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Apple Pressing!

Friday, 17 November 2017

Pressing apples with Guy

On Wednesday 15th November the children from Nursery and Year 2 were visited by Guy from the eZone.

Guy came into school to work with the children and show them how to press and squeeze apples to make apple juice!

The children had a great time taking part and especially enjoyed tasting the apple juice!

Polish Visitors at work!

Friday, 13 October 2017

Our Polish visitors looking through children’s books!

On Friday 13th October two of our Polish visitors – Mrs Rotte the Headteacher of SP118 and Mr Bednarkiewicz, one of the teachers, spent some time looking at the children’s work and all of the activites which had taken place during Brilliant in Britain Week!

Mrs Rotte and Mr Bednarkiewicz really enjoyed spending time looking at the children’s books and all of the work the children have completed since coming back to school in September!

Brilliant in Britain Week – Islam

Friday, 13 October 2017

Mrs Kauser talking to Year 5 and 6.

On Friday 13th October Mrs Kauser kindly came into school to talk to all of the children about Islam.

Mrs Kauser spoke to the children from Nursery all the way through to Year 6 about her faith and shared a very informative PowerPoint presentation along with lots of artefacts for the children to look at.

Our Polish teachers also had time to attend one of the talks which they too found very interesting.

We are very grateful to Mrs Kauser for giving up her time to work with us today!

Brilliant in Britain Week – Saltmine Theatre Group

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Everyone enjoying the show!

On Wednesday 11th October we were treated to a FANTASTIC performance from Saltmine Theatre Company.

The children fro Years 1-6 watched a great show all about British Values, treating each other with respect and how we should look after and appreciate our neighbour even though they may be different to us.

The show linked to parables from the bible, told in a modern and fun way which the children enjoyed immensely!

Following the performance the children from Years 5 and 6 took part in workshops which further explored British Values and how we should treat each other at school, at home…everywhere!

The children all took home a special information card to remind them of the British Values that we discussed today!

Brilliant in Britain Week – Judaism!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Mrs Jacobs visiting Year 4!

Monday 9th October marked the start of Brilliant in Britain Week at St Joseph’s!

During the week the children from Nursery to Year 6 will be learning about British Values and about some of the world religions.

On Monday 9th October the children were visited by Mrs Jacobs who came to talk to all of the children about Judaism.  Mrs Jacobs visited each of the classes and gave the children lots of information about Judaism and also answered lots of well thought out questions!

A very special welcome and Harvest Mass

Monday, 9 October 2017

Our lovely Harvest display!

On Monday 9th October the children led a very special Mass!

Firstly, Mass was celebrated on Monday (instead of our usual Tuesday Mass) to welcome the six teachers and the Headteacher from our partner School in Poland – SP118.

Secondly, it was our Harvest Mass and lots of families sent in tins of food which will be donated to the Good Shepherd Appeal in Wolverhampton.

Finally, we celebrated the feast day of Blessed John Henry Newman.

Year 6 did a fantastic job of preparing the readings, acting, prayers and bringing the Offertory to make our Mass so special!

A special visitor to Year 6M

Friday, 29 September 2017

The children opening their ration boxes!

On Friday 22nd September Year 6M were visited by an employee of the British Army who works in the signal section, specialising in communications.

The children were fascinated to hear all about the different roles and responsibilities their visitor had and all the countries that he had visited.

At the end of the session the children were given a ration box – containing what a solider has to live on for 24 hours when on a mission.

The children had a great time and were very grateful to their special visitor for taking time out of his schedule to visit them!

British Red Cross work with Year 6

Friday, 22 September 2017

Year 6 learning first aid

On Thursday 21st September the children from Year 6 welcomed a visitor from the British Red Cross.

The children spent the morning together learning about First Aid and how they can help people who are injured along with taking part in a Refugee Awareness workshop.

The children had a very enjoyable morning and found out lots of useful and interesting information!

RNLI Assembly

Monday, 22 May 2017

Our RNLI assembly

On Monday 22nd May we were lucky to be joined by Caroline who is an RNLI volunteer.  Caroline came into school to talk about her vocation as a volunteer and how she teaches children all over the West Midlands about how to stay safe near the water and the work of the RNLI.

Caroline delivered a fantastic interactive assembly to the whole school followed by a special workshop for our Year 1 children – as they are visiting Clevedon later this year!

Year 5 and 3 get an e-Zone visit

Thursday, 18 May 2017

Caroline working with Year 5

On Wednesday 17th May the children from years 3 and 5 were visited by Caroline from the e-Zone.

Caroline talked to the children about the lifecycles of different creatures and shared some lovely resources.