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St Joseph's Catholic

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What's Going On...Whole School Events and News Autumn Term 2021

American Diner Day

Spooky Tales by renowned author and illustrator Laurence...for Sale...£1 a copy with all proceeds to the PTA

Fisherman's Cup Winners! After 55 years, the cup is back at St Joseph's...


Friday 24th September

Class 1 celebrated Poland…….

Computing at St Joseph’s 
At St Joseph’s we are experiencing our Computing lessons in the new Computing space - our school hall! At St Joseph’s we understand the importance of enabling the children to embrace and progress with their computing skills. So every class will be completing their Computing lesson in the hall where they can be fully submerged in the technology and surrounded by informative displays to develop their learning and technical vocabulary. Class 2 experienced their first Computing lesson this week and they were completely engrossed with the technology and the skills they were practicing

Class 2’s Computing Lesson

KS1 bubble sports day 🥇🥈🥉

Class 3’s Sports Day

A huge thank you to our dedicated PTA members, Mr & Mrs Gueizelar who kindly provided Class 1 with a delicious bbq and an afternoon of games.

Class 3’s Octopus Ahoy! Trail

Who is going to download the app and participate in the trail?

Who is going to find all of the octopuses? 🐙

I am challenging YOU to find Class 3's octopus and take a selfie 🤳🏼

Octopus Ahoy! Summer Trail 25th June - 5th September

The Octopus Ahoy! launch is fast approaching – the 90 octopus sculptures will hit the streets of Tendring and its surrounding areas on Friday 25th June!
As you know, our school has an octopus sculpture featuring in this trail and we encourage you to download the free Octopus Ahoy! app (from Apple or Android stores), find our school's octopus location and go and see it this summer.

The trail takes place 25th June-5th September and then the large sculptures are auctioned for charity on the 23rd September and our school octopus is returned to us, as a lasting memento of this wonderful project.

It's a FREE family fun public art trail with amazing prizes and rewards by simply scanning the large professionally painted art sculptures along the way. Post your pictures, tag us in on social, and also use #octopusahoy – so you can be part of the celebrations! Visit for more information.


Octopus Ahoy!

Class 3 were given the exciting opportunity to take part in a county wide art project. Octopus Ahoy! is a large-scale public art event of the year and has been planned to coincide with celebrating 150 years of Clacton and the 400th anniversary of the iconic Mayflower ship's voyage to the 'new world', captained by Harwich's own Christopher Jones. The ship itself is also believed to have been built in Harwich - so this presents us with a great reason to come together across the county to celebrate the Mayflower and learn more of the historical, geographical, nautical and marine aspects of the voyage. We were tasked with decorating an octopus sculpture and the octopus will be displayed in an internal host location for public view between 25th June and 5th September 2021.


Local Elections 2021

Whilst the nation made their vote on the 6th May, KS2 had a special visit during their assembly. Mr Henderson, Harwich’s Councillor, discussed the different aspects of his job role. The children also asked some very interesting questions, with Odessa’s question being Mr Henderson’s favourite! 

Feeling inspired by Mr Henderson and the local elections, Class 3 then created their own party and came up with individual slogans. Each group presented their ideas to the rest of the class and voted using a ballot box. 

St Joseph's day celebrations...

Class 1 loved World book day, we dressed up, designed book covers, made meals for our favourite book character, joined a live zoom to see all of our friends, and enjoyed 'We are going on a bear hunt' yoga!

Class 3 on World Book Day

Snow days February 2021

Remote Learning in Class 3

As we entered the new year, we also entered our third national lockdown which meant working from home and learning from home. We are now 4 weeks into our remote learning and we have completed copious amounts of activities! This term our topic is Little Blue Planet, so we have been focusing on the water cycle and rivers.
In English, we learnt about Toki fulfilling his rite of passage in the rainforest. As this was a narrative piece, we concentrated on paragraphs, expanded noun phrases, direct speech and different types of clauses. Using all of these features we wrote a narrative from Toki’s perspective. 

In our Topic lessons, we have been focusing on the water cycle and a river’s journey from the highlands to the ocean. Class 3 used Google Maps to track the River Stour to its original source.

In Science, we are looking at the three states of matter. We have conducted two experiments, one focusing on evaporation and the other focusing on freezing. Class 3 have learnt that liquid evaporates when the temperature increases and freezes when the temperature decreases.

Our newest RE topic focuses on listening and sharing, so we listened to the story of the stone soup and shared our creativeness by designing posters asking for donations for our local food bank. We are now learning about the sacrament of Eucharist.

Please enjoy looking through the pictures of all our hard work so far this term.

Investigating the effects of temperature on fresh water and sea water.

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We were able to have over £1,304.45 to the Local British Legion Poppy Appeal Fund following the great work surrounding the Sponsored Walk/Run on Remembrance Day.