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St Joseph's Catholic

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What's Going On...Whole School Events and News Spring term 2024

We are in the liturgical period of Lent.

Our wonderful football team made it to the semi-finals during the Annual Indoor Football Tournament.

Classes 1 & 2 celebrated St Joseph’s Feast Day. We made and decorated hats, played traditional games and had some delicious food and drink. To end our day we had a celebration cake.

Some children in classes 3 and 4 braved the weather to take part in a cross country run.

We celebrated lots of special ladies at our Mothers Day breakfast.

BCCS Concert

Class 3/4 BCCS concert

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The children performed a Christmas play called Jesus’ Christmas party with 3 other schools across the Brentwood diocese. The children were a credit to St Joseph’s school and performed beautifully.
Please have a listen to one of the songs which they performed.

Class 2 are super excited to have tadpoles...🐸

School Choir visit to The Memory Cafe at Harwich Library

At St Joseph's we are proud to promote social cohesion and increase awareness and understanding of those living with dementia in our community. We want our children to learn to be active citizens and drive social change both locally and globally through our community links. Our School Choir visited The Memory Cafe at Harwich Library and shared Christmas songs as part of our inter-generational learning. 

Whole School Collective Worship for Remembrance

CAFOD Soup Lunch- Liturgy Group hosting a soup lunch for parishioners and parents

Wet Play Fun in Rainy October

Walk to School month - October

Languages Day

For our European Day of Languages, Class 1 explored Poland. In Computing, we labelled the parts of a laptop in Polish.

Languages Day

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For our European Languages Day Class 2 visited France and we learnt to count to 10 in French.


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Class 3 explored Spain for European Languages Day! In Music, we learnt a song of Spanish greetings.

Global Assembly - European Day of Languages

KS1 SMILE visit for Maritime Week from the RNLI

Whole School Global Assembly - International Day of Peace

October is the month of the rosary...join in with our rosary challenge

September- Class 3 learning about hazards with Essex Police and Fire Service

Whole School Water Safety Assembly

Mayor Making Celebration May 2023

Sports Day 2023!!

Footballers from St Joseph’s Primary School in Dovercourt took part in the Fisherman’s Cup Final and completed the treble by beating Chase Lane Primary School 3-2 The school won the Inter Schools League Cup and the Inter Schools indoor five-a-side cup before adding the Fisherman’s Cup to its tally. A spokesman for the team said: “It takes two teams to make a great final and today was our day.

Wow... we are so proud to receive a Diversity Award!

League Winners! What a way to start the term...

Proud to receive our Diversity Bronze Award 2022

Year 5 The Archie Project - Inter-generational Dementia Friendly Communities

The Archie Project


Children have been learning about different forms of dementia with a range of activities such as online meetings with professional dementia specialists, visits from staff working in a local care home setting, work books, reading books and educational board games. They have made links with a newly- formed local dementia cafe and also have the opportunity of using VR equipment to transport them back to the Year of the Queen's Coronation ( 1953) to provide a common thread of conversation with older people.


These activities support our learners to be equipped to be responsible, respectful, active citizens who contribute positively to society developing their appreciation of diversity and celebrating what we have in common.    

A group of Year 5 children visited the Dementia Cafe at Harwich Library. It was a wonderful opportunity to incorporate Essex Year of Reading with our Archie Project learning and meet people living with dementia in our community. Supporting inter-generational connectivity through mutually engaging activities increases our children's awareness of diversity. The children were able to discover what they had in common through sharing resources about childhood in years gone by compared to now. One in three young people know someone living with dementia and we are proud to be part of an enabling environment encouraging a proactive dementia friendly community.

The children shared art work and poetry they created for the cafe and reminiscence based literature which gave them plenty to chat about with visitors to the cafe. They also enjoyed meeting Jesse, the cafe's robocat!     

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