Blue Class News

The last full week of the school year has been extremely busy. On Monday we helped year 6 celebrate their leaving mass at All Souls. It was a lovely afternoon, and we were treated to not only a reverent mass, but also some wonderful singing. It was lovely to watch the rest of KS2 support their peers.

All Blue classes have had much fun in their Art lessons this week. The children have continued to learn about Claude Monet and his style of art. We were most impressed by the children's interpretations of The Water-Lily Pond. Blue 1 also experimented with Monet's seascapes, with some lovely results.
In other lessons this week we have: written play scripts, created descriptions of shops we created, revisited multiplication of large numbers and researched the 2018 Tour de France.

Yesterday was most definitely the highlight of the week. We were invited to the final dress rehearsal of Year 6's Oliver Twist. According to the children, the tap dancing, singing and acting were of West End quality!

Pink Class News

With our year drawing to a close, the children from pink classes met their new teachers and new classmates on Tuesday. The children have matured so much and are all ready for new challenges in September.

We had such an exciting Thursday as the children in year 6 performed their production of 'Oliver' for the school. We were all amazed and blown away by their talents.

In RE we have been thinking about reconciliation and we wrote our own prayer for being sorry. Presentation is so important to us and the children have been working hard to join letters and improve presentation with great success. The children have been perfecting their maths and ICT skills on Mathletics. Please encourage your child to use Mathletics at home as it helps to build confidence, speed and accuracy in maths and the children also enjoy it.

Next week, we will finish school at 1:30pm on Wednesday. Thank you for your help and support his year. It has been a fantastic year for everybody in the pink classes.

Violet Class News

'Even better than the West End' - Mrs Husain

'An extravaganza!' - Mrs Viana

'Breathtaking' - Mrs Dunphy

'Flawless direction' - Mr Bowles

Oliver! The opening night to Oliver was a huge success as Year 6 wowed the entire school and their parents yesterday. The students rivalled actors on the West End with their impressive acting and singing. All of the students hard work, as well as that of Miss Brooks, Mr Whettingsteel and Mrs Procanccini, should be so highly commended. We were blown away!

Both of the Violet classes were incredibly mature and respectful as they had a puberty workshop on Thursday. The students asked excellent questions to both demonstrate and develop their knowledge.

Violet 1 have also been focusing on the importance of Stewardship, concentrating on God's creations and how we can better look after the environment.

As the year draws to an end, we also had the pleasure of swapping classes, meeting our new teachers and visiting our new classrooms. We are very excited for next year and the exciting challenges that face us!

Reception News

Our last full week in Reception has been great! We went to Paddington Rec with our year six buddies and had a wonderful time! Thank you to all joined us.

Our end of year reports have been sent home, do as Miss Bouchey or myself if you have any questions. The children's special books will be sent home on Monday. Also, the remaining word lists will be sent home. Please continue these over the holiday.

We have a special assembly on Tuesday 17th  at 11.00. We will be celebrating the children's achievements with Mrs Husain. Do join us if you can.

As always, uniforms and spare underwear are gratefully received! We would  also be exceptionally grateful of any spare towels, fabrics, blankets, curtains (no duvets please!) for den making etc.

On behalf of all the Reception staff we would like to say a huge thank you. It has been a pleasure to work with you and your families over the last year.  We wish you all a very happy and restful summer holiday. Please come and say hello in September.!

The Reception Team

Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

Our summer fair is finally here! We look forward to seeing you all tomorrow to celebrate the summer and the end of the school year. The gates open at 12pm and the fair will finish at 4pm. We will be showing the football, so don’t worry or make other plans! The weather promises to be good and I am sure we will have a great day. Thank you to the many parents who have worked so hard and so enthusiastically to make the day successful. Your energy and positivity is inspirational!

There will be an entrance fee of £2 for adults and £1 for children. Please bring change! Unaccompanied minors will not be allowed into the fair.

On Tuesday we will have our ‘class swap’ where the children get to meet their new teachers and class mates. I will be sending home a letter for parents on Tuesday evening informing them of their child’s class, so please check book bags. On Wednesday the children will be bringing home their school reports which the teachers have been very busy working on over the term. The teachers really spend a lot of time, thought and consideration on the reports and I hope that you find them useful and informative.

