Head's Newsletter

Dear Pupils, Parent, Staff, and Governors,

I am delighted to announce that St Joseph’s is now a Forest School! Each class will go to Padding Rec once a term. Forest School was introduced to the UK in 1993 and was inspired by outdoor learning in Denmark. It has now grown into a well-known and much respected concept. Forest School focuses on child led learning, giving the children ownership over the

area during their visits. Children are valued and encouraged, have lots of fun, learn new skills and enjoy a positive experience in the park, engaging with nature as well as increasing their independence and self-esteem, which can transfer into other areas of life.

Forest School provides a safe environment for children to: engage with nature, learn new skills,have fun, become more independent, learn in the way they find works best, be encouraged in a positive learning environment and enhance their self-esteem.

I am sure that the children will benefit from this enjoyable experience.

Curriculum meetings for children in Nursery and Reception classes will take place next week.

Nursery: Tuesday 18th 9am

Reception: Wednesday 19th 9am

Unfortunately, we have a vomiting bug in school at the moment. It seems to strike very quickly, with children showing no symptoms until they are sick. If your child is sick, please keep them at home for 24 hours clear of last episode of vomiting.

It is great to see all of the children looking so smart, and more importantly, taking such pride in their school uniforms and personal presentation. Please keep up the good work.

Please remember that Tuesday 25th September is the School Association AGM, starting at 6pm in the school hall. All parents are members of the School Association and this meeting is the perfect opportunity to meet people and get involved. All are very welcome.

On Friday 28th September will be holding our Macmillan coffee morning, in the hall at 8:15. Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help so far. Please bake a cake, bring a croissant and come and join us for a cup of coffee and a bite to eat and raise some money for this very good cause.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs K Husain


DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

September

Tuesday 18th
Nursery curriculum meeting @9:30 in hall

Wednesday 19th
Reception curriculum meeting @9:30 in hall

Monday 24th
Pink 3 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec
Y6 Library visit

Tuesday 25th
KS2 to church for adoration 2:15
SJSA AGM in hall @ 6pm

Friday 28th
Macmillan Coffee Morning opens 8:15am
Blue 1 Forest schools @ Paddington Rec

October

Monday 1st
Scholastic Book Fair begins
Blue 2 Forest School @ Paddington Rec