Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Our Lady and St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Searching faithfully for excellence

Fitzwilliam Street, Rotherham,South Yorkshire S63 7HG


01709 760084

Year 1

Welcome to the Year One Blog

Keep an eye on this blog to find out what we have been learning about this half term.
Below you will also find the timetable and homework for this week.

Year 1 Class Blog

Week 4 pictures and homework - 24.9.21

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Good morning children and grown-ups of Year 1.

We have had another fabulous week in Y1, children have worked super hard again this week, especially in their topic work and I have been super proud of them :-)

This week we have practiced our DT skills by making a mock kite which children did amazing with, we are now almost ready to make the real thing!

Here are some pictures of them in action:

Home work for this week is to have a go at completing this topic quiz, children have been shown what they need to do in our Thursday topic lesson but will need an adults help to read the questions and answers.  Here is the link for that quiz 


I have also asked children to ask their grown-ups to take a picture of them with their favourite book to send into our class email with a short review on why it is their favourite book and why others should read it.  This will then be added onto our class reading display.  y1@olsj.org.uk 

Have a great weekend.

Lots of love

Miss Johnson, Miss Jubb and Miss Hornsby xx

Week 4 - 20.9.21

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Good morning children and grown-ups of Year 1.

I hope you have all had a good weekend and have relaxed ready for the week ahead.

This week in our topic lessons we will be making a mock kite to develop our kite building skills in preperation for making the real kite next week and learning more about Amy Johnson and the UK.  In maths we are moving on to identifying numbers more or fewer including learning the symbols <, > and = and in literacy we are continuing with our instructions.

Here is our full learning timetable for the week:Timetable - W4 - 20.9.21.docx

I am looking forward to another fantastic week with you all in Year 1 :-)

If you need to contact me you can email me on y1@olsj.org.uk and I will answer any emails as soon as I can between the hours of 8am - 5pm Monday to Friday or your can email worrywednesday@olsj.org.uk 


Miss Johnson xx

Den building and homework - 17.9.21

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Good evening children and grown-ups of Year 1.

The children have worked so hard this week and there were lots of tired faces leaving school today, I hope they all have a good rest this weekend.

This week children have been involved in a science investigation to find a suitable material for their kites sail, started to write instructions on how to make a kite and have flown a kite in their outdoor Friday session.  As well as kite flying in outdoor Friday, they were also tasked in making a waterproof den which was then tested out by pouring water over it whilst they were inside! The children had lots of fun doing this :-)  

For homework this week I would like children to access these RWI links that are linked to their RWI groups:

Miss Johnson's group






Miss Hornsby's group






Miss Clarke and Miss Castleton's and Miss Jubb's groups






Please make sure childrens reading books are read at least three times at home each week.  Books are changed each Friday so all books need to be brought back then.

Here are some pictures from our den building activity:

Super maths work making numbers to 10:

I hope you all have an amazing weekend and I look forward to seeing you all again next week.

Lots of love

Miss Johnson, Miss Jubb and Miss Hornsby xx

Week 3 - 13.9.21

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Good morning children and grown-ups of Year 1.

I hope you have all had a great weekend and are looking forward to the week ahead.

This week we are continuing writing instructions in literacy, this week focusing on how to make a kite.  In maths we are continuing to master our place value of numbers within 10 and in science this week we will be investigating what materials are suitable for a kite's sail.We will also start to learn about the significant person Amy Johnson and the UK in our topic lessons.

Our school councilor speeches and votes will take place Monday morning with the successful councillors announced in our assembly Monday afternoon. 

Here is the full timetable for this week: Timetable - W3 - 13.9.21.docx

Lots of love

Miss Johnson x

Our second week and this weeks homework - 10.9.21

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Good afternoon children and grown-ups of Year 1.

What an amazing week we have had again in Year 1.  The children have absolutely amazed me this week with their hard work, effort and resilience and I was totally bowled over by their independent writing this morning.  Well done Year 1!

Thank you for everyone that brought in family pictures to share in our Come and See lesson, the children loved learning about our Year 1 families.  Home work for this week is to practice your counting backwards from 20 and our number bonds to 10.  Your child can practice number bonds by joining in on the number bond rap video: Number Bond rap to 10.MP4

Your child is also coming home on Monday with either a RWI reading book, a book band book or both.  It is really important that your child is reading at least three times a week at home, daily is possible to help their reading skills develop.  These books will be changed each week on a Friday. 

Here are some pictures of our week.

Looking cool in our number bond rap:

Flying a kite:

I hope you all have a well deserved rest this weekend.

Lots of love

Miss Johnson, Miss Jubb and Miss Hornsby xx

Below are the timetable and homework for this week.

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