Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Elder
(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
Visit the Cafod website to get involved. There are lots of fundraising ideas you can do at home to go towards a lot of good causes during this time. We need your help!
Visit this website to learn more cool things about Tigers:
It feels like a long time since I was at St Anne’s beach in Lytham. If you have been to beach, write about your experience.
Mrs Scott’s super slime recipe:
Week commencing 22nd June
This week is all about worms.
Check out these cool websites for more interesting facts about worms:
Make up your own worm chant!
Complete a KWL grid before you start learning about bees.
what you know...
what you want to know...
what you have learned (at the end).
Hi Red Class.
I hope you are all doing ok.
This weeks theme is about rain as we are expecting a few rainy days. Hopefully you will find the activities fun. I will also post some other fun things I’ve been making at home. 😀We are still really missing you loads. I will be in school this week, so I am looking forward to seeing some of you who are in. Take care and stay safe 🌈
Check out this website for some work around water safety!
Water beads make a great malleable and sensory activity. They are very versatile.
I bought this rainbow pack from eBay.
They are not edible. Children must be supervised at all times when playing with these.
Use a simple letter sound may off sparklebox.com
or make your own.
Use counters or small toys or cover up the letters if the children get them correct.
My little boy loves the mini dinosaurs.
This is a great activity for ordering numbers and visually representing the quantity at the same time.
Your child can check the different amounts by counting them.
Loads of maths in one activity!
You can make this more challenging by playing which numbers are missing in the sequence. Remove some cards.
You can also add some misconceptions in to the game. E.g muddle the numbers up in the wrong order to see if your child can spot the mistakes and put it right.
Loose parts play.
Ideas for making your own art using the following or similar objects:
nuts and bolts
I look forward to seeing your creations.
This is a great way to get your child talking and using new words.
This activity is so open ended because all you need is water and you can use anything!
At school, we enjoy using mud🤣🤣
In this activity your child will develop their imaginative skills and creativity.
I know how much red class love their tea parties with teddies, dolls and even our dinosaurs.
This is a tea party with a twist. Add your own bubbles to make your toys some fantastic bubbly drinks.
Please do not drink the bubbles 🤣
Make your own magic wand to help you read some key words.
This wand was made with a straw and tinfoil.
Key words also known as high frequency words can be found online. Most of the words are not decodable (we can’t fred them out and blend them together) but some are. These are the words that need practising over and over again.
This is one way to make it fun!
Welcome to Red Class
God wants me to be the best me I can be....
Here is my email address.
Please drop me any questions or any pictures of your home learning challenges. I cannot wait to see them.
This week we will be having a focus on Pope Francis’ mission: Care for the common home.
This has been a huge focus for us and other schools across the world. At St. Joseph’s, we have done a number of projects to help contribute to this mission. We accepted the invitation to make a change!
Click on the link for the Cafod link to read Pope Francis’ letter.
This week is Laudato Si week.
Use left over seeds to dry out and sprout again before potting in soil.
Make your own rainbow people.
You can put them in your garden or in a room in your house to brighten it up.
If you go for a walk you could leave one on a neighbours door step to let them know you are thinking about them 🌈😀😀
The English Team have put together some phonic games. This one is called Hunt the sound.
NRICH Early Years
Follow the link for some exciting maths games and activities you can try and adapt at home:
Hi everyone. I hope you had a lovely bank holiday weekend. If you celebrated VE Day at home, please email me your photographs of the weekend. 😀
My neighbour made me some lovely scones and rocky roads (she knows I’m not good at baking 🤣)
Don’t forget phonics sessions are on YouTube daily!! Don’t miss out 😀
Have a go at the writing challenge today:
Can you write a sentence about what your favourite food is?
Remember to practise forming your letters correctly and the same size. 📝
Watch the Tesco eat project video and learn how to make bread.
Listen to the story of:
Little Red Hen
In this picture are lots of foods that we like.
Do you think this picture shows healthy or unhealthy foods?
Keep a food diary to keep track of the foods you eat in a week.
Listen to the story of the rainbow fish online:
If you get chance to get outside for your daily exercise, see if you can collect some stones or pebbles if it is safe to do so( not from gardens😃unless it’s your own)
Decorate them with pens, crayons or paint.
When your finished, re hide them in the community for others to find. 😀😀
Collect some sticks. Can you make your own stickman.
You can watch the video on bbc iplayer
Hello everyone. I hope you all had a good break last week at home.
