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staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
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(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
Please see school website for further details
The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
God wants me to be the best me I can be!
Today Blue Class went to the forest as part of our science lesson with Miss Bellamy. Working in pairs, they had to record a tally chart showing how many evergreen trees and deciduous trees the could spot in our forest.
From Mrs Elder
We are so excited that you will all be coming back to school next Monday. We have missed you so much. So that we can prepare for you coming back there won't be on any online lessons on Friday. We will put some work on this page for you to do instead. Celebration assembly will be on Thursday at 2pm, not Friday.
Rossendale Smiles - keeping your teeth clean
I have attached the link above to last years Blue Class page.
There are videos on the page that go through the pronunciation of set 1, 2 and 3 phonics sounds. Please play these to your children and ask them to repeat the sounds. This will help all children when it comes to the phonics zooms.
Dear Parents, this is the revised remote learning timetable for the different classes. They will commence from Wednesday 6th January.
9.00-9.30 Blue and Purple Class Zooms
9.30-10.00 Red and Green Class Zooms
10.00-10.30 Yellow Class Zoom
10.30-11.00 Red and Green Class Zooms
11.00-11.30 Blue and Purple Class Zooms
11.30-12.00 Yellow Class Zoom
Week commencing 1/03/2021
Write a lentern promise
What are you going to try and do during lent?
Label parts of the human body.
Sing head, shoulders, knees and toes.
Get your brother, sister, mum or dad to lay down. Name and label parts of the body.
Challenge yourself to name some of the bones.
Think about what you might order in a French Café?
Can you say it in French?
Write some key facts about France.
This is the Eiffel Tower in Paris
Watch the live phonics lessons from 9.30 on the RWI youtube page
Week commencing 22/02/2021 (after half term)
Watch the video on Zaccheus meeting Jesus
Write about what Jesus said to Zaccheus.
Think about how your body changes due to exercise
Take part in a Joe wicks workout
Write about changes to your temperature, pulse, breath and skin, does your skin feel sweaty or have you changed colour?
Characteristics of a hot location
Watch and make notes on facts about Nigeria
Create a poster with facts all about Nigeria
Watch the story of Hairy Mclary on the class page or YouTube
Draw the characters
Think about the texture, feel, strokes, you might use. Are the characters spikey, curly, soft, frizzy?
Monday lesson 6
Tuesday lesson 7
Wednesday lesson 8
Thursday lesson 1
Friday lesson 2
Week commencing 8.02.2021
Watch the Youtube video about texture. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdA4EcEkzzg
What textures can you see and feel around your home? Create a letter collage using shiny and dull materials. See the worksheet as an example.
In this lesson, we will be learning how sound patterns fit into a pulse, the difference between a ta and ti-ti pulse and how to change the way we represent pulse in a song.
Read through the BBC Bitesize page of Antarctica and watch the videos.
Pretend you’re on holiday in Antarctica. Write a postcard about your holiday. What might you see? What activities could you have done? This has been set as a 2Do on Purple Mash.
What reminds you of God
What can you find that makes you think of him
Write a list of things you found
Think about your 5 senses
Go on a senses walk around your house and in your garden.
Record what you see,hear, touch, smell and even taste.
Lesson 1 - Monday
Lesson 2- Tuesday
Lesson 3- Wednesday
Lesson 4- Thursday
Lesson 5- Friday
Week commencing 1.02.2021
Thinking about your house
Who lives in your house?
Draw a picture of the people in your house?
Write a thank you prayer to god
Thank you for
In this lesson, we will be learning how sounds can be represented using symbols or pictures and the relationship between pulse and rhythm.
To main and label properties of a fish
PowerPoint in the resources
Complete the worksheet on the website. If you cannot print this, draw and label your own fish!
Challenge – explain what the body parts are for.
Complete the sheet-name and label to continent of the world
Create a nest
See PowerPoint on the website
Week commencing 25/01/2021
Print or copy the sheet for RE in this weeks resources
Log on purple mash
Access the todos for grouping and sorting
Remember to save your work
Watch the video about reptiles.
Compare mammals and reptiles using the tick-list or create your own. Complete the worksheet to answer which group the animals belong to and why.
