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 week all of St Joseph's school have been on our annual trip to Ainsdale beach. The weather was fantastic and we had a wonderful time. Key Stage 2 went on Tuesday, Nursery went on Wednesday and Key Stage 1 went on Thursday. We would like to say a special thank you to Mrs Eccles who makes sure this annual event is the best trip ever. It gives us all a chance to have fun in the sun!
It won't be long and our Summer holidays will be starting soon we hope this wonderful weather continues.
In Year 3 we said goodbye to Miss Smith our student teacher. We really enjoyed having her in our class. She did lots of great work with us especially about rivers. The very last thing she did was take us to Lyme Park to do some pond dipping. We found lots of very interesting creatures. In fact we found a frog, a froglet and a tadpole – practically the life cycle of a frog!
Some of us have made our First Communion and others will be doing it this Sunday and next Sunday. We would like to thank Father Farrell for all his help and everybody in the parish who kept us in their prayers.
It has been a busy few weeks for all in Year 4. We all tried really hard in our end of year assessments and did really well- all down to hard work!
We have really enjoyed discovering all about the Romans and how they lived, invented and conquered! As part of our Roman topic we had some very fun creative afternoons- making shields and scrolls which we wrote a secret code onto in Roman numerals! We even had a trip to the DEWA experience in Chester!
We have also incorporated our topic into our maths and English lessons were we have learnt how to write and recognise Roman numerals up to 500! In our Noel writing we have been reading 'The Thieves of Ostia' and written lots of varied and interesting pieces of work from letters to characters, right through to creating our own ending to the story!
Year 4 are also really excited for the World cup and have started some World Cup themed work and taken part in a class competition including a mini World Cup during PE!
Recently in Year 2 we have been taking care of two wonderful ducklings and helping them to prepare for life on the farm. We have been watching them grow and interacting with them every day! They love to eat peas and lettuce from our hands!! We have also been studying hard in preparation for our sats. It has been hard but we feel we are ready to give it our best!
We recently visited the Marist Centre. We were learning about and reflecting on the meaning of the Mass. We worked in groups and each group was allocated a word associated with the Mass. The first group was ‘Welcome’, the second group was ‘Sorry’, the third group was ‘Listen’, the fourth group was ‘Offer’ and the last group was ‘Go’. We had to think about what these words meant to us when we thought about the Mass. My group was ‘Offer’ and we remembered the Last Supper where Jesus took the Bread and Wine and blessed them and offered them as His Body and Blood just as the priest does in Mass every day.
We had a very enjoyable day working together and with the Marist sisters. We sang hymns and said prayers and we also made up our own prayers asking Jesus to help us as we prepared for our First Communion.
The past few weeks have been extremely busy for Year 4, especially before the holidays! It was our turn to tell the story of Easter this year. We produced an excellent play to show the story. We performed it to the school and to the parents who all enjoyed it thoroughly.
We completed our topic on 1066 by making replica helmets from the Battle of Hastings. This half term our topic is 'We are Warriors!' We will be studying how the Romans lived, fought and invented. We have already been on a school trip to Chester where we visited the DEWA Roman Experience museum. We even marched through Chester with shields shouting a battle cry! In the amphitheatre Mr Nellis and Mr Uttley had a battle, it was very funny!
We have also been working hard on finding fractions of amounts, including money!
We have only been back in school for a few days but we are already extremely busy. We spent our first day considering how communities can come together to help the poor and vulnerable.
We decided that a good way for this to happen is to develop community farms - a place where people can offer their help in exchange for food instead of having to spend money. We planned our farms by drawing and building models and then we came up with a plan for how it would work.
This week it is our assembly and we are acting out the parable of The Vineyard Workers. We are going to explain to the other classes how Jesus used parables to communicate important lessons through stories.