We are looking forward to the return on year 6 later today. The school has been very quiet without them, but year 5 have done a marvellous job of stepping up and leading the school in their absence.

We will be celebrating a mass of thanksgiving in church with Fr Jeff at 2pm on Monday 9th at 2pm for the year 6 children.

The nursery and reception class children will be celebrating their achievements on Tuesday 17th July at 11am with a special assembly. Parents of children in EYFS are welcome to join us. The Leavers assembly will take place on Wednesday 18th July at 9:30. This is when we will say goodbye to our year 6 pupils. During this assembly we also announce the head boy and girl for 2018-19. Parents of children in year 6 are invited to join us.
May God bless you and keep you and your family safe.

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

Monday 9th
Leaver’s Mass @2pm Church of Our Lady’s

Wednesday 11th
Rec & Y6 picnic

Thursday 12th
Coding workshop
Y6 end of year production “Oliver” 6:30pm

Friday 13th
Nursery Teddy Bear’s picnic (change of date) @ Paddington Rec

Monday 16th
Year 6 Disco 6pm

Tuesday 17th
Reception special assembly 11am

Wednesday 18th
Leaver’s Assembly @ 9:30am
End of Academic year school ends at 1:30pm


Merits

Rec B1 - Zack
Rec B2 - Miah
Pink 1 - Theophile
Pink 2 - Oliver & Aurelian
Pink 3 - Isabella & Muna
Blue 1 - Gianluca
Blue 2 - Matteo
Blue 3 - Gabriel
Violet 1 - John
Violet 2 - N/A

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Mathematician of the Week

Rec B1 - Martha
Rec B2 - Lola
Pink 1 - Patricia
Pink 2 - Emily
Pink 3 - Stamford
Blue 1 - Amaia
Blue 2 - Sherman
Blue 3 - Eloise
Violet 1 - Noelle
Violet 2 - N/A

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Pink Class News

This week, six lucky Year 2 children went on the year 2 auction promise to Fortnum and Mason. Each child got to choose their own ice cream and toppings for a scrumptious sundae. A wonderful time was had by all.

With the World Cup into the knockout stages and England through to the quarter finals, there has been huge excitement in the pink classes this week. We also have some children supporting their native countries of Brazil, Belgium and Sweden so it is sure to be an exciting weekend.

Tomorrow the pink team will be working at the 'Pink Hair and Nail Salon' at the Summer Fair so do come by if you fancy having your hair braided or your nails painted. You won't be disappointed!!

Thank you to all of the parents who have supported our collections each Friday. There were some mouth-watering cakes to choose from so we will be in early to buy one for ourselves.

Have a lovely weekend.

Violet Class News

Both Violet one and two have had an action packed week. Violet two have been enjoying a well-deserved trip to PGL. The adventurers have been taking advantage of a range of activities such as fencing, kayaking and enjoying campfires. The rest of the school are looking forward to their return and hearing all about their exciting trip!

Violet one have had an incredible week consisting of playing on the infamous Lord's cricket pitch and visiting St George's Secondary school and experiencing life as a KS3 student. The students represented St Joseph's with pride. To finish off the week, we welcomed a parent into our classroom to talk about career prospects, such as journalism.  The students were wowed with stories of travel, hard work and adventure, asking insightful questions and listening attentively.

All of the Violet classes are excited for the weekend, particularly the summer fair! We look forward to seeing all of our families there!

Reception News

It has been another hot week in Reception Class. We have had lots of fun, making healthy snacks and exercising and keeping fit! We made some avocado crackers after reading Avocado Baby. Then we tasted different fruits from Handa's Surprise.

We are looking forward to our picnic with our year six Buddies on Wednesday. Please send back permission slips as soon as possible. Please join us  if you can - it would be great to round up our year together. We shall be leaving school at 11.00, having lunch and playing some games and shall finish at 2.30. You are most welcome to take your child from Paddington Rec at 2.30. Please provide lunch and water in carrier bag.

We shall be sending our Special Books in the coming days - we have to keep a sample of the books. Mr Bowles will speak with you if we need to keep your child's book for a short while.

