Year 3 and 4 pupils had the opportunity to take part in a ‘Skipping Schools’ event, hosted at St Leonard’s School in July. Children had the opportunity to demonstrate a variety of skipping skills on an individual and group basis – competing for points against other local schools. They then performed a skip/dance routine which highlighted their skipping talents even further! Each child was presented with a gold, silver or bronze certificate at the end of the competition based on the number of points they’d accrued! They had a fantastic morning – keeping fit, having fun and competing against other schools! No doubt they will continue to develop their skipping skills in school too!
The weather does not appear to be on our side at the moment and as a result of heavy rain (with more forecast) we have taken the decision to cancel Sports Day on Thursday 6th. A text message has been sent to all parents via our text messaging service.
Due to heavy rain throughout the day – the Sports Partnership have cancelled the cricket festival that some Year 4 and 5 pupils were due to take part in on 5th July 2017.
Parents of pupils in the current Reception class are welcome to attend ‘drop in’ sessions on Friday 30th June and Monday 3rd July 8-9am, to discuss their child’s progress with Miss Miller. Please remember that Breakfast Club is available from 8am on these days if it makes childcare arrangements easier. Thank you
Due to the forecast of heavy rain tomorrow 27th June, Sports Day is postponed. Rescheduled for Thursday 6th July at 1:15. Pray for good weather!
Children in Years 5 & 6 from St Joseph’s and St Thomas More, had an action-packed morning with students from Josephine Butler College. Zuza, a past St Joseph’s pupil and Jo Butler student, organised a morning of cheerleading, basketball and other team building activities for the children – supported by other students and a whole cheerleading squad! The children had a great time and it was a perfect opportunity for them to make some new friends as part of their transition work. They would like to say a great big ‘Thank you’ to Zuza and her team for all their hard work.
Congratulations to the children who celebrated their First Holy Communion at St Joseph’s Church. Thank you to the families, Catechists and Fr. Hayden for supporting the children on this special day and throughout their preparations.
Y6 Pupils were lucky enough to take part in a PE Transition Day at St Thomas More on Wednesday. They took part in a host of sporting, orienteering and team building activities with children from St Thomas More and St Godric’s. They had such a wonderful day and were all in great spirits when they returned to school. We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge ‘Thank you’ to Mr Hunt, the Y6 teacher, who organised the day.
Thanks to Fay and her team from the King’s Church, June Project. They came into school to work with Y4 pupils focusing on Pentecost. They shared an assembly with the whole school and then did further work on the story in Y4 – creating crowns with ‘tongues of fire’. This is their 4th successive year and we would like to take this opportunity to say ‘Thank you’ for all their hard work in our local community. We look forward to having you back next year.
Just a reminder that as St Joseph’s School is a polling station for the election on Thursday 8th June – it is closed to pupils. School is open as usual for the remainder of the week.