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Curriculum Newsletter

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Please open the documents below to view the topics that our pupils will learn about across the curriculum as well as the objectives they will cover in English and Maths.

(December 18th) Year Six led the school in a Christingle Worship. The Christingle was an opportunity for the school community to come together to worship God and Jesus’ coming as the Light of the World. The service was attended by many parents and carers. Thank you to everyone for making this such as special occasion. 

Some comments from our parents:
'The way you bring the message of Christmas across is brilliant. I really enjoyed the Christingle Service.'
'My first time attending your Christingle Collective Worship and really enjoyed it. Year Six were very good and should be proud.'
'So beautiful, lovely readings. A special start to Christmas.'
'Very moving service about the meaning of Christmas.'
'The service was absolutely fantastic. It was my first time joining and I really enjoyed every bit of it.'
PSHE – Peace Museum

(November 22nd) As part of our PSHE curriculum, Year Six were visited by the Peace Museum with their new exhibition. The workshop has been designed to explore the choices people make in times of conflict. This engaging session had Year Six debating the events of WW1; the use of propaganda; the influence of the media; democracy & the law; and current political events.

Big Sing

(November 8th) Year Six had a fantastic day attending the Big Sing event at Mount St. Mary’s High School. Primary schools from across the Catholic Compass were brought together to join in a day of singing and worship. We all managed to learn the words to the songs and just about kept up with the actions too!

International Week

(October 16th - 20th) Throughout International Week, Year Six learnt about the African country of Nigeria. Several children from Year Six and either from or have family that come from Nigeria. This gave us the opportunity to study the geography, culture and artwork of another country. The school finished the week with our ‘International Week Assembly’. Each class presented to the school the country and what they had learnt over the course of the week. This was well attended by parents from our school community – thank you to all who came.


PSHE – Drugs

(October 4th) As part of our PSHE curriculum, Year Six discussed the role drugs play in our society. The children thought about the effects and risks surrounding legal and illegal drugs; the risks associated with drug use and how they might respond to drug use in different situations.

Eden Camp

(October 3rd) As part of our Second World War history topic, Years Five and Six both visited Eden Camp Museum. The trip allowed both classes to see first-hand a range of artefacts from WW2 and reinforced what the children had been learning over the half term in class. The day was thoroughly enjoyable and lots was learnt.

Welcome to Reception

(September 28th) Year Six helped to welcome our new Reception children into the St. Joseph’s community. The collective worship was well attended by parents and carers of both Y6 and Reception children. We hope all the children have a happy and successful time with us at St. Joseph’s.