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Archive for January, 2017

Year 6 lead our St John Bosco Feast Day Mass

Tuesday, 31 January 2017

The lovely altar display dedicated to St John Bosco created by Year 6

On Tuesday 31st January the children from Year 6 led our whole school Mass which celebrated the feast day of St John Bosco – the Patrol Saint of our Academy.

The children created a beautiful altar display which showed images and work the children had completed about St John Bosco as well as reminding us of the Grateful and Generous values which we are learning about this half term.

Well done Year 6 for leading such a lovely Mass.

International Link Assembly

Monday, 30 January 2017

Children acting out our new story shared with SP118

On Thursday 26th January we held an International Link assembly where we shared all of the fantastic Grateful and Generous work from SP118 on eTwinning with the whole school and we also acted out their special The Horse and the Emperor story.

We also discussed the date of our International Link Day coming up soon!

Estate water supply problem causes us to close

Friday, 27 January 2017

Information from South Staffs Water informing us of the water supply cut off

Unfortunately on Friday 27th January we were forced to close our school for pupils due to a water supply problem on the Kate’s Hill Estate.

We were informed at 8am that due to a burst water pipe on the Kate’s Hill Estate the water supply to the school had been turned off and due to health and hygiene reasons we were forced to close the school.

We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused to parents, but this was completely out of our control – however we’re sure the children enjoyed a long weekend!

Reception’s R.E. Parent Workshop

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Some of Reception class children working with their parents

On Wednesday 25th and 26th January Reception class invited their parents into school to join them in their R.E lesson.

Lots of parents were able to attend and the children really enjoyed sharing the lesson with their parents and working together to complete their tasks.


KS1 led our weekly Mass

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

KS1’s lovely altar display

On Tuesday 24th January the children from Years 1 and 2 led our school Mass.

The children read, sang, played instruments and acted beautifully to make the Mass very special.

The children also helped to create a display on front of the altar, reminding us of the values of Grateful and Generous which we are learning more about during this half-term.

Year 2’s Good Samaritan Assembly

Friday, 20 January 2017

Well done Year 2!

On Friday 20th January Year 2 shared their learning about the parable of the Good Samaritan with the rest of the school and their parents in their assembly.

The children acted out the story beautifully and helped us to understand Jesus’ message of how we should help and look after everyone.

The children also reminded us of the values we are looking at this half term – Grateful and Generous.

Year 3 led our weekly Mass

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Year 3’s altar display

On Tuesday 17th January Year 3 led our weekly school Mass.

The children created a beautiful display in front of the altar reminding us once more of the values we are focusing on this half – term which are Grateful and Generous.

The children had prepared well for the Mass and read beautifully.  Well done Year 3.

Year 5’s Martin Luther King Assembly

Friday, 13 January 2017

Year 5 presenting their assembly

On Friday 13th January Year 5 shared their learning all about Martin Luther King in their class assembly.

The children told us about why Martin Luther King is such an important person in history and how his dream of everyone being treated equally is something we value very highly at St Joseph’s.

The children read and acted beautifully and we are very proud of them!

Epiphany Assembly

Friday, 6 January 2017

The three Wise Men bringing gifts to Jesus

On Friday 6th January we held a special assembly to celebrate Epiphany – when the three Wise Men arrived at the stable with their gifts for baby Jesus.

During our assembly we watched a short film to remind us of the journey the three Wise Men had taken and the gifts they gave to baby Jesus.

During Advent, before we broke up for the Christmas holidays, we watched the three Wise Men making their journey to Bethlehem (they moved along the windowsill in the hall!) and today three children helped them to their final destination into the stable at the front of the hall.

Virtues: Grateful and Generous

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Our display on being Grateful and Generous

On Wednesday 4th January during our Gospel Assembly the children were introduced to the Virtues we are focusing on this half-term – Grateful and Generous.

The children remembered lots of information about these virtues from when we last had our last half-termly focus on them and have a clear understanding of how they can be grateful and gererous.