What has been happening this week?

Well, we didn’t get any snow days so it has been an extra busy week worrying about the weather! We are half way through this term and the children are working hard as usual. We have had prayer services , class assembly, visitors and a chaplaincy retreat, that is without staff courses and a lot of learning.

Take a look at our week in action


Year 6 Assembly

Sources or Sauces?

This morning year 6 presented their assembly to to the school and parents. I wasn’t there to see it but spent a lovely hour yesterday adding a few props and tweaks so I know the children would have been amazing. I heard the singing ,and our school hymn has never sounded better. Sources is quite difficult to understand and to be presented in such a way but the children really shared their knowledge .

What better way to celebrate an assembly than with a drink and a biscuit. The PTA will now be providing this treat for every class after an assembly. Mrs O’Dowd was even more grateful as she didn’t have to find cups. A mini packet of biscuits and carton of juice was perfect!

Even a treat for the staff today(and a bonus dress down Friday!)

Watch this space next week for a glimpse at our learning from our new Corridor displays and a little tour of our classrooms!



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PTA Minutes

Please click on the link below to open the minutes from the most recent PTA meeting:

PTA Minutes 15th Jan

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Weekly Newsletter

Please click on the link below to view our weekly newsletter.


Have a lovely weekend!

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This week at St Joseph’s!

Each week I am going to try and capture our highlights (or some of them).This will be through  all aspects of learning ,as well as key points throughout the week . It will also be an opportunity to highlight key focus’ or priorities. 

This week I have managed to pop into class quite a bit to see and hear lots of learning.Especially today as I had to guess who year 6 were describing in their sustained writing(I didn’t get on very well!)

Learning in Action 

Reading with our buddies

Our Learning Environments

School Life 

Well done to Mrs O’Connor (even if I do say so myself) for finding out how to add information under each picture (better late that never)!!!!!

Healthy Packed Lunch & School Dinner Choices

Last term we introduced our Healthy Packed lunch policy(see website and newsletter) this clarified what a healthy packed lunch looked like and that on a Friday children could bring a treat in. Please support us and your child’s well being with this. 

Celebrating Healthy choices this week


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Fun(ish) Friday!

Please remember tomorrow is a non uniform day. A £1 donation is requested with all money going to our school charity (Herts & Essex Air Ambulance) . Donations of cakes for our cake sale will also be greatly appreciated .

The cake sale will be at break time in the hall.

30p to buy back each cake 🙂  

(Please be mindful if making or buying cakes that we are a nut free school)

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Well Done Mark House!

Last week we renewed our efforts with regards to our dojos and our House representation. Dojos are a great incentive but I felt we needed to celebrate them more and recognise the children’s achievements. To show that it really is worth gaining points then the first week’ winning house was promised a treat. This will then be ‘the norm’ every half term.

Today we had our treat! 

Mark were the winning house but the other really weren’t that far behind so well done EVERYONE!!!

Mark House,Myself and Mrs Smith met to visit the forest school this afternoon for hot chocolate,marshmallows and a fire. We had two out of the three which isn’t bad, the fire just didn’t want to light no matter how much Mrs Smith persevered.


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PTA Meeting – A Reminder!

Just a quick reminder that the next PTA meeting will take place at 2.15pm tomorrow, Tuesday 15th January 2019. The meeting will take place in the School Nursery.

The agenda will be as follows:

1. Apologies

2. Re-cap of previous events

3. Future events

4. Year 6 Leavers

5. A.O.B.

6. Next meeting date

Thank you for your continued support.

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Weekly Newsletter

Please click on the link below to view our first weekly newsletter of 2019.


Please note from next week the newsletter can be found in the newsletter section under the parents tab.

Have a lovely weekend!


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Thank You!

A massive THANK YOU to our PTA members for yesterday. It was a fantastic afternoon which really brought us together (My one regret is that it wasn’t my idea!!!)

Well done and thank you for bringing a smile to our faces yesterday (especially as it was free!) and for treating us to a hot drink on a very cold afternoon!

The PTA have made such a difference to our community in only a few months , please support them and us as a school community in next weeks meeting.The PTA works exceptionally hard to provide activities, events,treats for all of our children and ultimately raises much needed funds to support our school.

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Please remember that we have Mass this morning. Parents and families are welcome to start the new year with us. Mass starts in school at 9.10am

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