St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School Pudsey

Telephone 0113 256 5407

Telephone0113 256 5407


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Welcome to St Mary's Class Page 

St Mary's is one of our year 1/2 classes .

We are looking forward to sharing all of our work with you this year.

Our team in St Mary's are: 

Mrs Andrews- ClassTeacher 
Mrs McKee - Teaching Assistant 

If you need to get in touch with any of the team please do so using my e-mail - 

Purple Mash
East Ward Community Primary School - Purple Mash
We complete the times tables games as a class and the children are getting faster at recalling the facts each time. They really enjoy their times tables work.

Year 2: We have started placing our times table homework on purple mash. Children have a week to complete the assignment and can comment back to the teacher. 

The children are welcome to explore the other features at their leisure but please ensure that they have completed their tables homework as this will support their learning in class.

Year 1: We will be assigning some maths games for homework in time too, so please log on to see if you have any 2dos.
Resources to help you at home

To support the children with their phonic screen test and becoming more fluent at reading, we are adding these documents which you can go through t any time and at your child's pace. Remind your child about Fred Fingers when sounding a word out and say special fiends so they can identify the digraph in the word (two letters that make one sound). Also be aware of the split digraphs (a-e, i-e, u-e and o-e) such as in take, ride, tune and hope. There are also nonsense words on here which have an alien at the side of them. Your child has to use their phonics to read them as they are and not change them into a real word. Use these resources for the whole year until your child is sight reading some or most of the real words.

Common Exception Words

Please practice reading a few of these words at a time and practice to spell them correctly too.

Nativity Practise

If you have not already, please practise the two songs for our scene. The links are here: They came to a Christmas Party - Everyone's Asleep - I have attached the lyrics for you as well. Enjoy!

Skip, skip, skip away

Two times a week we practise our skipping, the children are improving and enjoy using the large skipping rope. We are working on doing double bounces between each skip, so please practise at home if you can.

I need a hero...

On Friday the 19th of November, we came dressed up as who we think are heroes to us. We had doctors, nurses, a shop worker, scientist, mums, police officers, a firefighter, Mary Poppins and a Steve Jobs! They all told me about their hero and why they chose them. It was a very fun day.

Houston we have lift off!

We have just finished our topic on a significant person from history which was Neil Armstrong. The children role-played the moon landing, created the moons surface with puppets and added detail of the moon landing to it and made parachutes to show the module coming back down to Earth.

This is heaven

To start our mysteries topic in R.E. we discussed what we think heaven looks like. The children created artwork using oil pastels and explained their creations to me afterwards. Beautiful ideas children!

Den Building day

During the first half term the children spent the afternoon with Chris who came in and taught them about den building. We worked as part of a team and synerigzed which is habit 6 from our leader and me learning. They all loved it and learnt some valuable skills. some of the children got wet when we tested how waterproof the dens were. The children showed great listening skills and helped to tidy all the equipment away afterward. It was a fantastic day!

R.E. The Chosen People - Abram and Sarai

We learnt about the story of Abram and his wife Sarai and how they had faith in God's plan for them. Abram and Sarai had to leave their home to make a new nation in Canaan. God told Abram to look to the stars as that would be how many descendants he would have, God changed Abram's name to Abraham which means father of many. The children role-played the story and remember so much. They also wrote about the story, here are some examples of their work.

We love to read!

This term my favourite five books are: The silly slimy, smelly, hairy book by Babette Cole (The children have loved this one!) Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown, The BFG by Roald Dahl, Green eggs and ham by Dr Seuss and The Three Billy Goats Gruff.

The children explore different aspects of reading - VIPERS - Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequence.  The children will explore through creative and reflective work each aspect weekly and one child's work will be displayed.

My Favourite Five book lists
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, LS28 7AZ

Tel: 0113 256 5407

Fax: 0113 255 7449


Headteacher: Miss C Gardner


Our trust is part of the
Diocese of Leeds

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