St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School

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

W/B 2nd October 2023

Guess how much I love you 

The children have all enjoyed listening to Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare comparing how much they love each other.  We talked about the differences between hares and rabbits and have been singing 'See the little bunnies sleeping' (which is definitely a firm favourite) and learning a new song called 'Little Peter Rabbit'. 
In number we made a giant hare/rabbit number line, ordering numbers from 0-10 and explained why the numbers were in that particular order.  We then shared out all the numbered rabbits, and put the corresponding number of poms poms on each rabbit.
During movement we practised stretching our arms out wide just like Big Nutbrown Hare, as high as Little Nutbrown Hare and then practised tumbling (roly poly's), hopping, bouncing and racing.
Last week the children saw some ice come out of the freezer, they were fascinated with how smooth and cold the ice was.  To continue with their investigation, the children were presented with some lumps of ice, plastic hammers and spoons, eagerly they donned their aprons and set to work chipping at the ice; stroking it, scratching it, holding it in their hands to see if they could find out what was hiding.  After a great deal of perseverance the children found Big and Little Nutbrown Hare hiding inside!
Everyone has really enjoyed Guess How Much I Love You and all the activities that followed.

What a very busy week we are having, as well as lots of fun in the classrooms and outdoor areas, we are also practising for our Harvest Festival - Our Scarecrow Trail.  We are looking forward to seeing all the children's scarecrows as they come into school. The whole school are supporting Malvern Food Bank this year at harvest time, we would be grateful for any donations of food with a long shelf life such as tins, household products or toiletries to help those less fortunate. This is leads on from our Catholic social teachings last week about the fair distribution of food. Thank you for all your support.


We have been busy making soup for the parents to enjoy at our harvest show. The children have been putting the ingredients, particularly the coriander with scissors and chopping the vegetables, thinking about where they come from and helping to count handfuls into the soup makers and stirring the stock.


We are so proud of the children’s performance in front of the whole school and again for parents and families. They sang and did the actions beautifully. Thank you for the scarecrows and for coming to our show.