Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

Thank you all so much for the encouragement and kindness that you have shown me. I am sure that, with your support, together with that of all of our wonderful staff, and Mrs Wilson, the pupils in St. Joseph’s will thrive and our school continue to provide our children with an enriching learning environment.

Congratulations to our basketball athletes in Y5 and Y6 who performed excellently on Wednesday. Riccardo (Y6) has written a short report of this event: “When we entered the Moberly Sports Centre, I felt very excited and so did the team. We spent the first couple of hours doing drills and practicing for the real games. Once we were in competitive spirit, we began to play our first game and we drew one to one. The second game was also a draw at two-two. We finished all our games with a better result, nine-seven. The team came fifth out of fifteen other teams. We were proud of our good work and strong efforts.”

Please join us for our Open Afternoons (for existing parents only) which are taking place next week on Wednesday and Thursday at 3:00 pm. The children thoroughly enjoy this opportunity to share their work with their parents.

On Tuesday, Y5 will be attending their Lenten Mass at Our Lady’s at 10:00 am. We are, as always, very grateful to parents who accompany the children on the walk to and from church.

On Wednesday 27th March, Miss Brooks will be hosting a Big Writing Work-shop in the hall from 9:00 to 9:30. This is a great opportunity to learn tips and strategies on how to best support your child in their independent writing.

The Auction is now only 1 week away and it is really important that you donate your promises. Please think about what you can contribute - this could be babysitting; flower arranging; hosting a dinner party; a taxi service; a week in a holiday home. Be creative and contribute! We rely on the auction for the quality of education and provision in our school. The success of the auction depends on the input of everyone.

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

Dr Ninette Fernandes-Viana
Acting Headteacher


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Dates for Your Diary

Monday 18th
Pink 2 library visit 2pm

Tuesday 19th
Y5 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Wednesday 20th
Open afternoon for existing parents 3 – 3:30pm

Thursday 21st
Open afternoon for existing parents 3 – 3:30pm

Friday 22nd
Blue 1 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Saturday 23rd
SJSA SCHOOL AUCTION 2019

Monday 25th
Blue 2 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Tuesday 26th
Y3&4 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Wednesday 27th
Big Write workshop in hall 9am (open to parents of KS1 & KS2 30 mins duration)

Thursday 28th
Blue 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Friday 29th
Pink 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec
Mother’s Day Service EYFS & KS1 – school hall


Merits

Rec B1 - Jacob
Rec B2 - Zoe
Pink 1 - Matilde
Pink 2 - Shamar
Pink 3 - Heeyab
Blue 1 - Frankie
Blue 2 - Max
Blue 3 - Sherman
Violet 1 - Antonio
Violet 2 - Brenia
Violet 3 - Kalen

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Maths Award

Rec B1 - Anais
Rec B2 - Isabel
Pink 1 - Lola
Pink 2 - Minudi
Pink 3 - Kirsten
Blue 1 - Victorien
Blue 2 - Amaia
Blue 3 - Joshua
Violet 1 - Millyana
Violet 2 - Vincent
Violet 3 - Miguel

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Pink Class News

Congratulations to Pink Two for a fabulous assembly about the book ‘The Pencil’ which is by Allan Ahlberg.

It has been a busy week we have continued with multiplication and looking at arrays in Maths.

In English we have started to look at ‘Peace at Last’ by Jill Murphy. We have been thinking about using time connectives to order the story.

In R.E we have thought about the three practices that Catholics follow during the season of Lent. Please encourage your children to follow these.

Wishing you a peaceful weekend.

Violet Class News

It's been a terrific week in Violet 1 and 2 which started with a thoroughly enjoyable trip to forest schools! We made dens, had a camp fire with popcorn and hot chocolate and continued learning about Spring wildlife. In English we had a bumper week of learning as we covered modal verbs, sets of instructions and of course our exhilarating novel Stormbreaker. We finished off our angles learning in Maths and have had lots of fun starting studying the properties of 3D shapes. In science we looked at the work of Jane Goodall and wrote our Lent promises in RE. We are looking forward to our Lenten Mass next Tuesday at church.

Have a great weekend!
Miss Burton and Mr McGee


A busy week in Violet 3 as we continue to study and revise for our SATS. We conducted a mock SATS week and produced very pleasing results. Keep up the hard work, Violet 3!! On Tuesday, 7 children participated in a basketball competition, they worked together as a team and came fifth overall. The rest of the class went for a Lenten Mass at Our Lady's, we were very reflective and reverent. 15 lucky children thoroughly enjoyed themselves at to St George's on Thursday, they got to participate in a Science workshop and returned to school with some fantastic rockets. Next week, we are looking forward to sharing our work with you at the open afternoons on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Blue Class News

Last Friday Year 4 had a great afternoon working together to construct their own skeletons. After a few false starts, they were most pleased with their results! This week we have discussed nutrients and how they are used in the body.

