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St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae

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Welcome to

St Joseph's Catholic Primary School
Ysgol Gatholig Joseff Sant.

We grow together in God’s love as we pray, learn and play

Dyn ni’n tyfu gyda ‘n gilyddd mewn cariad Duw wrth i ni weddio, dysgu a chwarae


Week beginning 10/2/20

"Who's that trip, trip, trapping over my bridge?"

We have been exploring different sizes!

We compared the sizes of the three billy goats gruff. We retold the story using puppets and had great fun re-enacting the story using the bridge in the woods. We also used recycled materials to make our own bridge.

The woods were really muddy this week - we had great fun!

Week beginning 27/1/20

This week we heard the story of the Gingerbread Man 2. Mr Fox is very sorry for eating the Gingerbread Man and turns over a new leaf by becoming a gingerbread baker. He makes hundreds of gingerbread men. We went hunting for some of them in the woods. We couldn't find Gingerbread Man number 1 - he decided to go on an adventure. He sent us some picture clues to follow to find him. 

Week beginning 20/1/20

Run, run as fast as you can. You can't catch me ........

This week, we read the story of the Gingerbread Man. We made ( and ate!) gingerbread. We counted and ordered gingerbread men according to their number of spots. In Religion we heard the story of the presentation in the Temple and made Candlemas lamps. We will bring these home on Monday and share our prayer with you.

Wk beginning 20-1-20

Little pig, little pig, let me come in.

We have huffed and puffed all week! We dressed up as the characters and retold the story. We built houses from straw, sticks and bricks. On Wednesday we went wolf hunting in the woods (but we didn't find him). 


Week beginning 13/1/20

Fee, fi, fo fum! 

Can you guess what we have been reading this week?

We've had lots of fun with Jack and the Beanstalk. We have sequenced and acted out the story. We looked for magic beans in the sand and picked them out with tweezers; In the water the bubbles looked like clouds and we built the giant's castle with foam blocks. We mixed blue and yellow to make different colour greens and painted our own beanstalks. 

We planted our own beans and we will be watching them grow into beanstalks - maybe they will grow as tall as Jack's!


Week beginning 6/1/20

Welcome back to Nursery! We had 4 new children start - 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon. They have been welcomed and are settling in very well, making lots of new friends. This half term our topic is "Tell me a story". We will be reading lots of traditional tales and basing our activities around them. 


We have had a very busy final week of term! On Wednesday Nursery had their Christmas parties and had a surprise visitor - Father Christmas. He gave everybody a present. We played lots of party games.

The Nursery Team would like to thank all parents for their support throughout the term and wish you all a happy and holy Christmas.


The Nursery children are little stars! They told the story of the first Christmas and sang with gusto.


This week we have been exploring different 2D shapes. We made a Christmas tree from triangles and then named the shapes that we stuck on as decorations. We counted how many decorations we put on our trees.


When we came into school on Monday, our classroom was all ready to celebrate a birthday. Our shop was selling birthday items - cards, candles, cakes, biscuits, party hats and our home corner had lots of Happy birthday banners up. We sold and bought the items in the shop using real pennies and then set up the home corner to celebrate.

We compared different sized candles to find the biggest and the smallest.

We talked about the candles and have been using the word"isn't". Mrs Wheeler asked us - Which candle isn't green? and then we had to find it!

We've also started to make our Christmas decorations - but they are going to be a surprise!


The RSPB came to visit Nursery this week and we went out into the woods for a colour treasure hunt. We also used our different senses whilst working in the woods.

We have been practising our counting and ordering numbers. We have been improving our scissor skills - some of us made hats!


This week, we have been learning about hedgehogs. We learned about hibernation, what hedgehogs eat and how they protect themselves. We made hedgehog bread, models from plasticene and used our snipping and cutting skills to make hedgehog spines. We played "Hedgehog pop". We rolled a dice and had to count and press the hedgehog's nose the number of times shown on the dice. We didn't want the hedgehog to pop and throw out all his spines! On Wednesday, Afternoon Nursery had a visit from the Teddy Bear Hospital.


This week, we began looking at different celebrations. We made firework pictures using different techniques. First we printed with tubes and paint, then we made firework string pictures. We sorted symbols we would find in a Baptism from those we would not find. We have been role playing a baptism and baptising our dolls.

When we came into school on Monday, the shop was all ready for us. Marks and Spencers very kindly donated some of their little shop items, so we spent some time opening the packets - it was like a lucky dip! We have been using real money and pretending to be shopkeepers and customers. On Thursday, we looked at different coins and tried to match all the ones that were the same. We also went into the woods and played with the parachute. On Friendship Friday, we thought about what makes a friend and told our friends what we like about them. What a busy week back we have had!


We began our new topic in Religion - Welcome. We thought about how and when we welcome people and made welcome posters.

We painted tubes to make trees trunks and then used our scissor skills to cut the branches. We rolled and squeezed plasticene to make Autumn trees and also scrunched up coloured tissue paper and stuck them on tree outlines.

Week beginning 14/10/19

We have been playing games and learning to take turns. Mrs Wheeler and Mrs Brooks think we are fantastic! This week we played animal pairs. It was really tricky trying to remember where the matching animals were.

In our play we have been investigating patterns and sorting objects. 

We've had lots of fun investigating textures and making marks in our tuff tray.

We were very adventurous and brave in the woods. Some of us thought we heard the three bears in the shed!

On Friday we finished our Rainbow of friends topic by making rainbow fruit kebabs - mmmmm!

Next Friday will be "wear a colour to school" day.


We had a visit from the Glitter Bugs. They left us a machine which helped us see the germs on our hands. It helped us learn how to wash our hands properly to get rid of all the germs

Week beginning 7/10/19

This week we have been exploring our sense of touch. We have played feely bag games, and felt and described different textures. We had shaving foam in the tuff tray for mark making. We went out into the woods and found natural materials which were rough, smooth, bumpy, prickly, soft and hard. Frankie also taught us how to play hide and seek!

In maths we have been copying patterns.

On Friday we tasted different vegetables and made rainbow wraps.

Today we made toast! We explored what the bread was like before and after it went in the toaster. We taste tested butter, jam, honey and marmite on our toast and chose our favourite. We then made our own slice of toast and spread our favourite topping - delicious! Mr Mansfield enjoyed the toast too!


Over the last few weeks we have been exploring the world with our senses. This week it was the turn of using our ears to hear lots of different sounds. We played listening games and found out how to make music with different instruments – some we had to shake, some we scraped and some we banged! We made loud and quiet noises. We investigated sounds we could make with our bodies. We made different sounds in the water – we’ve had lots of fun!

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