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

Snippets of News Blog

Year 5 lead Mass

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Year 5’s altar display

On Tuesday 23rd October the children from Year 5 lead our whole school Mass in school with Father Louis.

The children read the readings, prayers and acted  perfectly to help us understand the Gospel and the message of always being ready for Jesus.

One Year 3 child commented, “I am going to try to be kind today and be ready just in case Jesus walks through the front door of our school.”

Reception Parent Workshop

Monday, 22 October 2018

Parents and children working together

During the week beginning Monday 15th October the children from Reception class invited their parents into school to take part in a Maths lesson.

Lots of parents were able to attend and work alongside their child during the lesson.

We are very grateful to all parents who were able to attend as the children really enjoy sharing their learning with them!

Supporting the Poppy Appeal

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Two of our poppy sellers!

During the week beginning Monday 15th October the children have been selling a range of items along with poppies to support the 2018 Poppy Appeal.

Lots of children have brought rulers, pencils and poppies to support the appeal and we hope to raise lots of money for this very important charity.

Well done children!

Mission Team decides!

Thursday, 18 October 2018

The Mission Team at work!

On Thursday 18th October the children from the Mission Team met together to look through the Mission Award applications.

We have received a record number of applications from children from Years 1 -6 who feel they deserve to be awarded the Mission Award for their class as they can show that they: know our school values, have taken part in prayer services, have shown how they are kind to others both in school and in the wider community and can name some traditional prayers etc

The Mission Team took their job of looking through the applications very seriously and in some cases went to speak to the applicants to get further information!

Well done Mission Team!

Welcome Father Louis

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Year 6’s lovely altar display

On Tuesday 16th October Father Louis our new school Chaplain and Parish Priest came into school to celebrate Mass for the first time.

Mass was lead by Year 6 who welcomed Father Louis both in the introduction and through the bidding prayers.

Year 6 did a wonderful job of making Father Louis first Mass very special and we look forward to working with Father Louis to make our school the very best it can be.

One child commented, “Father Louis showed how he followed his vocation even when it was difficult, I am going to try and be like him and follow my vocation too.”

Year 1 share their creation assembly

Friday, 12 October 2018

Year 1 during their assembly

On Friday 12th October the children from Year 1 shared their R.E. learning all about creation with the rest of the school and lots of parents and friends.

The children did a fantastic job of explaining the story of how God created the world and how we need to play our part in looking after it.

Well done Year 1!

Maths Parent Workshop

Friday, 12 October 2018

Year 4 working with their parents

On Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October the children from Year 4 invited their parents into school to take part in a Maths lesson.

Lots of parents were able to come in and really enjoyed learning all about how to translate shapes on a grid!

The children were very grateful to their parents for coming into school to take part and enjoyed sharing their Maths learning with them!

Liturgical Calendar Sign!

Wednesday, 10 October 2018

Our new sign!

On Tuesday 9th October our new Liturgical Year Calendar sign was installed at the front of the hall.

Our new sign helps us to recognise where we are within the liturgical year and the colour associated with it!

School Council Meeting

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

The School Council in their meeting!

On Tuesday 9th October the children held the first School Council meeting of the new school year.

During the meeting the children talked about how important being a School Council member was and what their role is in helping our school to be the very best that it can be.

The children understand their part in always trying to improve our school and are going to gather suggestions from their fellow class members ready for our next meeting!

Well done children!

Whole School Retreat Day

Friday, 5 October 2018

Gathering together at the start of our retreat day!

On Friday 5th October we had a very special day in school as it was our whole school Retreat Day with Dan and Emily!

Our retreat day was such a special day, as it was a day away from the normal timetable to spend time together as a whole school, singing, praising God, praying and having some fun too!

The theme of the day was His Goodness Never Fails which focusses on Jesus being the good shepherd and us his sheep.

The children (and staff) had a really lovely day together – Thank you Dan and Emily!