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Archive for November, 2018

Celebrating St Andrew!

Friday, 30 November 2018

Year 2 celebrating!

On Friday 30th November the children from Year 2 came to school in their own clothes in celebration of their class saint, Saint Andrew!

The children learned even more about St Andrew during the day, why he was such a good person and a good example to us today!

Happy saint’s day Year 2!

Brilliant in Britain Week

Friday, 30 November 2018

Our Brilliant in Britain Week!

The week beginning Monday 26th November was Brilliant in Britain Week at St Joseph’s.

During the week the children learnt all about the some of the main religions in Great Britain, including Christianity, Buddhism and Islam.

The children very much enjoyed learning about all of the different faiths during the week.

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Year 6’s altar display

On Tuesday 27th November it was the turn of the children from Year 6 to lead our whole school Mass.

The children did a wonderful job of reading, acting, bringing up the offertory and creating a lovely altar display.  The children also reminded us of the values we have been learning more about this half which are faith-filled and hopeful!

Thank you Year 6 for making Mass so lovely this morning!

Year 2 lead Assembly

Friday, 23 November 2018

Year 2 sharing their learning

On Friday 23rd November the children from Year 2 led a whole school assembly all about International Children’s Day which was celebrated on 20th November.

Year 2 did a great job of reminding us of how some children are not as lucky as us and don’t have a loving family, beautiful school and warm comfortable homes and that we should be truly grateful to God for all our blessings.

Well done Year 2!

Mini Vinnies Charity Winter Walk

Friday, 23 November 2018

The Mini Vinnies on their Charity Winter Walk!

On Friday 23rd November the children from the Mini Vinnies team in school took part in a Winter Walk to raise money for the SVP charity.

The idea came from the children who wanted to raise money for the SVP and thought a sponsored walk around the local area would be a good idea!

Well done Mini Vinnies for your great ideas to raise money for the SVP and taking part in the sponsored walk even when the weather was REALLY cold!

KS1 lead Mass

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

The children’s altar display!

On Tuesday 20th November it was the turn of the children from Years 1 and 2 to lead our whole school Mass with Father Louis.

The children did a fantastic job of reading, acting and bringing up the offertory.  The children also reminded us of the values we are learning about this half – term (Faith-filled and Hopeful) and linked these to the Gospel message shared during the Mass.

Well done KS1!

Anti-Bullying Assembly

Friday, 16 November 2018

Our Wall of Respect

On Friday 16th November during our Merit Assembly children from each of the classes (from Nursery to Year 6) shared with the rest of the school some of the activities and work that they had completed during anti-bullying week.

It was lovely to hear what each class has been up to during the week and each class contributed a brick to our Wall of Respect which is displayed in the hall.  Each brick displays a promise / pledge that each class has made to celebrate Anti-Bullying Week.

Well done everyone!


Stop Speak Support

Friday, 16 November 2018

Reception class learning how to stay safe online

This Anti-Bullying Week (Monday 12th – Friday 16th November 2018) we have taken part in the first ever Stop Speak Support Day on Thursday 15th November to highlight the issue of cyberbullying.

The day is supported by the Royal Foundation and the Royal Cyberbullying Taskforce set up by the Duke of Cambridge.

All of the children completing a wide range of activities throughout the school to highlight the issue of cyber bullying and how to stay safe online.

Year 5 visit the ThinkTank

Friday, 16 November 2018

Year 5 in the lab!

On Friday 16th November the children from Year 5 visited the ThinkTank in Birmingham.

During the visit the children went in to the lab and took active parts in conducting a wide range of experiments – they even wore special lab coats!

The children had a wonderful day creating slime, looking at reversible and irreversible changes and even completing a bogey challenge!


Anti-bullying Ambassadors

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Our Ambassadors at work!

During Anti-Bullying Week our St Joseph’s Anti-Bullying Ambassadors have been hard at work!

Throughout lunchtimes the children have planned and delivered a range of activities to children from the rest of the school, including: drawing pictures of themselves and each other, creating anti-bullying posters and making friendship group posters!

We really appreciate all of the hard work from our Anti-Bullying Ambassadors this week – well done children!