We shall be sending a 'Helping your child in English' pack which will help prepare your child for year one in the next few days. Also, we shall be sending any 'word lists' that your child is currently working on. Please ask if you have any questions.

Have a restful weekend.

The Reception Team

Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

This week has been a marvellous week in school, the highlight of which was our annual sports day.  It was so lovely to see all of the children working together, being active and healthy and having fun.  Thank you to the many parents who came to support.  A special thank you to Mr Mars and Mrs Harrington who transported the school lunches, and Mr Caires for helping take the equipment up to the rec and of course an especially big thank you to Coach Grant and Miss Armstrong who organised and coordinated the entire day.  They all did brilliantly.

Jarvis is very much looking forward to an adventurous week ahead as he was awarded to Elena Cervesi whose delightful, studious nature has made her a deserving recipient. Therefore, he will be accompanying Y6 to PGL and will face untold challenges. On Tuesday 3rd July at 9am will be having the last school association meeting before the summer fair.  If you would like to help in any way, but don’t know how to get involved or who to speak to, please come along: all are welcome.

On Friday 6th July, children can again wear their own clothes and this time bring in a homemade cake for the summer fair. If you cannot make a cake, please bring in a donation for the fair.  

Next academic year, in a change from previous years, we will be having a head girl and a head boy and no prefects.  All of the children in year 6 are expected to be good role models and to help and support the other children and staff in school.  The jobs that the prefects have done in previous years will be shared around the children. This way the children will learn about collective responsibility and team work.  In the coming weeks I will be talking to year 5 about the role of head boy and girl and the children in year 5, along with the staff will all have a say about who they think would be suitable for this role. The head boy and girl for 2018-19 will be announced at the leavers’ assembly on 18th July.  

If you are purchasing new trainers for your child over the summer holiday for them to wear to school, please remember that only black, navy or white plain trainers are allowed in school.  Thank you.

May God bless you and keep you and your family safe.

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY


July

Monday 2nd
Y6 residential trip – return Friday 6th
Year 3 Auction promise (8 children)

Tuesday 3rd
SJSA meeting 9am
V1 visiting Lords Cricket Ground (all day)

Wednesday 4th
Violet 1 visiting St. George’s school

Thursday 5th
Y2 Auction promise trip 6 children to Fortnum & Masons

Friday 6th
Own clothes day – homemade cakes

Saturday 7th
Summer Fair

Monday 9th
Leaver’s Mass @2pm Church of Our Lady’s  

Wednesday 11th
Rec & Y6 picnic

Thursday 12th
Coding workshop
Y6 end of year production “Oliver” 6:30pm

Friday 13th
Nursery Teddy Bear’s picnic (change of date) @ Paddington Rec

Monday 16th
Year 6 Disco 6pm

Wednesday 18th
Leaver’s Assembly @ 9:30am
End of Academic year school ends at 1:30pm


Merits

Rec B1 - Lenny
Rec B2 - Lily
Pink 1 - Jordan
Pink 2 - Mattheus & Lorenzo
Pink 3 - Freddir & Maxime
Blue 1 - Heidi
Blue 2 - Joseph
Blue 3 - Charlie
Violet 1 - Max
Violet 2 - Luka & Dia

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Writer of the Week

Rec B1 - Mylo
Rec B2 - Emily
Pink 1 - Noah
Pink 2 - Clara
Pink 3 - James
Blue 1 - Leonardo
Blue 2 - Sofia
Blue 3 - Chloe
Violet 1 - Oliwia
Violet 2 - Raphy

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Blue Class News

How lucky we were to have beautiful weather for the annual sports day yesterday. The children embraced the competitive spirit of the day, and worked really well in teams to maximise the points for their house. Events included: penalty shootout, vortex, sprints and of course, the much loved tug-of-war. The children were an absolute delight throughout the day and many thanks to all of the parents who were able to cheer us on. We'll have to wait until Monday morning to find out which house reigned supreme!

Don't forget that next Saturday is the Summer fair. That means that it will once again be own clothes day on Friday and the children are encouraged to bring something for the cake stall.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend.