Primary School Parents Invitation - Cambridge University - Department of Psychiatry

Primary School Parents Invitation - Cambridge University - Department of Psychiatry

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Newsletter - 26th May 2016

Newsletter - 26th May 2016

Hello Everyone We have reached half term. It has been very busy so I hope the children and all the family get a good rest over the next week and arrive back to school safe and sound. This half term is always the one associated with tests and the children have most definitely tried their hardest. The end of year reports will tell you the progress your child is making using the new language of assessment ‘working below’, ‘working within’ and ‘working above’. There will be an opportunity for you to come and talk to the class teacher if you so wish. Half term dates There is no school next week we are on half term from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June. School commences for the second half of the summer term on Monday 6th June. St Joseph’s Art Gallery: I am pleased to say that our Art Exhibition was a great success, giving the children a wonderful opportunity to see their artwork professionally displayed. Congratulations to all the children for a fantastic effort, I hope you will agree that their work was marvellous. If you were unable to attend, there is still an opportunity to view and purchase your child’s framed picture for £7.50. Simply go to the Infants School office until: Monday 13th June We sold 145 originals, 7 copies, 9 packs of notecards and 18 bags on the day and many more originals since then. If you placed orders for copies, notecards or bags these will be delivered to school on Tuesday 14 June. Once again, thank you to all the children for their hard work, the staff and to you, the parents for coming along and supporting the event so well. Be Sun Smart As the weather improves please do not forget to ensure your child is protected from the sun. Dates to remember Over the rest of the summer term there will be a series of school events that will mean remembering some dates so have your diaries to hand. Also, please see the back of the newsletter for next year’s term dates. These are on the website. Thursday 9th June: The Queen’s Birthday Celebration- red white and blue own clothes day Monday 13th June: Phonics Screening Check week Monday 13th June to Friday 17th June: Year 6 residential to the Isle of Wight Monday 20th June: INSET - SCHOOL IS CLOSED TO…
E-Safety Animation - Be SMART

E-Safety Animation - Be SMART

Some of the children have created and narrated an animation about what they have learned concerning E-Safety. Watch the video here.
Newsletter - 13th May 2016

Newsletter - 13th May 2016

Hello Everyone, The Month of May is upon us and for us May is the Month of Mary, the Blessed Virgin and mother of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Today we have witnessed her importance to our community. The May Procession was beautiful. In the Infant playground we have developed a shrine to Our Lady and this will be an area in front of which the children can be prayerful and witness their faith. A statue of Our Lady will be in the Junior foyer for you all to praise. SATs and Tests Our Year 6 have completed their SATs this week. They have worked very hard and I am sure have done their best. As I have said before, this year the children have been tested for the first time against the 2014 National Curriculum and the national expectation is greater. From next year 85% of the Year 6 cohort will have to be at or above the national ‘expected standard’. To that end we have also conducted age appropriate tests for Year 3, 4 and 5 so we know where our children are placed nationally as well as locally. As a school this gives us greater evidence about a pupil’s progress and more evidence when it comes to Ofsted. Our Year 2 children have been practising for their SATS and Year 1 for their Phonics Screening Check. These will be happening for real over the next few weeks. Art Exhibition You will have been personally invited by your child/children to our Art Gallery on Friday 20th May. This is very exciting for the children. They have produced some fantastic art work that will be displayed gallery style in our school hall. If you have not responded with a time to visit the gallery then please do so this week. I am delighted to tell you that Tiana from Blue Class has won a London-wide competition for ‘Tiana’s Creature’ and was presented with her prize at City Hall. In our school we have ‘hidden’ talent and it is our job, as parents and teachers, to find and nurture it so our children can be the best they can be. The Queens 90th Birthday Celebrations On Thursday 9th June we are having an own clothes day. The theme will be ‘red, white and blue’ so please dress in these colours. This is to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. Her official Birthday…
Newsletter - 22 April 2016

