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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 M Scott
(Designated Safeguarding Lead), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).

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school will be advised that the child has been involved.
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Red Class

God wants me to be the best me I can be in Red Class.


Hello everyone. I am Mrs Scott the Red Class Teacher. I teach Nursery and Reception pupils at St. Joseph's Primary School.

A huge welcome to our class page. Please keep looking for regular updates. 


Red Class Information


Staff in Red Class


  • Mrs Scott-Class Teacher and Deputy Head
  • Miss Colak-Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Groocock-Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Keenan - Part time teacher 


Book bags and reading books.


Please can you ensure your child has a school book bag that is brought to school daily. We don't encourage rucksacks as we don't have the space to store them. 

If your child is in Reception, they will receive a reading book to match their reading ability.

They will also be able to bring home a library book that they can change regularly with Mrs Griffis on Tuesdays. 


Your child will be listened to read daily in the phonics lesson and pupils will receive 1-1 tuition when needed. Please ensure your child returns their books daily as they may need changing after a particular lesson. 

We expect children to have practised their books at home. This will help to build children’s confidence and a love of reading. 


Regular newsletters will be sent home and book bags will come in handy to store these in so that you get the latest updates. 


P.E days


Red Class P.E days are on Fridays. Please ensure your child comes to school dressed in their P.E Kits on these days.

See P.E Kit list below:


  • Plain white T-Shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black pumps/trainers
  • School Jumper and coat (for winter)
  • Jogging pants/leggings (for winter)


We ask that no jewellery is worn for school please. 


First few weeks in Red Class


During the first few weeks in Red Class, the staff will be getting to know what your child can do and will be getting to know their interests. We have lots of fun things planned this term. 

Our topic will be "Helping heroes". In this topic, we will be learning about different types of jobs and vocations. We have an exciting Fire station investigation area in the classroom for the children to explore. 



If your child is in Reception, they will be taking part in the Department for Educations baseline assessment. 


The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short, task-based assessment of your child's early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school.  The assessment can take place at any point in the first 6 weeks of your child starting reception.


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Red class met some lambs today....

Spring news flash: our new red class visitor. The giant African millipede.

Our spring observations.

Rumble in the jungle topic

Red class bunny hop for Rossendale Hospice


Wanda one is a magic wand.. nursery maths and songs

Valentine’s cards

Seeds and Gardeners planting project and play

Our valentines Kandinsky inspired art

Nursery made there own love monsters.

We are very excited to try out our new writing shed.

Our creative learners.

Nursery: The Tiger who came for tea

Long and short work in provision

Reception: Part part whole

Forest session: Team building

Outdoor provision January

Making our own perfume and potions in provision

Meeting Miss Sandifords pet lizard

Learning how to use our new chrome books

Our natter station

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Our fantastic obstacle course

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Super phonics work in provision

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Number recognition child initiated activity

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Looking after our daffodils

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Designing our own dinosaur worlds

Red class Christmas performance

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A little Merry Christmas from our little ones....

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Outside exploring nature with our senses

Our Farm Shop

Our Birthday Baker

Planet Hero Day: Saving Gods Planet

Our special visitors

Climate change day

Seeds and Gardeners

Finding one more and numbers on a number line

Our volcanoes

EYFS Curriculum 2021-2022 Autumn, Spring.