Head Teacher’s Blog 1.4.19-5.4.19 and end of this half term

Hi Everyone,

A GREAT half term everyone – WELL DONE ! This week has been very busy and BRILLIANT! Every spring term we are asked by our Bishop, Bishop John to raise money for CARITAS a charity that supports families in need, the homeless and vulnerable, the elderly and a range of community based projects in our Diocese. This has always been traditionally called St Joseph’s Penny and the famous penny boxes! All Catholic schools in the Salford Diocese are asked to raise money this term and in Monday’s assembly I shared a special power point from Bishop John to explain to the children how the money raised helps so many people in need. A MASSIVE THANK-YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY AND SUPPORT AS WE HAVE RAISED AN AMAZING £1055 in 3 days!

We ask each class to do a fund raising event and have found the most successful is the Reception and KS1 Cake Sale, Y3 and Y4 Chocolate Tombola and then Y5 and Y6 plan and organise their own fund raising stalls and games for ‘Enterprise Afternoon’. In this way every child has taken part and can enjoy all the events. Sincere thanks to you as none of these events would be as successful without your vital support and generosity. The children thoroughly enjoyed the events over the three days and we all agreed that we have certainly ‘reached out to others’ this Lent!

The School Council wanted to run the Easter Cupcake and Easter Bonnet competitions and they have been wonderfully supported this week too! Thank-you again for your support – it was great to see the children parading round the hall in their bonnets! Please look on our Facebook page for some fabulous photos!

Mrs Tyrer (our School Catering Manager) and I judged the Easter Cupcake competition and it was tough! The School Council judged the Easter Bonnet competition also very tough!

Here are our winners

Easter Cupcake competition

Reception          Sebastien

Year 1                 Eva

Year 2                 Charlotte

Year 3                 Holly

Year 4                 Annabel

Year 5                 Melia

Year 6                Sienna

Easter Bonnet Competition

Reception          Ben

Year 1                 Joseph

Year 2                 Isaac

Year 3                 Dhruv

Year 4                 James

Year 5                 Missie

Year 6                Alex

CONGRATULATIONS  to all the winners but a BIG WELL DONE to everyone who took part!

Many thanks to all parents, grandparents and family members who joined us for our Holy Week Service on Wednesday. I hope you found it reflective as we approach Holy Week and the final steps of our Lenten journey together. The children were FANTASTIC and we all left the hall in silence as part of our reflection.

We had House Afternoon on Tuesday and all the children thoroughly enjoyed it! The theme of the afternoon was Easter and all the children watched an animated children’s version of the Easter Story and decorated a cross. We had excellent House point scores from all the leaders – a SUPER afternoon!

This half term has been busy with Parental Conferences, Y2 and Y6 SATs workshops, Sacramental Programme, productions, special assemblies, Open Session and fund raising! Sincere thanks to you all for your continued support, generosity, help and patience as we end the spring term!


Reception          Hallie and Zac

Year 1                  Harry and Summer

Year 2                 D’nae and Leo H

Year 3                 Lucy and Thomas

Year 4                 Gabriel and Lawi

Year 5                 Eloise and Lexie

Year 6                * On class trip


  • House points results to be done first week back

Reminders for first week back

  • Return Tuesday 23rd April after Easter Monday
  • After school clubs will start week beginning 29th April

Miss Worthington is getting married during the Easter holidays so we wish her and her fiancé a wonderful day and every blessing. She will be Mrs Scholes when she returns – so we will all try to remember!

On behalf of all the staff may I wish you all a happy, holy and blessed Easter. I hope that you all have a lovely, enjoyable and relaxing holiday. It is hard to believe that we will be in the final term of this school year when we return. We look forward to another SUPER term!

God bless and Easter blessings

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 25.3.19-29.3.19

Hi Everyone,

Another busy and SUPER week  WELL DONE EVERYONE! We have also been doing assessments this week as we do each half term so well done for working hard everyone!

PSA had their meeting on Monday evening to confirm details for the Summer Fair on Saturday 15th June. Many thanks to all who attended and we look forward to another GREAT Fair in June! If you can help in any way, you would be very welcome! More details to follow after the holidays.

Our Year 5 Pupil Chaplains had a great day on Tuesday when they joined other Pupil Chaplains for a retreat day at St Anthony’s Chapel in Horwich. Miss Turner went with the group as our RE Leader and said all the children were excellent! WELL DONE Year 5 Pupil Chaplains!

