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Monday, 31 May 2010

Mr & Mrs Sherwin!!!

Saturday was a very special day for me. It was my wedding day! Lots of family and friends joined us to celebrate our marriage. There was lots of food, drink and dancing and everyone had an amazing time. Even the rain didn't spoil our fun. Thank you everyone for your kind wishes.

Friday, 28 May 2010

More Science and Technology

The staff have made their own electric powered vehicles.

We have also been making solar powered vehicles!

We look forward to experimenting with these models with the children over the coming year.

Science and Technology Training Day

Today the staff have been joined by Claire from Graphic Science. We are all learning how to teach exciting science and technology linked to literature and other parts of the curriculum.

Making balancing bears...

Thursday, 27 May 2010

Pentecost display

Mezyel and Anna created this beautiful Pentecost display for my classroom.

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Making strange animals

The Middle Primary have been learning about animals and their habitats. This week they have been researching and creating interesting animals on a website called As homework over the half term break they have been asked to research animals and their habitats. There is plenty on information about it on the woodlands-school website. The children also need to create their own made up animal. If they, or any of you, want to create a strange animal like the 'zeb-ger-dog-nocerous' in the picture above then just have a go on

Monday, 24 May 2010

Gardening Club's First Harvest

The Gardening Club has just proudly picked their first harvest. Do you know what kind of vegetables these are?

Saturday, 22 May 2010

First Holy Communion Preparation

Father Joy joined us this morning to share with us the good news about Jesus' love.

Friday, 21 May 2010

PTFA Summer Social

New Feathered Friends

Welcome to Jemima and Lucky, members of the Webb family, who came into school this afternoon.

Today's Archery Winners

And the whole team -

Improving our Writing in year 1.

Today children in year 1 have been writing about chicks. They have thought carefully about their writing. The children then read through their work to look for any mistakes. The children thought carefully about making their work better. I was so impressed with all of the children's independent work that I showed it all to Mr Condon.
Well done year 1!

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Water Walk 2010 - 8th July

This morning we will be holding a special assembly launching a new project supporting the charity ‘for-ethiopia’. During Christmas of last year, Jack and Ben Underhill visited the village of Addis Alem with their family. This is the community which St. Joseph’s has supported over the years through a range of fund raising activities, including the famous Water Walks! In this assembly Jack and Ben will present an amazing film they made during their visit and we will talk about plans for the future, which include learning partnerships and Water Walk 2010! Please come and join us and learn about our plans and this fascinating country. For parents who are unable to attend the morning’s assembly, the film will also be shown this afternoon at 3pm.

Little Chick Diary

It was Class Y3/4J's turn this afternoon to have the newly hatched chicks. Everyone was very excited and decided to write or draw descriptions about them in their science books. Abigayle wrote a diary entry. I think it's fabulous!:

My Chick Diary

Wednesday 12th May: it is my first day alive. I am loving life!
Thursday morning: I had a late night because I was cracking lots of
shells with my beak. Lots of children saw me.
Friday: I heard lots of people singing.
Saturday, Sunday: We were lonely.
Monday, Tuesday: I got flight feathers
Wednesday, Thursday: Went into classes; was curious
Friday: going to leave St Joe's

Well done, Abby.

Happy Birthday Chicks! 1 Week Old.

Archery at the Harry Crook Youth Activity Centre

This afternoon, the first of 4 groups came down to the centre to enjoy some archery.

Thanks to Gary and Ryan for organising such a great afternoon.

Here are the winners of the competition -

And the whole team -

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Celebration Bike Ride

Today we had the postponed Celebration Bike Ride. A big thank you to Ben, Emma and John from Sustrans for joining us. Kelsey, Rahim, Jack, Julia and Aaron were the winners of the Virtual Bike Race. We hope this will be a regular event.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Growing Up