• Hearing your child readJanuary 10th 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, ...

  • AttendanceJanuary 5th 2018

    Attendance Matters Poster smaller
    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 ...

  • After School ClubsJanuary 1st 2018

    After School Clubs
    Our After School Clubs at St. Joseph's range from sports activities to art and languages. To see what activities are on offer, please view our timetable below: AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS SPRING 2018    

  • Adverse weather conditionsDecember 11th 2017

    Adverse Weather Conditions
    As the weather turns cold, here is a reminder of emergency school closure procedure: If we have to close the school due to poor weather I will inform Heart FM 102.3, (although it can take some time for this information to be broadcast), emailing and texting parents on ParentMail and via Dorset County Council’s Dorsetforyou website where the information will be displayed under ‘Winter Weather’ - closed services - closed schools. The decision to close the school is never an easy one to make but I always try to make the decision as early in the day as is possible. Let’s hope we do not need to use this procedure this winter. If you do not currently ...

  • ParentMail – school communications with parentsSeptember 10th 2017

    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 the Information Commissioner and guarantees ...

  • Hot School MealsOctober 19th 2016

    hot school dinners
    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 Winter menu... (click the menu for a larger view) 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 child however Chartwells ...

  • St Joseph’s mission statementSeptember 20th 2016

    St Joseph's Mission Statement
    St Joseph's Mission Statement

  • HomeworkSeptember 7th 2016

    HOMEWORK   Yr 1, Mrs Smith: Home learning will comprise of weekly reading and maths based activities. There will also occasionally be topic based home learning. Home learning folders will go home on a Thursday and should return to school by the following Tuesday. Yr 2, Mrs Corallo and Mrs Nicolet: Homework will be regularly set on Thursday for completion on the following Tuesday. It will consist of spelling practice and either a Numeracy or a Literacy activity, or sometimes it will be topic based. Yr 3, Mrs Dayantis and Mrs Walls: The children will bring home either a Numeracy or Literacy activity on Fridays, which is to be returned to school by the following Wednesday. They will have a home-learning book ...

  • Parent InformationSeptember 1st 2016

    Welcome to the St Joseph's School's website!   Please use the links below to navigate around: Class Pages   Have a look at your child's class page - there's up to date information about the curriculum plus you can also check out what they have been up to! For the Ducklings (Reception) Class click here: Ducklings For the Year 1 Class click here: Year 1 For the Year 2 Class click here: Year 2 For the Year 3 Class click here: Year 3  For the Year 4 Class click here: Year 4 For the Year 5  Class click here: Year 5 For the Year ...

  • Safeguarding at St Joseph’sSeptember 1st 2016

    Friendship Bench at St Joseph's
    At Joseph’s we recognise the importance of all our children feeling safe as we recognise this as a condition of being ready to learn. Safeguarding at School Safeguarding at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School is given top priority.  All adults in our school have a responsibility for Safeguarding. We believe that it is important to make children aware of behaviour towards them that is not acceptable, and our PSHE, Rainbow curriculum supports children in recognising when their personal rights are being compromised. The school also signposts access to support for pupils, by displaying Childline posters with helpline numbers....