We also had great representation from Year 5 at the Sports Leader training on Tuesday after school at St Joseph’s High School. Mrs Spencer went with the group and said they were AMAZING! Well done to Charlie, Jasmine, Ruby and Yahya and thank-you! They will be taking on their roles as Sports Leaders soon!

There was much excitement in Class 2 on Wednesday morning as they were investigating and with special guests from Year 2 at Beaumont school. The Year 2 class from Beaumont came to join Class 2 on a joint project and had much fun investigating about a missing necklace! Class 2 have already visited Year 2 at Beaumont to take part in their lesson. It is part of a joint project between the two schools.

Wednesday afternoon and evening saw the FANTASTIC Year 3 and Year 4 performances of ‘Mystery at Magpie Manor’! The children were wonderful and very impressive! The script and music was challenging and they rose beautifully to the challenge to perform brilliantly! WELL DONE to Year 3 and Year 4 – GREAT SHOW!

KS2 Cross Country Fun Run took place at Moss Bank Park on Thursday after school and we had 35 runners! All the children did well and we had excellent weather too! WELL DONE to all our runners!

We have finished the week with a beautiful Mother’s Day assembly by Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. WELL DONE to all the children who were FANTASTIC! I hope all mums and grandmas have a wonderful day on Sunday – you deserve to!

Open Session today thank-you to all the parents and grandparents who came. The children are always so excited to share their topic work and their classroom, thank-you for your support.

A HUGE THANK-YOU for the very generous chocolate donations today for Easter Bingo, very much appreciated. Easter Bingo raises money for school fund that goes straight back into enriching our provision for the children.

We must thank-you all in advance for your support for St Joseph’s Penny fund raising next week and the boxes! The money goes to CARITAS based at Salford Diocese and is used to help so many in need from the homeless to families and the elderly. We are not asking for any donations for Own Clothes next week because of the fund raising, we appreciate your generosity and support.

In our assembly on Monday we reflected on the Station of the Cross: Jesus meeting his mother and how important she was as Jesus’ mother and our mother in heaven. We talked about how she was always the constant figure in his life and how are mums are so important to us.

We will continue our Lenten journey throughout next week as we prepare for Holy Week and Easter. Please know we will keep you in our prayers.


Reception          Evie and Lydia

Year 1                  Alfie B and Ayaan

Year 2                 Hannah B and Summer

Year 3                WHOLE CLASS for SUPER SHOW

Year 4                 WHOLE CLASS for SUPER SHOW

Year 5                 Charlie and Jasmine

Year 6                Aida and Sienna


  • To be done in assembly on Monday

Reminders for next week

  • Mon. – Rec. & KS1 Cake Sale for St Joseph’s Penny
  • Tues. – Easter Cupcake competition and Y3/4 Chocolate Tombola for St Joseph’s Penny
  • Wed. – Holy Week Service at 11am, all welcome to come and join us for this reflective service. Y5/6 Enterprise Afternoon for St Joseph’s Penny.
  • Thurs. – Y6 Own Clothes day (no donations) due to trip on Friday.
  • Thurs. – EASTER BINGO 6-8PM ALL welcome – please buy your tickets! A great family night!
  • Fri. – OWN CLOTHES DAY – Rec.-Y5 (no donations). Class 6 trip to Stockport Museum and finish for Easter holiday at the normal time of 3.15pm

I hope you all have a lovely weekend especially all our mums! We look forward to a GREAT last week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 18.3.19-22.3.19

Hi Everyone,

Another great week everyone – WELL DONE! Class 5 had an excellent trip to Bolton museum on Tuesday to visit the Egyptology exhibition as part of their topic work. The children really enjoyed it and their behaviour and participation was SUPER – WELL DONE Year 5!

Our Road Safety Ambassadors Archie and Libby did an amazing job when they joined Road Safety Ambassadors from Beaumont school on Tuesday and were interviewed by the ‘Walk to School’ team. FANTASTIC WORK Archie and Libby! Thank-you and well done!

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a beautiful Mass on Wednesday on the theme of friendship. WELL DONE! The children participated, read and sang so well, it was a lovely celebration of Mass. Sincere thanks to all of you who came to join us, it was lovely to see so many parents, grandparents and family members.

