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St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Hillcrest Road, Dudley

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Archive for April, 2018

Mission Awards

Monday, 30 April 2018

The medals all ready to be given out soon!

On Monday 30th April we launched our new Mission Awards in school.

Children from Years 1-6 have the chance to gain a Mission Award medal by showing that they meet a list of criteria relevant to their age group.

Children have a checklist of things which they have to show they have done, either by taking photos, parents writing about what they have done at home etc.  Children then bring their ‘evidence’ into school where the children from our Mission Team take a look and decide if they have completed everything on the checklist to be awarded the medal.

The Mission Team meets once a half term to look at the ‘evidence’ so children have six opportunities a year to submit their work!

Good luck everyone!

Year 4’s assembly

Monday, 30 April 2018

Year 4 during their assembly

On Friday 27th April the children from Year 4 shared their learning about the Wise and the Foolish Man in their whole class assembly.

The children shared readings, prayer and acted out the story making links to the values which we are learning more about this half term.

Well done Year 4!

Year 1’s Easter Liturgy

Friday, 27 April 2018

Children creating the lovely Easter display

On Friday 27th April the children from Year 1 invited their parents into school to take part in their Easter Liturgy.

Lots of parents were able to attend and join in Year 1’s Easter celebration.  The children shared readings and prayers with their parents along with creating a lovely Easter display of work they completed together!

Well done Year 1!

NSPCC Workshops

Friday, 27 April 2018

Year 6 during their workshop

On Friday 27th April the children from Years 5 and 6 took part I a workshop with visitors from the NSPCC.

The workshops have been designed for the older children in school to address issue of abuse.  The children learned about the different types of abuse children can suffer and how they can keep themselves safe.

The children found the workshops very interesting and learned a lot about how to stay safe and what to do if they feel that they or a friend is in danger or the victim of abuse.


Reception visit the e-Zone

Friday, 27 April 2018

Reception class on their trip

On Thursday 26th April the children from Reception class went on a trip to the e-Zone at Roberts Street Primary School.

The children had a very enjoyable visit and took part in lots of exciting activities including pond dipping!

Everyone had a lovely day and learned lots more about the environment around us.

Key Stage Two NSPCC Assembly

Thursday, 26 April 2018

KS2 children during the assembly

On Thursday 26th April the children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 attended an assembly delivered by the NSPCC.

The assembly was all about how the children can keep themselves safe in a number of difficult situations.  The children watched short video clips and thought about what they could do in a similar situation.

The children enjoyed the assembly and have an understanding of what they could do if they ever felt unsafe or worried about something.

Key Stage One NSPCC Assembly

Thursday, 26 April 2018

The children listening in assembly

On Thursday 16th April the children from Years 1 and 2 attended a special assembly from the NSPCC.

The NSPCC came into school to talk about how important it is for children to keep safe in a number of different situations and what they can do if they feel unsafe or have worries about anything.

The assembly was very interesting and the children found it very useful too!

Reception Class celebrate St George

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

Reception class celebrating in their own clothes

On Monday 23rd April the children from Reception class wore their own clothes to school to celebrate their class saint St George.

The children also learned even more about their class saint – why he was a saint and how we can follow his example today!

Mission Team Meeting

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The Mission Team in their meeting

On Wednesday 25th April the Mission Team held a meeting.

The children from the Mission Team evaluated Catholic Life and Collective worship in our school and thought of ways we can make them even better.

The Mission Team also put together the Mission Awards – more information to follow soon on this exciting new initiative in school!

Prayer Partner Gathering

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

The children during their gathering

On Wednesday 25th April the children from Year 6 shared a lovely gathering with their prayer partners form Year 3.

Year 6 prepared the act of worship independently and chose the readings, music and prayers to share with their prayer partners.

One Year 3 child commented, “I really enjoy having the time to meet up and pray with my prayer partner.”