St Joseph's School - A Catholic Voluntary Academy

Curriculum Portfolio

 

Autumn Term 2021

Mission Together

Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Gattison House Christmas Decorations

Remembrance Focus Work

Stronger Communities Team - Litter Assembly 

Roald Dahl Day

Black History - History Theme Focus

Hour of Code

CAFOD/Local Harvest Celebration 

#Take10toRead

British Values - Democracy

Day of the Dead

Other Faiths - Bollywood Dance Day/Indian Theme Day

 

 

 

Spring Term 2022

Fairtrade Fortnight

World Book Day

Doncaster Storytelling Festival

Operation Christmas Child Thanks

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

 Safer Internet Day

Other Faiths Week

Children's Mental Health Week

British Values - Rule of Law

Mental Health Focus Week

Well-being Focus Day Visitor

 

 

Summer Term 2022

Year 6 Wellbeing Day

English History 

Year 6 Dance Day

World Ocean Day 

Athlete Visit 

French Day 

 

Summer Term 

Year 6 Wellbeing Day

English History

Year 6 Dance Day

World Ocean Day 2022

World Oceans Day Poster Competition

Athlete Visit - Sponsored fitness circuit

 

French Day 2022

Spring Term 2022

Fairtrade Fortnight 2022

World Book Day 2022

World Book Day draw along

World Book Day winners

World Book Day parade 

Doncaster Story Telling Festival

Operation Christmas Child 2021 - Thank you to Pastor Eric for sending this lovely letter showing the children receiving their boxes in Albania, also a big thank you to all who took part in Operation Christmas Child 2021!

Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

 Safer Internet Day

Other Faiths Week

Children's Mental Health Week

British Values - Rule of Law 

Mental Health Focus Week

Well-being Focus Day Visitor

Mission Together 

 

On Monday 10th January, Claire from Mission Together led an assembly for St Joseph’s School all about ‘Mission Together.’ Unfortunately, we couldn’t be together and instead had to meet in our classes on Teams. Despite this, it was a lovely assembly and Claire showed our children photos and videos of the children they had helped across the different continents. At the end of the assembly, Claire thanked the children for all their generous donations to the ‘Mission Together’ fund. The children had collected their change in a little red house money box before Christmas. The grand total donated was £175.11. Thank you all for your support to raise funds for Mission Together.

 

You can find more details about the work of Mission Together on their website. Mission Together – The Pope’s official children’s charity for overseas mission

 AUTUMN TERM 2021 

Remembrance Day for Lost Species

Tuesday 30th November 2021 

As part of Remembrance Day for Lost Species the children explored stories of extinct and critically endangered species,  We discussed the effect humans had on the planet and ways we can work to support a more sustainable way of living.

Gattison House Christmas Decorations

A massive well done and thank you to all the children who contributed to the window display at Gattison House. After a little delay due to Covid, the displays are now proudly positioned in the window.

The staff and residents would love for the children to walk past and try to spot their work.

Give the residents a festive wave as you pass if they are in the dining room :-)

Also a big thank you to Gattison House for our lovely gifts and kind letter. 

 

Remembrance Focus Work

As part of our Remembrance work, we were invited to complete some art work to be displayed in a local nursing home. This was to brighten the home up for the residents and help them reflect over the Remembrance period. Please have a look at the work displayed in the local nursing home



Stronger Communities Team - Litter Assembly 

On Monday 15th November, Pat and Richard from the Stronger Communities Team in Doncaster came to discuss ‘Litter.’ The children heard about how much littering costs the community and the environment and about what can happen if people make the wrong choice and choose to litter. The children had some excellent questions after the assembly about what they had heard.

Roald Dahl Day - 13th September 2021

Roald Dahl Day Mr Wonka Hat Competition

Here are our class winners from the competition, they had to use their creative powers to design Mr Wonka a new hat. Making it bright and colourful for him to stand out in the crowd.  Aren't their creations fabulous, they each won a special prize, well done.

Roald Dahl Day displays

Each class worked hard to create a Roald Dahl inspired door display to decorate our school ahead of the day,  don't they all look great! 

Black History - History Theme Focus

Hour of Code

Hour of Code -  Week commencing 6th December

The nursery children enjoyed participating in our ‘Hour of Code’. The children became coders for the session and played the game code monkey. Playing this they learnt the simple coding basics to move the monkey to open the treasure chest.

CAFOD/Local Harvest Celebration 

#Take10toRead

Year 2 taking part in #take10toread

British Values - Democracy

Day of the Dead
On Tuesday 2nd November, St Joseph’s School joined the ‘Right Up Our Street’ team in celebrating the ‘Day of the Dead’ Window Wanderland.

The Mexican holiday of ‘Day of the Dead’ is a way to celebrate the memory of those we’ve lost in a positive way. It is linked to the Catholic feasts of All Saints and All Souls.

Before the autumn half term, each Key Stage 2 child was given a pack of resources donated by the ‘Right Up Our Street’ Team. This pack was used to decorate the children’s home windows ready for the Window Wanderland on the evening of 2nd November. Our Key Stage One children were encouraged to also take part by decorating their windows with materials they already had at home.

 Over half term, there were community groups ran at the community centre where the children and their families could attend to make resources for their windows. More details on the Window Wanderland can be found by clicking here.

 

Rossington Window Wanderland – Window Wanderland

Rossington Window Wanderland — Right Up Our Street

 

We had some amazing window entries! Please see some of them on the slideshow below.

We had a very difficult job picking the winners from across school. Please see our winning entries below.

On Tuesday 2nd November, we invited ALL of the children, Nursery-Y6 to come dressed in a ‘Day of the Dead’ theme costume or in an outfit that reminded them of someone who is no longer with us. The children had some wonderful explanations to why they were wearing the clothes they were. There were also some excellent costumes! The staff did an amazing job too.

Each class was given a window (road facing) in school to decorate and these were completed ready for the Window Wanderland on the evening of 2nd November. There was be a special Mexican Meal served for our children on the day too.

Throughout the day, the children completed art work and tasks based on the Day of the Dead theme. Some excellent work was produced and the children and staff learnt a lot about the festival and this different approach to celebrating the life of those no longer with us.

At the end of the day, the children were invited to share a film, The Book of Life (U). Children were collected from school between 5pm and 5.20pm, and as a family, many people explored the windows around the village with the children in their costumes. During the film, a face painter was in school to paint some of the children’s face with a day of the dead theme.