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.
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Purple Class

Welcome new purple class

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I would love to see what you are all doing! Please send any photo's of activities or work to me at


Join us in our quest to support the Summer of Hope

Hope for the summer

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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.

Useful websites

You Are My Sunshine!

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We'll meet again

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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.


Mrs Sanderson

Be Kind...

Message from Mrs Khan

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A message to you all from the staff

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Fabulous work by our kids in school...

Welcome to the Purple Class page, here you will find updates of what we have been up to in class and some useful links.




Remember our safety rules whilst learning online and always check anything you are unsure about. If anything makes you feel unsure, don't forget STOP! BLOCK! TELL!


Oak National Academy is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it has been created in response to the coronavirus lockdown.
 The online classrooms deliver structured and planned online lessons and resources and will cover all areas of learning.  
Stay safe Purple Class!
Missing you all lots and lots!❤️  
Mrs Khan

Weekly Home Learning Timetable

Home learning challenge 


Hello purple class! Hope you’re keeping busy! Here are a few activities to be doing to keep you busy! 


Maths Project

Everyday maths activities that you can do:

  • Learn to tell the time- both analogue and digital and convert between the two times.
  • Bake and measure out your ingredients using scales- can you convert the measures between grams and kilograms and millilitres and litres?
  • Look at the weights of foods and items in your cupboards. Can you order them from the smallest to the largest weight?
  • Estimate the weights of items from your cupboards then check and work out the difference between your estimate and the actual weight (using grams and kilograms).
  • Learn times tables by bouncing a ball and saying the multiples of a particular times table on the bounce of a ball.
  • Play games such as monopoly that involve maths.
  • Create your own maths games such as snakes and ladders.
  • Count any change that you have in a jar and work out the total.


Easter Challenges

  • keep a diary
  • Learn about the Easter story and create a pop up book 
  • join in with joe wicks every morning on YouTube
  • Practise your timetables 
  • Make an assault course in your garden 
  • Write a story based on your favourite book 
  • relax and meditate- use Cosmic kids 
  • design a poster for your window to tell people walking past your house to stay safe 
  • take part in the daily prayers 
  • create a prayer area in your house or room
  • write a bedtime story for Elsie 
  • create a quiz for your family 
  • create a poster about washing your hands
  • keep a diary 
  • write a repetitive poem 


Message from Mylo

I am missing all of you so much. I got a little bit bored so I ran off with Mummy’s (Mrs Elder’s) tea towel so that she would chase me. I am keeping her busy but am missing you all. Please look after yourselves and hopefully I will see you soon.
Love Mylo XX


Homework will be handed out every Friday and collected in the following Thursday.  There will be one English and one Maths piece of Homework a week.


Purple Class Homework rules


  • Always try your best.
  • Ask your parents for help only when you need it.
  • If you are unsure or need more help, please ask a teacher in school.
  • Use a pencil or a black pen to do your best handwriting.
  • Hand in your homework book every Thursday morning.
  • Your homework book is your responsibility, not your parents.
  • If homework isn’t handed in on the Thursday, you will miss a break time.


Reading books


We aim to check reading books every day, whether your child has read their book or not, please bring it in so we can read with them in school.





PE is every Friday, please leave PE kits in school where possible and we will send them home at the end of each term.




Library Books


Each child in Purple Class will be taken to our school library on a Tuesday and will able to choose a book to keep in their tray.



Year 2 SATs


The Year 2s will be doing their SATs in the middle of May. The children will be tested on their Maths and English skills. Please be reassured that we deliver these tests in such a way as to ensure it is not stressful for the children; if you have any questions please ask.




To ensure a smooth transition at the beginning of the day there will be a member of staff on the door to address any concerns. If you would like to speak to a member of staff at the end of the day please wait until all the children have been collected to ensure all children are delivered to parents safely. If you feel you would like to make an appointment to speak to Mrs Smith, please do so at the school office.



This week some of us have been multiplying numbers up to 100 by 1 digit numbers. Here are are some pictures of us working really hard to do this using tens and ones and place value counters.


Pantomime trip - Jack and the Beanstalk

In our Science this term we have been learning about keeping ourselves healthy and clean. 

Last week we did an experiment to investigate how easily germs can spread by using glitter. 

After only putting a small amount of glitter on the palm of our hand it soon spread to lots of different places very quickly (Sorry Mr McGough). We had such fun and we all learnt why it is really important to wash our hands. We hope you enjoy looking at some of the pictures.

Germ Spreading Experiment

Bollywood Dancing

As part of our learning about the festival Diwali, a lovely lady came in to school to teach us how to do Bollywood Dancing. We had so much fun!