Our youngest members of the school led Friday morning's assembly. Following on from Mr Crabtree's school council assembly about reducing plastic in our lunch boxes to help save our world, the children asked the older children to reflect on what the world might be like without flowers, animals, people, sunshine etc. They then read out their own posters with how each and everyone of us can act to help to save the world, with reminders such as picking up litter, not stepping on plants and flowers, turning off lights and TVs. Following the presentation of a variety of certificates and awards, we all sang the hymn, "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands" with actions led by the Foundation class.
Busy Sunday afternoon for St. Joseph parents. A great turn out for the sponsored swim, raising money for the friends of St. Joseph's. More news about numbers of lengths swum and amounts raised in a few days time but it was amazing to see so many determined swimmers ploughing a cross the pool for a whole hour with no complaints. Well done everyone.
Our new initiative to encourage children to be more active in their school day has started. KS2 pupils are being encouraged to run a Marathon. Three times each week the School sports leaders team will set up a course in the field. Each 10 laps run equals 1/2 Kilometer, a whole marathon is 42 kilometers. The race is on....who will achieve a marathon before the end of term?
Back in October 2018 leading environmental scientists stated that if mankind does not change the way we live and our behaviour towards the environment the world will have been so damaged that we will not be able to repair the damage that has already been done by global warming, excessive use of plastics and so on. To draw attention to this ticking alarm and to highlight that 6 months has gone already with little behaviour change the whole of St. Joseph's School gathered on the playground and used instruments, bodies and voices to make noise.
The key stage 1 topic this half term is The Farm Shop. Children have been tasting fruit, counting seeds in fruits, planting seeds and finding out about what the seeds need to grow. The year 1 and 2 children designed and made healthy salads, while the reception children made fruit kebabs. Thank you to those parents who sent in a fantastic assortment of fruit and vegetables to enable the children to create the salads they had planned.
Friday, 22nd March was National Skipping Day 2019. Our day began with the Foundation stage class leading the school assembly and the reception children each stating one reason why skipping is a good thing to do. Several children then demonstrated different ways of making skipping fun. Throughout the morning and lunch time breaks, our children tried to complete as many skips as they could. Our total for the school will then be submitted to the organisers of national skipping day, to hopefully help set a new UK record of more than 7.45 million skips across the country in one day! It was lovely to see so many children taking part, and even our youngest children trying their hardest to skip.