Newsletter - 22 April 2016

We do hope you had a great Easter break and we are glad that you all arrived back safe and sound. We had a whole school Mass on the 15th April. Just a quick newsletter to keep you up to date with the latest news from St Joseph’s. Rainbow Class Liturgy Thank you to Rainbow class for their Liturgy on Thursday morning. It was genuinely delightful and the singing was beautiful. We learnt about how Jesus left an important message for his disciples to follow him and also about new life and how plants grow. Thank you! SATS Test This time of year is when children in Year 1 do their phonics screening check and Year 2 and Year 6 do their SATS. You will be notified of the relevant details if your children are involved. This year children in Year 2 and 6 are doing new types of tests. We wish them all the luck in the world and our prayers are with them. Art Gallery On Friday 20th May we are going to have a whole school art exhibition. Our school hall will be converted into a gallery with a wonderful display of every child’s art work. This work will be framed and just to give you prior warning it will be available for you to buy for £7.50 if you should wish to do so - although there is no obligation. We would like you to come along and view the exhibition and will be sending out more information about the timing of the day. Section 48 Inspection Follow Up On the Friday 10th June the Education Commission will be doing a follow up day at the school. This is usual practice so they can keep an eye on the good work schools are doing. INSET DAY On the Monday 20th June school will be closed to pupils. Teachers have an INSET day. Seaside Days The Infant school will be going to the seaside on Friday July 1st and the Juniors on Friday July 8th Olympic Celebrations On the 18th and 19th July the school will have a ‘Rio 2016 Festival of Sport’ to to celebrate the Olympics– more details to follow Reflection ‘Lord as you lend me life, lend me a heart replete of thankfulness’ (from Shakespeare’s King Henry VI Part 2, Act 1, Scene 1 – in honour of his birthday this weekend) With best…
Newsletter - Thursday 24th March 2016

Newsletter - Thursday 24th March 2016

Dear Parents and Carers, As we approach the Easter holiday we would like to say a big thank you to you all for supporting our school. As you will have heard in the news there are more changes to education and schools that have been prescribed by the Government. We will keep you fully informed of the changing situation as and when more information arrives. St Patrick’s Day and St Joseph’s Day 5I’s class assembly was all about St Patrick. Well done to 5I who took us on a journey of St Patrick’s life and works especially his message of the importance of the Trinity. 5I’s Irish dancing a combination of a jig and a reel was complicated and showed true collaboration and team work. Well done again! Thank you to Clodagh Year 6 and Caoife Year 2 who performed for the Infant St Patrick’s Day assembly. They were amazing! Sport Relief fell on St Joseph’s day so we combined the two. It was non-uniform and wear something sporty. In the morning Year 6 led the whole school through some energetic dance moves for a ‘Wake and Shake’ fitness session. Well done to our dance leaders and thank you to all pupils who participated so cooperatively. In the afternoon we had our traditional St Joseph’s Disco. It was lovely to see the children enjoying themselves – needless to say the adults were worn out at the end of the day! Year 5 Easter Production The Year 5 Easter production was beautifully poignant and a sensitive portrayal of Our Lord’s final days before his resurrection. Well done to Year 5! Easter Bonnet Parade How exciting to see all the ingenious bonnet designs in the infants on Thursday. You were all brilliant! Red Class Liturgy Thank you to Red class for their Liturgy on Thursday morning. You have learnt so much and delivered your Liturgy with style. Thank you! At Sacred Heart the Masses are as follows: March 24th Holy Thursday: Mass of the Lord’s Supper (Washing of the feet) March 25th Good Friday: Stations of the Cross 10 am Ghanaian Community – Stations of the Cross 12pm Passion of Our Lord 3pm March 26th Holy Saturday: Easter Vigil Mass 8pm March 27th Easter Sunday: Mass of the Resurrection of the Lord 8.30am. 10am, 11.30am and 6pm March 28th Easter Monday: Mass 10am SATS: HOLIDAY BOOSTERS Over the Easter holiday there will…