyboxes
As part of our English topic based on the book 'Handa's Surprise', we made our own stories and chose one event. We showed this event in our storybox.
December 2019: Our Nativity
In the nativity this year, we were snowflakes, sheep, shepherds and a donkey. We performed amazing dances and sung our hearts out!
December 2019: Christmas Jumper Day
We got to wear our own clothes to school and we raised money for 'Save the Children'.
December 2019: Christmas Dinner
On Wednesday 18th December, we had our Christmas dinner at school.
November 2019: Mary and Elizabeth
As part of our RE topic, we have been discussing the meeting between Mary and Elizabeth. In pairs, pupils were Mary and Elizabeth acted out the meeting. Mary was happy to see that Elizabeth was pregnant, despite being very old. She offered to help Elizabeth and also shared the exciting news that she was also pregnant with the Son of God.
September 2019: Body Parts
In Science, we are learning about the human body. We took photographs of different body parts.
November 2019: Kenyan Fruit Smoothies
After tasting a range of fruits, we chose our favourite four fruits to turn into a smoothie. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and thought our drinks were delicious.
November 2019: Fruit Tasting
In English, we are looking at the story 'Handa's Surprise'. In relation to this, we tried lots of different fruits that can be grown in Kenya.
October 2019: Cultural Day
On Friday 11th October, we celebrated 'Cultural Day'. We came to school dressed in clothing linked to our culture or a culture of interest. We took part in Bollywood dancing, tried food from around the world, enjoyed our lunch with chopsticks and made Diva lamps when finding out about Diwali.
October 2019: The Shard
On Tuesday 8th October, we travelled by train and went to The Shard. It is the tallest building in the United Kingdom. We saw many London buildings, such as; The London Assembly, London Eye, Walkie Talkie, One Canada Square, Great Fire of London monument and HMS Belfast.