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St Joseph's Catholic Voluntary Academy

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What We've Been Up To

Our new topic in Science is PLANTS! So this week we have all planted a sunflower.

Mary Day

Today we celebrated the life of Mary. This is such a special day in our school year. The children started off in church and then we made our way back up to school where we had a class liturgy dedicated to Mary. Thank you Mr Cafferky and the school Chaplins for making today special.


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Our next English Topic is "How to Write a Non-Chronological Report, here is our toolkit and text map for the first week! (The text is below)



Giraffes are amazing animals.

Here you will find out what giraffes look like and what they eat.



Giraffes are the tallest animal in the world. They have long necks, long legs and are covered in a spotted pattern. They can sometimes run really fast but not for long.


Food and drink

Giraffes like to eat twigs and fruit.

They eat up to 140 pounds of food a day.

They only need to drink water once every few days!


Did you know…?

Giraffes only need two hours of sleep a day. They can even sleep standing up!

This week we have learnt about the Holy Spirit and how it helps guide us. We wrote our wishes of what we wanted the Holy Spirit to help us do.

William Shakespeare Day

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Each class choose a quote from a famous William Shakespeare play and rehearsed it, we choose Macbeth ... take a look...

Science : Who's Poo?! Year 1 loved investigating our 'homemade poo's' to try and guess their diet and decide if they were from animals who were herbivores, carnivores or omnivores

On Friday 11th December we had our school Enterprise day. We had lots of fun making decorations and hot chocolate reindeer cones. If you would like to order any please see attached order form and all orders need to be in by Wednesday 16th December.


In maths we all enjoyed the practical activities outside to help us learn subtraction.

This week in English we have been looking at instructions to help us create our own set of instructions next week...

D and T day!!

Climbing Mount Everest for Macmillian!


We have been walking lots and lots, doing as many steps as we can everyday to total enough steps to walk up Mount Everest. We are raising money for a very worth cause: Macmillian Cancer Support. As a key stage we managed to walk over 61,000 steps! Well done everyone!

Some of our step totals
Our Lady
During October we have been thinking about Mary. We have been saying the Hail Mary everyday and we have spent time thinking about how Mary can guide us in our lives. We have created a special prayer area within our classroom.
English: The Little Red Hen (w.c. 12.10.20)
TOPIC: Memories (w.c. 28.09.20)

SCIENCE: Can Worms Sense? (W.C 21.09.20 & 28.09.20)


Below are some pictures from our investigation.

RE: Families Knowledge Organiser (w.c. 7.9.20)
English: Beating the Baddie Story Map: The Three Little Pigs (w.c. 7.9.20)

English Week Commencing 28.09.20

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This week we focused on a poem about memories and performed it as a class. Watch how confident we all are!

A big thank you to all those in year 1 who donated items for Harvest festival!