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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

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Red Class

God wants me to be the best me I can be in Red Class.

 

Hello everyone. I am Mrs Scott the Red Class Teacher. I teach Nursery and Reception pupils at St. Joseph's Primary School.

A huge welcome to all our new starters joining us in September and a warm welcome back to our existing pupils. I am excited to see all your lovely smiling faces. 

 

Red Class Information

 

Staff in Red Class

 

  • Mrs Scott-Class Teacher and Deputy Head
  • Miss Colak-Teaching Assistant
  • Mrs Conneely- Teaching Assistant
  • Miss Watters- Welfare Assistant/Classroom support

 

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 and a reading record within their first few weeks starting school. They will also be able to bring home a library book that they can change regularly. 

 

Your child will be listened to read on Mondays and Thursdays. Books will be changed accordingly. Please ensure your child returns their books on these days. 

We expect children to have practised their books before they are changed. 

 

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

 

Red Class P.E days are on Thursdays and Fridays in the afternoons. Please 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 Red Class

 

During the first few weeks in Red Class, 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 "Helping heroes". In this topic, we will be learning about different types of jobs and vocations. We have an exciting Fire station investigation area in the classroom for the children to explore. 

 

Baseline

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.

 

For more information, please visit:

 

https://www.theschoolrun.com/reception-baseline-assessment-tests-explained-for-parents

 

A sneak peak at our lovely classroom.....

 

Outside exploring nature with our senses

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