This term our topic is called “Fishy Fun” building on the work we did last year about keeping our oceans clean.
I will be posting activities around this topic throughout the week.
As a starter to the topic, we usually do a thought shower in class. Have a go at these at home. If you have a particular interest during this topic, let me know.
Great Flashcard game
Access to Free e books through Lancashire Libraries.
Lancashire libraries are giving children and adults free access to e books and a few other things. All parents have to do is sign up to the service.
Daily lessons online for all ages. Check it out :-)
LPDS have put together some online activities.
The Government have launched this online learning tool.
Have a lovely Easter everyone. Stay safe! 🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈🌈
Love from the EYFS Team.
Check out this website. It has lots of things all in one place:
Another useful list from the Government-Home learning.
A fabulous book for children about the Corona Virus.
Learn about Palm Sunday.
Have a go at making your own palm leaves and acting out this part of the Easter story.
Big question: "Why did the people shout Hosanna at Jesus?"
Prayers for Holy Week
Video Resources From Rhema.
Dear friends, Amidst all this uncertainty, we are offering these film resources for families at home as well as schools completely free of charge this Easter. Just simply log onto www.talesfromthemiraclebook.co.uk and sign up and you can stream 11 short RE Easter films to remember Easter or for education for pupils at home. Hoping they’re useful to you and your networks. You're welcome to share the website freely.
Many thanks, Becky
Follow in the footsteps of Jesus’ followers as they travel from Jerusalem to Emmaus and get talking to someone who gives them the biggest surprise of all!
https://www.natre.org.uk/about-natre/free-resources-for-you-and-yourpupils/key-stage-1/ Resource 1 visits the Eater Story for KS1 children.
Make an Easter Garden.
We all love a good sing song to John Burland.
This is a message from him:
In these very challenging times and with the transition to Remote Learning Online I wanted to provide some RE music resources to support learning during this time. Please find below a FREE link to my music resources for Holy Week and Easter.
The folder contains song audio, song words and song videos.
Collect as many loose parts from around your home that you can practise counting. The more random the item the better! 🤣
Make a counting box with random things in. Remember we can count anything. Everything doesn’t have to be the same. 😀
Make your own phonics game using cups and recycled bottle tops.
The picture is just an example with the special friends: th sh and ch
Post the words with the correct sounds.
Design and make your own imaginary world. This can be done indoors or in a garden space.
you can use any figures, dolls, dinosaurs, LOL dolls or make your own cardboard figures.
Will you imaginary world have:
Something to climb ?
Somewhere to hide?
A secret tunnel ?
A magical path to follow?
Some hidden treasure ?
Round up your teddies or animal teddies and make your own vets. Alternatively you can use dolls or action figures to create your own hospital.
Ask mums and dads if you can borrow a few plasters and maybe a bandage from
the first aid box 😀
Have fun role-playing!
This is one of my new favourite stories by Julia Donaldson.
I look forward to reading it to Red class.
You can watch it on YouTube read by a lady called Fi.
If you have it at home read it with your family. It always makes me smile at the end 😀
Number writing challenge...
Practise writing your numbers. How far can you get?
What is the biggest number you can write?
Monday 30th March
I will leave last weeks suggested activities on this page until the end of the week, then I will make them into a file for you to access.
Some of our favourite websites to try:
Phonics Play has lots of games to practice your phonic skills. It has lots of information for parents on it about phonics.
It has a free log in and password to use at the moment.
This website is great for maths games, ordering numbers etc.
In Red class Reception have been practising making different amounts on these ten frames.
Some children have been making numbers up to 20 and seeing what they are made up of. For example 18 is made up of 10 and 8. 7 is made up of 5 and 2.
Use the link below to get interactive tens frames. (For numbers up to 20, you will need 2 frames)
This week we will be learning about a new Faith: Sikhism.
This would have been our Faith week in school.
Click on the documents to learn something new.
Make a mini book about Sikhism.
Some videos of Sikh festivals/celebrations can be found on the cbeebies website.
Today is going to be a sunny day.
Get your favourite toys lined up to do some cool shadow drawings.
Recycle some empty plastic bottles to make your own dolls houses or garages for your cars.
You can play lots of open ended number games with this from jumping on single numbers to making two digit numbers.
You can even give some instructions:
What number am I on?
Start your day with a healthy breakfast. 😀
Ask a grown up to do any cutting. 👍🏻
Red class should know this well!
