Easter Bonnet 2015

Pupils from our Nursery class today performed their long-anticipated Easter Bonnet parade. The children thoroughly enjoyed dressing up in their bonnets and parading before both parents and pupils alike. They explained how Easter is a happy time and we notice the world around us grow and develop. A big well done to all of the pupils (and staff!) involved.

An Example To Us All

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I thought I would share with you some news which made us all feel very proud this week. Seamus, a Year 1 pupil with a passion and talent for drawing, has set up his own art gallery in his bedroom. If this was not impressive enough, he is charging visitors £1 to view his work and donating all of the profits to St. Joseph’s Penny! As adults, we strive to be positive role models for our children but this time I think you would agree that we can all learn from Seamus and be proud of his efforts. Well done Seamus!

International Day 2015

On Thursday 26th February we celebrated our annual ‘International Day’ at St. Philip’s RC. On this special day each class chooses a country to represent. They then learn about the language, culture and traditions of their chosen country and greatly enjoy dressing up in clothes representative of that nation. The video below highlights the fantastic effort from both pupils and parents in organising their customes. Well done!

World Book Day…

Today, 6th March 2015, pupils throughout the school celebrated World Book Day. The children brought in books to swap, spent time writing a ‘whole-school story’ and enjoyed reading with pupils from different classes. Also, we had a special assembly where we learnt how to partake in an ‘extreme reading’ challenge (pictures to follow!). The video below features children from different year groups learning to read together.

La Meteo France…

Pupils in Years 5 and 6 have been learning about the weather in French. Under the guidance of our French teacher, Madame Birtwistle, the children have learnt how to say and read different types of weather and, following this, wrote their own weather report. The video below was filmed in a recent lesson and indicates the excellent linguistic skills of our older pupils. Well done!