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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley

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Spelling Winners!

Friday, 15 February 2019

Our spelling winners

On Friday 15th February we congratulated our spelling winners for this half term!

Each week the children are given 5 or 10 spellings to learn ready for test a week later, if the children get full marks they receive a raffle ticket to put in the spelling jar and each half-term the winners are drawn and win a £5 gift voucher!

Well done this half-terms winners!

Mission Awards

Friday, 15 February 2019

Our mission award winners

During our merit assembly on Friday 15th February we presented this half terms Mission Awards.

Children have had the opportunity to apply for a Mission Award by completing an application form which shows how they follow our school values and mission. Earlier this week the Mission Team met and looked over the applications and today the successful applicants received their medals!

We also have a number of children who have re-applied for the award and shown us even more ways they are supporting the mission of our school, so in recognition of all their hard work they were rewarded with a special certificate!

Well done everyone!

Year 1’s assembly

Friday, 15 February 2019

Year 1’s assembly

On Friday 15th February the children from Year 1 shared their learning all about the parable of the lost sheep during their class assembly.

The children did a fantastic job of re-telling the parable and linking it to the values of being eloquent and truthful which are the values we have been learning about this half term.

Well done Year 1!

Altar Servers

Friday, 15 February 2019

Some of our altar servers

On Saturday 9th February seven servers from Our Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church  attended the Guild of St Stephen’s Annual Thanksgiving Mass with the Archbishop in Birmingham.

We are very proud that our children are so active in the Parish – well done children!




Year 4 in the Bible Garden

Friday, 15 February 2019

Year 4 harvesting their lettuce!

On Friday 15th February the children from Year 4 went into the Bible Garden to harvest their winter lettuce with Mr Gilbert.

The Lettuce had been carefully protected from the frost and all of the bad weather and Year 4 were able to collect a good harvest!

Well done Year 4 – and Mr Gilbert!

Reception work with their parents

Friday, 15 February 2019

On Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th February the children from Reception class invited their parents into school to take part in an English lesson with them.

The children really appreciated so many parents being able to come into school and work with them!

Well done Reception!


Mission Team Decide!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

Mission Team at work!

On Thursday 14th February the children from the Mission Team met together to look through the Mission Team Award applications for this half term.

We were overwhelmed with applications from the children from Year 1 to Year 6 and the Mission Team had to work very hard looking at all of the applications and made some tough decisions!

Well done Mission Team!

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Year 6’s altar display

On Tuesday 12th February it was the turn of the children from Year 6 to lead our whole school Mass with Father Louis.

The children did a wonderful job of reading, acting, bringing up the offertory and creating a lovely altar display too.

One child commented, “We always need to do the right thing as Jesus is in our heart.”

Well done Year 6!

Year 6’s Prayer Partner Gathering

Friday, 8 February 2019

The prayer partner gathering

On Friday 8th February the children from Year 6 prepared a gathering for their prayer partners from Year 3.

The children took the theme of being Eloquent and Truthful (our values this half term) and prepared readings, hymns, prayers and a lovely PowerPoint and display to share in the special gathering.

One Year 3 child commented, “I really like having time to pray with my prayer partner because he is really nice.”

Well done Year 6, the children from Year 3 really appreciated all of your hard work!

Safer Internet Day

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Year 4 thinking about how to make the internet a safer place

Tuesday 5th February is National Safer Internet Day and we took part by learning even more about ways to use the internet safely and what to do if we spot something which isn’t right.

The theme of this years Safer Internet Day is ‘Together for a better internet’.  The children thought about the part they play in keeping the internet safe and enjoyable for everyone!