Head's Newsletter

Dear children, parents, staff and governors,

I know that you have all been affected by the tragic news of the fire in Grenfell Tower, which is just up the road from our school. Two members of our staff, who have friends in Grenfell Tower, are awaiting news and are obviously very upset. I feel that it would be good for us as a school to do something financially to help our neighbours and I would suggest that at our Summer Fair on July 1st , we have collection tins around the school so that we can contribute to the official funds that are being set up. I know that you will keep our two members of staff and their friends in your prayers.

Our Summer Fair is drawing near and Mrs. Yvette Koczan-Santiago (parent of a child in Reception Class) and her team are looking for more volunteers to support on the day. Please would you give one hour of your time to look after a stall or area. Please let myself, Mrs Husain or Mrs.Koczan-Santiago know if you can help us. The more help, the better the Fair will be. Please email Mrs Dunphy in the office your offers of help and she will put you in touch with the Summer Fair team.

Also you will receive a pack of raffle ticketsfor the Grand Prize Draw that will take place at the Summer Fair. Please do sell tickets to family and friends as you never know they could be the lucky winners!

Our Doughnuts for Dads morning was a very joyous occasion. Thank you to all our Fathers, grandfathers, uncles and big brothers who joined us today to celebrate Father’s Day. Thank you also to Father Jeff who came along as well. The performance by Early Years and KS1 children was wonderful.

Finally may I wish all our fathers a very happy day on Sunday. 

Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Richardson Head teacher


Dates for Your Diary

JUNE 

Tuesday 20th
Y4 trip to Thames Barrier

Wednesday 21st
Auction Promise Y1 – London Zoo
Multi Skills Festival Y3 @ the Hub 10-2pm - parents welcome

Thursday 22nd
Y3 Regent’s Park Mosque – 1:30pm

Monday 26th
Year 6 PGL trip to Osmington Bay

Tuesday 27th
Year 1 Plant Magic – Paddington Rec

Wednesday 28th
Multi Skills Year 2 @ The Hub 10 – 2pm

July 

Saturday 1st
Summer Fair 12 – 4pm


Attendance

Year 6 News

It has been a really enjoyable week in Year 6. With a Year 6 production looming, we held auditions for the main characters. Everybody impressed the judges with their singing and acting ability and it was extremely difficult to choose between such a small number of children for the roles. The good news is that we have plenty of understudies who are ready to step in, should anyone be unable to perform. Excitement is also building for our PGL trip to Osmington Bay, Dorset- only ten days to go!

 
 

Reception News

It is hard to believe we are already halfway through June! The children have continued to be busy, and have produced some thoughtful and interesting pieces of work. Of particular interest this week was our lesson on Kadinsky concentric circles. The children really enjoyed working with pastels to complete their art!
 
Our Donuts for Dads event was really lovely and were pleased that so many of you were able to attend. We hope you have a fantastic Father's Day weekend!
 
Some important things to look forward to:

  • Reception's cake sale (to support the construction of the new prayer garden will be next Friday, June 23. We would like to ask for each family to bring a donation for the sale.
  • We will be sending out a letter regarding a visit for an animal experience. Dates and details to follow on the letter, which will be handed out next week. 

Year 4 News

A busy week for Year 4! In Maths we have been solving different scaling problems and exploring how this is helpful in real life. To help us create a backstory for Count Olaf we stepped inside his shoes and asked him lots of questions about his past to help us understand why he is just so cruel! Next week we are really looking forward to our trip to the Thames Water Barrier!

Year 5 News

This week, year 5 have continued their focus on Brazil. They even presented an assembly to the school to demonstrate all their fantastic work. We investigated famous Brazilians, researched the amazon river, wrote poems and prayed for the safe keeping of our environment. The entire class did this exceptionally well and should be commended for their efforts.
 
In maths we have been focusing on statistics, primarily interpreting graphs and data. The class worked hard in this area and have been rewarded with the ability to approach this task with confidence.
 
Wishing all Fathers a very happy Fathers day this weekend.

Kindest,
Miss Hawkins

Year 1 News

In RE, we are on our final week of our 'Being Sorry' topic. We looked at the story of Zacchaeus. The children were able to identify that this story was similar to the story of Levi.  
 
In English we have looked at the book, 'The Day the Crayons Quit' by Drew Daywalt, illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. The children have realised what a talented man Oliver Jeffers is. They have really enjoyed this story and are looking forward to continuing with it next week.
 
In Maths we have focussed on weight. The children have used scales to weigh different objects. Ask your child to weigh things at home and encourage them to read the scales.
 
After a lovely week we wish you a restful and peaceful weekend.
 
