St Joseph's

Catholic Primary School Pudsey

Telephone 0113 256 5407

Telephone0113 256 5407


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Hello and welcome to St. Francis class page

Update!  Please scroll down as I have added some photos of the children engaged in a variety of activities this year.

Thank you for your patience and understanding whilst staff organise work for children to complete during school closure. This class page will provide all the resources you will need to enable your child to continue to develop their learning.

As a school we will be providing: one Maths, one English, one SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) or Phonics every day for the children to complete. We would also like children to have an opportunity to complete an RE (religious education) and Topic (geography, history or science) once a week (where possible). As I have explained to the children, activities have been provided for the next two weeks and I am happy for them to complete them when possible and in formats suitable for them.

Children have been provided with resource packs, which include: a workbook, a number square, a phonics list and a list of the common exception words. You may use these resources to support the learning or use your own resources, if you wish.

As teachers are still providing education online, all teaching staff will be available to contact via email between the hours of 8.30am and 4pm. Staff will be more than happy to respond to any questions or concerns. The class teacher’s email is:

We thank you for your continued support this unprecedented time.

This is a great website: 
It provides Year 1 with consolidation of last weeks work on measurement and Year 2 with some work on fractions and parts of a whole.

Maths Year 1 for week beginning 23.3.20

The topic this week is 2D shapes. For the mastery activity cards on Tuesday and Thursday, only go as far as your child is able. On Friday, the children can finish the topic by producing a picture of their choice using 2D shapes. Please use whatever medium you want - coloured pencils, paint, cutting out different pieces of card etc. The Artist Kandinsky is a good illustration of how 2D shapes have been used in art.

Maths Year 2 for week beginning 23.3.20

The start of the topic focuses on recognising 2D and 3D shapes. Then the rest of the week is focussed specifically on 2D shapes. We will concentrate more on 3D shapes next week.

Maths Year 1 for week beginning 30.3.20

The topic this week is 3D shapes. For the mastery activity cards on Tuesday, only go as far as your child is able. On Friday, the children can finish the topic by finding 3d shapes in their house and use them to produce a model of their choice. Ask the children to label each 3d shape they use. There is also a 3D word mat included to support learning.

English for Year 1 / 2

This week is a continuation of work based around the novel - The Railway Children The second week in English will focus on Holy week, particularly around the Stations of the Cross . Update - E books can be found on this link


Week 1 we will continue with our unit about 'The Mass. For week 2, we will focus on Holy Week - this is a cross-curricular week with English.

SPAG Year 2 Week Beginning 23.3.20

We are focussing on spelling patterns this week and finishing on Friday with common exception words. There is a SPAG glossary of terminology on the English page if you would like any support with terminology

SPAG Year 2 Week Beginning 30.3.20

We are continuing to focus on spelling patterns this week and will finish on Friday with more common exception words. There is a SPAG glossary of terminology on the English page if you would like any support with terminology.


Phonics is a daily activity. Please see the advice listed. UPDATE Monday 23rd March 2020 - There will be RWI (Read Write Inc) lessons at home on Monday 23rd March 2020 on YouTube. Set 1 Speed sounds at 9.30am and again at 12.30pm Set 2 Speed sounds at 10am and again at 1pm Set 3 Speed sounds at 10.30 and again at 1.30pm. Note: These films will not be available at any other times.

Week 1 - Science

As part of our science topic on materials - the children can carry out a fair test.

Week 2 Art

The children have been learning about the invention of the passenger carrying steam train. This task will ask them to create their own piece of art, in the style of one of this country's most accomplished artists - J.M.W. Turner.

Trip to York Railway Museum

A great day was had by all!

DT - Stephenson's Rocket

The children enjoyed learning about trains, especially the visit to the railway museum, and then had great fun making their own.

World Book Day

We loved dressing up as our favourite book characters!


As part of our unit on 'The Mass', we visited church, where Father explained to the children key elements of the mass.

We love reading!

The children thoroughly enjoyed the reading challenge!

Father Peter Visit to School

Father Peter spent time with the children in prayer and reflection. The short service concluded with a rousing rendition of 'Shine Jesus Shine'.


We had great fun cracking the Christmas code!

History - Great Fire of London

We were very lucky to have a historian explain to the children what happened and to show them some artifacts. They learned how to play a Tudor game and write with a quill and ink.


We shared our homework about the United Kingdom and some of us painted a very large map!


The older children supported the younger children with arithmetic challenges.

Settling In!

The children have been learning about the life and work of St.Francis. They have also been getting used to working as a class.

Year 1 maths and English expectations
Year 2 maths and English expectations
Class Timetable
St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School

Mount Pleasant Road, Pudsey, LS28 7AZ

Tel: 0113 256 5407

Fax: 0113 255 7449


Headteacher: Miss C Gardner


Our trust is part of the
Diocese of Leeds

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