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Year 5 lead assembly

Friday, 24 May 2019

Year 5 during their assembly

On Friday 24th May it was the turn of Year 5 to lead our whole school assembly.

Year 5 focused on the feeling of sadness and how even Jesus felt sad when he came to earth.  The children acted out the story of Lazarus and how Jesus brought him back to life.

One Year 4 child commented, “We all feel sad sometimes, but we know Jesus is there for us.”

Well done Year 5!

Nursery in the Bible Garden!

Friday, 24 May 2019

Nursery in the Bible Garden.

On Friday 24th May the children from Nursery went to work in the Bible Garden with Mr Gilbert!

The children did some weeding and planted some new seedlings which they will water and take care of so they can harvest them next term!

Well done Nursery for being so sensible in the Bible Garden!

Mission Awards

Friday, 24 May 2019

Our Mission Award winners!

During our merit assembly on Friday 24th Maywe 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!

Mission Team in action!

Thursday, 23 May 2019

The Mission Team in action!

On Thursday 23rd May the children from the Mission Team met to look through the latest Mission Award applications!

There were lots of applications to look through and the Mission Team took the job of checking each one very seriously!

The Mission Award medals will be presented to the successful applicants in assembly tomorrow!

Good luck everyone!

Congratulations Year 3!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Celebrating in school.

On Tuesday 21st May the children who received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion for the first time in church on Saturday celebrated with the whole school family when they led Mass in school with Father Louis.

We are so proud of all the children from Year 3 and today they celebrated with a special tea party and received a gift from all of their friends at St Joseph’s.

One Year 5 child commented, “I remember my First Holy Communion – it is such a special event.”

Congratulations Year 3!


First Holy Communion

Monday, 20 May 2019


On Saturday 18th May children from Year 3 along with children from the Parish received the Sacrament of First Holy Communion in Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church Dudley.

It was a very special occasion and the Year 3 children were supported by a number of children from St Joseph’s and Bishop Milner Catholic College who served on the altar for this special and Holy Mass.

Congratulations to Year 3 and their families.

RE Parent Lessons

Friday, 17 May 2019

Working with our parents

On Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th May the children from Reception Class invited their parents into school to take part in an RE lesson with them.

The children really enjoy working along side their parents and sharing everything they are learning about!

Crowning Our Lady

Friday, 17 May 2019

All of the flowers for Mary

On Thursday 16th May LOTS of the children brought in flowers to school to honour our lady in our special assembly.

During the assembly the children from all of the classes brought flowers to place in front of Our Lady’s statue in the hall before crowning her with a garland of pink flowers.

The children sang songs together and prayed a decade of the Rosary too.

We are so grateful to the families who were able to donate so many beautiful flowers – thank you!

Year 4’s class assembly

Friday, 10 May 2019

Year 4 in their assembly

On Friday 10th May the children from Year 4 lead an assembly all about Mary.

The children told the story Mary’s life and how she was special to God even before she was born.

One child commented, “It was lovely to find out even more about Mary during this special month of May.”

Well done everyone form Year 4!

Year 3’s Prayer Bags

Thursday, 9 May 2019

Year 3’s prayer bag

On Thursday 9th May the children from Year 3 received a special First Holy Communion themed prayer bag to take home which is a gift from the school.

The children were really excited about being able to create their own prayer areas at home and we looking forward to the children sharing how they prayed at home with us at school.