Year 1

Pink Class News

Dear Parents/Carers, we have had a busy and exciting week. In English we acted out the story of the Gruffalo and planned our story maps preparing ourselves for the Friday “Big Write”. Next week we will be reading another of Julia Donaldson’s books: Monkey Puzzle. In Mathematics we were using the dienes blocks to make two digit numbers. We partitioned our numbers into tens and ones.

Next week we will be working on our quick mental recall of number bonds/pairs to 10 and beyond. In RE, we completed our lovely class display of the Eucharist. We have also been developing our understanding of the importance of family. Thank you to the children who brought in photographs of their families.

Next week we look forward to the launch of our new history topic: The Man on the Moon - the first Moon landing (1969).

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.

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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.

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What a wonderful week we have had! Sports Day took place yesterday and as always, we had a fantastic time. The children took part in non-competitive games and it was wonderful to see every child participating and for some to learn new skills. The KS1 children were supportive of their classmates and those in their houses. They also lived up to our school Mission Statement- to always try our best. Thanks to parents for participating in our races and for supporting what was a fun day for all .

On Thursday, Pink 3 performed in their final assembly of year 2. We were all engrossed in their performance. The children recited some beautiful poems and sang a beautiful song about the seaside. We were all left longing for our next trip to the seaside.

Next week will be another exciting week. On Thursday, Mrs Morrin and Miss Dowling will take 6 lucky children to Fortnum and Mason, for some delicious ice cream. On Saturday, we will have our much anticipated Summer Fair. Thank you to all who have supported our bottle and jar collection. Next week, we will be collecting in some fresh homemade cakes.

Have a lovely weekend.

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The pink classes have been a hive of activity again this week. Year 1 have all completed their Phonics Screening Check and we are very proud of them.

In RE we have been learning about Islam. The children have learned all about how Muslims prepare for prayer and how they pray on a special prayer mat.

In English, we have been continuing to read about Mr Grinling and the children retold the story. Pink 1 also retold the story to everybody for their assembly on Thursday. They also performed some sea shanties which inspired  us to do more hard work. Next Wednesday, Pink 3 will perform for their final assembly for this year.

Excitement is building for our upcoming Sport's Day next Thursday at Paddington Rec. and for our Summer Fair. Thank you for supporting our sweet jar collection. Next week, we will be collecting bottles for the tombola stall.

Have a lovely weekend

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We have had another fun and exciting week in the pink classes. Our topic this term is 'The Seaside' so the children have created some beautiful art pieces inspired by sun, sea and sand. We have been reading 'The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch' which has been a lot of fun. We even 'concocted' some delicious and scrumptious sandwiches of own. After all that work it was important to sample our work- the best part!

With Father's Day fast approaching, we celebrated all of the wonderful fathers with their very own prayer service. Thank you for doing all that you do and being you.

The Year 1 Auction Promise took place yesterday. Six very lucky children went to Regent's Park to see Peter Pan in the open-air theatre and they also had a picnic. Jarvis also went along and had so much fun exploring.

Next Thursday, Pink 1 will have their final assembly of the year. We hope you can make it.

We hope you have a Happy Father's Day

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It has been a great start to our final term in the pink classes. In RE we have been learning about our topic - Reconciliation. The children have discussed rules and why we have them. We have also been thinking about how we feel when people disobey our rules and discovered that rules help to keep us safe and happy.

Next week will be a really busy week. Year 1 Phonics Screening will begin on Monday and continue for the next fortnight. On Tuesday, we will have school photographs so everybody will need to wear their full school uniform and black school shoes.

Finally, if your child is going on the Year 1 or Year 2 Auction promise, can you please inform the teachers involved. We will then inform you of our upcoming trips.

Have a lovely weekend!

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This week has been an incredible week for Pink classes. For our 'Living Things' Science Week, we have been busy hunting for minibeasts in Paddington Rec.; classifiying animals into groups at London Zoo and we even met some very interesting birds of prey. Our classes also got to meet Roxy the Tortoise, some tadpoles and nine delightful chicks. Thank you to all the parents who made our trips possible and were so supportive of Science Week.

It was a particularly exciting week for Pink 2 as they had their class assembly on Thursday. The children performed so well and we all learned some interesting facts about the Great Fire of London. Well done, Pink 2!

We all hope you and your family have a lovely half term. See you on Tuesday 5th June.

Pink Team

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It has been a wonderful week in the pink classes. Year 2 have successfully completed their SATs and we are al very proud of them in St. Joseph's.

We have been blessed with nine lovely chicks. They are happy and healthy in Nursery. They are a welcome addition in advance of 'Living Things Science Week' which begins on Monday. Pink classes are going to the zoo and on a 'Minibeast Safari'.

We are very sad as Miss Joshelyn is leaving our school. She has been such an asset to our team and helped colleagues and children with her calm, nurturing nature. It has been a pleasure working with her and we wish her every success in her new role. Thank you, Miss Joshelyn.

Royal wedding fever has spread and we enjoyed a fabulous afternoon of music, treats and dance. Everybody wore their own customised crowns. We wish Harry and Megan health and happiness for their future together.

Have a lovely weekend!

Pink Class News

We have had a busy and exciting week in Pink classes. In RE we learned about the Ascension and wrote about Jesus going to heaven to be with God. The children also completed some art based on the Ascension. It is also may - the month of Mary- so we have been thinking about Mary and praying to her each day.

It was our second week of SATs and the children have now completed 2 maths and 2 reading papers. The children will have a spelling paper and a punctuation and grammar paper over the next few days so remember to get plenty of rest over the weekend.

We are continuing our topic 'The Great Fire of London' and next week the children will be designing and constructing a home from the 1600's. Each child will need to bring in a shoe box or a similar cardboard box (with windows cut out in advance).

Science Week is also coming up. Our theme is 'Living Things'. If you are available to accompany your child's class on a trip, please contact the class teacher. We are all really excited and cannot wait to learn about all of God's wonderful creatures.

Have a lovely weekend.