Our Year 3 Sacramental children were wonderful on Thursday evening as they received their first Sacrament, the Sacrament of Reconciliation. The children were well behaved and reverent as they made their first confession. We were all impressed as I am sure you were as parents. Many thanks for your support and please keep these children in your prayers as they now go on to prepare for their First Holy Communion in June. WELL DONE Year 3 Sacramental Programme children.

We had a Pastoral Visit on Thursday from our Diocese of Salford to meet our Pupil Chaplains. Fr Peter came and met with Miss Turner our RE and Pupil Chaplain Leader and the Pupil Chaplains from Year 5 and Year 6. Fr Peter thoroughly enjoyed his visit and thought the Pupil Chaplains were doing a great job – we agree! WELL DONE Pupil Chaplains and thank-you for representing us so well – keep up the GREAT work!

Today we had Mr and Mrs Conley in school on behalf of CAFOD. They led two assemblies for KS1 and KS2 about CAFOD’s Lenten project. The assemblies were great and the children really enjoyed them – ask them about it! We will be doing some fund raising for CAFOD and we do donate regularly throughout the year as part of our mission ‘to reach out to others’.

In our assembly on Monday we reflected on the Station of the Cross of Simon of Cyrene helping Jesus to carry his cross. The children’s answers were brilliant and so reflective, it was lovely to share our ideas about how we can grow closer to Jesus throughout Lent and like Simon we can help one another.


Reception          Ben and Holly

Year 1                  Ayla and Niall

Year 2                 Charlotte and D’nae

Year 3                 Bella and Frankie

Year 4                 Jake and Thomas

Year 5                 John, Maddie, Melia, Missie, Rachel and Ruby

Year 6                Archie and Finlay



Reminders for next week

  • Mon. – PSA meeting in school at 7pm
  • Tues. – Y5 Pupil Chaplains going to the BOSCEP Pupil Chaplain Retreat Day and Y6 girls football Sports Leader training after school at St Joseph’s high school.
  • Wed. – Y3 and Y4 production performances for parents at 2pm and 6.30pm
  • Fri. – OWN CLOTHES DAY – chocolate donations please for Easter Bingo. Reception and KS1 Mother’s Day assembly at 2.30pm and OPEN SESSION 3-3.30pm.

These last few weeks of this term are very busy and great fun too! I hope you all have a lovely weekend and the children feel refreshed to enjoy the last two weeks!

We look forward to another GREAT week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 11.3.19-15.3.19

Hi Everyone,

Another good week and everybody working hard! The Y3 Sacramental Programme children were excellent in their session on Tuesday after school and we look forward to them receiving their first Sacrament next Thursday. The children will make their First Confession on Thursday 21st March at a special service of Reconciliation in church. Please keep them in your prayers. WELL DONE Sacramental children!

Mrs Grant and I visited every class this week as part of our on-going monitoring programme and it was wonderful to see fantastic behaviour and learning attitudes as well as excellent work! FANTASTIC EVERYONE – keep it up!

Our Reception children had their heights, weights and vision tests done on Thursday and certainly were very excited about it, some a little nervous but they all did really well! WELL DONE Reception!

Our Governors had the spring term full governors meeting on Thursday evening and we welcomed our new Foundation Governor Mr John Griffin. It was a very good meeting and lovely to welcome John on board!


Reception          Sophie and Zac

Year 1                  Angel and Isabelle

Year 2                 Grayson and Isabel

Year 3                 Catherine and Kelsie

Year 4                 Ali and Molly

Year 5                 Hugo and Ruby

Year 6                 Ruby and Sean



Reminders for next week

  • Tues. -Y5 trip to Bolton museum to visit the Egyptology exhibition as part of their topic work.
  • Wed.. – Reception and KS1 Mass in the hall at 11am
  • Thurs. – Sacramental Programme – Sacrament of Reconciliation in church at 7pm

In assembly this week I shared the pastoral letter about looking after our world from the Bishop. We talked and reflected on how we can look after ‘our common home’. Bishop John had been asked by Pope Francis to write to all parishes and schools about the need for us all to look after our world. We talked about how we can recycle, save water, save energy and ensure that we care for our world for all future generations. I did ask the children to talk about it at home so they may be pestering you about recycling!

