Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting
the welfare of children and young people. We expect all
staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.
If you have concerns regarding the safeguarding or
welfare of any of our pupils, please contact Mrs Elder
(Designated Safeguarding Lead,) Mrs Scott or Mrs Garcia
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead.)
The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
On our class pages, you will be able to find out more about "Team Green": the children, staff and curriculum. In Green Class, we uphold the highest academic standards whilst enjoying our learning - we really do believe that the sky is the limit!
Our teacher is Mrs Garcia; Miss Goodwin also teaches a number of subjects such as Science, Art, PSHE and Computing. Mrs Kay and Miss Young support our class.
Green Class had amazing fun learning with Rhema Theatre during Anti-Bullying week using to drama to explore these important themes.
At St Joseph's the children and parents took part in a Maths day. Each class planned some challenging and exciting problem solving. The parents were invited to look round each class and joined in with the children while they took part in fun maths activities.
Many positive comments were made by the parents' about the activities including ideas from themselves for future activity days.
Here are some pictures from the fun we had in Green class.
The school took part in a science day. We had a visit from Flash bang science, which provided us which lots of exciting activities and investigations. The children took part in an experiment which involved them learning how different chemicals work with other objects and solutions.
Here are Green class having fun with science.
As this week is Holy week, we had a visit from Rhema Theatre Company who provided each class with a work shop to focus on the events that occurred during this week.
The children had lots of fun learning about the importance of Holy week.
In Green class we worked in groups to re-tell the Easter story. They had to create freeze frames to show different parts, for example, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, The tomb and Easter Sunday.
It is so important that your child is reading regularly at home. Reading regularly increases your child's fluency as a reader, which in turn makes their whole learning experience much easier and more efficient. Furthermore, it enables your child to engage with and enjoy books and enter new worlds of imagination. It develops their vocabulary and helps their understanding of what it is to be a human!
Even if your child is a fluent reader, it is still important that they read regularly at home, preferably out loud. Talking about books is fantastic learning for your child; asking simple questions that expect your child to find information from the text, or asking children to explain or look up new words. It's also good to keep asking "why?" e.g. "Why do you think that character said that? What are they thinking?" Why not ask your child to predict what will come next... and don't forget to ask "why" they think that!
Your child has been given a reading book; they may bring their book in to be changed on any day of the week. A record is kept of how often they are changing their reading books.
Have a look on our Maths curriculum page (Parents/Curriculum/Maths) for more information on how to support your child at home with their mathematical learning.
Spelling is taught both as a discrete lesson and as part of the whole curriculum. Children learn about spellings in three ways:
Anti-Bullying Week (13th November 2017)
In Green Class, we have been writing poems in response to bullying using simile and metaphor. Here is a poem by Brandon:
Bullying is a knife at a thousand degrees digging into my heart;
Bullying is a bomb detonated by my soul...BANG!
One million tears make a pond then...
That pond becomes a bald bird that has been bullied throughout its life.
Like me, I am this bald bird.
Destroyed life. Feeling alone. No back up. Nothing;
People do this for fun;
You could have a friend, but no, not even a friend that will stick up for you
To help you through hard times.