Author Archives: stjosephs

  • Active Summer ChallengeJuly 23rd 2018

    Active Summer Challenge
    We have lots of fun being active at school and this summer we thought it would be great idea to challenge you to keep being active while you are having fun in the sun! We have sent out our Active Summer Challenge booklet to every pupil, and inside we've given you plenty of ideas on ways to keep active this summer - we're also challenging you to think of some other fun activities and let us know how you got on with photographs, stories or other ways to share your ideas with your teachers and friends when you come back in September! We’d love you to complete at least 10 active challenges. Have fun being active this summer ...

  • Journeying in the Faith – End of Year PrayerJune 29th 2018

    End of Year Prayer
    ‘We are all God’s children and will try to live, love, work and serve as Jesus taught us.’  I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. Revelation 22:13          Prayers for the end of the school year   At the end of this school year we give thanks to God: For all the teaching and learning that have taken place in our school, both in and out of the classroom. For the talents and gifts that have been shared and the challenges that have been faced....

  • Thank you for supporting our Book FairJune 15th 2018

    BOOK FAIR JULY 2018
    Thank you to everyone who has supported us with the Book Fair. I hope the children enjoy their new books and it looks like we’ve raised a nice amount towards buying new books for our library.

  • PTA Summer Fayre 2018June 14th 2018

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    The PTA's Summer Fayre was once again a great success - even with it being held on an evening and was technically remaining a downscaled affair. As always there was a lovely feeling of community - with the St Joseph’s family and local community enjoying the super weather. Thank you to everyone who organised the fayre, helped on the day, performed in the “arena” and came to enjoy the event. We are pleased to say that £2,945 was raised! Well done everyone! If you enjoyed the event please do consider joining our PTA as we do need more volunteers and helping hands to be able to put on events such as this, raising money for our school and enriching ...

  • AttendanceMay 1st 2018

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    At St Joseph’s we take attendance very seriously and we expect every child to reach at least 95%, which is the national average. We are determined to ensure that all our students have the opportunity to achieve success and have an excellent record of attendance. Good school attendance improves a young person's chance at success in life. If your child is late: The school doors open at 8.45am and all children should be in class by 8.55am in time for register. If your child is late please report to the school office to sign them in so they can be marked in the class register. Reporting an absence: Please make sure that you telephone ...

  • Hearing your child readApril 30th 2018

    Hearing Your Child Read
    It is so important that parents support their children by hearing them read on a near daily basis. Children can only make progress in reading with such support. When hearing your child read, try the following approach: * Before beginning, go through the book, look at any illustrations and discuss what might happen in the story. Say tricky words that children will have to read, e.g. “Look at that big tortoise in the picture”. This will help children later. * Whilst reading, if your child gets stuck, try these methods: Sound out words phonetically: c-a-t = cat, sh-o-t = shot, h-oo-d = hood, l-ou-d = loud, r-ou-n-d = round, p-r-ou-d = proud; Use the pictures as prompts for tricky words; Encourage your child to read in context, ...

  • Royal Wedding Celebrations at St Joseph’sApril 25th 2018

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    On Friday 18th May, we joined in the spirit of national celebration for the Royal Wedding by holding our own Party Day at St Joseph’s. We invited all our children to come dressed in red, white and/or blue. The children enjoyed a range of art and craft activities throughout the day, along with learning about our rich heritage, British Values and some of our national traditions. At lunchtime, we invited all parents to come in and join us with a picnic lunch. The weather was glorious and everyone enjoyed their al fresco lunch! We will be posting photos of the day shortly so watch this ...

  • Sponsored BounceMarch 20th 2018

    Sponsored bounce
    Today the children enjoyed taking part in our PTA Sponsored Bounce! Thank you to everyone who sent in their forms and sponsor money. We are still collecting sponsor money so please send in to the School Office in a sealed envelope marked 'sponsored bounce'. Thank you to all the adults who came to help count the bounces! We look forward to announcing the total figure raised after Easter.

  • Parental SurveyMarch 19th 2018

    Feedback is a gift
    Thank you to everyone who returned their comments in our Parental Survey. One hundred replies were received and the main suggestions that are workable have been added to our school improvement plan. Please see our summary of results here: Parent survey 2018 Feedback  

  • Hot School MealsMarch 19th 2018

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    At St Joseph’s our hot school meals are provided by Chartwells. All ordering is done online via their website – follow the links below to see the current menu and register your child. This is our current Summer 2018 menu: (click the picture for a larger view) Summer Hot Menu 2018 Click here to register and order meals online Click here to see the current menu online Free School Meals If your child is entitled to Free School Meals you need to indicate when registering. Before you can go on and order meals for your ...