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SATs meeting

Please find below the slides from the SATs meeting that was held on Monday 16th January.

Google Expeditions

Today Key Stage 2 have been very lucky to be visited by Google, who shared with us their new app Google Expeditions. This is a new product that allows teachers to take their classes on virtual field trips – we went to the Antarctic, swam with sharks and even went to the moon!

The children absolutely loved this experience and we hope we can use the app and the VR goggles (Google Cardboard) again.

After School Club

St Joseph’s After School Club – We are now taking bookings for our after school club for September onwards. Sessions times are 3pm – 5pm costing £5.50 per session, this includes a snack. Booking forms are located in the reception area. If you would like further information please speak to a member of the office staff.

School Uniform

At this time of year our school uniform providers can get very busy. If you are wanting new school uniform for the start back in September we have been advised that you should allow 28 days for delivery. You will find links to our school uniform providers via our website, where you will also find our school uniform policy and some photos of what our school uniform should look like.

Please be aware of our recently reviewed School Uniform Policy. Please ensure that you adhere to this upon our return in September.

The new Policy can be found on the school uniform page and a copy is going home with pupils tonight.

 

Invitation from Ofsted

Ofsted would like to hear from parents. Please visit: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk  and leave your views on our school.

May Procession Invite

The children have been busy practising for Friday’s May Procession. Parents, friends and family are all invited to attend. We will gather together on the infant playground at 1.15pm.

New bog baby sightings !

Today we made dens to spy on bog baby behaviour in the woodland. We made dens to camouflage ourselves and saw hundreds frolicking in the bluebells.
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We also learnt and mastered a timber hitch which will be useful in the weeks ahead.

FS2 and Y6 Photographs

FS2 and Year 6 Vista photographs will be taken tomorrow, Friday 13th May 2016.  Can all FS2 and Year 6 pupils please come to school in their winter uniform. Thank you.

Pupils can bring their summer uniform to school to change in to once the photos have been taken.

Forest School News

This week something magical has happened in our woods. The bog babies have hatched and were waiting to greet us this afternoon. We were so excited as they whispered in our ears and thanked us for looking after the eggs. We dug a pond for them to live in and made dream catchers to catch our dreams in the sunshine. A huge thank you to our friendly explorer and Fru Fru for helping us achieve our best this afternoon.
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Forest School begins!

We read the story in our story circleSpring has sprung ( well nearly! ) and we have a new group of explorers working in our woods. Today we have discovered Bog Baby eggs in the depths of the woodland undergrowth. They spoke to us and asked us to keep them warm and safe as they had lost their parents. We made them shelters, a nest to keep them snug and covered with layers of leaves to keep them warm. I wonder if the eggs will hatch next week?

A few of us were uncertain about working in the woods today but after an afternoon of adventure and setting out our seating area we all feel incredibly excited about the next few weeks. Everyone worked hard and really enjoyed our drinks and snacks nestled in the shelter. It was really cold when the sun went in so we reminded ourselves that layers are best when we are out and about outside.

We have asked the Wild Man of the Woods to guard the wood and keep the bog babies safe. I asked him for some sunshine next week !

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