We also reflected on the Station of the Cross ‘Jesus falls the first time’ and how on our Lenten journey we may fall and lose our way but we can get up again and carry on to follow and grow closer to Jesus. Our Pupil Chaplains will be busy from next week working with KS2 on creating Easter gardens which will be wonderful to share in our worship.

Please look on the website calendar for dates coming up this month and before the end of term as it is busy and full of Easter events such as Easter Bingo, cup cake and Easter bonnet competitions!

We look forward to another SUPER week!

I hope you all have a lovely weekend!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 4.3.19-8.3.19

Hi Everyone,

Another great week especially World Book Day on Thursday when so many children dressed up as book characters. They ALL looked AMAZING! Thank-you for your support and please have a look at the photographs on our Facebook page. We had a FANTASTIC day!

The promotion of reading as the key to learning continues to be our focus and every class has set books that they read and we have also introduced new books for class teachers to read to their class just for pleasure. We know that you actively support  this as parents- please keep reading with and to your child it really helps!

The ‘Book in a Jar’ competition was BRILLIANT! We had a very tough job on our hands judging those! The winning jars are  displayed in the main display cabinet at the main office.

Here are our winners – WELL DONE!

Reception     Lydia

Year 1             Zachary

Year 2            Ava

Year 3            Scarlett  C

Year 4           Annabel

Year 5           Louie

Year 6          Libby

All the winners received a fantastic journal to write and draw in.

Sincere thanks for attending Parental Conferences this week we hope you found them useful. There is no Parental Conferences in the summer term because you will receive your child’s annual written report.

We marked the beginning of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service, unfortunately Fr Morrough could not be with us due to his parish commitments. Fr Morrough had prepared and dropped off the ashes to us so it was lovely to be able to have our service in school, the children are now busy writing their Lenten promises! We will continue to reflect on our Lenten journey in assemblies and use ‘The Stations of the Cross’ as a visual prompt for our discussion and prayer.


Reception          Sebastian and Emma

Year 1                  Llilac and Lucy

Year 2                 Arnika and Thomas

Year 3                 Annabelle and Jayden

Year 4                 Emmie and James

Year 5                 Jaylen and Missie

Year 6                 Kyle and Mckenzie



Reminders for next week

  • Tues. -Y3 Sacramental Programme preparation session for the children after school 3.15-4pm in Class 3.
  • Thurs. – Reception heights, weights and vision to be carried out by the NHS. This is a national strategy and takes place in every school in child’s Reception as part of national health screening.
  • Thurs. – 6pm Full Governors meeting for this term

In assembly this week we reflected on the beginning of Lent and how each one of us can do something extra or give something up to be able to grow closer to Jesus. The children were very good at answering questions and offering their ideas about how they can grow closer to Jesus this Lent. This has been followed up over the week by the children writing their own Lenten promises – look out for these displayed round school on footprints.

Many thanks to the parents, grandparents and family members who attended our Ash Wednesday Service on Wednesday morning, the children were excellent and it gave us all a great start to our Lenten journey.

We look forward to another GREAT week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 25.2.19-1.3.19

Hi Everyone,

A great start to the new half term – WELL DONE EVERYONE! I hope you all had a lovely half term holiday and it was wonderful to see all the children on Monday. We are now past the halfway point of the year, hard to believe!

We started the week with the Y2 and Y6 SATs workshops for parents, I hope if you were able to attend that you found them useful. Miss Turner and Mrs Grant have published their ‘Powerpoint’ presentations on their class pages on the  website so please have a look if you couldn’t come. Class 2 and Class 6 are working really hard this half term as they prepare for the assessments in May.

Year 3 and Year 4 children enjoyed the ‘Enrichment after-school activity’ on Wednesday. We had some excellent feedback and certificates were  awarded in Awards Assembly on Friday for resilience! WELL DONE Year 3 and Year 4!

We had our termly fire drill on Friday morning and the children were excellent! This is an essential part of our health and safety procedures and ensures that all the children know what to do without panicking.

We contacted you all on at the beginning of the week about the internet safety information regarding the ‘Momo’ image and possible repercussions for children. The staff have been very vigilant all week and I have spoken to every class barring Reception to reassure children and ask that it is not talked about in school so children are not worrying or anxious. I fully appreciate that this is worrying for you as parents but please be reassured that we will continue to be vigilant as a staff team.


