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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

Our Week

Welsh Phrase of the Week - September 2022

Welsh Speakers of the Week 16th September

Our Week Beginning 27th June

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This week we had a workshop from Kinetic who taught us lots of different drama games. We did freeze frames and (our favourite) soundscapes. The video is an example of one of our soundscapes where the children imitated the sounds of a forest in the rain. Please see our Twitter page for more photos!

Week Beginning 20th June 2022 - Clay

We had so much fun moulding and sculpting our favourite Wild Things from our class book ‘Where the Wild Things Are’! We made sure to use lots of different techniques that we learnt to ensure our finished product was as close to the pictures in the book as possible. We can’t wait to show you the finished painted product next week!

Week Beginning 13th June - Planting

This week we have been exploring our Where the Wild Things Are topic by discussing our favourite insects in the local environment. We have been planting wild flowers to bees and butterflies to our school.

Week Beginning 16th May - Safe Spaces

Our class had a visit from PC Rhys who taught us all about Safe Spaces to play in. He also let us try on some of his officers uniforms!

 

Week Beginning 9th May - Lava Lamps

This week we have been making lava lamps as part of our science experiments with water. By mixing coloured water, oil and an alka-seltzer, we can create a beautiful lava lamp effect. The oil and water push against each other but the alka-seltzer pushes bubbles of coloured water up into the oil. It was so cool to watch!

St Joseph’s own Spice Girls

Stop right now and have a look at our own Spice Girls! I don’t think they wannabe known as their new nicknames but the resemblance was uncanny. They’ve definitely spiced up classroom life! Below is the usual weekly update because unfortunately I couldn’t make two posts become one. 

Our Week Beginning 20th March 2022 - The Inventing Room

Welcome to Willy Wonka’s famous Inventing Room! We had loads of fun this week designing, making and packaging our very own Wonka bars. We had a choice between White, Milk or Dark chocolate and then loads of different fillings such as Marshmallows, Mini Eggs, Sprinkles and Raisins. We hope mums appreciate an early Mother’s Day present. If your child is very very VERY lucky they might find one of Willy Wonka’s five golden tickets. If they are one of the lucky winners (chosen at random) can they please bring the ticket in on Monday for a special treat. 

Week Beginning 14th March - Context

This week in Art we created pictures using pencils and chocolate sauce. We were drawing our favourite characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had lots of fun with our special treat.

Week Beginning 7th March - Context

This week we designed our own chocolate bar wrappers. We looked at other wrappers and used them to help us create own own.

Eisteddfod 2022

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Here are Blwyddyn Un singing “clap, clap, un, dau, tri” for the Eisteddfod

Eisteddfod/ St David's Day celebration. 

 

Please find below our Competitions for this years Eisteddfod. Children are asked to complete as many competitions as the can over half term and return them to school by the 1st March. 

On the 1st of March we invite the children to dress up in traditional welsh costume or wear red eg. Rugby shirt or a red tshirt.

The children will be having a small celebration in school on the 10th March where they will be performing songs and poems and the judging of the competitions will take place.

 

Eisteddfod Competitions

Our Week Beginning 28th February - World Book Day

We had a blast on World Book Day! It was so fun dressing as our favourite characters or in our pjs. We had an online pantomime called ‘The Incredible Story’ which followed Ben as he tried to do his homework while being distracted by some of our favourite characters from different books and films. 

Our Week Beginning 14th February - Science

This week we looked at Forces in the context of our topic which is Amazing Astronauts. We carried out an experiment and asked ourselves whether the balloon rocket would fly up the rope slower or faster when we added more weight. It was so fun watching it fly across the classroom!

Our Week Beginning 7th February - Children’s Mental and Emotional Well-Being Week

This week was Children’s Mental and Emotional Well-Being Week. We made a Growth Wall where we talked about the ways we’ve grown as individuals since September. We were also very lucky to join Reception for a talk from some of the Healthy Schools Committee and the Rights of a Child Team about bullying and what they learnt in their Spectrum sessions.

Our Week Beginning 31st January - PE

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In PE we have been learning about Shapes and Rolls. Some of us were really brave and tried a backwards roll! Unfortunately we can only put one video up at a time but we will make sure to take lots of pictures next week instead!

Our Week Beginning 21st Jan 2022 - Context

This week we have looked at Venn Diagrams as well as the forces of Push and Pull. We sorted out different things we could think of that used Push, Pull or both into the diagram. We can’t wait for our experiment!

Our Week Beginning 17th Jan - Context

This week we have been making shadow puppets to act out the scripts we have been writing about the aliens that been stealing  everyone’s underpants. This is based on our class book ‘Aliens Love Underpants’.

Our Week - RE and Continuous (week beginning 10th Jan)

This week we started our Special People topic in RE. We looked at people in our community that are special and asked ourselves why. We also had lots of fun with our building and critical thinking challenges.

Our Week - Context

This week we were using our coding skills to help BeeBot deliver presents to all the houses on his street. We were focusing on quarter and half turns because BeeBot didn’t want to go backwards. We constructed the street using our map, coded the BeeBot and then wrote down the instructions just in case he needed them again. We had lots of fun!

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