Year 4

Blue Class News

Apparently it doesn't get much better than wearing your pyjamas to school. Much fun was had by all today as the children carried out their lessons in maximum comfort!

In RE the children ordered the service of baptism and explained in detail what each step entails. Many thanks for all of the lovely Baptism photos which are currently on display in the Blue classes.

Maths lessons this week continued to focus on time. The children have really persevered on what can be a tricky topic. It's been great to watch the children challenge themselves on the more difficult tasks.

In other lessons this week we have: designed Christmas cards, tested the durability and permeability of rocks, designed Stone Age tools and written adverb poems.

Wishing you all a restful and safe half term break.

Finally, a big congratulations to Miss Dowling who will become Mrs Ward over the October break. We wish her every happiness on her special day.

Blue Class News

The Blue classes most enjoyed resuming their tennis lessons this week. Each Thursday the classes will concentrate on basic skills and weekly matches which will put them in good stead for the Westminster tennis competition later in the year.

This week we also launched our new RE topic of Promises. In this topic the children will be learning about the promises made in Baptism.

In Maths we have focused on time. In the different classes we have: read time to the nearest minute, calculated time intervals and read bus timetables.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Blue Class News

It's been an extremely busy week at St. Joseph's. Yesterday the children performed beautifully in the annual Poetry Idol competition. It was great to see the children deliver their poems with such confidence and enthusiasm.

This afternoon the children shared poems and Harvest songs to celebrate our Harvest service with Father Jeff. Many thanks for all of the food donations which will be forwarded to our chosen charity, The Passage.

In other lessons this week we have: written prayers of thanksgiving in RE, created cave paintings, compared similes and metaphors and tested different Maths statements.

Finally, a big congratulations to all of the children who competed in the cross country at Regent's Park yesterday. What a great achievement to come first out of all schools in Westminster.

Blue Class News

Blue 1 has had a wonderful day at Forest Schools at Paddington Rec. Each class will attend a number of sessions throughout the year, which will further enhance the learning taking place in class. In Science lessons we have been taking a close look at rocks and their properties. The children have done a great job of adapting technical vocabulary and are looking forward to our experiment on porous materials next week.

There is much to look forward to next week. The Blue classes will be studying poetry in English lessons, and there will be an emphasis on imagery whilst using similes and metaphors. Each child will be creating their own poem to present to the rest of the class. On Thursday, the annual Poet Idol competition takes place. Don't forget to keep practising your poems over the weekend, as we will be selecting finalists on Tuesday.

Father Jeff will lead the Harvest Festival service at 2pm next Friday. The children have been busy learning Harvest Festival songs and poems to celebrate this enjoyable occasion.

In other lessons this week we have: written our own versions of The Tunnel, explored patterns and rules related to times tables, learnt about Kandinski's contributions to the art world and compared different types of Stone Age housing.

Wishing you all a restful weekend.

Blue Class News

It's been a great start to the new academic year in the Blue group. The children have settled in well to their respective classes. We have launched a variety of exciting topics, and the children have impressed us with both their enthusiasm and already existing general knowledge.

In English, the children have explored the art of descriptive writing whilst traipsing though the Amazon Rainforest. We have been appreciating our author of the term, Anthony Browne and his cleverly crafted illustrations.

Father Jeff welcomed us in a lovely Mass last Friday and explained to us the significance of the Adoremus as celebrated by the church this year. In class we are studying the topic of Homes. The children have already begun to make links between chosen Bible readings and how we can always be making positive contributions to our families, school life and the community.

Wishing you all a happy and restful weekend.

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!

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.

Blue Class News

It was great so see so many fathers this morning for the annual donuts for dads morning. KS1 then lead a beautiful service to finish the morning and celebrate Father's Day.

Yesterday, Blue entertained us with an assembly to celebrate World Ocean week. They highlighted the importance of using plastics responsibly and the affect of our actions.

In other lessons this week we have: plotted co ordinates on the four quadrants, revised homophones and discussed the importance of kindness in everything we do.

Wishing you all a great weekend!

Blue Class News

It was lovely to welcome back the children looking refreshed on Tuesday. Yesterday, Year 3 looked wonderful as they celebrated their communion with Mass in the hall. Father Jeff talked about the tabernacle in Our Lady's Church, which contains the body and blood of Christ. He also explained that when we take Communion, we become living Tabernacles as we are carrying the body and blood of our Saviour Jesus Christ. Father Jeff highlighted the importance of remembering that we are speaking for Jesus and our actions and words should reflect this.

Today Blue 3 entertained us with a Healthy Eating assembly. The children told us of the importance of eating 5 a day in order for us to be full of energy and as healthy as possible. Blue 3 then showed off their dancing and singing skills with a lovely rendition of Agadoo. Next week we look forward to Blue 1's assembly as they are going to talk about plastics and the ocean.
This week the children have: learnt about perpendicular lines, researched the difference between epidemics and pandemics, identified determiners within a sentence and celebrated Recycle week.

Lastly, Year 4 have been full of excitement today in anticipation of the annual sleepover. We would like to wish Mrs Husain, Mrs Viana and Mr Bowles the best of luck! Your children will be ready for collection at the front entrance at 8.30 am tomorrow morning.

Blue Class News

A wonderful day has been had by all, on this beautifully sunny Friday. It was great to see the children in their favourite outfits and the glorious crowns they wore to top them off. After lunch, the children took part in a very British outdoor afternoon tea party. The day was made complete with dancing, cupcakes and games. What a great way to start the Royal wedding weekend!
Earlier on in the week, each class completed wedding themed activities. We have studied the royal family tree in comprehension lessons, completed Royal maths challenge cards and created wonderfully colourful cakes.

Next week we look forward Science week. On Monday we will travel to Kew Gardens and on Friday to the Zoo. The Blue teachers are excited at the prospect of exploring two such beautiful locations.

Please note that the children will need to wear their P.E. kits and bring a packed lunch on both days. Don't forget the sun cream, as the forecast looks rather warm for Monday!

Have a great weekend, wherever you may be.