Sponsored BounceMarch 20th 2018
On Friday 23rd March we will be holding our PTA Sponsored Bounce during the school day.
If you need an extra sponsor form please download it here: St Joseph's PTA sponsored bounce
Parental SurveyMarch 19th 2018
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
Superhero Day – Tuesday 6th MarchMarch 3rd 2018
We are now holding our Superhero dress up day for the children on Tuesday 6th March. As part of our Curriculum Enrichment Week we are inviting the children to come into school dressed as a superhero. This can be an everyday hero such as a policeman, nurse etc. or a superhero of their choice.
This may include an outfit they may already have eg. Superman, Spiderman or a made-up hero such as wearing green clothes and coming as 'Captain Green' or an apron and a wooden spoon and coming as 'Super Chef'! This might reflect an interest of theirs - maybe they are a Brownie or a Cub and they can come in their uniform - or whatever is easier for you. ...
Back to school Monday 5th MarchMarch 3rd 2018
Dear Parents, as the snow clears, we look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Monday 5th March.
Please do keep sending in your snowman pictures from the last couple of days for our Snowman Competition!
Wishing you a good weekend.
School Closed Friday 2nd MarchMarch 1st 2018
Following advice from the weather warnings and wishing to ensure you have a good amount of notice I regret to inform you that school will be closed for a second day tomorrow. Race night, Year Two assembly and Superhero day will be postponed. We will let you know in due course of their dates. I apologise for any inconvenience and wish you safe travels during this time - along with looking forward to seeing lots more pictures of snowmen tomorrow!
School Closed – Thursday 1st MarchMarch 1st 2018
Having just driven to school and seen that there are variations of snow in the area, I have been looking at the forecast which shows continual snow and high winds so I am concerned about how today may unfold. Therefore, I have taken the decision to close the school today and will be reviewing tomorrow at the end of the day. I now officially open a Snowman Competition so please send in your pictures and keep safe.
Louise Buxton, Headteacher
School UniformJanuary 30th 2018
All children are requested to wear the school uniform, a decision made in consultation with parents. Apart from the school tie, sweatshirts and jumpers most of the uniform can be bought at any supermarket or department store. QDOS, our school uniform supplier, is able to provide items with the school logo, including the jumper/cardigan, and girls' summer dresses.
Contact details for Mrs Medcraft at QDOS are 01202 434233 or 07971 309826 or emailed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Downloadable order form 2018-2019: Uniform order form 2018-2019
BOYS: School sweatshirt / navy jumper;Grey trousers (long or short); Grey socks; Black/brown/blue shoes (not trainers)
Key stage 1 (Reception – Year 2): ...
Hearing your child readJanuary 10th 2018
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, ...
ParentMail – school communications with parentsJanuary 10th 2018
Communicating with parents is an important part of what we do, making sure you get the correct information about activities, events and things that really matter is something we care about.
St Joseph's uses ParentMail, which is beneficial to you because you can:
- Use a free mobile app on Android and iOS to pick up school messages instantly.
- Pay for school trips, fundraisers, and school items in just a few taps.
- Give consent for trips, clubs and activities at school.
Registering with ParentMail is very easy! The school sends out a user registration to your given email address and then you are connected! Please be assured that ParentMail is registered with ...
AttendanceJanuary 5th 2018
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 ...