Reception          Evie and Finley

Year 1                  Grace T and Oscar

Year 2                 Olivia and Neo

Year 3                 Ellen and Tobias

Year 4                 Eleanor and Lucie

Year 5                 Alexis and Taylor

Year 6                 Ana and Izzy



Reminders for next week

  • Tues. -PARENTAL CONFERENCES 2.30-4.30pm
  • Wed. -PARENTAL CONFERENCES 2.30-6.30pm
  • ASH WEDNESDAY – we will be having a service and the distribution of ashes at 11am, all welcome.
  • Thurs. – WORLD BOOK DAY the children can dress up as a book character if they want to.

In assembly this week we reflected on the story of Edward who had asked his mum if he could be paid for the  jobs he did around the house for his mum, The story made us all realise that our parents never get paid for everything they do for us. We will be preparing for the start of Lent next week so it is good to think about how we can do more at home and appreciate those around us who do things for us without asking or expecting any payment or reward – it is done because we love one another.

We will be focussing on our Lenten Promises and the start of Lent with our Ash Wednesday service and ashes. We will make that journey together through Lent towards Easter by trying to do a little bit more to be closer to Jesus.

We look forward to another SUPER week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson


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Head Teacher’s Blog 11.2.19-15.2.19 and end of half term/spring 1

Hi Everyone,

A SUPER half-term and start to 2019 everyone – WELL DONE! The children have worked hard and deserve a lovely break!

This half term we have had the Birds of Prey workshop for Class 3, dinosaur workshop for Class 1, Year 6 Crucial Crew visit, a fabulous Maths Day, the Book Bus and of course the PSA Race Night! We have also had the ‘Wear your Onesie’ day to raise money for type 1 diabetes.

A busy half term and in addition to that we have had snow and the excitement that brought!

Sincere thanks to all members of the PSA who worked so hard for the Race Night last Friday, the total raised was £876 – FANTASTIC!

The PSA have asked me to thank the following sponsors of horses and races for their generosity in supporting the event.


LGW Building and Electrical Contractors

Penny Black Unique

Ross Roofing

Perfect Cuts hair salon

Halycon Financial Services

Openshaw Snacks

Time to Run Events

The Beaumont Arms Pub and Restaurant

Carol’s Wave In Hair salon

David Lloyd Fitness Club

Total Fitness Health Club

Café Italia

  • You will have received the PSA Newsletter today – please have a read!

This week has been busy too with our Road Safety quizzes for KS2 classes. Our lucky winners were:

Year 3      Isabella B

Year 4      Lili

Year 5      Ruby

Year 6      Alex

We had House Afternoon on Tuesday all the children were AMAZING and every House got great scores! The children really enjoyed their afternoon together and it was lovely to see them looking after each other and working together. WELL DONE EVERYONE! We ended the week with Own Clothes day so many thanks for your donations, these all help towards new resources and continuing to enhance our provision in school for all the children!


Reception          Emmy and Lucy

Year 1                  Eva and Ruby

Year 2                 WHOLE CLASS

Year 3                 Evie and Oscar

Year 4                 Chris and Lili

Year 5                 Rachel and Yahya

Year 6                 Libby and Milo

  • Class 2 got their whole class reward for working so hard all half term and no one has been to ‘Think Tank’ for 6 weeks!
  • ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT CLASS 2 – I am so impressed!




VINCENT         6833 points

All the Houses got over 4500 points – FANTASTIC!

In our Monday assembly this week we reflected on the Bible story of how Jesus told Simon, Andrew, James and John to put their nets out to catch more fish and they did! We talked about how Jesus needed the apostles to help him with his work and how we need to help one another to follow Jesus. To be able to do the small things well and let our lights shine!

On behalf of all the staff can I wish you all a lovely half term holiday! Enjoy it and the chance to recharge our batteries for another great half term!

Reminders for the first week back 25.2.19-1.3.19

  • Mon. – Y2 SATs Workshop 3.15-4pm. ALL Y2 parents welcome!
  • Tues. -Y6 SATs Workshop 3.15-4pm. ALL Y6 parents welcome!
  • Wed. – Y3 and Y4 after school Enrichment Activity 3.15-4pm

God bless

Mrs Doodson


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Head Teacher’s Blog 4.2.19-8.2.19

Hi Everyone,

Another good week and the children have worked so hard as it has been assessments this week – WELL DONE EVERYONE!

