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Archive for October, 2017

Brilliant in Britain Week – Sikhism

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Mrs Cheema on tour!

During our Brilliant in Britain Week the children in all classes have been learning about British Values and along with information about some of the world faiths.

During the week Mrs Cheema has visited every class to talk to the children about Sikhism.

All of the children have been very interested to hear from Mrs Cheema and asked LOTS of questions.  The children especially enjoyed learning about all the different celebrations!

Brilliant in Britain Week – Saltmine Theatre Group

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Everyone enjoying the show!

On Wednesday 11th October we were treated to a FANTASTIC performance from Saltmine Theatre Company.

The children fro Years 1-6 watched a great show all about British Values, treating each other with respect and how we should look after and appreciate our neighbour even though they may be different to us.

The show linked to parables from the bible, told in a modern and fun way which the children enjoyed immensely!

Following the performance the children from Years 5 and 6 took part in workshops which further explored British Values and how we should treat each other at school, at home…everywhere!

The children all took home a special information card to remind them of the British Values that we discussed today!

Brilliant in Britain Week – Judaism!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Mrs Jacobs visiting Year 4!

Monday 9th October marked the start of Brilliant in Britain Week at St Joseph’s!

During the week the children from Nursery to Year 6 will be learning about British Values and about some of the world religions.

On Monday 9th October the children were visited by Mrs Jacobs who came to talk to all of the children about Judaism.  Mrs Jacobs visited each of the classes and gave the children lots of information about Judaism and also answered lots of well thought out questions!

A very special welcome and Harvest Mass

Monday, 9 October 2017

Our lovely Harvest display!

On Monday 9th October the children led a very special Mass!

Firstly, Mass was celebrated on Monday (instead of our usual Tuesday Mass) to welcome the six teachers and the Headteacher from our partner School in Poland – SP118.

Secondly, it was our Harvest Mass and lots of families sent in tins of food which will be donated to the Good Shepherd Appeal in Wolverhampton.

Finally, we celebrated the feast day of Blessed John Henry Newman.

Year 6 did a fantastic job of preparing the readings, acting, prayers and bringing the Offertory to make our Mass so special!

6M present their assembly

Friday, 6 October 2017

6M’s special assembly

On Friday 6th October 6M shared their learning about Mary during their assembly.

The children shared lots of information about Our Lady, reminded us why she is so special and how praying the Rosary began.

The children also created a lovely display dedicated to Mary.

Well done everyone!

Year 5 enjoy their trip!

Friday, 6 October 2017

Year 5 having fun on their trip!

On Friday 6th October Year 5 went on a trip to the Birmingham Museum.

The children travelled by bus to the Museum to view some Anglo Saxon Art connected to their topic work.

All of the children had a very enjoyable day and found out lots of information which will help them with their topic work back at school!

CAFOD Harvest Fast

Friday, 6 October 2017

Pennies in the CAFOD envelopes

On Friday 6th October all of the children and staff took part in CAFOD Harvest Fast Day.

Everyone gave up their playtime snack and put some pennies in the CAFOD envelopes to help the world’s poor.

Well done everyone!

Reception Parent Lessons

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Parents and children working together!

On Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th October the children from Reception class invited their parents into school to join them in a lesson.

Lots of parents were able to come into school for part of the morning and work with their child.

Everyone had a great time!

KS1 lead Mass

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

KS1’s lovely altar display

On Tuesday 3rd October it was the turn of the children from years 1 and 2 to prepare and lead Mass in school.

At the beginning of Mass, as it is October, we prayed a decade of the Rosary together and focussed on the First Sorrowful Mystery – Agony in the Garden.

The children acted, read, sang and brought the offertory beautifully along with creating a lovely altar display dedicated to Our Lady.

Well done children!

Praying the Rosary in October

Monday, 2 October 2017

Children praying the Rosary together

On Monday 2nd October in addition to our Gospel Assembly where we explore Sunday’s Gospel together, we honoured Mary, Our Lady as October is one of her special months.

The children were reminded why it is important to pray the Rosary and the meaning behind it in a special PowerPoint and then the whole school prayed a decade of the Rosary together.

During October there will be lots of opportunities during whole school and class gatherings for children to pray the Rosary together.