Curriculum > House Captain News Archive 2016/17

The Great Fire of London!

Are you familiar with the Great Fire of London? Our year 2’s had a fantastic day last week. First, a great assembly was held in the hall educating our ‘Foxes and Badgers’ about the unlucky event set in 1666.

Unfortunately, the fire engine couldn’t attend the morning because of a real life emergency. However, this didn’t affect our little London villagers! Once they had their assembly on what to do if there is ever a fire, they took a trip to the ‘fire station’ (the playground) and pretended to be fireman and play games.

‘I really enjoyed the part when we raced the other class to see who could get their firemen suits on how funny the instructor was!’ said Eva.

‘ I loved the part when the games happened in the playground… I think foxes won! ‘I also loved the part when the instructor was in the hall and he was talking to us about fire alarms.’ Quoted April.

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House Captains

Welcome back from the holidays!

All the children at St Joseph’s hope you have had a great Christmas and a happy new year! The house captains and vice captains have already had their first few meetings of the year and are busy planning new events and improvements for our school.

We house captains aim to raise twice as much money this year than we did last year. We are beginning to organise lots more opportunities to make a difference, so look out for events linked to some great causes such as:

> Comic relief 2017
> CAFOD Appeal
> Friendship week

Thank you and we look forward to your support!

House Point News!

We have had exciting news this week from our house captains! For the first time since before chirstmas there is a new house champion. St Francis is the first team who have snatched the high housepoint score from St Joseph’s this week and were very excited when the news was announced in our Tuesday assembly this week. A big well done to those in St Francis house and to all the other houses… You could do it too!

Lower School Mass - 18.01.17

We have had some amazing liturgies throughout the years at St Josephs and this one did not disappoint. It was led by Year 1 (squirrels class) and was all about the Epiphany and what the children would bring to Jesus in this day and age. Some of these gifts were: a cuddly blanket, a soft pillow, a red aeroplane and a teddy bear! We have taken some photos of the service which we hope you will enjoy. We thank Reverend Peter for leading the service and we loved his incredible inventions made out of Lego! We also would like to say well done to the whole of lower school for their brilliant singing and reading. “I am very proud of the Year Ones for reading in front of all these people!” Exclaimed Miss Olsen joyfully. We can’t wait to see the next liturgy!

Christmas Fayre

On the 2nd December 2016 we ran a stall at the Christmas Fayre where people had to guess the weight of our Christmas pudding. (a pumpkin cleverly disguised by ourselves!) Lots of people came to our stall and helped us raise lots of money for the school. the winners are:
1st place = Mr Cadby and family
2nd place = Hannah in Owls
3rd place = Shay in Hedgehogs
Well done everyone and Merry Christmas from your House Captains!

Children In Need 2016

On Friday the 18 th November we held a spotacular event at St Joseph’s School. Students and staff dressed in their pyjamas to raise money for Children In Need. The school council arranged a cake sale and a cake raffle and we raised over £200! House Captains judged the 3 children with the best pyjamas and the winners were:
Amelia – Yr 4
Harvey – Reception
Leah – Yr 3
Well done to everyone who dressed up and donated to such a great cause!

Our Trip to PGL

On the 10th of October 2016 Year 6 went to PGL. We spent 5 days at PGL and whilst we were there we did lots of different activities such as a trapeze, a giant swing, Jacobs Ladder, orienteering, dragon boating and a disco!
We had an amazing time and would recommend it anyone who gets the chance to go. Here are some of our thoughts…

“PGL was the best place I’ve been to!”  Thomas
“I had so much fun going on epic adventures with my best friends”  Emily
“My favourite activity was the giant swing”  Kady
“The trapeze was one of the most frightening things I have ever done!”  Mr Rowe