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Spelling Awards

Friday, 16 February 2018

Our spelling winners this half term

On Friday 16th February we congratulated the spelling and phonic winners for this half term.

Every week the children receive 5 or 10 words to learn at home for a test the following week.  If the children score full marks they receive a raffle ticket to put in the spelling jar and every half-term a winner is drawn and they receive a £5 Tesco voucher!

Well done children!

Fantastic French!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Our French award winners

On Friday 16th February some of the children from Year 5 were congratulated for their wonderful efforts in French so far this term.

The children all received a special certificate to acknowledge all of their hard work this half term!

Toutes nos felicitations (Congratulations!)

Year 2 Assembly

Friday, 16 February 2018

Year 2 in their assembly

On Friday 16th February it was the turn of Year 2 to present their learning in their assembly all about the Lost Son.

The children did a great job of explaining the parable and teaching us why it is important to forgive  others as God forgives us when we make mistakes and are sorry.

Well done Year 3!

Poppy Appeal

Friday, 16 February 2018

Our certificate from the Poppy Appeal

On Friday 16th February we received a certificate from the Poppy Appeal congratulating us on how much money we raising during the 2017 Poppy Appeal.

By helping to sell poppies, wrist bands, rulers etc. in school we raised £371.31!

Well done everyone for being so generous!

Walking the Stations of the Cross

Friday, 16 February 2018

Year 4 walking the Stations of the Cross

On Friday 16th February it was the turn of the children from Year 4 to walk to the Stations of the Cross.

Walking the Stations of the Cross on a Friday is a Church tradition – one which we follow at St Joseph’s.  During Lent all of the children from Nursery to Year 6 walk the Stations of the Cross on a Friday during Lent.

One Year 4 child commented, “I find it sad to think people were so mean to Jesus.”

Parent Lessons

Friday, 16 February 2018

Children working with their parents

On Thursday 15th and Friday 16th February the children from Year 3 invited their parents into school to take part in an English lesson.

Lots of parents were able to attend and work alongside their children.

One Year 3 commented, “I like showing my mom all the things I can do!”

Well done Year 3!

Stations of the Cross

Friday, 16 February 2018

The first step of our journey

On Thursday 15th February we began our Lent tradition of extra assemblies to explore and pray each station of the cross.

During each of the special assemblies we place a pair of purple footprints to show our journey through Lent.

One Year 3 child said, “I enjoy the extra assemblies as it helps me to feel close to Jesus.”

A ‘tasty’ parents evening!

Friday, 16 February 2018

Trudy and Monica dishing up tasty treats!

On Thursday 15th February we held our Spring term parents evening.

After half term our school dinners are going to be provided by Bishop Milner Catholic College and Trudy from Bishop Milner took the time to come to our parents evening to give the children and parents a taste of the new menu which will be starting after half term.

Everyone was very impressed and enjoyed tasting the many new dishes which will be on offer!

Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Year 3 children preparing the altar display before Mass

On Tuesday 14th February Year 3 lead our whole school Ash Wednesday Mass.

The children prepared the readings, wrote their own biding prayers, acted out the Gospel and created a lovely display in front of the altar.

During Mass all of the children, adults and lots of Parishioners received the ashes to mark the beginning of the season of Lent where we are reminded to pray, fast and give alms.

One Year 6 child commented: “I felt a sense of quiet and peace when I received the ashes this morning.”

Pancake Flip!

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Children enjoying the Pancake Flip!

On Tuesday 13th February we held our annual sponsored Pancake Flip!

All of the children from Nursery to Year 6 all took part in flipping their ‘pancakes’ whilst negotiating an obstacle course.  All of the children had a wonderful time and enjoyed having fun whilst raising money for charity!

Some Year 3 children commented “We enjoyed flipping the pancakes, jumping over the obstacles and raising money for charity all at the same time!”

Following the Pancake Flip the children were all treated to a lovely pancake to say thank-you for all of their hard work!