Nursery News

CONGRATULATIONS

What a spectacular year it has been in Nursery. The children have had a fun filled last few days celebrating their time in Nursery. Last Friday was our very successful Sports Day . The children really enjoyed themselves and we had such a fantastic turn out of families. Thank you.

Tuesday we had the Living Things show which was not only hands on but very informative for the children. All the children got to pat an animal or some creepy crawlies.  I highly recommend this show.

Thursday was our Teddy Bears Picnic. What a wonderful turn out of the children's  special cuddly friends. We had so much fun eating party food and dancing together.

Our year has drawn to a close. Thank you again for all your kind words and presents. The teaching team are greatly appreciative. 

Have a wonderful summer full of fun and new memories. See you in September in the playground.

The Nursery Team

Reception News

Our last Reception blog for 2016-17; we have made it to the end of an amazing year! It has been an incredibly busy year and we have been able to do some wonderful things. We are so proud of all the work that the children have accomplished and we look forward to seeing them continue to grow in year one.
 
A few weeks ago we mentioned our architecture. The drawings will be shared on qR architects website under their news section.
 
From the bottom of our hearts, we would again like to thank you all for the generous gifts. It has been a pleasure to work with you and your children this year. Do keep in touch or come visit us in September!
 
From the Reception Team

Head's Newsletter

Dear children, parents, staff and governors,

What a wonderful KS1 and KS2 sports day we had yesterday, in the Paddington Recreational Grounds and today, in the school playground, with nursery and reception classes. It was lovely to see so many parents enjoying all the sporting events that their children took part in. I would like to say a big thank you to Miss Armstrong and Coach Grant for organising all of the events. The winning House was St. Francis with a mere ten point lead. Well done to all the children who showed such wonderful sportsmanship and physical prowess. The children will enjoy their ice lolly reward today.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your friendship and support over the past year. It has been an honour and a delight to spend my final year of Headship with you all. I have many happy memories to take with me. I am absolutely delighted to know that I am leaving the school in such capable hands as those of Mrs. Husain. Having worked with her for the past year I know that she is a very capable and experienced senior leader who knows this school so well and has already done so much to raise attainment levels and to keep this school in the top 60 state primary schools in the country.(Sunday Times League Table 2016). I know that you will support her and her team as she continues to give your children the most enriched and academic education.

I would like to thank all of the staff of St. Joseph’s for being such wonderful educators and support workers. It has been a priveledge to work with you all. I would also like to thank the Governing Body for giving me this opportunity and supporting me over the past year.

I hope that you all have an enjoyable summer break.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs. V. Richardson Head teacher


Dates for Your Diary

July

Monday 17th
Nursery, Reception & Y1 – Living Things

Tuesday 18th
Y6 Auction promise
Y5 transition meeting @3:45pm

Wednesday 19th
Orchestra Assembly

Thursday 20th
Leavers Assembly @ 2pm
Last day for Fit for Sport until September

Friday 21st
Prize giving assembly (students only)
School ends 1:30pm

September

Monday 4th
School returns


Merits

Reception - Andre & Lorenzo
Year 1 - Nancy & Sofia
Year 2 - Marine, Rebecca,Geraud and Maisie
Year 3 - Anastasia and Andrew
Year 4 - Luca & Adele
Year 5 - Raphy & Noa
Year 6 - Andrew & Anastascia


Attendance

Year 5 News

We have had a stupendous week in year 5 this week!

The class met their buddies in nursery and are looking forward to spending time with them when they begin in reception in September. esterday, the class participated in sports day which they did with great sportsmanship and enthusiasm.

Today we attended the Year 6 Leavers Day Mass during which the children sang and behaved beautifully.
 
I want to say a huge thank you to the parents of year 5 students for their kindness and support throughout the year as well as for the generous and thoughtful gifts. As I leave for a family event in Australia on Monday, Miss Hudson will be taking the class for their final week. I wish the wonderful year 5 class the best of luck in year 6, I know they will continue to thrive.
 
May you all have a safe and happy summer break.

Warmest regards,
Miss Hawkins

Year 1 News

It's been a great week at St Joseph's. Yesterday we had our sports day, everybody enjoyed the day and had great fun when participating in the different races. The finale was exhilarating with the tug of war!
 
We have continued with our topic work - Where does our food come from? We had a fabulous time trying out different types of bread - thank you to all who sent in some bread.
 
In RE we have been studying the story of the Good Samaritan and realised what a good neighbour he was.
 
We wish you a happy weekend.
The Year 1 Team

Reception News

Thanks again for all the parents who joined us for sports day this Friday! It was a fantastic morning enjoyed by all, the children were still talking about the races this afternoon! The parent races were a highlight of the day. The children all displayed such great sportsmanship and were so kind to their friends cheering them on. Well done to all.
 