We started the week with the ‘Book Bus’ as a  joint project with Beaumont school on Monday. This was a new venture for us and an opportunity for parents and children to look at books and buy them if they wished. In the past we have had ‘Book Fairs’ but as always it is an opportunity not an expectation that everyone buys books, it is to promote the love of reading.

Year 6 had a great visit to ‘Crucial Crew’ on Thursday morning. This trip always takes place in Year 6 and is part of the preparation work for moving on to high school. It is delivered by the emergency services and focuses on personal safety so it is age appropriate and the children always enjoy it. WELL DONE YEAR 6 !

Archie and Libby our Road Safety Ambassadors announced the winners of the KS1 road safety competition in our Awards assembly yesterday. WELL DONE to Elliott/Reception, David/Year 1 and Isabel/Year 2 who were our lucky winners! The competitions continue next week with the Y3/Y4 quiz on Monday and the Y5/Y6 quiz on Wednesday – come and test your road safety knowledge KS2!

WELL DONE to our girls football team who played their first match against Sacred Heart on Tuesday. It wasn’t a victory but a great effort from the girls and great team spirit!

The week ended with our half termly ‘Open Session’ – sincere thanks to all parents, grandparents and family members who came to look at their child’s topic work. It is always lovely to welcome you all and to see the excitement of the children as they share their work – FANTASTIC! THANK-YOU!

The PSA ‘Race Night’ last night was the icing on the cake – a SUPER night! Many thanks to the hardworking PSA members and volunteers who made it such a great event. It was very well attended, great atmosphere, lots of lucky winners and the children who came were fantastic too! Many thanks to all of you who sponsored races and bought horses, it all helps to make this a successful night. I know the PSA will be letting you know next week how much was raised.


Reception          India and Charlie T

Year 1                  Isabelle and Mason

Year 2                 Charlotte and Leo H

Year 3                 Scarlett B and Scarlett C

Year 4                 Layla and Lucie H

Year 5                 John and Livia

Year 6                 Jake and Katie



Reminders for next week

  • Mon.- Y3/4 Road Safety quiz during morning break time.
  • Tues. -Football match after school
  • Wed. -Y5/6 Road Safety quiz during morning break time.
  • Fri.OWN CLOTHES DAY (£1 donation) and finish for half term holiday at usual time.

In assembly this week we shared the story of the presentation of Jesus by his parents in the temple and the encounter with Simeon and Anna. We reflected on our own baptisms and being part of God’s family. We talked about Jesus being the light of the world and how we can share that light with each other by loving one another. We talked about how small gestures can make a big difference such as a smile or opening a door for someone. The children are really good at this – keep it up! We remind the children about how their good manners are highly valued and make such a difference to everyone. Thanks to you as parents who embed this at home we can continue to promote it in school, visitors always comment on how polite the children are – GREAT WORK!

I wish you all an enjoyable weekend and thanks again to all those who supported the PSA Race Night! Great to see so many families enjoying the evening together!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 28.1.19-1.2.19

Hi Everyone,

Another good week everyone despite the weather! Thank-you for supporting us on Wednesday when the weather was challenging. The children certainly enjoyed playing in the snow! The children are working hard and it is great to see their books and super work when I visit classes during the week.

We had a FANTASTIC Maths Day on Tuesday – WELL DONE EVERYONE! Every class had the opportunity to work with Liam from ‘The Problem Solving’ company in the hall doing a workshop with giant maths equipment. Each class had different maths based activities going on all day and lots of fun! The purpose of the day was to promote problem solving and deepen our maths knowledge and skills. A GREAT day!

Unfortunately the Reception and KS1 Mass had to be cancelled on Wednesday due to the weather, we will be rearranging Mass as soon as possible with Fr Morrough so we will let you know!

Please don’t forget the PSA ‘RACE NIGHT’ next Friday 8th February. This is fun and great family night – please read the posters displayed round school for further information and come and join us! We are also looking for sponsors for races and any parent volunteers for the evening – please call into the main office for further details!

Our Road Safety competitions for this term are underway with a road safety maze sheet for KS1 and road safety quizzes taking place for KS2 week beginning 11th February. Thanks to Archie, Libby and Miss Settle who have organised the competitions.

