Well it has certainly been an incredibly busy month here at St. Joseph’s!
Yeah! SAT’s are finally over. Well done Year 2 and Year 6. You have worked so hard and we are all very proud of your maturity, dedication and behavior over the past month.
Year 6 enjoyed an after SAT’s party to celebrate:
In Class Stevenson/ Billingham we also had some amazing little guests!
Our All Stars cricketers received their kits and were very excited!
We had ice lollies on Friday sold by the friends of the school and have really enjoyed playing with our new outdoor equipment too!
This morning, we were lucky enough to have Rob Proud come to do one of his high energy morning Wake Ups!
My name is Eva! My group did a mini Olympics and we had three sections: skipping, throwing and running. We had some timers to see how fast they were. We also, had two judges that were inspecting our three events. Nine children took part in these events and did a great job! I must say that Play Maker’s has been really fun and I’m really excited to continue doing this. Miss McGough has gave us great ideas and all the elements of PACE to help us to teach the younger children P.E and sporting activities.
My name is Sofia and in my group we chose to play goalie, a game involving a big ball and a smaller ball. Everybody has to stand in a circle with their legs open and the other competitors have to try and roll the ball through your legs. You have to stand with one hand behind your back to make it even trickier. If you are out you have to sit down for 5-15 seconds. We had eight children in our group. I have enjoyed Play Maker as it has given me confidence and new skills! I have had a great time so far and I hope all the younger children have aswell.
I am Joseph and in our group we did a mini obstacle course where the children had to dribble a football around cones then, run in between some ladders with quick feet and score a goal at the end!
My name is Rhianna and in our group we created a new game called Times Tables Rounders. We started with a fun game of BEANS! We were french beans, green beans, baked beans and jumping beans. Then we got into our game, we hit the ball and the kids had to run to the cone and answer a times table question! We have had so much fun taking part in this activity working with all of the lovely Year 1’s and 2’s.
I’m Curtis and we played Goalie too! We put one ball in the circle but that was too easy! So, we added an extra ball to make it tricker.
This week we looked at A!
A stands for AREA!
We had to think about the space we use when we carry out sessions and knowing which games are appropriate for the space we have.
We prepared some small catching games for Class McGough and led them.
We are amazed at all the egg-traordinary entries for this years Easter Egg competition!
It was so difficult picking a winner from the crackin’ acts we received in school, thank you for all of the effort put in!
Have a lovely, relaxing Easter and we are returning to school on Monday 16th April!
Here are our runners up from each year:
and our WINNERS are:
Class S/B had so much fun at the farm today!
Both St. Joseph’s and Victoria Lane were invited by the local Police to create a Road Safety poster which would be displayed in Coundon in order to slow down the traffic near our school. We were also lucky enough to receive a visit from the Police Interceptors.
Our runners up were – Connor, Lily, Frankie and Lucy.
Our winning poster was created by Brihanna! Well done! This poster will be displayed shortly around Coundon, so keep your eyes peeled.
This week we began our first practical session for Sports Leaders!
We looked at P – Participants.
We came up with different ways of selecting teams and discussed appropriately sized groups looking at what worked and what didn’t work!
After that, we then set up our own Obstacle/ Relay courses for Class McGough. We then led a session and helped the young children take part in our games.
Remember to access our Sainbury’s School Games account too – here is the link –
We also have a page with results from up and coming competitions for our area ran by James Oldfield –
The whole school have been taking part in ‘Ready Steady Read’. This is a sponsored reading event to raise money for books in our school. The children had to read as many books as they could in 48 hours. We have seen children walking down the corridor reading- we love this enthusiasm! There will be a prize for the person/family with the most sponsors, so please watch this space for the winner! Happy reading!
UPDATE- Wow! Thanks to your generous donations we have managed to raise a mammoth £1001.19! This will all go towards new books for the Accelerated Reader program in the library!