In English we continued our work on Kennings and crafted our pieces of writing so that we ended up with some fabulous riddles. In Grammar work we looked at expanded noun phrases and created some of our own.

In other lessons this week we have: divided 2-digit numbers by 10 and 100, looked at current affairs, worked on recalling the times tables facts at speed and learnt about God's way.

Wishing you all a safe and restful weekend.

Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parents, Staff, and Governors,

Thank you all so much for all the kindness that you have shown me over the past couple of weeks. I am absolutely overwhelmed with your generosity of heart and spirit and feel very blessed that our family has known and will experience such a loving community as the one at St Joseph’s. I have been very privileged to lead a school that has such an abundance of love and good-will and I know that your thoughts and prayers will go with me.

I am sure that you will continue to support Mrs Viana, Mrs Wilson and all of the staff who do work so hard to provide the children with the very best educational experiences. I am confident that I leave the school in safe hands.

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

Mrs K Husain
Headteacher


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Dates For Your Diary

Monday 11th
Violet 2 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec.
Violet 1 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec.

Tuesday 12th
Team from Y5 & Y6 Basketball competition @ the Moberly centre
Y6 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Wednesday 13th
School photographer (individual and school sibling)

Thursday 14th
Group of Y6 visiting St. Georges for “Scrapheap Challenge”

Tuesday 19th
Y5 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Friday 22nd
Blue 1 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Saturday 23rd
SJSA SCHOOL AUCTION 2019

Monday 25th
Blue 2 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Tuesday 26th
Y3&4 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Thursday 28th
Blue 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Friday 29th
Pink 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec
Mother’s Day Service EYFS & KS1 – school hall


Merits

Rec B1 - Gisella
Rec B2 - Matylda
Pink 1 - Carolina
Pink 2 - Ava
Pink 3 - Samuel
Blue 1 - Matias
Blue 2 - Freddie
Blue 3 - Heidi
Violet 1 - Olivia
Violet 2 - Matteo
Violet 3 - Mateo

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Writer of The Week

Rec B1 - Hector
Rec B2 - Cora
Pink 1 - Roza
Pink 2 - Angela
Pink 3 - Anna
Blue 1 - Edie
Blue 2 - Zac
Blue 3 - Ruby
Violet 1 - Michael
Violet 2 - Anita
Violet 3 - Andrew

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Pink Class News

Wow! What a busy week.

We had a fantastic time during Book Week. We studied a new book by our author Allan Ahlberg - ‘The Pencil’. It’s a great book and the children really enjoyed it.

Today it was our dress up day and Pink Two looked fabulous all dressed up as Burglar Bill and Burglar Betty. We even had a visit from the police - and like true burglars our children weren’t afraid!!!!

We focussed on multiplication as repeated addition for maths and shall continue with this next week extending our work to look at arrays.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend.
The Pink Team

Blue Class News

This year St. Josephs are supporting the Catholic Children's Society for Lent. Each child has been given a calendar which encourages them focus on their talents and how they can make the world a brighter place. The children have also been given a money box to collect money for our chosen charity. Father Jeff lead a lovely Ash Wednesday service on Wednesday morning to mark the beginning of lent.

All of the Blue classes have enjoyed celebrating Book Week. The children looked wonderful in their costumes as they dressed as their favourite book characters.

In other lessons this week we have: written our own kennings, measured each other in centimetres before making decimal conversions, written Lenten promises and worked on our inference skills.

Violet Class News

As a part of book week the children in Violet 1 and 2 have been writing their very own spy story books. The creativity, flair and imagination evident in both Violet classes has been utterly fantastic and we look forward to sharing our finished products on Monday.

In Maths we consolidated our angles learning, in Geography we began our UK study and in RE we thought about sacrifice in connection to Lent. The children were very respectful during our Ash Wednesday Mass and conducted themselves positively and enthusiastically on our trip to the Royal Albert Hall. Both classes will be going to Forest Schools on Monday so children should wear their PE kits.

Have a restful weekend!
Miss Burton and Mr McGee


A brilliant week for Violet 3. We have continued our revision for SATS in Maths this week, focusing on BIDMAS/BODMAS and solving Temperature and Negative Number word problems. On Tuesday, we went to the Transport Museum and thoroughly enjoyed participating in the Junior Citizenship Scheme. We met Fire Fighters, Police Officers and Dog Handlers who provided us with lots of useful information about moving around London independently when we move to Secondary School. We then had lunch and a look around the museum, it was a fantastic day out!

