St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

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

W/B 19th February 2024


Welcome back after half term, we hope you all managed to get a little rest and overpower all the bugs and sniffles that are doing the rounds.


Elm children excitedly entered a world of dinosaurs, starting of the topic by reading Tyrannosaurus Drip by Julia Donaldson.  Everyone was hearing and identifying the rhyming words- well done,  They were introduced to some new phonemes (sounds) and continued to segment and blend words together.  They are doing so well, it’s a pleasure to hear them ‘reading’ the words.  We are so proud of them.


Maple and Elm joined forces for PE and had a great time.  They were pretending to ‘operate’ like certain farm animals.  We had pigs snuffling and rolling in the mud, ducks jumping and quacking away, horses galloping and sheep baa-ing and huddling together.  Once the children had all the animal elements we put out the large apparatus.  The children remembered the safety rules; one person on each section of the apparatus at once, jumping when clear and onto two feet and different ways to move.  We were very impressed with how confident everyone was.


Elm children have been working on a top secret mission - “mum’s the word” hint hint…
You will find out very soon, but you will definitely  be pleased and proud.  

Elm children finished their week off to a very, muddy, slippy Forest School with Holly class.


A great start to the new half term - keep up the good work everyone!