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St Joseph's R.C. Primary School
Ysgol Gynradd Gatholig Rhufeinig Sant Joseff
Jesus: in our hearts, in our minds,
in our living, in our learning
Iesu: yn ein calonnau, yn ein
meddyliau, yn ein byw ac yn ein dysgu.


Class Info

Forest Schools!

Meet the Staff!


Mrs GardinerMrs PymanMiss DeClaire

Four Purposes

At St Joseph’s the Four purposes of the new Curriculum for Wales drive our provision for teaching and learning.  Through a broad and balanced curriculum, we enable all pupils to be:


Ambitious, capable learners ready to learn throughout their lives

Enterprising, creative contributors ready to play a full part in life and work

Ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world

Healthy, confident individuals ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society


PE Days

In Nursery, children take part in physical development activities everyday. Once a week they take part in a Real PE session - children are not expected to wear anything specific on this day. 

Class Charter

At the start of each year, our pupils reflect on what should be shared values of a rights-respecting classroom. Pupils consider, in conjunction with the UNCRC, their rights and responsibilities, to ensure that all pupils are happy, safe and can meet their full potential within the classroom environment. The charter is ‘signed’ by all pupils and is displayed in the classroom.




Our current domain is 'Light and Dark.' The children will learn about different sources of light, nocturnal animals and shadows. 



Children will be learning to subitize numbers 3 and 4.  


Language, Literacy and communication

The books we will be focusing on this term are:

  • Owl Babies
  • The Black Rabbit
  • Firefly Home


In phonics, children will be identifying initial sounds sea,t,p,i,n.

The children will also begin to develop their listening skills. by taking part in activities that involve listening to environmental sounds and syllables in words. 


Throughout the week, children will also access all other areas of the curriculum and participate in an outdoor learning day as well as focus activities in Religious Education. 

Home Learning Expectations


  • We operate a ‘Share A Book Scheme’ to help nurture a love of books and reading. It would be much appreciated if books could be transported to and from school using a standard reading book bag rather than a backpack or other bag as this makes it much easier to change books and ensure that they remain in good condition for all of our young readers. Good quality book bags are available at ‘A Class Apart’ in Dinas Powys.
  • Children are asked to return their books every Friday.
  • While enjoying a story with your child, please take some time to look at and discuss the pictures, talk about the features on the front cover (title, author, illustrator etc) and ask your child to sequence events from the story. We will also be developing and consolidating these skills in the classroom each week.


Colours, numbers and shapes

  • Please reinforce counting, number recognition, shape recognition and colour recognition through games at home, in the car and out and about in different environments.

Welsh Sentence Patterns

Remote Learning Guidance Notes

Global Dimension Fortnight

Children learned about the different religions of Diwali and Judaism.

They also took part in activities that celebrated the diversity of their peers and learned about the different countries they are from. We tasted different food, learned how to flamenco dance and created samba shakers!