Our class assembly was on Thursday and we all gave an outstanding performance, we enjoyed sharing our knowledge of the Mayans and celebrating World Book Day. Another BIG Well Done to Odelia and Lara for writing the song for Violet 3 to perform at the end of our assembly, it was incredible!

Next week, we are looking forward to the Lenten Mass on Tuesday 12th March.

EYFS News

It has been a wonderful week in Reception class. We have been as busy as ever. We have looked at Lent and made our promises: do look at our wonderful Lenten Tree. We also spoke about what we could do to help others during Lent. We have chosen to support the Catholic Children's Society. Please encourage your children to fill their boxes with coins.

Our Mondrian Art Wall also looks amazing! Our Art Week project was a great success!

What an exciting week we have had in Nursery this week!! We had our first big trip out of Nursery to the Science Museum. The bus trip was full of adventure and the basement of the museum was interactive and engaging for our children. Thank you to all our parent helpers.

Book week saw us continue to look at Traditional stories. We had parent readers each day and on Friday Miss Windle came in to read to the children. The children all became authors and illustrators and made a book. We have displayed this in our room for all to enjoy.

We talked about getting ready for Easter and how the church gives us 40 days to get ready and prepare and that this is called Lent. The children each made a purple flower and we put them together to make a large flower with 40 petals. The children also found out that the special colour for preparing is purple and painted our foot purple and put the footprints on our RE wall.

We finished the week dressed as our favourite book character. Next week we are looking at the story 'The 3 Bears and Goldilocks'.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

The new half term has started with a real buzz thanks to a brilliant art week organised by Mrs Robinson. All of the children from years 1-6 have enjoyed a visit to the Tate this week and they have all come back to school with lots of ideas and creative energy. Everybody has also enjoyed a plate painting workshop and it has been great to see the children enjoying art and experiencing the pleasure of making something beautiful.

Congratulations to our swimmers in key stage 2 who performed marvellously in the swimming gala on Thursday. Out of 16 schools we came 4th. The children had a great day and were a credit to the school.

Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, marking the start of lent and the children in Key Stage 2 will be attending mass at Our lady’s at 10am. We are always grateful to parents who accompany the children on the walk to and from church.

The Auction is now only a few weeks away and it is really important that you donate your promises. Please think about what you can contribute - this could be babysitting; hosting a dinner party; a taxi service; a week in a holiday home. Be creative and contribute! The success of the auction depends on the input of everyone. Enter your promises here.

Please remember to join us on Monday in the hall from 8:30am to welcome Mrs Wilson to St Joseph’s. This will be an opportunity to have a coffee and say hello.

Many of you may be aware of proposals to move Victoria Coach station from its current location to Royal Oak. Royal Oak is just south of Harrow Road and 0.8 miles from the school.

14 million travellers use Victoria coach station each year and the negative impact on our local area and the school children and their families in terms of big increases in pollution, crime, noise and congestion is very significant.

I have included links to the Westminster Labour and Conservative pages who are both petitioning against these proposals.

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

Mrs K Husain
Head teacher


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Dates for Your Diary

March

Monday 4th
Coffee Morning for parents (no celebration assembly
Pink 1 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec.
Scholastic Book Fair week pm only – school hall

Tuesday 5th
Year 6 Junior Citizenship scheme @ London Transport Museum
Violet 1 & 2 visiting Royal Albert Hall
Nursery visiting Science Museum
Team of 10 girls Y3/Y4 football competition @ Paddington Rec
Scholastic Book Fair am – hall, pm – Nursery

Wednesday 6th (Ash Wednesday)
KS2 Mass at Our Lady’s church 10am
Parent Teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6pm (school hall – all years)
Scholastic Book Fair am – hall, pm – Nursery

Thursday 7th
Pink 2 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec.
Parent Teacher consultations 2:30pm – 6pm (school hall – all years)
Scholastic Book Fair pm only - Nursery

Friday 8th
Dress as your favourite fictional character day
Scholastic Book Fair pm only - hall

Monday 11th
Violet 2 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec.
Violet 1 visiting Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec.

Tuesday 12th
Team from Y5 & Y6 Basketball competition @ the Moberly centre
Y6 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Wednesday 13th
School photographer (individual and school sibling)

Thursday 14th
Group of Y6 visiting St. Georges for “Scrapheap Challenge”

Tuesday 19th
Y5 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Friday 22nd
Blue 1 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Saturday 23rd
SJSA SCHOOL AUCTION 2019

Monday 25th
Blue 2 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Tuesday 26th
Y3&4 Lenten Mass 10am @ Our Lady’s Church

Thursday 28th
Blue 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec

Friday 29th
Pink 3 Forest Schools @ Paddington Rec
Mother’s Day Service EYFS & KS1 – school hall