St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School Pudsey

Telephone 0113 256 5407

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Welcome to St Peter's class page!

St Peter's is one of our year 1/2 classes and we are the Summer born children.

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

Our team in St Peter's are: 

Mrs Andrews - class teacher 
Mrs McPhail - teaching assistant 
Mrs Smith - teaching assistant

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

We love to read!

Please do take  look at what the favourite books are in our class and why don't you try reading some of my favourite 5's as well! 
Common Exception Words Years 1 and 2

Please practice reading these words by sight children. Work on 8 of them at a time. After you can read them, practice spelling all of them independently. Work on your year group's set of words, however Year 2 children, you need to know them all of course.

Year 2 - Subtraction and addition calculation methods
Multi-faith week

We learnt about the religion Judaism. The children made Challah bread and wrote instructions of how they did it. They also made dreidels using salt dough. We also looked at the special symbol of The Star of David and made stain glass windows. The children loved learning about Judaism and comparing it to our faith.

The Year 1 children have been learning about mass and had to find the difference in mass between two objects. They had to compare them using the language of heavier and lighter. Please practice this at home where your can be a balance themselves. They could even weigh the objects using a kitchen scale.

The Year 2 chidlren have been exploring fractions. We have looked at a half so far and will be moving onto quarters and thirds this coming week. So test your child to see if they can fold a piece of paper in half and even into quarters. Can they recall their having facts too all the way to 30? for example ask them what half of 22 is or what half of 14 is.
We went on a bear hunt!

This week, we went on a bear hunt in the playground for one of our English lessons. Mrs Smith was the bear and the children had to describe how the bear moved through each setting in the story as he followed the children. They all loved acting out the story and came up with some fantastic words such as boom, boom, smash, crash and crunch, crunch.

Times tables practise
We are practising our times tables everyday, whetehr it is through chanting, writing the facts down into our books or completing games. Please practise with your child at home. Year 1 children are focussing on 2's and 10's for now and Year 2 children are looking at 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's. Test your child to recall the facts at random such as asking 3 x 2 or 8 x 2.

You can play the game: Hit the button on or to learn your times tables facts. Have fun with it kids!
Maths work

This past week, some of the children have been looking at 2-D and 3-D shapes. They went on a hunt with Mrs Mcphail, sorted shapes and made repeating patterns with them. We are so impressed with your knowledge this week, excellent work!

Newsletter KS1 Autumn 2
Victorian school day

On Wednesday a Victorian school teacher came in and as a class we took part in different activities. First we looked at different Victorian toys and we really enjoyed it. The children discovered that some of the toys were quiet tricky but kept trying and got better at playing with them. Then we explored leaves and flowers and drew a still life drawing of them using parchment paper and pencils. Afterwards, we took part in some Victorian ring games on the playground, I taught them in and out the shading bluebells and we did the hokey pokey. Finally in the afternoon, we went the teacher who we had to call Miss. Some of the children were a bit worried before meeting her but by the end they loved it. We wrote on slates with chalk, we recited our alphabet and wrote with ink and pen too. We learnt a lot about Victorian children and schools.

A great week back with you all

It has been lovely to have all of our children back in. We got creative at the start of the week and made story maps of the story 'We're going on a bear hunt'. The children wrote captions from the story onto them too. We also acted out the full story which we all really enjoyed. Year 2 have been learning about 3D shapes and Year 1 have explored mass and how to weigh using a balance.

World Book Day!

It was a great day last Thursday, the children were so creative with their costumes and we read quite a few stories that were brought in. The children made a wanted poster for Robin Hood which we learnt about all last week in our phonics lessons. Well done to Charlotte and George too who got a certificate for the best costumes.

We love to read!

Here are my favourite five books from Autumn 1

Hero day!

The children dressed up as some amazing heroes and were able to explain why their hero was important to them. They enjoyed taking part in the parade and seeing all of the other classes. Well done St Peter's

Bonfire pictures

The children worked with Mrs McKee to create a bonfire and firework scene. They talked about the colours and used the media of oil pastels to look at smudging the colours to blur and mix them together.

St Peter's Autumn 1 newsletter

Please find below our newsletter for this half term which tells you what we will be covering until October half term.

R.E. - Making the wrong and then the right choice

As a class we role played in groups how we should look after God's World and the creatures that are within it. The group pictured below are showing how people sometimes do not look after small creatures such as spiders, but then acted out making the right choice in placing the spider outside. Other groups role-played cutting down trees as making the wrong choice and then by planting more to make the right choice.

Maths - Using the part-whole model

In maths the past week, the Year One children looked at splitting numbers in different ways by using the part-whole model. At the end of the week they began solving addition calculations. The Year Two children used the part-whole model to look at addition fact families by changing the order of the numbers to make different calculations.

Geography - Looking at compass point directions

As a class we explored the four compass points. we then planned a route suing the compass points to travel to the mugger. The children were brilliant at identifying North, East, South and West.

R.E. - Creation Walk

The children went on a walk around school with Mrs Mcphail to find all of the beautiful things that God has created for us. We made I wonder statements about them, such as I wonder why the sky is blue, I wonder why God made trees, I wonder why he made all of the stars. The children then answered their own and other children's I wonder statements.

R.E. - The Creation Story

Everyone in the class made a plate to resemble one of the days from the creation story. We then ordered the story as well.

Our class virtue is courage and during the first week of school we looked at the story of The Owl who was afraid of the dark.

The children drew pictures of when they showed courage and thought of some lovely meanings for courage to go onto our canvas which will be displayed ins school. We also wrote scriptures from the bible which explained courage.
Topic - Geography
Park Life!

Our first topic is about our local geography and first looked at landmarks we find in Pudsey and teh children drew them. We went on a walk to explore human and physical features around our school grounds, the chidlren were great at identifying these features.

Our next lesson was to make an aerial view of our school; in groups we went around the school and labelled on an outline where all of the classrooms are and other important rooms and office. We explored what a key was and made simple symbols for certain features in our school's grounds.

As a class we looked at Digimaps which allows you to look at maps. We used it to focus on Pudsey and looked at the symbols used on the maps.
The Year One children have been looking at representing numbers with objects, marks, pictures and exploring resources such as ten frames and number tracks. We also looked at reading, writing and ordering numbers to 10 as numerals and as words. The have worked so well at applying their learning into independent tasks in maths provision time after tehir focussed task.

The Year Two children have been consolidating to represent numbers to 100 using base ten and ten frames and counters. The have also recapped counting in 2's, 5's, 10's and 3's in various ways and trying to count backwards in 2's, 5's and 10's from any number. The chidlren explored number patterns and had to explain their thiking through pictures.
For the past three weeks, we have been learning about Jack and The Beanstalk. The children looked at nouns, verbs and adjectives and the Year two children looked at expanded noun phrases. we role played the story, unpicked the characters from the story, the Year Two children came up with a different ending for the story and then the children retold the story for their main writing piece for the last week.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, LS28 7AZ

Tel: 0113 256 5407

Fax: 0113 255 7449


Headteacher: Miss C Gardner


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