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Welcome to St Joseph’s RC Primary School website.

I hope you find our website informative. You will find details about the curriculum, school events, visitors and activities that serve to enhance the curriculum.

You will also find information about our after school clubs and extra-curricular activities.


Elizabeth Seagrove

Head Teacher

Year Five Update




This week we held an Open Morning for parents. We taught them about Viking life using artefacts, we really enjoyed being museum curators.

This is what some of our parents thought…

“It was interesting to learn about the Vikings and look at the different items together. It is useful to look at what the children are learning in Grammar. I think I will have to buy that book! I always enjoy coming into the children’s class to find out what they are learning.”

“It was great to witness the enthusiasm of the children to the subject (Viking) covered. A-Z of grammar a must!”

“Really useful to recap on changes since last Parent Morning. Very informative how parents can support learning in school. Fun and enjoyable class based activity. My child was so enthusiastic showing and explaining all about Viking artefacts. Really enjoy these activities.”

“’I enjoyed everything about this morning and found it all useful. I found the way Vikings cleaned their ears quite strange.”

“ I have found this morning very interesting. I have enjoyed reading and seeing things. I loved the key and toys.”

“ I did learn about the Vikings today and found it very interesting. My child is very engaged with this subject, especially the original artefacts! A trip to Yorvik Centre would be great!”

“It was great to see how they’re learning about the Vikings through objects from the Discovery museum. It also made me realise that I need a revision session on grammar!”


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A furore Normannorumliberanos, Domine!

In history we are learning about the Vikings.

On 11th January AD793, the Vikings landed on Lindisfarne. They had sailed across the North Sea from Denmark and Norway. They rampaged through the island and killed monks in the priory. They stole gold and silver, and caused destruction and death. However, we have been learning about their way of life by studying artefacts and guessing what they were used for, just like real archaeologists.  Next week, we will be like museum curators and test our parents’ knowledge in our open morning…


Sound of the Week

This week in Nursery we have been learning the ‘a’ sound. We printed with ‘a’ apples and made apple pies. The children enjoyed them with custard and so did Mr Craig.

The children are really enjoying their introduction to phonics, learning the songs, actions and reading sound stories.


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Planning Time

Each morning the children can ‘free plan’ from 8.45 – 9.00. During that time the children explore their indoor Nursery environment as they choose to. Here are some photographs to show how busy and varied the children’s initial planning choices are.



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‘S’ Challenge

The children in Nursery LOVE a challenge! This week we created the ‘s’ spider peg challenge to go alongside learning the ‘s’ sound.  They had 1 minute to clip as many pegs on the spider as they could. Ready, steady, go!

This challenge helps to develop their fine motor skills and physical development which in turn has an impact on pencil and tool control as well as developing skills for early writing.



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Year 3 Party Photos

Take a look at our fabulous pictures from the Year 3/4 Christmas Party! The children great in their party clothes and they danced the afternoon away! Children enjoyed lots of party games including ‘pass the parcel’, ‘islands’, ‘corners’ and ‘musical statues’. A special thank you to Mr Pearson for the lights and music!
Year 3 would like to wish all our lovely parents and carers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
See you in 2018!
Mrs Vedhara and Mrs McMillin

Year Five Catch-Up

This Sunday will be the Fourth Sunday of Advent.

We used the reading from the Gospel Luke1: 38.

In this Gospel Mary is visited by the Angel Gabriel and receives astounding news. Mary through the power of the Holy Spirit is going to become the Mother of God!

We used this as inspiration for art. We hope you like our pictures.


In maths we had a challenge. We had to plan a party for eight children within a budget of £100.  The party needed entertainment, party food and drink, prizes and a goody bag for everyone.  We worked out how much we had to spend on each child- £12.50. A large chocolate cake and a bouncy castle were planned in then we worked out the price for two types of food and added them together. Water is free so we didn’t need expensive juice and it is healthier too. We repeated adding foods until we had used  up the budget. Phew- we don’t know how our parents do this all the time!

Year 5 wish you a Merry Christmas and a happy 2018.


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