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 M Scott
(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

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Hello everyone.

I am Mrs Howarth the Ducklings Class Teacher. I teach Nursery and Reception pupils at St. Joseph's Primary School.

A huge welcome to our class page. Please keep looking for regular updates. 


Ducklings Information


Staff in Ducklings;


  • Mrs Howarth-Class Teacher and Deputy Head
  • Miss Colak-Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Groocock-Teaching Assistant


Book bags and reading books.


Please can you ensure your child has a school book bag that is brought to school daily. We don't encourage rucksacks as we don't have the space to store them. 

If your child is in Reception, they will receive a reading book to match their reading ability.

They will also be able to bring home a library book that they can change regularly with Mrs Griffis on Tuesdays. 


Your child will be listened to read daily in the phonics lesson and pupils will receive 1-1 tuition when needed. Please ensure your child returns their books daily as they may need changing after a particular lesson. 

We expect children to have practised their books at home. This will help to build children’s confidence and a love of reading. 


Regular newsletters will be sent home and book bags will come in handy to store these in so that you get the latest updates. 


P.E days


 P.E days are on Tuesdays and WednesdaysPlease ensure your child comes to school dressed in their P.E Kits on these days.

See P.E Kit list below:


  • Plain white T-Shirt
  • Black shorts
  • Black pumps/trainers
  • School Jumper and coat (for winter)
  • Jogging pants/leggings (for winter)


We ask that no jewellery is worn for school please. 


First few weeks in Ducklings


During the first few weeks in Ducklings, the staff will be getting to know what your child can do and will be getting to know their interests. We have lots of fun things planned this term. 

Our topic will be "All about me". In this topic, children will be learning about themselves, their families and think about aspirations for the future. They will be able to link this to God’s plan for them and begin to use our school moto “God wants me to be the best me I can be.” They will have the opportunity to participate in practical activities in provision.



If your child is in Reception, they will be taking part in the Department for Educations baseline assessment. 


The reception baseline assessment (RBA) is a short, task-based assessment of your child's early literacy, communication, language and mathematics skills when they begin school.  The assessment can take place at any point in the first 6 weeks of your child starting reception.


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Over new provision

Valentine’s Day

People who help us


Our visit from the fire service

Our visit to St Peter’s church

The gruffalo

Exciting visitors

Festive fun

Being active

Practical maths


Bonfire night



Music lesson with Ms Walsh

Thunder three

Colour mixing

Looking after the babies

Being active

Take a look around our new classroom

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