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Anti- Bullying Week

Thursday, 19 November 2020

An example of some of the work children completed!

The week beginning Monday 16th November is national Anti-bullying week.

The theme of this year’s anti-bullying week is – United Against Bullying.

As part of our learning this week, each of the classes have been learning about different aspects of bullying and ways in which we can speak out and stop bullying happening.  Children have looked at why bullying happens, what to do if they feel they are being bullied and how adults and other agencies are there to help.

The children have taken part in all of the activities really sensibly and thoughtfully – well done children!


Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

We will remember them

On Wednesday 11th November St Joseph’s took part in the two minute silence to remember all of those who have died in conflict for our freedom.

The children remembered the sacrifice made by others and prayed the Eternal Rest.

Values Assembly

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Our special assembly

On Tuesday 10th November we held our first Values Assembly which was totally dedicated to learning about the values more deeply and reflecting on how we can can follow them even more in our daily lives.

We have always learned about the focus values each half term, but as we can’t celebrate Mass in school, we held a very special assembly instead.

Year 6 really enjoyed the gathering and completed some wonderful, thoughtful reflections about what the values mean to them personally and how they will liev them out in their own lives.

Bibles for Schools

Thursday, 5 November 2020

The scheme we are part of!

We have become part of the Bibles for Schools project here at St Joseph’s.

By taking part in the scheme it means that every child from Year 2 to Year 6 will be presented with an age appropriate bible to support their learning about the faith.

We are so pleased to be able to offer this to our children, especially during the church’s focus on connecting us with scripture through A God Who Speaks.



Year 4 celebrate

Tuesday, 3 November 2020

Year 4 celebrating

On Tuesday 3rd November the children from Year 4 celebrated their class Saint’s Feast Day – St Martin De Porres.

In celebration the children came to school in their own clothes and learned even more about Martin De Porres and what we can learn from him today.

Congratulations Year 4!

October Devotions

Friday, 9 October 2020

Praying the Rosary

During the month of October the children have been dedicating part of every day to pray and learn about the mysteries of the Rosary.

October is one of the months that we dedicate to Our Lady and each day throughout the month the children have been learning about a different mystery (story) in the life of Mary and Jesus.

Children are really enjoying listening and learning about the mysteries and taking some quiet time for prayer during the busy day in school.

CAFOD Harvest Fast Day

Friday, 9 October 2020

Supporting CAFOD

On Friday 9th October the children donated money to CAFOD for CAFOD’s Harvest Fast Day.

During the day the children ‘fasted’ their playtime snack to help them to understand what it feels like to be hungry for a little while and donated pennies and pounds to CAFOD.

The children also learned even more about the work of CAFOD and why they really need and value our support!

Well done children!


Wednesday, 7 October 2020

The display during the service

On Wednesday 7th October the Catholic children from Year 4 received the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time before they will receive First Holy Communion in a couple of weeks.

It was a beautiful service led by Fr Louis and the children all felt very close to God during the service and when they had some quite time in the prayer after afterwards.

Congratulations Year 4.

Year 4’s Gathering

Friday, 2 October 2020

On Friday 2nd October the children from Year 4 prepared a prayer partner gathering for their prayer partners in Year 1.

As we are still operating in class bubbles the children from Year 4 prepared all of the readings, music, a booklet and a beautiful display, then carried out their gathering which was recorded and sent to Year 1 to enjoy!

We are so very pleased that the children can still gather together – albeit virtually!

Year 1 celebrate!

Wednesday, 16 September 2020

On Wednesday 16th September the children from Year 1 celebrated their class saint – St Rose of Lima.

The children celebrated by wearing their own clothes to school and spending some time learning about St Rose of Lima and why she is so special and a good example to us!

Happy saint’s day Year 1!