Newsletter 11 Feb

Masks: We ask all parents to wear a mask when on the school site i.e. carpark. This is especially important when queuing to collect your child and when dropping/collecting your child at morning or after school club/activities.

PE Days: (Remember to wear your PE kit)
Year 1: Tuesday & Wednesday
Year 2: Monday & Thursday
Year 3: Thursday & Friday
Year 4: Monday &Tuesday
Year 5: Monday & Friday
Year 6: Wednesday & Friday

17 Dec

Goodbye: This term we have said goodbye to Mrs. Turner, Y2 Teaching Assistant and Mrs. Pember, Lunchtime Controller. We hope that both are enjoying their free time and that Mrs. Turner is enjoying the Welsh countryside.

We also say goodbye to Miss McLellan, Y5 teacher and wish every success in her new position.

Newsletter 11 Feb

Advent All through December, the children’s RE learning is focussed on the season of Advent. The children are reminded of the signs and symbols of Advent that include candles, the Advent wreath and the colour purple. Familiar scripture will be read, such as the story of the Annunciation. The children will learn about the role of the prophets,
who helped to prepare us for the presence of Jesus. We will also know that we prepare for the second coming of Christ through our prayers and by following Christ. We will embrace and focus on the joy and excitement of the Advent season as a parish community and as the family of God.

8th november

How times flies… We have only two weeks before the end of term. Christmas will be here before we know it! To help navigate the next two weeks, please see a diary of the events below. Although this term seems to have gone by very quickly, it has been a very long term and the children and staff will all be more than ready for the holidays to begin on Friday 17th.

8th november
8th November 2021

I do hope that you had an enjoyable half term break. It has been good to see the children back this week – they have all been full of stories and tales about their experiences over the half term and it has been lovely to hear from them. I was most enthralled with the efforts with the Polish tradition to celebrate ‘All Saints’ and ‘All Souls’ Day and thought you may wish to see how loved ones are remembered…


Half term has started and I know that you are all looking forward to spending time together with your families and enjoying social activities. As our children take a break from their classrooms, we encourage you to please pause for a moment and consider how you can all stay safe and healthy together.

Please read the attached letter from the Local Authority who are expecting a further surge in COVID cases in the coming months.


We have an exciting Book Week ahead with the performance of ‘Treasure Island’ today, cake sales and then dressing up for book day. Photos will be taken and posted on Twitter – so keep an eye out!

stjosepsh march 23

It was lovely to enjoy the sunshine and warmthfor the past few weeks! The children have allsettled in extremely well to their new classrooms and there is an air of quiet determination …


As we approach the start of a new academic year, we would like to make you aware of some changes to the school’s response to the pandemic. We would also like to take this opportunity to remind you of some of the school’s policies and procedures, changes to homework expectations as…

may st josephs

Celebrating Pentecost: The feast of Pentecost is on Sunday 23rd May and marks the day, when the Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and went out telling everyone about God, Jesus and! the Good News. Scriptures tell us, they spoke in many languages so…

stjosepsh march 23
March 23rd, 2021

At the end of the first week of the summer term, it has been lovely to have some sunshine to cheer us up – even if it has still been quite chilly! We have had a very calm week at school and the children have again excelled in just being their unique little selves – making school a delightful place …

school newsletter March
March 26th, 2021

The staff and children have all had a very busy few weeks and it is hard to believe that this is the end of only the third week back at school for most of the children. The children have all settled really well into their classrooms, are obviously delighted to be back with their friends and teachers. The children should be congratulated on their resilience and strength – we are all very proud of them.

Newsletter march
March 3rd, 2021

Congratulations! We appear to have made it to the end of another lockdown period for schools and we are really looking forward to welcoming all the children back into school on Monday. I want to take a moment to thank all of our parents who have …

March 8
February 26th, 2021

Full reopening of School on 8th March

Through our safeguarding measures, we have all managed to keep St. Joseph’s a safe haven for our children. Our aim is to continue our track record for keeping all classes open. This letter will remind you for the key arrangements in place…