Annual Performance Poetry Competition 2018

Next week in school we are holding our annual Performance Poetry week. Children from all classes will be learning by heart and performing a range of classic poems including: The Listeners by Walter de La Mare; The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning; The Lion and...
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Spring Term 2018

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Y6 Advent Liturgy – the Candle of Love

In our Advent liturgies over the last few weeks, we have been meeting some of those who joyfully shared the good news of the Saviour’s birth. The prophets prepared the people for the coming of the Messiah and the shepherds told all they saw of the good news of the...
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Carols at Komatsu

For the last few years, a group of children from our school have been invited by our friends at Komatsu to go and entertain their workers by singing Christmas songs and Carols as they enjoy their Christmas lunch. This year, Miss Allon took the members of her singing...
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Y5 Lenten Liturgy – the Candle of Joy

It fell to our Year 5 class to lead the third of our Advent liturgies this week and it was a beautiful service which reminded us that as we continue on our journey through Advent, we find ourselves ever closer to Christmas and the celebration of God’s gift of...
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Christmas Jumper Day and Christmas Lunch.

Our annual Christmas Jumper day coincided with Christmas lunch at St Joseph’s Juniors this year which made for a very festive celebration as you can see from the photographs below (Naughty Elf even got in on the fun too! – can you spot him in the...
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Spreading the Christmas Cheer!

A group of children from all classes, visited Covent House this week to spread a little Christmas cheer by singing Christmas songs and carols for the residents. After a great sing-a-long, the children were rewarded with fruit drinks and chocolate treats. ‘It was...
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Home for Christmas by Year 5 and Year 6

Taking the theme of ‘No room at the inn’, the Year 5 and Year 6 children’s musical contrasts the bustling commercialism of a modern Christmas with the plight of the homeless at this special time of the year. It’s a manic pre-Christmas shopping...
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It’s Christmas!! by Y3 and Y4

In their Christmas production this year, our Y3 and Y4 classes have added some glitter to the traditional Christmas story, as they count down the hits to see who is top of the festive pop charts! There’s a bit of Motown round the manger with ‘Gabriel’s Soul Patrol’,...
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WELCOME

Welcome to St Joseph’s Catholic Junior School.

Head TeacherSt. Joseph’s Catholic Junior School is a friendly, successful and high-achieving school for pupils aged 7-11, founded in 1898. We are very proud of our many achievements and by following Christ’s teaching we intend to make all that happens within the school speak of God’s loving care for all of us.

By working together our whole school community strives to live out the aims of our mission statement:

‘Christ is our light and our life’ 

in order to ensure that we fulfil our shared school vision of providing a 21st century curriculum for 21st century learners, with the aim of inspiring our children with a love of God, a love of learning and a love of life.

Our website contains lots of information about our school, including up to date news and events listings, as well as recent examples of our work and play.

I hope you enjoy your visit to our website and find it useful.

Christina McDermottHead Teacher

 

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Attendance Points (Spring Term 2018)

Key: 2pts – class attendance over 96%, 4pts – highest weekly class attendance, 6pts – 100% class attendance

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Christ is our light and our life.

 

Other Faiths Week

As part of our RE curriculum, throughout the school, each term, we study Other Faith groups and this term the focus was on Judaism. The objective of these lessons is to develop an understanding of what other faiths there are and how these differ from our own Catholic...

November, the month to remember…

In November the Head Teacher led a very special assembly to celebrate All Souls day, after which the children all wrote a special prayer card to commemorate a loved one who had died, the prayers were hung on our ‘Tree of Remembrance’ (see below) and different cards...

Autumn Nature Day

Mrs Thomson, our Year 3 teacher, is leading our school in achieving the Green Tree Gold Award this year, having successfully led us in our achievement of the Silver award last year. This term she led a whole school ‘Nature Day’ which involved the children going on a...

Handwriting Competition

During the autumn term we hold our annual handwriting competition. Children can either copy one of their favourite poems or write their own poem on the theme of autumn – the one thing they must do is write in their neatest, joined handwriting! The winners (see...

October – the Month of the Rosary

To celebrate October as the special month of the rosary and prayers dedicated to the honour of Our Lady, Mrs Thomson led an assembly explaining the different mysteries and how to pray the rosary. She sourced class sets of rosary beads and encouraged the children to...

Harvest Celebrations 2017

During this autumn term we have celebrated the rich bounty of God’s harvest. At this time of year, we celebrate the harvest festival because it reminds us as Christians of all the good things God gives us. It also makes us want to share with others who are not...

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