Week Beginning - 26th September
Our classes recently visited a Synagogue and Mosque - what an interesting experience it was!
School photographs take place this week - the morning of Wednesday 28th September.
Thumbs Up will be holding workshops with our F2 children throughout Wednesday morning. They will be looking at feelings, emotions and compassion towards ourselves and our friends and classmates too. We also feel it would be a fantastic idea to get you – the parents, grandparents and carers to be part of this. Therefore we are inviting you to join us in a 40 minute workshop. You will learn about what Thumbs Up will be doing with the children. There will also be ideas to support you if there is any particular issue that you may be struggling with. You are more than welcome to bring younger children too.
Class mass this week (Thursday 28th September) will be for 4P in St Joseph's Church starting at 9.15am. All are welcome to celebrate with the children.
5/6F will present their class assembly in the theme of 'creation' this Thursday (29th September) starting at 9.05am. All are welcome to join us in the hall.
Infant and junior awards assemblies will occur this Friday at the usual times of 9.00am for infants and 3.00pm for juniors. All are welcome to attend.
Reminder to let the school office know your current email address if you would like to receive school newsletters and event reminders. Please let the school office know if you haven't received emails despite requesting - it may be that they are being blocked.
We recently celebrated World Book day - lots of exciting activities were planned and the costumes the children wore were amazing! Thanks to all the parents who supported this!
We recently welcomed Arty-Fact Theatre back to school for a special theatre show. A very enjoyable performance was had by all.
Thank you to all the parents who were able to attend our Parent Evening sessions. We hope you found them useful. If you were unable to meet your child's teacher and would like to do so please contact a member of the office staff who will be happy to arrange a meeting.
We recently focussed on friendships and saying 'no' to bullies. It was part of the national 'Anti-Bullying' Week. Students from Liverpool John Moores University delivered some sessions to our children to develop this important theme further.
We also announced the winners of our 'Buddy Bench' competition. Specially designed and painted benches will be placed in each playground where the children can go and sit with their buddies. Please see our twitter account for the winning designs.
We welcomed Freddy Fit to our school recently - thanks to all our children who took part in the fitness exercises with great confidence. Lots of photographs on our twitter account.
As part of our Health Week it was great to see so many parents, carers and family members at our forum event after school. Please see out twitter account for further information.
Ten Ten Theatre presented a number of shows to our school before half-term. Three great theatre performances were presented for F2/KS1, Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6. Thanks to the parents and grandparents who were able to attend the parent workshop.
An amazing day in London with our Y6 visiting the Houses of Parliament. Thanks to our local MP, Margaret Greenwood, for meeting our children and explaining her role in British democracy. Thanks to all our parents for the very early and very late start!
Thanks to all our children for their superb effort this Harvest Fast Day. All the tinned/packaged/bottled goods will be donated to the Women and Children's refuge.
Congratulations to all our new school councillors. Particular congratulations to our new Head Boy Daniel, and our Head Girl Ruby.
Well done to KS2 for their active listening during an assembly by the Parliament Education Service! Also congratulations to Year 5 and Year 6 for successfully taking part in a parliamentary voting exercise.
Reminder that our after school sports clubs, Handball, Multi-Skills and Cheerleading, provided by sports specialists begin week beginning 9th November and run up to and including week beginning 14th December.
Recently all our children were engaged in a range of 'International' activities. We had Chinese, Bengali and Arabic storytelling workshops. Some of our children also learnt about life in the Mediterranean. A Polish policeman also visited our KS2 children. We finished our 'International' activities with some Arabic storytelling. It was a great event.
We welcomed Priti Mystry to our school on Tuesday 21st April. Priti shared with us many features of the Hindu religion including, art, dance and costume. One of the highlights was Miss Maher's children learning an Indian 'Stick Dance'. Lots of parents and carers of children in 2M attended and watched a great presentation of this dance. Thank you for your support.
Great news!! St Joseph's has successfully achieved the UNICEF UK recognition of Commitment for a Rights Respecting School. This is true recognition that we are well on our journey towards the Rights Respecting School Award and our next step is to achieve Level 1.
If you are eligible for free school meals please ensure you apply via One Stop Shops. Ask at the office for information if you require it. Further information is available in the school office section of this website.
For your information: All parents and carers can access the Ofsted Parent View website at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
You are required to register which then enables you to answer a series of questions.