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

Snippets of News Blog

Confirmation Prayer bag

Monday, 11 June 2018

The Confirmation Prayer Bag

On Monday 11th June the children who are being Confirmed in July received a special prayer bag to take home to help them in their preparation to received the Blessed Sacrament.

The prayer bag contains everything needed to create a lovely prayer display at home and also has a prayer book and information about the Holy Spirit.

The children are sharing the bag and taking it in turns to take it home.

One child commented, “This will help me to focus my prayers at home and help me to share my prayers with my family.”

School Parish Mass

Monday, 11 June 2018

Our school Mass booklet

On Sunday 10th June the children from St Joseph’s led the Parish Mass in Our Blessed Lady and St Thomas of Canterbury Church in Dudley.

The children snag in the choir, played instruments and read prayers and readings in the Church to make Mass extra special.

Well done children!

The key to being a good friend!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Our keys all hanging up at the front of the hall

On Friday 8th June, following our Anti-Bullying Assembly, Mr Gilbert very kindly found a place in the hall to hang up all of the keys the children creating detailing the ‘Key to being a good friend’.

This display is a reminder of how we can be good friends to each other and look after each other always!

 

Year 1’s Sacred Heart Assembly

Friday, 8 June 2018

Year 1 during their assembly

On Friday 8th June the children from Year 1 shared their special Assembly all about the Sacred Heart of Jesus – a Feast Day celebrated today, 19 days after Pentecost.

Year 1 did a wonderful job and taught us lots about the Feast Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.  The children read, sang and prepared their assembly perfectly!

Well done Year 1!

Spelling Winners!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Our spelling winners

On Friday 8th June during our merit assembly we congratulated all of the Spelling and Phonics winners from last half term and presented them with a £5 Tesco Voucher.

Each week the children have spellings and phonics to learn and if they get full marks in their test they earn a raffle ticket which is put into a jar.  Each half term a ticket is drawn from the jar and the child wins a £5 voucher!

Victorian Day in EYFS

Friday, 8 June 2018

Some of the children all dressed up!

On Friday 8th June the children from EYFS (Nursery and Reception) came to school looking a little different as they were dressed in Victorian costumes.

The children had spent the week in school learning all about Victorian times and what life was like for children.

The children really enjoyed dressing up in their costumes and they looked great!

Anti-Bullying Assembly

Friday, 8 June 2018

All of our keys to being a good friend!

On Friday 8th June we held a special Anti-Bullying, Anti-Racism and Internet Safety Assembly where each class shared some of the work they had completed during the week in school – more photos can be seen on our special events page!

It was wonderful to hear and see some of the exciting activities the children have been completing about being a good friend, what to do if they or someone they know is being bullying, how to mend a broken heart, how to stay safe online and much more!

We linked our work this week with the virtues we are leaning about this half term – attentive and discerning.

One child commented, “We can be attentive to Jesus as he sets us a good example and discerning in the choices we make being a friend to others.”

At the end of the assembly each class brought forward a set of keys which reminds us of the key to being a good friend!

Well done everyone!

Anti-bulling week – internet safety!

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Juliet working with some of our Year 6 children.

On Wednesday 6th June during our anti-bullying week Juliet Joy came into school to talk to the children about how to stay safe online whilst still enjoying using the internet.

The children from Year 6 and 5 took part in the workshop which helped them to understand how the digital world is linked to the real world and behaviour online should mirror behaviour off line along with reminding children how to stay safe.

One chid commented, “I feel more confident of how I can keep myself safe when I am playing games online, the session was really helpful.”

Anti-bullying week activities

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Action!

On Wednesday 6th June the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors were in action again!

They organised various activities to help all the children creatively explore and understand the topic of bullying.

 The activities gave the children an opportunity to stop and think about how we can stop any form of bullying and think more about how we can be as individuals. All the children participated and were able to think about how our school values help us to maintain a bully free school.

One child commented, “If we follow the school values, if everyone does, then our school will always be bully free!”

 

Anti-bullying week – Lunchtime Friendship Club

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Children together during the lunchtime club

This week it is Anti-Bullying Week at St. Joseph’s.

The Anti-Bullying Ambassadors organised a Lunchtime Friendship Club which gave all the children an opportunity to have their lunch together and also to play different games and created some artwork.

The session promoted friendship groups as different age groups came together and were able to socialise. The children had lots of fun and enjoyed each other’s company.

One child commented, “I really enjoyed getting to know children from other classes, we found we had lots in common!”