We had an exciting KS2 times tables competition this week and we were really impressed with everyone – WELL DONE! The finalists and winners were presented with certificates and prizes in assembly today. FANTASTIC! Keep up the great work on those times tables everyone!


Reception          Alyssia and Euan

Year 1                  David and Portia

Year 2                  Jeyah and Hevin

Year 3                 Brooke and Yash

Year 4                 Andrea and Lucy T

Year 5                 Amelia F and Maddie

Year 6                 Dylan and Katlyn



Reminders for next week

  • Mon.- ‘Book Bus’ on site for the children to visit during the day.
  • Thurs. – Year 6 ‘Crucial Crew’ visit in the morning.
  • Friday – OPEN SESSION 3-3.30PM. Please note the Orchard Group only does one Open Session per term so their next one will be 29th March.
  • Friday – PSA RACE NIGHT 6.45-9.30pm

In assembly this week we talked about our Mission Statement and how we can ‘reach out to others’. The JDRF ‘Wear you Onesie’ day last week was a GREAT success and raised £250 for JDRF that supports young people and their families with type 1 diabetes. We regularly raise money for different charities throughout the year and after half term we will be doing our annual St Joseph’s Penny fund raising for CARITAS that supports many charities and projects across the Salford Diocese. We also talked about how the simplest thing can be reaching out to others such as a word of kindness, a smile, a helping hand or sharing. One child shared how she had had her hair cut and donated her hair to the ‘Little Princess’ charity that make wigs for children undergoing chemotherapy – FANTASTIC!

We look forward to another great week! I hope you all have a lovely, enjoyable and relaxing weekend.

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 21.1.19-25.1.19

Hi Everyone,

Another good week everyone – WELL DONE! My apologies my Blog has only been published today it was ready Friday but I had a few technical difficulties!

Everyone is working hard and we have talked in assembly about ‘Going for our Goals’. Goals that we have in school and at home, we compared that with the goal Jesus had to find his twelve apostles. We reflected on that scripture story in assembly and asked for God’s help as we try to go for our goals.

The snow caused much excitement this week but thank-you for your patience and support as we move through the winter months!

Please don’t forget the next BIG PSA event is the ‘RACE NIGHT’ on Friday 8th February. This is fun and great family night – please read the posters displayed round school for further information and come and join us! We are also looking for sponsors for races and any parent volunteers for the evening – please call into the main office for further details!

Our Road Safety Ambassadors Archie and Libby spoke at assembly today and launched two new competitions for this term. In KS1 it is a map and the children haver to find the safest way to school. KS2 will have road safety quizzes Y3 and Y4 together and Y5 and Y6 together. There are some great prizes and another opportunity for the children to test their road safety knowledge! Please have a go at these competitions – test your road safety knowledge!

We ended the week with our ‘Wear your Onesie’ day to raise funds for JDRF a charity that supports young people with type 1 diabetes and their families. Money raised so far is £228 – FANTASTIC!! Thank-you so much for your support! The children we have in school who are type 1 were really pleased and I think everyone enjoyed wearing their Onesies or pyjamas!!


Reception          Emma and Isabelle

Year 1                  Hannah H and Jacob

Year 3                 Annabelle and Poppy

Year 4                 Isaac and Josh

Year 5                 Freya and Rhyana

Year 6                 Leonie and Stuart



Reminders for next week

  • Tues. – MATHS DAY we are having a whole day of mathematical investigation and exploration! ‘The Problem Solving Company’ are coming into school to deliver workshops with every class. We are looking forward to lots of maths fun! Ask your child/children about it at the end of the day!
  • Wed. -Reception and KS1 Mass on the theme of ‘Friendship’. Mass is at 11am in the hall, Reception and KS1 parents are all welcome!I hope you all have a lovely and enjoyable weekend. We have had quite a lot of children who have been poorly this week so I hope they feel better and are able to return to school on Monday.

The children are very good at sharing their prayer intentions in assembly and thinking of others. Today in assembly some children asked us to pray for another child in their class who wasn’t well, it was lovely to see how much they cared and also knew that their prayers would make a difference. St Bernard had great devotion to Our Lady and knew the importance of prayer in his daily life so our prayer life in school is very important. The children are wonderful at praying so I think St Bernard would be pleased!

We look forward to another great week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson


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