Women’s rights then and now
Watch the video of Emmeline Pankhurst. Sort the pictures into then and now. Write your answer to these questions: What has changed for women over time? What can some women in other countries still not do?
Look at Patrick Heron’s work. Create a collage using materials you have at home (tissue, magazines, paper, foil). Can you make a pattern of hot and cold colours in lines? You could use colouring pencils and pens to add colours.
Please access the daily maths zooms and complete the follow up activities.
If you need any resources printing please ask Miss Taylor and she can get it all ready for you.
Week commencing 18.01.2021
The world that God made
Watch the clip on BBC bitesize
This clip is useful to demonstrate the idea of God as the creator of everything. Which of these things made you feel happy, amazed, sad or worried. Why? . Do the images from the clip show aspects people care about today/ take for granted/ ignore/ do not care at all?
Finally, if you had the power to create something, what would that be? Why?
In this lesson, we will be learning how to use our body to show pulse in different ways and how to match the rhythm pattern to the pulse.
Science - Mammals
Activity – draw a mammal of your choice and label the key features of mammals
Challenge: What does this animal eat? Is it an omnivore, herbivore, or carnivore? Write this in a sentence
History – Emmeline Pankhurst
Activity – create a timeline of the main events in chronological order. Include dates and important information such as people and what they did. Then add drawings to show what happened.
Go through the PowerPoint about artist Richard Long.
Create a collage
Maths- Week commencing 18.01.2021
Counting in 2s
Activity- find pairs in your house, count in 2s (pairs of shoes or socks)
Write out 2 timetables in order
Practise counting in 2s
Challenge out of order
Use hit the button 2 timetables
Counting in 5s
Complete the worksheet
Write out 5 timetables in order
Practise counting in 5s
Challenge out of order
Complete the ultimate timetable challenge
Worksheet on the website
Time yourself we will come back to this in a few weeks time.
Week commencing 11.01.2021
Create a fact file on the UK
Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores.
Go through the videos.
Group animals under the different headings, Herbivores, carnivores and omnivores
Feeding of the 5000
Read through the PowerPoint (download from 11.01.2021 resources).
Retell the story as if you were there with Jesus
Listen and watch the video to find the pulse.
Andy Goldsworthy collage
Go through PowerPoint (download from 11.01.2021 resources)
Outdoor leaf art
Ordering and counting on
Addition on a number line
Draw your own number line from 0-20.
See resources for follow up activity (this does not need to be printed).
ordering numbers and comparing
See resources for follow up activity (this does not need to be printed).
Ordering by size
Use objects found around your house, order them from smallest to biggest. Tallest to shortest. Can you think of any other ways to order them?
Odd and even numbers
Group odd and even numbers together to 20.
Challenge is there anything you notice about odd and even numbers?
Find one more and one less
find ten more and ten less
Friday mastery challenge
Can you find a way to work this out without writing the counting numbers yourself?
Daily stories are under the video resource center, follow the link below.
Go through the PowerPoint, sort animals into the correct category.
Map of the UK
Label UK map and colour each country.
Log on to Purple Mash and access the to dos.
Jesus in the temple
Go through the PowerPoint.
Complete the worksheet
How do you think Mary and Jesus felt?
Home learning Blue Class
It is really important to keep working hard at home.
Make sure you keep to a routine. School work will be added to the website daily. Miss Taylor, Miss Bellamy and Miss Clawson will be keeping a close eye on you all.
If you have any questions or need any support at home please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Class Staff
Phonics- Join the zoom
English and RE
Watch the Christmas Story
Create a Zig Zag book (Follow the folding instructions) of the Christmas Story.
- Descriptive sentences
- Beautiful drawings
Maths- Number Facts
Complete the activities
Miss Taylor will be organising Zoom sessions for Phonics.
Please email gtaylor@St-josephs-bacup.lancs.sch.uk Miss Taylor needs an email to set up the Zoom. These will be at 10am daily starting from Tuesday the morning session will last 30 minutes.
All of you must try and attend.
Follow the link of BBC Bitesize for addition.
using practical resources you have at home make some addition sentences
using practical resources you have at home make some subtraction sentences
We have been working so hard on number bonds.
Write all the addition and subtraction number bonds.
time your self, see if you can beat your time.
