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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.

Live Linkup with SP118

Wednesday, 14 November 2018

A live link-up selfie!

On Wednesday 14th November we had a special Live Link-Up assembly where we contacted and spoke to the some of the staff and children from SP118 along with Mr Hinton, Miss Cresswell and Mrs Cheema.

It was a wonderful opportunity for all of the children (St Joseph’s and SP118) to share some of the work they have been completing around a shared topic of perseverance.

Although our schools and physically a long distance apart, today reminds us that our St Joseph’s family stretches far wider than the school grounds – it stretches all the way to SP188 in Poland!


International School Award

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Our new award!

In July 2018 the British Council based in London awarded St Joseph’s with the International School Award!

Miss Wisniewski, who leads our international link work, carefully prepared our application which showed all of the international work we do both in the classroom and as a whole school – including all of the wonderful work the children complete with our partner school SP118 in Poland!

We are so pleased to gain this award and are proud to continue all of our international work this year too!

Year 1 connect to SP118!

Thursday, 21 June 2018

Year 1 during their live link up!

On Thursday 21st June the children from Year 1 had a live link with their partner class from SP118 in Poland.

The children were VERY excited about seeing their partner class and the teachers from SP118 on the screen in their classroom and sharing work with them.

The children from SP118 shared some of the work they had completed all on the theme of respect and Year 1 shared some of the work they had been completing and sang the song heads, shoulders knees and toes.

One Year 1 child commented, “I really liked seeing my friends and singing for them.”

Year 4 Polish link up!

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The live link up!

On Wednesday 20th June the children from Year 4 held a live-link up with their partners from SP118 school in Poland.

The children from SP118 shared a song all about respect which they had been learning and children from Year 4 shared some posters as sang one of their favourite hymns.

One child commented, “It is so nice to see and hear from our partners in SP118, it makes us feel even closer even though we are miles apart.”

Hello SP118

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

The live link up in action!

On Tuesday 12th June the children from Reception class had a live link up with children from SP118, our partner school in Poland.

The children talked about what they have been learning about in school and also sang some of the songs that they have been practising too!

It was lovely to have a live link up and the children really enjoyed it!

International Link Assembly – Pen Pals

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Year 4 sharing details of their Pen Pals

Finally to close our International Link Day assembly the children from Year 4 shared some of the things that they have learned about their Pen Pals from SP118.

The children shared some of the topics they had discussed with their partners and even had photos to show us too!

One Year 4 child commented, “We discuss lots of things, like school and what we do in our spare time.  There are things which are different, but lots which are the same.”

International Link Assembly – Celebration

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Children sharing their posters

During our special link assembly two children from each class came and shared the poster that their class had created during our International Link Day.

The children prepared posters all about Irena Sendler who was a nurse who worked hard to save lots of children during the Holocaust.

The children shared lots of facts about Irena and produced some excellent work which we will be sending to SP118.

One child said, “Jesus sends us people like Irena Sendler to remind us that we should always help each other.”

International Link Assembly – Dance

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Reception sharing their dance

During our International Link assembly on Tuesday 13th March the children from Reception class shared a Polish dance that they had been learning.

The children did a great job of starting our special assembly and really enjoyed sharing their dance with lots of parents and the rest of the school!

The children commented, “We enjoyed learning our dance to share with everyone.”