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Archive for March, 2017

Mission Week Performances

Friday, 31 March 2017

Our school Mission Statement

To complete our special Mission Week in school, on Friday 31st March each class performed a dance in our Friendship Festival.

The songs that the children performed to were all connected to our Mission statement, values or motto and were fantastic!

In the morning performance Nursery performed to ‘You’ve got a friend in me’, Reception class danced to ‘I’ll be there for you’. Year 1 performed to ‘You raise me up’ and Year 2 danced to Umbrella. (Class photos on our Special Events page)

In the afternoon it was the turn of Year 3 to dance to ‘Man in the mirror’, Year 4 performed to ‘Count on me’, Year 5 ‘We’re all in this together’ and finally Year 6 performed a thoughtful drama of the Sacraments we receive in our lives as we grow to ‘next to me’. (Class photos on our Special Events page)

It was a successful week in school, one which the children, staff and parents really enjoyed!

Mission Week Drama

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Natasha working with a group of Year 4 children

As part of our Mission Week extra activities on Thursday 30th March Natasha from B-Tales came into school to deliver drama workshops to the children in KS2.

Children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 worked with Natasha to create freeze frames and actions form Bible Stories which reflected our school values of Truth, Equality, Kindness, Forgiveness and Respect.

The children had a fantastic time and really enjoyed thinking about how our school values linked to bible stories.

Dementia Friends

Thursday, 30 March 2017

The Mini Vinnies listening carefully

On Wednesday 29th March during Mission Week we invited a representative from Dementia Friends to come into school and talk to our group of Mini Vinnies.

The Mini Vinnies learned all about Dementia and how it changes the lives of people who are affected and their families.

The children listened very carefully to all the information and lots of the children made thoughtful contributions to the discussions.

Mission Week – Sign Language

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Year 5 signing our school motto

On Wednesday 29th March children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a sign language workshop as part of Mission Week in school.

The children thought about how they were like the disciples spreading the word of God through sign language!

The children all learned how to say ‘Good morning, my name is……’ and how to sign our motto of ‘Kind hands, kind words…like Jesus’.

Mission Week Dance

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Nursery children taking part in the dance workshop

On Wednesday 29th March Anna from DPA came into school to work with children from Nursery, Reception, Years 1 and 2.

Anna took the theme from our mission statement, values and motto and created a lovely dance workshop for the children.  It was a very fun and thought provoking workshop which all the children really enjoyed.

Mission Week Music

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Mr C working with Reception children

On Tuesday 28th March as part of our Mission Week Mr C from DPA came into school to work with our children from Nursery and Reception.

Mr C took our mission statement and motto and worked with the children to create music and songs which reflected them.

The children had a wonderful time and really enjoyed the session!

Mission Week Continues with Saltmine Theatre Company!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Saltmine Theatre Company

On Tuesday 28th March we continued our Mission Week in school with performances from Saltmine Theatre Company.

Saltmine performed to both Ks1 and Ks2 children in two separate performances during the morning.  Each performance told the story of a girl called Jordan who had lost hope and how two special friends came to visit her to tell her some of the wonderful stories from the book of Hope – The Bible.

The children really enjoyed the thought provoking performances which were perfect for Mission Week in school.

Mission Week Begins!

Monday, 27 March 2017

Our lovely display of handprints, footprints and speech bubbles.

On Monday 27th March we began our very special Mission Week in school – a week dedicated to the mission of our school ‘At St Joseph’s we work, learn and grow together guided by Jesus’ teachings’.

To begin the week we celebrated a whole school Mass which was beautifully led by the children from Year 4.

During the day the children thought about our school mission, values (kindness, truth, equality, respect and forgiveness) and our slogan (kind hands, kind words…like Jesus) and created beautiful handprints, footprints and speech bubbles full of promises to create a beautiful colourful display in our special gathering at the end of the school day.

Year 4 invite their parents to a Lent Liturgy

Friday, 24 March 2017

Year 4 and parents in their Lent Liturgy

On Friday 24th March Year 4 invited their parents to join them in a special Lent Liturgy.

The children read beautifully and created a lovely prayer display too.

Lots of parents were able to attend and enjoyed the time to pray and reflect during the special season of Lent with the children.


Walking the Stations of the Cross during Lent

Friday, 24 March 2017

Year 3 beginning their journey

On Friday 24th March it was the turn of Year 3 to walk the Stations of the Cross in school.

Throughout Lent on a Friday the children from all classes have taken it in turns to walk the Stations of the Cross which we have around our school.

The children walked the Stations in small groups, stopping to pray and reflect at each station and completed their journey at the last station next to our Prayer Area.