Collect some items of interest. These can be stones, pebbles or twigs, fallen flowers from outdoors.
you might have other things inside to use such as pebbles, gems and old jewellery.
Make some dough and see how many different things you can make. Be sure to take lots of photographs 😃
Simple dough recipe can be found on the home learning list at the bottom of the page.
Practice counting backwards from 20.
This is a really groovy song we love in our class to help us:
How fast can you say your speed sounds?
“Super speedy reading” 😃😃
Phonics for Reception
Practice Fred talking and reading the words.
Note for parents: visit this link to find out about Fred talk. Ruth Miskin herself explains what it is.
Make a quiet reading area in your house or a den using spare bedding or towels.
Make an interest table of something you really like.
Display items if you can. If not draw pictures and display them.
Parents make a short video of your child doing a show and tell about their interest table.
Talk about why you have chosen the things for your interest table.
Cut up some squares.
Write numbers 1-5 (Nursery)
Write numbers 1-20 (Reception)
Muddle all the numbers up. Call out a number and you have to swat the number. Use your hand or something safe to swat the numbers.
If you get the numbers correct put them to one side. Also make a pile of the ones you didn’t get right to practice them again.
What you will need to make your own water area:
Please ensure an adult is supervising at all times where water is used. Thank you. 😃
Unlock your child's maths confidence with Carol Vorderman's maths site for 4-11 year olds. Kids can watch her maths videos, play games, practise and get a REAL MEDAL with the 30 day challenge.
You just need to register!
This is a good idea for keeping the children in a good routine.
This is one I made from home using a cardboard box cut up into pieces and some felt pens. 😃
When each task has been completed ask your child to stack them, post them in a box/tub so they can have a sense of achievement 👍🏻
Have fun looking through some family photographs. Look at some photographs of when you were younger.
Planning a tea party.
Make invitations for your favourite toys:
Design them, decorate them and write them out.
Make a list of the things you need for the party:
game ideas, snacks and drinks.
Find a space to set up your tea party.
Most of all have fun!
Mums, dads and relatives please email me some pictures! 😀
Missing numbers maths game.
For this game you may need:
strips of paper or lolly sticks.
you can use this game with numbers to 10, 20 or beyond!
Paint and wash some of your plastic toys.
Please check parents permission about which toys you can paint please.
If you don’t have any paint, give your toys a good old bath in a bowl of soapy water.😃
Free Audio Stories read by David Walliams:
Good morning Red Class. Today’s challenge is to think about your favourite Disney character or Superhero.
How many can you name?
Draw and write about your favourite character.
Then have a go at inventing your own Princess or Superhero. I look forward to seeing them.
Mrs Scott 😀
What you will need:
Home learning challenges
Make a den
Find 10 things in the house that are red
Find 10 things larger than a banana
Sing your favourite nursery rhyme
Make a mud pie
Recipe- 1 cup of water, 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of oil, food colouring and mix it all together
Read a new book
Create a fairy world in the garden
Retell your favourite story
Practise reading your school book
Have a tea party
Make a sandwich
We will keep updating our class pages.
Mrs Scott, Miss Colak and Miss Goodwin
Remember our safety rules whilst learning online and always check anything you are unsure about. If anything makes you feel unsure, don't forget STOP! BLOCK! TELL!
We would like to welcome Miss Walker to our setting, who is training to be a teacher at Manchester University. She will be doing some teaching in Red Class over the next few weeks.
Sounds we have learnt so far in phonics are:
From m to x
Our new sounds this week have been: ng and nk
Red Class are now working on writing words and sentences using Fred spelling to help them. If you would like to know more information about this please speak to a member of staff.
Please can you practise the new sound blending books with your child. Please return these daily as we use them in our phonics lesson.
These have superseded our oxford reading tree scheme as we are promoting using decodable books inline with our phonics scheme. However, if you would like any additional books to promote the love of reading at home, please ask and we will be more than happy to supply additional books.
Meet our Numberlanders….
This week we have been learning Twisty Twelve. See if you can remember the dance at home!
This term are topics are "All about me" and "People who help us".
How to help your Reception child at home:
Read sound blending books daily.
Read books for enjoyment and talk about them.
Practise writing letters and their name. (First and last names)
Practise counting to 5, 10 and 20. (Beyond if they can)
Count in 2's, 5's and 10's.
Talk about interests in school and at home.