St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

"to inspire, to learn, to love with God"

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Hill Top, Hednesford, Cannock, Staffordshire WS12 1DE

office@st-josephs-hednesford.staffs.sch.uk

01543 227225

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World Book Day

The teaching staff enjoyed dressing us as their favourite book character for World Book Day in school.

How can I support my child with their return to school?

Your child may have mixed feelings about returning to school and this is understandable in these uncertain times. There are many ways that we can support children to give them the best chance to stay mentally healthy. Helping children to identify and name some of their feelings and emotions and talk about them is really important.

 

Below are a couple of suggested activities to encourage children to reflect and talk about how they feel about returning to school.

 

Early Years/KS1 - you could try asking them to draw or paint what being back at school is like.

 

KS2 - try asking them what 3 things they are thinking about the most.

 

For more information and ‘top tips’ on how to support your child with the return to school on the 8th March, please visit:

www.nhs.uk/mental/wellbeing - ‘coronavirus and going back to school’

Dear Parents and Carers,
 
As we come to the end of this half term I wanted to write on behalf of myself and all the teaching staff and say well done! You did it! You have supported your children through an incredibly difficult half term and believe me you have done a fantastic job. Many of you have been helping your children with their emotional wellbeing and learning as well as facing daily challenges of your own. I hope we have been able to help where we can and that you continue to reach out if you are struggling.
 
It is unfortunate that we cannot end our half term in some of  the ways we had planned. However, as we look towards Easter and a time of hope, I like to think that we have weathered this storm together and it has made our St Joseph's family stronger than ever.
 
All the staff at St Joseph's are overwhelmed by the messages of thanks and support (as well as the cakes). It really does help us to get through the toughest of days.
 
I would like to thank all of the staff at our school.  Their continued perseverance and determination to give their all to the pupils of our school, no matter what the personal cost, has been truly inspirational.
 
Finally I would like to thank the children. Seeing your smiling faces, either in class or virtually, really brightens up our day. You have worked so hard and you should be really proud of yourselves. You definitely deserve a treat during half term!
 
I wish you all a very peaceful and Google Classroom free half term.
 
Kind regards,
 
Victoria Farrah
 
Acting Headteacher

Our Lady of Lourdes Feast Day Mass

Mass can be viewed here

Thursday 11th February and Friday 12th February

Please note that school is closed on these days due to a case of COVID-19

Key Stage 2 Playground

Our new playground equipment has now been installed...

Monday 25th January 2021

Please note that school is closed today due to adverse weather conditions.

Pupils will be able to access pre-recorded lessons and tasks on Google Classroom

School will reopen on Tuesday 26th January for those children due to attend.

School Closure

Following the Government announcement of 4th January, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School will be closed from 5th January 2021 to all pupils other than to vulnerable children and critical worker children.

 

An individual text message (based on our original list of families that fall into the vulnerable/critical worker category) will be sent confirming eligibility to attend school on 5th January 2021.

 

For those families whose circumstances have changed since the first lockdown, please complete the critical worker audit below if you feel that you now fall into the critical worker category and you wish to send your child to school on Thursday 6th January. New parents to school including Nursery and Reception are asked to complete the audit if applicable.

 

Please return your audit by 3pm on 5th January 2021.  School will review audits on 5th January 2021 and advise eligibility to attend via text message.

 

Remote learning for none critical worker children will be made available as soon as possible. Further communication will be sent out shortly.

Critical Worker Audit

Year 5 Topic Assembly

Friday 4th December 2020

Anti-bullying Week

16th - 20th November 2020

Reception Class -

YEAR 3 -

We have had a wonderful week thinking about friendship and how we can make our lives happy and contented. We made a poster together, joining our ideas through PSHE and RE

YEAR 5 -

1) We created a class 'friendship chain' - each pupil picked a name from a hat and wrote a positive message for that person on a strip of card. Then we assembled the messages to form a friendship chain. 

2) We looked at the qualities needed for a good friendship and then wrote recipes for the perfect friendship in creative writing. 

3) We looked at the impact of different types of bullying and how we as a school can work together to make sure bullying does not happen. 

YEAR 6 - During Anti-Bullying/Friendship week, we have spoken about what a good friend looks like in small groups and shared some ideas on how we could show that we care for each other in the classroom. The children have created a jigsaw puzzle each detailing their aim to unite with each other to put a stop to bullying. This activity was created after looking at different scenarios and discussing what our role would be in combatting any bullying issue

Year 2 Topic Assembly

Friday 20th November - this has been postponed and will take place in the spring term.

Reception & Year 6

Special Friend's Assembly

Friday 13th November 2020

Our Harvest festival food collections that have been donated to a local food bank

Year 6 Prayer Assembly

Friday 9th October

Year 5 Prayer Assembly

Friday 25th September

Reception Class Parent Welcome Meeting

Year 4 Prayer Assembly

Friday 18th September

September 2020

Please find below a parent guide for children returning to school in September, together with information sent to parents in July and a pupil Q&A document

During lockdown we have replaced the sinks and vanity units in the key stage 2 toilets.

WOW - 'What Outstanding Work'

As we are unable to celebrate WOW assemblies at the present time with our parents, we will share these with you here.....

Friday 26th March

Reception Class   

Liam - for his excellent adding skills- He loves numbers and writing number sentences!

 

Isla - For her love of writing- You can always find Isla at the writing table using her phonics skills and showing lovely formation!

Year 1  

Amelia - For working really hard in English and producing a lovely story about Rapunzel. Well done!

Ryan - For settling in really well into Year 1 and working his socks off this week!

Year 2  

Jake  - For coming back to school and working so hard! He is trying his very best in every lesson, listening carefully and putting his hand up to answer and ask questions.

 

Rex - For his great enthusiasm and knowledge of the Titanic! He has been doing extra learning at home and knows more facts than anyone else! 

Year 3  

Megan - For continued dedication to all her work. Megan tries hard across the curriculum and always produces her best.

Callie - For an amazing piece of art, created from scratch. Callie is working incredibly hard and tries her best in all she does. 

Year 4 

Autumn  - for her enthusiasm and great attitude on returning to school - especially our English topic!

 

Kian  - for his progress in our St Joseph's Maths club. Keep up the excellent work.

Year 5

Alice C & Jessie

Year 6

Tom - for his independence and attitude to learning upon his return to school and I hope that he keeps this up to prepare for all the opportunities that his time left in year 6 and his new venture to high school holds.

 

Isabelle - for her confidence upon her return to school. She is learning to deal with her worries amazingly and listens to what her body is telling her well. 

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