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Archive for February, 2017

Year 4 share their Mother Language Day Assembly

Friday, 17 February 2017

Year 4 sharing their assembly

On Friday 17th February Year 4 shared their learning all about Mother Language Day which is celebrated on 21st February 2017.

The children talked about how special it is that many of us are able to speak more than one language fluently and reminded us of the story of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came to the disciples and gave them the ability to speak many different languages to spread the word of God.

It was an excellent assembly – well done Year 4!

Year 3 Parent Workshop

Friday, 17 February 2017

Year 3 children working with their parents

On Wednesday 15th and Thursday 16th February Year 3 welcomed their parents into school to take part in an RE lesson.

The children were very happy that so many parents were able to join them for the lesson and parents enjoyed spending time in the classroom sharing some of the RE work that the children are completing.

Year 5 prepare a Prayer Partner Liturgy

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Year 5’s Prayer Partner Liturgy

On Thursday 16th February Year 5 prepared and hosted a special Grateful and Generous Liturgy for their Year 1 Prayer Partners.

Year 5 worked well together in groups to prepare for the Liturgy completely independently, which included: choosing the readings, making a booklet, preparing a PowerPoint, practising with the musical instruments, choosing items to go on a prayer display and writing their own prayers.

The Liturgy was beautiful and the Year 1 children really enjoyed taking part in the Liturgy with their Prayer Partners.

Year 1 visit Robert’s Street Primary School

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Year 1 having fun on their trip!

On Wednesday 15th February Year 1 went on a trip to Robert’s Street Primary School to work with Guy in the eZone.

During their visit the children took part in a variety of sensory activities, created natural art and even had time for some pond dipping too!

The children all had lots of fun and had a great time!

 

 

Year 4 lead Mass and receive Reconciliation

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The thoughtful display created by Year 4

On Tuesday 14th February Year 4 led our whole school Mass.

The children had practised the readings, bringing the offertory and created a lovely focus display in front of the altar, reminding us of the values of Grateful and Generous which have been our focus this half-term.

Following Mass the Catholic children from Year 4 met with Father Emmanuel to receive Reconciliation.  Year 4 were very sensible and reverent and we are very proud of all of the children.

 

Year 2 share an RE lesson with their parents

Friday, 10 February 2017

Parents working with their children

On Wednesday 8th and Thursday 9th February Year 2 invited their parents into school to share an RE lesson.

Lots of parents were able to come into school and together with their children learned all about some of the miracles Jesus performed.  The children were very proud to share some of their fantastic writing with their parents in the form on newspaper reports and diary entries.

Each lesson finished with a beautiful quiet time for prayer and reflection around a prayer display which was made extra special by being shared with parents.

Year 4 prepare a Liturgy for their Prayer Partners

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Year 4 and Year 2 children at today’s Liturgy

On 8th February Year 4 prepared a beautiful Liturgy for their Year 2 Prayer Partners.

The children prepared the Liturgy completely independently and Year 2 really enjoyed the gathering.  Year 4 chose the readings to match with this half terms values of Grateful and Generous, prepared a beautiful display, PowerPoint played music and chose three hymns to sing, wrote prayers and also make a booklet for the Liturgy which even had a values word search!

Well done Year 4 for creating such a lovely Liturgy for your Prayer Partners!

Year 5 lead Mass and receive Reconciliation

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

The lovely altar display created by Year 5

On Tuesday 7th February Year 5 led our whole school Mass where we were joined by two past pupils who now attend Bishop Milner Catholic College and Mr May the Vice Principal from Bishop Milner.

Year 5 read beautifully and once again reminded us of the values of this half term – Grateful and Generous – by creating a beautiful display in front of the altar.

Following Mass the Catholic children from Year 5 received Reconciliation from Father.  The children were very sensible and we are very proud of them.

Safer Internet Day 2017

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Our certificate from taking part in Safer Internet Day 2017

On Tuesday 7th February all of the children at St Joseph’s took part in Safer Internet Day – “Be the change: Unite for a better internet”.

The children all learned about the importance of staying safe on the internet by completing a range of age appropriate activities including watching videos, creating posters and sharing role-plays!

The children all worked very hard and have now deepened their understanding of how to stay safe online.

Year 6 share their Holocaust Memorial Assembly

Friday, 3 February 2017

Year 6 presenting their assembly

On Friday 3rd February Year 6 shared their Holocaust Memorial Assembly with the rest of the school and their parents.

Year 6 shared the story of Anne Frank and reminded us of some of the sad things that have happened to people in history due to their religious views or skin colour.

Year 6 also reminded us of why it is so important to follow our school values live like Jesus would want us to.