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), or Mrs Scott
(Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead).
St Joseph’s participates in Operation Encompass.
Following the report of an incident of domestic abuse,
school will be advised that the child has been involved.
Please see school website for further details
The Safeguarding and Child Protection policy can be
found here. SAFEGUARDING AND CP POLICY
Welcome to Blue Class
God wants me to be the best me I can be
Free Cycling sessions over the Summer holidays
Visit the Cafod website to get involved. There are lots of fundraising ideas you can do at home to go towards a lot of good causes during this time. We need your help!
Times Tables Rockstars
Remember to keep rehearsing your times tables facts on Times Tables Rockstars. Currently, we are in fourth place in terms of speed and accuracy out of 25 local schools, which also includes local high schools! Let's see if we can all work together to be top of the local schools leader board.
Times Table Rockstars Battle Results
Well done to everyone that has taken part in our first ever Times Tables Rockstars Battle. The results are in!
Year 1- 414 points Year 2- 427 points
Year 3- 63 points Year 4 - 2118 points
Year 5 - 5847 points Year 6- 3718 points
The overall winners were Year 5 with 5847 points !
Keep up the good work with your times tables practice and we will have another battle soon.
Please send in any photos of pieces of work linked to this. It would be great to see it all!
Just a reminder that purple mash is a fantastic resource that has daily activities for English, Maths, science, history, geography and ICT.
Any questions about this just drop me an email.
We are creating a time capsule at school to remember this strange time in the future. Please send me some of the fantastic things you have been doing at home and I can add them to the time capsule. It could be photographs, a piece of writing, picture or anything else you have been doing. It should be something to be proud of that shows what amazing things you have been up to.
Please send these to my email email@example.com
Cannot wait to see them!
Home learning Hub
Follow the daily activities :)
Lancashire Library service are offering free books. All you need to do is register using this link.
The day the crayons quit
Listen to this wonderful story.
Pretend you are one of the Crayons. Write a letter to Duncan about how you feel.
Think about your favourite colour.
It is really important that you keep moving and keep active.
The link below is a timetable of activities that change daily. These are really good short activities for children in year 1 and 2.
Remember the more you can be outside the better. Plan a walk a day, have set times for being outside and make sure you take time to relax outside.
The oak learning is a resource created by the government in has 3 lessons on per day. These can be broken down and spread out throughout the day. Oak learning is really good because you are taught by a teacher so it will feel more like school. All you need is a pen and pencil.
BBC Bitesize have made an amazing new resource for each year group. The lessons are broken up into English, Maths and a topic lesson like History. These can be broken up throughout the day.
Select the year group and the correct day and work through the activities.
The Lancashire English team have a live youtube channel. This is great for quick English lessons. these are being added to daily.
Have a go at both of these. If you have any questions or want to show me any of your fantastic home learning please email me.
Cannot wait to see you all again. I am missing you all very much!
Love Miss Taylor
Home Learning timetable
Joe wicks or Lancashire get active
RWI on YouTube
Snack and free time
Home learning packs
New resources on the website
Be active, take part in the active outdoor activities on the website
Share a story
TT Rock stars
You have been sent your log ins for Times Tables Rock Stars. Get practising and beating your previous score!
The last supper
At the passover meal Jesus took a towel and washed the feet of his friends, his disciples. They were all shocked as this was a servants job. Jesus explained that you must be willing to serve one another, as i have served you. Then he told his friends that one of them would betray him. Jesus knew who it was and told Judas to go and do what he had to do. That night he betrayed Jesus. That night Jesus told his friends how much he loved them and he was going to die for them. He explained that he would not leave them alone. He explained that God would send his spirit. Jesus took a loaf of bread, thanked God for the food and shared it around, explaining it was his body. He did the same with the wine and told them this was his blood.
When the meal was over they all went to pray in the garden of Gethsename.
Draw a picture of the Last Supper
Add speech bubbles to explain what Jesus says.
today is the day we remember Jesus riding into Jerusalem on a donkey! Everyone rejoiced and waved palms at Jesus to welcome and praise him!
Design a palm using your hand prints and wave them at Jesus.
Say a prayer to Jesus thanking him for what he is about to do!
These phonics lessons will be daily from Monday till Friday.
Watch the set 2 and 3 lessons daily please
Thank you to all the children who have sent in work they have been doing at home. I will be adding the pictures to the website.
It is essential that you keep some structure during this tough time.
Spring Scavenger Hunt
Find a yellow follow
Find 3 different shaped leaves
Name 3 things you see in the sky
Find 3 living things
Collect 3 colourful items
Find something that grows and is green
Find some water
Find something that crawls
Find 2 birds
Create an picture using the things you have found
Set your family a challenge to find different items
Order the items you found from largest to smallest, can these be measured in cm?
Everyday maths activities that you can do:
The Maths Factor
The maths factor is a free resource https://www.themathsfactor.com/. It has some great videos and activities to work through.
Phonics play has fun and interactive games.
Every day at 6pm Oliver Jeffers is sharing a story, he is one of Blue class' favourite Authors.
Dancing with Oti Mabuse live dance classes everyday
Home learning promise
I promise to add you updates most days to keep you going through this strange time. Please try to keep busy and maybe even learn a new skill. See you all very soon, I hope.
Here is my email address.
Please drop me any questions or any pictures of your home learning challenges. I cannot wait to see them!
Create a supermarket in your house, price up some items and get your family to come and buy some items from your shop.
Can you add the items costs together and give change.
Can you paint an egg for Easter. Ask a grown up to hard boil an egg, let it cool then decorate with paint or felt tips.
Make chocolate Easter Egg nests using your favourite cereal. Fill them with mini eggs and enjoy!
Create an Easter hat, what could you use to decorate it with?
Send me any photos and I will add them onto the website.
Go on an outdoor adventure
Draw and paint what you can see in your garden or around your house. Even go on a bug hunt. Keep a journal just like Charles Darwin would.
Practise your 2s, 5s, 10s and even 3s in and out of order.
YouTube has lots of fun songs and games to help you.
Purple mash is a fantastic online learning website
Every child has an individual log in, these have been sent home. If for any reason you do not have one of these. Let me know via email and I will send you your log in.
Home Learning Challenges
Here are a few ideas to do at home with your family.
Bake a cake
Make a den
Plan a nature walk
Go to the park
Go on a 3d shape hunt
Learn a new song
Create an Easter picture
Write a prayer
Practise your Times tables
Learn about Animals
Read a new book and tell someone about it
Write a story
Learn a new skill
Practice your phonics
Make sure you keep active, there are loads of resources to keep active online. There are some Cosmic kids yoga and stories videos on you tube.
We promise to keep updating the class page with ideas during this time.
Miss Taylor and Miss Clawson
Blue Class have been learning all about pirates. We had a special delivery from a pirate boy called Jim Lad. He sent us some treasure and a book called the pirates next door. We have been learning all about life as a pirate and this week will be writing our own pirate adventures. As the homework treat we made pirate hats.
In maths we have been looking at place value and have enjoyed starting each lesson with a maths problem. Every day we practice our timetables and are trying really hard on learning our 2s in and out of order.
Our geography topic is based on our local area. We have a walk around the school grounds and had a look at what we could see in our local area. This week will be using google maps and finding out all about our town.
In art we have been looking at the work of Monet and we create our own garden landscape in his style.
In science we are learning about plants. We planted some plants and have been making sure they grow by watering them daily and keeping them in a safe place.