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EYFS Bus and Police Visit

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Fun on the bus!

On Tuesday 25th February the children from Nursery and Reception had some very special visitors from National Express West Midlands and a local Police Officer who all brought a bus with them to school!

The children loved exploring the bus and talking about bus travel and they listened very carefully to the police officer who talked about how he keeps people safe on the bus too!

It was a lovely morning and all the children had a wonderful time!

B-Tales visit at the start of Anti-bullying Week

Monday, 11 November 2019

The B-Tales in action!

On Monday 11th November we were very lucky to be visited by the B-Tales who shared their play – Joe the Dreamer!

The play was based on the bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours but with a modern twist which looked at jealousy, bullying and the effects this can have on people and the actions it leads them to take.

The children form Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 REALLY enjoyed the performance and asked the actors some very thoughtful questions at the end of the performance.

We really do love having the B-Tales in school and are already looking forward to their next visit in December!

Vocations Talk

Wednesday, 17 July 2019

Vocations talk in Year 5.

On Wednesday 17th July Years 5 and 6 were visited by Tharushi Jayakidy from St Mary’s College Oscott who is Vocation Promotion Outreach Fieldworker.

Tharushi spoke to the children about her own vocation and vocations in the church.

The children were very interested in the talk and grateful to Tharushi for taking the time to visit us!

B-Tales – What the Women Saw

Monday, 8 April 2019

The B-Tales in action!

On Monday 8th April we were once again treated to a wonderful performance from the B-Tales who performed their play What the Women Saw.

It was another excellent performance which all of the children and staff found utterly brilliant – a perfect mix of modern music alongside Jesus’ death and resurrection from the point of view of Mary (Jesus’ mother) and Mary Magdalene.

One Year 4 child commented, “I really enjoyed the play because the actors made all the events seem so real – as if they were really happening in front of me!”

We are very grateful to the B-Tales for making the journey to come to St Joseph’s and we look forward to welcoming them back again soon!

Year 6 lead our special Mass

Tuesday, 26 March 2019

Year 6’s altar display

On Tuesday 26th March the children form Year 6 lead our whole school Mass which we shared with our visitors from Poland and teachers from both St Phillip’s Catholic Primary School and Bishop Milner Catholic College.

It was a beautiful Mass with wonderful bidding prayers – read out in both Polish and English – lovely acting and clear readings.

Well done Year 6 for all of your hard work in preparing such a lovely Mass.

Welcome to our visitors from SP118

Monday, 25 March 2019

Our children sharing their learning about Edith Stein with SP118.

On Monday 25th March we welcomed our visiting teachers and the Headteacher from SP118 in Poland.

It is lovely to have so many teachers visit us this week and work with the all of the children.  We started the week by holding a special welcome assembly after our traditional Monday morning Gospel assembly where we shared work with the children from SP118.

The children from SP118 have been learning all about our local hero Sir Lenny Henry and we have been learning all about Edith Stein a local hero from Wroclaw.

We are looking forward to a wonderful week ahead, sharing time with our special visitors.

B-Tales back at St Joseph’s!

Monday, 17 December 2018

The B-Tales during their performance!

On Monday 17th December we were treated to a special performance by the B-Tales!

The B-Tales helped us all to get into the Christmas Spirit with their lovely play which was set the night before Christmas and was all about how a mean and unkind man, called Dr Freeze, was changed by the kindness of his enemy.

The story, based on the Good Samaritan, reminded us that we can do the ‘unexpected’ over Christmas and help people who are in need and spread a little bit more of Jesus’ love.

Thank you B-Tales for sharing another fantastic play with us!

Fire Safety

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

White Watch talking to Year 4!

On Monday 12th November SPARKS (the Firefighters from White Watch) came into school to talk to the children in Year 4 about being safe at home.

White Watch explained some of the skills they need to do their job and then talked to the children about what they can do to stay safe in their home and what they should do if a fire was ever to break out.

The children found the talk very interesting, one child commented, “I know how I would safely get out of my house if there was a fire upstairs.”

Thank you  White Watch!

The B-Tales perform!

Tuesday, 13 November 2018

The B-Tales in action!

On Tuesday 13th November we were so excited to welcome the B-Tales back into school to perform their paly all connected to Anti-bullying Week.

The play was based on the story of Daniel in the Lion’s Den and showed us how a boy called Daniel had been bullying by children when he started a new school in Mr Lyons’ class.

The play reminded us of how important it is to tell an adult if others are hurting or upsetting you and how we can all look after each other to make sure we stay safe and happy.

One child comments, “I felt sad when Daniel was being bullied, I wouldn’t want anyone to feel as lonely as he did.”

Mini Vinnies and Dementia Friends

Friday, 9 November 2018

The children listening very attentively!

On Friday 9th November the Mini Vinnies welcomed a visitor from the Dementia Friends Society.

The children all listened carefully and learned lots about Dementia, how it effects people and their families in readiness for their visit to Broadway Halls Care home in December.  On returning to their classes the children even shared some of their learning with their friends.

Well done Mini Vinnies!