We will be sending your child's special book and English books home next week. Have a restful weekend, we are looking forward to one more week of learning before the summer holidays!

Year 2 News

Beside the seaside, beside the sea!

What a wonderful day to enjoy the plants and animals on display in Leigh-On-Sea! From exploring the shore for crabs, mussels and cockles to learning about the movements of the tide; comparing modern seaside pastimes of windsurfing and taichi to more traditional strolls along the promenade, Y2 had a glorious day last Friday.

This week we will not only be writing about our experience but we will also be creating our own Maths Games using the language of position, learning about Treasures in RE and we will be publishing our own mini-books in which we reinvent The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch.

Head's Newsletter

Dear children, parents, staff and governors,

The Summer Fair was a very enjoyable family event and it was so wonderful to see pupils and parents and teachers, past and present, having fun as a school community. I would like to thank Mrs. Koczan-Santiago and Mrs. Vetrone who spent many hours preparing and organising this event. I would also like to thank all the parents who prepared the wonderful food and drinks that we enjoyed as well as the staff, parents and children who ran the stalls. I will let you know how much was raised by this event when Mrs. Harrington has finalised the figure.

The children have been out and about on various visits throughout the last couple of weeks. Our year 6 children had a marvellous time in Dorset at the PGL camp. Our year 2 children are having a day at the seaside today. Other classes have been on other excursions and you can read all about them in their class blogs on the website.

I have been asked by a few parents as to what the children should wear when they return to school in September. The answer is that September is frequently a very hot month and Mrs. Husain would like the children to wear their summer uniforms – summer dresses for the girls and shorts for the boys – during these first few weeks of term. A uniform list has been attached to this newsletter. By October 1st the children should all be in their winter uniforms.

Year 5 parents have also asked about information on transition from Primary to Secondary school. There is very little information from the Local Authority about this but in order to give some guidance to the Year 5 parents Mrs. Husain and myself will hold a Transition briefing on Tuesday 18th July at 3.45pm any year 5 parents who have not been through the process before and would like to know where to start.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Richardson Head teacher


Dates for Your Diary

July

Wednesday 12th
Reception Auction promise
Y6 Leavers Disco (6pm – 8pm)

Thursday 13th
Sports Day KS1 & KS2

Friday 14th
Foundation Stage Sports Day
Y6 Leavers Mass 2pm @ church - parents welcome

Monday 17th
Nursery, Reception & Y1 – Living Things

Tuesday 18th
Y6 Auction promise

Wednesday 19th
Orchestra Assembly

Tuesday 18th
Y5 transition meeting @3:45pm

Thursday 20th
Leavers Assembly @ 2pm
Last day for Fit for Sport until September

Friday 21st
Prize giving assembly (students only)
School ends 1:30pm

September

Monday 4th
School returns


Merits

Reception - Julia, Emily & Sonia
Year 1 - Oliver & Nancy
Year 2 - children in Leigh-on-Sea
Year 3 - Suraya & Mila
Year 4 - Harry & Marleni
Year 5 - Rudy & Lulu
Year 6 - Whole of Year 6


Writer of the Week

Reception - Alba & Amanda
Year 1 - Stamford & Natalia
Year 2 - N/A
Year 3 - Vincent
Year 4 - Luka
Year 5 - Alan
Year 6 - N/A


Attendance

Year 3 News

Year 3 really did themselves proud in their Communion Mass this afternoon. They looked the part and have shown just how much they have matured over the past year. It was also lovely to have so many family members attend and share a great afternoon tea to round off the afternoon.

On Wednesday we were inundated with a plethora of Roman Projects. It is evident that the children most enjoyed this task and couldn't wait to share them with the class. We had everything from aqua ducts to sculpted coliseums. Well done, Year 3! In class work we looked at Roman numerals and some of us were even able to write famous dates in History such as The Great Fire of London.

Middlesex Cricket Club made for a fun afternoon on Tuesday. The children enjoyed an hour of multi skills and a mini match. It's now time for a well-earned weekend and very hard to believe that there's only two weeks to go. We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday for the annual Sports day.

Year 1 News

It's been a very hot week but we have still had great fun!
 
On Wednesday we went participated in multi-skills at Regents Park which was run by Westminster Sports. We had a fantastic time even though it was so hot. On our return journey we were fortunate to see a couple of motorcycle police officers who stopped the traffic for us so we could cross the road safely.
 
We have been learning about where different foods come from and have been fascinated by some interesting facts. On Monday we are going to be finding about bread - we are looking forward to tasting a large variety of breads from all around the world.
 
In RE we have learnt that we have neighbours all around the world. We talked about why different people are our neighbours and what makes a good neighbour.
 
We hope you have a fabulous weekend.
he Year 1 Team