The Year 1 Team

Head's Newsletter

Dear children, parents, staff and governors,

We are in the last half term of our school year and there are so many exciting events being planned. Please see the diary on the website for all the events coming up. One of the biggest events will be the St Joseph School Association Summer Fair. This will be held on Saturday 1st July and is a wonderful day for our school family to enjoy. Preparations have already started and for the next three Fridays children will be able to wear their own clothes in return for different items. The first Friday please bring in jam jars filled with sweets and small prizes. The second Friday please send bottles for the tombola. The last Friday, which will be June 30th and the day before the Fair please bring in cakes. Please watch out for parentmail about other items or support that will be needed.

You will also see that a lot of the Auction Promises are being fulfilled by teachers and that includes the Years 3 and 6 sleepovers in the school.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs. V. Richardson


Dates for Your Diary

JUNE

Tuesday 13th June
Year 2 Plant Magic @ Regent’s Park

Wednesday 14th
Class photos (school uniform please)
Y4 Auction promise – Kidzania
Author Workshop
booksale 3 – 3:30pm

Thursday 15th
Y2 Leigh on Sea

Friday 16th
Doughnuts for Dads 8:15am – 9am (dads and dads representatives all welcome)
Y6 Auction sleepover

Tuesday 20th
Y4 trip to Thames Barrier

Wednesday 21st
Auction Promise Y1 – London Zoo
Multi Skills Festival Y3 @ the Hub 10-2pm - parents welcome

Thursday 22nd
Y3 Regent’s Park Mosque – 1:30pm

Monday 26th
Year 6 PGL trip to Osmington Bay

Tuesday 27th
Year 1 Plant Magic – Paddington Rec

Wednesday 28th
Multi Skills Year 2 @ The Hub 10 – 2pm

July

Saturday 1st
Summer Fair 12 – 4pm


Attendance


Merits

Reception - Whole Class
Year 1 - Alex & Maya
Year 2 - Hunter & Bernice
Year 3 - Lorenzo & Stella
Year 4 - Alexis & Lara
Year 5 - Luna Belle & Julius
Year 6 - India & Tara


Writer of the Week

Reception - Emilio & Mattheus
Year 1 - Madalena & Matias
Year 2 - Marine & Geraud
Year 3 - Chloe
Year 4 - Melissa
Year 5 - Lily
Year 6 - Felix

Year 1 News

In RE we focussed on the story about Levi, the tax collector, and how Jesus forgave him. The children then retold the story in their RE books.

This week, in English, we looked at a book by Oliver Jeffers, our author of the term,  called 'The Way Back Home'. We really enjoyed writing a descriptive setting of where the plane, in the story, might land. We also wrote about how the boy was feeling when he arrived at the new land.

Maths has been challenging this week. First we worked on division word problems. Later on in the week, we had a variety of word problems and we had to decide which was the correct operation to use to solve the problem.

We have worked really hard this week and deserve an enjoyable weekend.

Hope you have a relaxing weekend.

The Year 1 Team.

Year 3 News

Usually as we write this post the week is all but over. But as they say, the night is young. Year 3 has been full of anticipation today for tonight's sleepover. It is a fitting end to a great week. We have launched two new topics; the Romans and Plants which have lead to some great class discussions.

In English we have been looking at adventure stories and experimenting with 'showing not telling' in our writing. Although it has been a challenge, we are grasping the art of using body language in our writing. Secret potions got us thinking in Maths and the importance of ratios to get things just right. We also took the time to reflect on the poignant message provided by the most loved bible story of the Prodigal Son.

Over the next couple of months we look forward to the competitive green fingers being brought out in us all. Get planting those sunflower seeds year 3 and see if you can beat your teachers (as we are very competitive!!) Finally, wishing all our parents a relaxing Friday evening! See you 8am Saturday.

Merits- Lorenzo and Stella
Star writer- Chloe

Nursery News

elcome back from half term break. The children are very busy and working hard at being self motivated learners.

The caterpillars have finally arrived and we are monitoring these closely each day to see if we notice any changes. We were pleased to observe our sunflowers are starting to sprout. We are singing to them and watering them every morning.

The block construction area is still producing incredible structures. Some so tall that the tallest children are having to stand on their tip toes to place more blocks on top. We introduced tape measures so we could see how tall some of these were. From there the children took the learning to measuring each others height, their heads, the tables and so on. The Nursery was a buzz of excitement, with numbers and estimations flying around everywhere. A very exciting child led activity to observe. We would like to introduce plans to the children and request if you have any house , loftor renovation plans that the children could look at and for us to have discussions about please bring them in. Thank you.

In RE we are talking about making friends and being friends . This week the children have drawn their friends and we have displayed them on our 'Friends' wall.

The children have started their transition visits to Reception and will continue in whole and small groups for the remainder of the term. This will allow the children to become familiar with how a day looks inReception, and be ready for a smooth and settled start in the new school year.
We wish you all a wonderful weekend.