This links well into our Computing topic
can you make your own Pictogram. Think about what you could be finding out? Who could you ask?
Our focus this term is 2 timetables
use an egg box fill up each side, this will support your counting in twos.
Revisit the learning on animals.
Create a factfile on your favourite animal.
Emmeline Pankhurst- Suffragettes
https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/zd8fv9q/articles/zh7kdxs Watch the clips on the link and write a few sentences about the Suffragettes.
Access Purple Mash online.
There are some todos set.
Watch the Advent clip.
Write an advent prayer.
Create a drawing based on the character Zog.
Friday home learning
Follow the Joe Wicks
Number bonds to 10
Addition and subtraction number bonds to 10
Write your letter to Father Christmas
Send it to
Thank you to everyone who has been emailing work to me! It has been wonderful to see how busy you are!
Keep it coming!
Home learning packs were sent home as a guide for things to do during lockdown! Please feel free to do it at your own pace at home! I have set extra daily challenges on the website linked to our current topics in school.
Click here for activities you can do with your
parents/carers to help you with online safety at home
Follow the link and see Mojos Big ideas!
Class Dojo is a great way of sharing ideas through messages and portfolios!
If any parents need help registering then please email me and I can help!
Home learning Week 2
Please continue to work through the packs.
Go on a 2d shape hunt around your house and garden.
Make a list of what you have found.
What 3d shapes can you find in your kitchen cupboards? Sort all the cubes together, cuboids, spheres and cylinders. Take photos.
Properties of 3d shapes
using the objects you found yesterday create a 3d shape tower.
Create your own Tessellation.
Counting in 10s!
Practise counting forwards and backwards in tens.
English- Grammar and spellings week
Play the Noun quiz
Write sentences with exciting verbs.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (the name of a thing or a place).
Thursday- Practice reading I, the, said, you, when and were.
Challenge add into a sentence.
Science- Human body
See BBC link, go through activities.
Draw yourself and label your body parts. Think about the 5 senses.
Describe your local area. What is the name of your street, town and city you live in? Do you live near a shop, a park or a woods?
Create an Autumn picture.
PSHE- Healthy living
Create a healthy food poster.
I have set some to dos linked to our topics. Please work your way through these.
Write up your Supertato Story using the Purple Mash app.
Please email on email@example.com or contact school if you would like your child's Purple mash log in!
Brilliant home learning!
Well done to all the children who have kept busy! Here are a few fantastic examples! Please keep them coming in to my email!
In science we are learning about Living things and their habitats.
Work through the videos and the quiz.
Create a factfile on an animal of your choice!
In Geography we are learning about our wonderful world!
use this link to research all about the UK.
Write about the UK.
In RE we are learning about God's wonderful world.
Read the powerpoint about creation.
Write a prayer to God thanking him for creating the world.
In English we are writing our own story based on Supertato.
Write your own version of Supertato, think about the characters, setting, problem and solution.
In maths we are learning about Number and Place value.
See the daily maths activities.
Tuesday- Number bonds to 10.
Watch the Farmer Pete video on Youtube and practice writing numbers bonds to 10. Challenge yourself to recite them from memory.
Tens and ones
Follow the link and complete the activities
counting on a number line
Create your own feeling jars linked to the story of Colour monster (Sheet was put into home learning pack).
Follow the Cosmic kids Yoga on Youtube for Yoga, stories and fun!
We will be sending the log ins for Purple mash home.
create different surfaces using tissue paper and then use pens, pencils, coloured pencils and crayons to make different marks. How does this change the texture and look of the marks?
watch the daily phonics lessons on Youtube- RWI phonics.
Please work your way through this work through the week!
If you have any questions please email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
Please have a look at the RWI phonics sounds on the archived Blue Class page!
PE is on a Friday please send your child into school in a white T-shirt, black pants and pumps.
Reading books will be sent home weekly, they will be changed the following week.
Hello Blue Class!
Teacher- Miss Taylor
Teaching Assistant- Miss Clawson
We would just like to say a big welcome back, we have missed you! Hope you have stayed safe and kept busy during the holidays!
Please do not worry about coming into school on Wednesday we have organised lots of fun activities and we cannot wait to learn together again!
If you have any questions or worries please speak to us at school!