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Archive for November, 2020

Advent Calendar

Monday, 30 November 2020

The children’s calendar

On Monday 30th November the children took home an Advent and Christmas Calendar which gives them something special to think about or something extra to do during Advent to either prepare for the second coming of Christ or to prepare and celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Year 2 celebrate!

Monday, 30 November 2020

Year 2 celebrating!

On Monday 30th November the children form Year 2 celebrated their class Saint – St Andrew!

In celebration the children came to school wearing their own clothes and learned even more about St Andrew and why he is a good example to us in our lives today!

Happy Saint’s Day Year 2!

The stable is waiting!

Monday, 30 November 2020

The stable with the animals

On Monday 30th November the Nativity scene was shared with the children.  At the moment it is very bare, with only the animals and an empty manger – but Mary and Joseph with the donkey are already making their way there and will be in the stable very soon.

Advent Wreath

Monday, 30 November 2020

Our Advent wreath

On Monday 30th November we lit the first purple candle to mark the start of Advent – yesterday was the first Sunday of Advent.  We talked to the children about the significance of the circle the advent wreath makes – to show that there is no end to God’s love for us – just like the greenery which never dies.

Our lovely Christmas Tree

Monday, 30 November 2020

Our Christmas Tree!

Our lovely Christmas tree is now all lit up in the hall to be enjoyed by all the children!  The children love to see the sparkling lights and shinning baubles – a sign that we are now in Advent and preparing for the second coming of Christ.

The Jesse Tree Tradition begins!

Monday, 30 November 2020

Our lovely Jesse Tree!

On Monday 30th November we began a very special Advent journey by learning all about Jesus’ ancestors in our special Jesse Tree Assemblies.

During each assembly we learn about one of Jesus’ ancestors and how they can help us to become better people today.  Following on from our learning we place a symbol to represent that ancestor on the Jesse Tree to remind us of their example.

Anti- Bullying Week

Thursday, 19 November 2020

An example of some of the work children completed!

The week beginning Monday 16th November is national Anti-bullying week.

The theme of this year’s anti-bullying week is – United Against Bullying.

As part of our learning this week, each of the classes have been learning about different aspects of bullying and ways in which we can speak out and stop bullying happening.  Children have looked at why bullying happens, what to do if they feel they are being bullied and how adults and other agencies are there to help.

The children have taken part in all of the activities really sensibly and thoughtfully – well done children!


Remembrance Day

Wednesday, 11 November 2020

We will remember them

On Wednesday 11th November St Joseph’s took part in the two minute silence to remember all of those who have died in conflict for our freedom.

The children remembered the sacrifice made by others and prayed the Eternal Rest.

Values Assembly

Tuesday, 10 November 2020

Our special assembly

On Tuesday 10th November we held our first Values Assembly which was totally dedicated to learning about the values more deeply and reflecting on how we can can follow them even more in our daily lives.

We have always learned about the focus values each half term, but as we can’t celebrate Mass in school, we held a very special assembly instead.

Year 6 really enjoyed the gathering and completed some wonderful, thoughtful reflections about what the values mean to them personally and how they will liev them out in their own lives.

Bibles for Schools

Thursday, 5 November 2020

The scheme we are part of!

We have become part of the Bibles for Schools project here at St Joseph’s.

By taking part in the scheme it means that every child from Year 2 to Year 6 will be presented with an age appropriate bible to support their learning about the faith.

We are so pleased to be able to offer this to our children, especially during the church’s focus on connecting us with scripture through A God Who Speaks.