Friday 29th April 2022

Celebrating the Season of Eastertide - Alleluia!

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Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday is such a foundational cornerstone of our faith that we don’t just celebrate it on Easter Sunday, but for 50 days called ‘Eastertide’. This year, the Ten Ten resources we will share with the children in school will explore the overarching theme ‘We are an Easter people and “Alleluia is our song!”’

A parent newsletter for May has been created by Ten Ten, this is available to download on the school website via the 'Catholic Life' tab.

This Sunday’s Gospel Jesus gives Peter the chance to say he loves him three times - preparing Peter to lead the Church. From this point onwards, St Peter’s life witnessed to the truth about Jesus. 

St Peter gave witness to what Jesus did and who Jesus really was. Due to his witness, many people came to know and follow Jesus. Through our words, actions and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we too can be God’s witnesses, through living our lives the way Jesus shows us. 

End of Key Stage Statutory Assessments Parents' Meeting Presentation

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Thank you to the parents who were able to attend the Year 2 and Year 6 Assessment Parents' Meeting this week.  Both presentations have now been uploaded onto the school website within the 'Key Information' tab.

Year Group Termly Study Plan

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This term's 'Study Plans' for each class are available to view on the school website within the 'Our Community' tab. Just select 'Children's Area' then your child's year group and click on the folder entitled 'Curriculum Overview and Study Plans'.

PE Days for Summer 1 2022

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Children will be able to continue to wear their PE kits underneath their school jumper/cardigan and plain blue or grey tracksuit bottoms on the days they have PE lessons in school. 

Year Day 1 Day 2
Reception Monday -
Year 1 Thursday Friday
Year 2 Monday Tuesday
Year 3 Tuesday Thursday
Year 4 Tuesday Wednesday
Year 5 Tuesday Thursday
Year 6 Monday Wednesday

Changes to measures and guidance for managing COVID-19 in education and childcare settings from Friday 1st April

On Tuesday 29th March, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Sajid Javid, set out the next steps for living with COVID-19 in England from Friday 1st April.

Free COVID-19 tests will continue to be available for specific groups, including eligible patients and NHS staff, once the universal testing offer ends on Friday 1st April.

Updated guidance will advise:

·         adults with the symptoms of a respiratory infection, and who have a high temperature or feel unwell, should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people until they feel well enough to resume normal activities and they no longer have a high temperature

·         children and young people who are unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid contact with other people. They can go back to school, college or childcare when they no longer have a high temperature, and they are well enough to attend

·         adults with a positive COVID-19 test result should try to stay at home and avoid contact with other people for 5 days, which is when they are most infectious. For children and young people aged 18 and under, the advice will be 3 days.

For education and childcare settings from Friday 1st April:

·         regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended in any education or childcare setting, including in SEND, alternative provision and children's social care settings. Therefore, settings will no longer be able to order test kits

·         residential SEND settings may be advised by their local health protection team to re-introduce some time-limited asymptomatic testing. This would be an exceptional measure, for targeted groups of staff and pupils or students (secondary age or above) in the event of a possible COVID-19 outbreak. These settings are scheduled to receive an automatic delivery of contingency supply test kits during the week commencing Monday 28 March

·         the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) will publish new guidance. Most of the specific COVID-19 guidance for education and childcare settings will be withdrawn from GOV.​UK on Friday 1 April. The operational guidance on the testing in education settings document sharing platform will also be removed on the same day.

Wednesday Word Link

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The Wednesday Word can be accessed via following link: The Wednesday Word Primary School Resource | Catholic Church.  Please go through this with leaflet with your child so that they become more familiar and understand the focus of the Gospel each week.

Prayer of the Week

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Queen of heaven, rejoice, alleluia!for he whom you were worthy to bear, alleluia!has risen as he said, alleluia!Pray for us to God, alleluia!

Let us pray;O God, who through the resurrection of your Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,did vouchsafe to give joy to the world;grant, we beseech you, that through his Mother, the Virgin Mary,we may obtain the joys of everlasting life.Through the same Christ our Lord.Amen.

Virtues Focus - Grateful and Generous

Children at St. Joseph's are growing to be grateful for their own gifts, for the gift of
other people, and for the blessings of each day; and generous with their gifts, becoming men and women for others.

Pope's Francis' Monthly Intention

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For health care workers

We pray for health care workers who serve the sick and the elderly, especially in the poorest countries; may they be adequately supported by governments and local communities.

Emmaus CMAC
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