School year: 2018/19
School year: 2017/18
School year: 2016/17
Letters from St Joseph's school
Letters from St Joseph's school
This half term in Reception we began with our Caritas day thinking about God's work and how we can continue God's work. We decided as a class that God's work during creation making the flowers was something we all enjoyed and so we each planted our sunflower seed to take care of and watch grow. We are very pleased with the results!
We also have been learning all about Mother Mary and we decided to remind everyone how special Mother Mary is and we created an assembly for Mother's day and shared this with our school community.
In Year 1 this half term we have been learning about the changes from season to season. We are waiting to see all the new buds and beautiful flowers blossom. In R.E. we are learning about being good followers of Jesus. We also had a very special birthday last week as our duck Billy was one year old.
Year 2 have had a great start to this half term. We have been working hard on fractions and time in Maths and really developing our writing skills in literacy. In RE we are learning all about mass and why it is so important to us. The Year 2 boys football team took part in a tournament at Manchester United and had a great time!
It is the start of another new term for us in Year 3. Our first day back was our Caritas Day. This term we looked at 'The Dignity of Work'. We learned that God has commanded us to work and that we all have strengths and talents that when we use them to work together we can create a very strong school community.
We did lots of research into the different kinds of jobs that we would like to do when we are grown up. The most popular jobs were vet, teacher, electrician, police, doctor and nurse.
We are continuing our preparation for the Sacrament of Reconciliation and Communion and would ask that everybody keep us in their prayers. God bless you all and thank you.
This term we have been hard at work studying about the deep, blue ocean. We have created information texts about piranhas, and various sea creatures. We were given the question "How were the oceans formed?" We used the I-pads to search for facts about this. Did you know that half of the planet's water came from comets and asteroids colliding with the earth?!
We are very proud of the creative work we have been doing. We are in the process of creating and underwater mural influenced by the artist Robert Wyland. The after school sewing club will also be sewing our underwater sea tiles together to create a blanket!
This half term in Year 5 we have been thinking about inspirational people. We have talked about people in our own lives who have inspired us, such as parents, teachers, uncles and aunties, brothers and sisters.
We have also talked about inspirational people from throughout history such as Rosa Parks, Edith Stein and St. Josephine Bakhita. Learning about these people has helped us to better understand how to live in the light. We have all aimed to be better members of our school community this half term.
We started the New Year by thinking about "Family and Community" during our Caritas Day. We thought about the different communities we are part of, especially our School Community. Year 6 made a poster emphasising how important it is to play our own part to build up the Kingdom of God.
In RE, our new topic is "Jesus the Bread of Life". So far we have learnt about the story of the Passover. Many Jewish people celebrate this feast during the season of spring to help them remember how Moses set the Israelites free. During the festival of the Passover, the Jewish people have a feast with a special plate called The Seder Plate. On this plate, they have the following items: a boiled egg, bitter herbs, charoset (a paste of apples and nuts), a lamb bone, lettuce and parsley dipped in salt water. All of these symbolise an important part of the feast of Passover.
We are extremely lucky to be given the opportunity every Friday to take part in various Water Sports. As it is still very chilly outside, we have been doing Rock Climbing. Many of us have reached the top! We have all had lots of fun!
In Literacy, we have been learning to write a story concentrating upon its setting. We looked at the story of "Moon Bear" and analysed the text to see if there are any writing techniques we could magpie. We have written our own story and edited it.
In Maths, we have been learning about fractions. We have mainly concentrated on adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing and the links between fractions, decimals and percentages.
We have had a great start to the New Year and hope the rest of the year goes smoothly!!!
We have started the Year of 2018 in Reception class with our Caritas theme of Family and Community. We discussed how we all play an important part of caring for God's world together and we celebrated how well we have bonded as a Reception class family by all taking on a job to make a community party. We had to make sandwiches and cakes and share out enough plates and cups etc. we had a wonderful time! We have made a job list within our classroom to ensure we all help to keep our class and school a happy and welcoming place to be.