Welcome to our website

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

CAFOD

On Friday 6th October the whole school dressed in bright clothing to raise money for CAFOD.  The classes all presented a colourful butterfly to symbolise how our money can help people change their lives and brighten up their world. Thank you for all the parental support and we will inform you of the total amount raised.

 

 

Nursery Gym

This week we have been upping our physical exercise by making a gym in Nursery. The children had to complete one minute of exercise at different stations. They loved it and took their cards home to share with parents.

(PD, PSED, CL, UW)

 

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Trunky the elephant’s conscience alley!

In Year 3, we enjoyed participating in a ‘Conscience Alley’.
As part of our Roald Dahl topic, we have been reading ‘The Enormous Crocodile’. At the end of the story Trunky the elephant punishes The Enormous Crocodile by spinning him and throwing him into space!
Some of us felt that The Enormous Crocodile deserved this and some of the class did not. We became Trunky’s voices in his head and gave our thoughts about whether his actions were wrong or right. We became Trunky’s conscience.
A few children were then chosen to be Trunky and walk down the conscience alley. We shouted our thoughts at Trunky as he walked by us.
Tomorrow we will write a letter to Trunky to voice our thoughts further. A special well done to Isla who used gesture and actions to voice her opinion in a fantastic way!​

RAP Workshop

On Tuesday 10th October, Year 6 visited the Community Fire Station in South Shields to learn about RAP (Reducing Accidents at Play).

We experienced several different workshops which included scenarios which we may find ourselves in throughout our lives. The morning encouraged us to consider safety in relation to fire, electricity, gas, going to the beach and even when near to Metro stations.

It was a thoroughly engaging morning that gave us lots of useful advice to help us stay safe.

Autumn Leaves

This week we have been thinking a lot about autumn and how things change at this time of year. We have looked at the different shapes, sizes and colours of leaves. We used our fingers to add autumn leaves to a tree and then covered the picture and pressed down on the paint. It mixed together with other colours and they look very good. We are going to put them up on display in our Nursery. This week has also been full of helpfulness and creativity. Children have offered to put straws in the milk and complete teacher challenges. Well done Nursery!

 

Colour Walk

On Monday we all put on our waterproof clothing and wellies and went for a colour walk around school. We had to find all the colours in the rainbow and then come back to Nursery. The children really enjoyed the activity and worked together in small groups to complete the colour challenge. We found other objects too and brought them back to Nursery including; a feather, a pine cone and a smooth pebble.

UW, CL, PD, PSED, EAD

 

Stay and Play

 

We held our first Nursery ‘Open Morning’ of the year this week and invited our parents and grandparents in to see how we learn and play. It was great fun and everyone had a lovely time. We would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments left on their slips. We look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

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We held our first Nursery ‘Open Morning’ of the year this week and invited our parents and grandparents in to see how we learn and play. It was great fun and everyone had a lovely time. We would like to thank everyone for the lovely comments left on their slips. We look forward to seeing you all at our next event.

Colour Walk

On Monday we all put on our waterproof clothing and wellies and went for a colour walk around school. We had to find all the colours in the rainbow and then come back to Nursery. The children really enjoyed the activity and worked together in small groups to complete the colour challenge. We found other objects too and brought them back to Nursery including; a feather, a pine cone and a smooth pebble.

UW, CL, PD, PSED, EAD