St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

Following in the footsteps of Jesus, together we love live and learn.

W/B 15th January 2024

Here is Antarctica.

Elm children looked at another non fiction book - Here is Anartica.  They found out some amazing facts about penguins, including how tall an Emperor Penguin grows. They painted a life size Emperor penguin, attached it to our door and then measured themselves to see how tall they are next to the Emperor penguin. All of us 'grown ups' were just as surprised as the children as to the size of the Emperor penguin.

The children are continuing to amaze us with their phonic knowledge. They really are like little sponges, absorbing everything we say. Their segmenting and blending skills are very impressive.


Maple children joined  Elm for PE.  For our warm up, the children walked like penguins, then we added a ball onto our feet to mimic the penguins keeping their eggs safe.  It’s a lot harder than it looks.  The children love having the parachute out. They took it in turns to run around the parachute, grab a number between 1-3 and pick up the corresponding number of snowballs and throw them onto the parachute. They thought it was so funny watching all the snowballs bounce up and down on the parachute. We ended our session with a snowball fight.

Elm children joined Holly class again for PE.  They played a game called Granny's Footsteps, practised balancing a cone on their heads whilst moving. 

The children thoroughly enjoyed all the team games and working together and demonstrated amazing listening skills.
A very fun, informative week for all!