White Rose Maths (the scheme we base our maths teaching in school on) are continuing to help parents and carers in supporting their child with maths at home.
White Rose are producing daily ‘home learning’ lessons for pupils in Years 1-9. Every lesson comes with a short video showing parents clearly and simply how to help their child complete the activity successfully.
Click HERE to be taken to the White Rose Home Learning Resources.
OAK NATIONAL ACADEMY is a new collection of high-quality lessons and online resources. Backed by the Government, it was created in response to the Coronavirus lockdown.
The online classroom offers free access to great teachers, delivering video lessons, quizzes and worksheets.
Available for both primary and secondary levels, it covers a range of subjects. All of the lessons are ordered so your child can learn along a clear plan. Oak National Academy update and provide new lessons and resources regularly.
The links below will take you directly to each year group’s learning schedule.
Home Learning Maths Books
In school, we use the White Rose scheme to support our maths teaching. White Rose has produced a series of work booklets for parents and children to use over the summer or during next year. these booklets can be found on Amazon for the Kindle or by following THIS link.
Click HERE for the latest competition from Sustrans. Can you design (and model) a cycling top? All instructions and a template included.
This week's Specsavers Virtual Games sport is GOLF. Click HERE to see what you need to do to participate in this week's challenge.
Home Learning during July
For many of you, learning from home has become the "new normal." Three months is a long time and we are so proud of each and every one of you for your efforts and your dedication to continuing with your learning. We miss you all - school is not the same without you.
We haven't heard from some of you for a while now. During the last three weeks of term, keep on with your home learning and keep sending your pictures in. We need to see what you have been doing and we have loved sharing all the creative and interesting ways you have spent time learning new skills at home. You could be our next home learning hero!
Finn plans a recipe for his mum's birthday cake, Faustina and Emillia work together on an Anglo Saxon project, Audrey is proud of her latest home learning and Lola in Year 5 has created a coding game called "Flying Oranges" using Scratch.
Lola is excited to get reading the new David Walliams book. Alex and Harry get stuck into their home learning and Alex consolidates his understanding of fractions.
Finn uses his own design and recipe to help make this cake for his mum's birthday. How fabulous and delicious it looks too! Faustina displays this week's home learning and Jessie-Rose shows us her ladybirds - she has used their spots to show different number bonds to 12.
Emillia's home learning from this week. She particularly enjoyed the thermometer activity and has been looking at temperatures at home..Faustina's RE work involved her choosing one of the 10 commandments and explaining how she applies it in her everyday life. Jessie-Rose applies her knowledge of Phase 4 phonics.
Jessie - Rose draws and describes a special toy, Finn starts researching the different rocks in his collection and records his findings in a table, Faustina and Emillia's home learning includes a "Lockdown Diary" as well as being part of the St Joseph's Church's live Mass every week and Jayden writes a prayer as part of this week's RE learning.
Audrey enjoys reading Mrs Thompson's "silly sentences," Eloany creates a poster for Year 6 pupils detailing the qualities and skills you need to succeed at secondary school and Emillia shares some of her work from this week.
Andre shares some of his home learning experiences.
Faustina's RE work based around "Being one of God's people" and a letter to her teacher next year introducing herself. Jayden gets creative with Dominoes and draws a fantastic self-portrait.
Finn writes his own poem after being inspired by Michael Rosen, some of Rashid's home learning last week and Paige shows off loads of home learning!
Lola makes pineapple pancakes, Sylvia builds a Duplo house and harvests her home-grown baby carrots and Mark creates a very interesting vehicle for his sister!
Below is a calendar for July. On each day, there is a suggested act of kindness. Children - can you add a daily act of kindness into your routine? Spread the kindness far and wide and let's help one another through this challenging time.
It is a bit small to read so click HERE to see a bigger version!
Home Learning Heroes and SUMDOG Superstars!
We are so impressed with the children, who are not back in school, who are continuing with their learning at home. Our home learning heroes and our SUMDOG Superstars over the last two weeks are:
St Anne's Class - Audrey and Isabella (Home Learning Heroes) and Leona (SUMDOG Superstar) St Clare's Class - Chidera and Luca (HLH) and Theo (SS) St George's Class - Eddy, Lorenzo and Emilia (HLH) and Paula (SS) St John the Baptist - Alex and Mark (HLH) and Andrew (SS) St Peter - Fabian and Casey (HLH) and Faustina (SS) St Teresa - Eloany (HLH) and Kiralee (SS)
Thank you to all of you for your continued efforts and don't forget to send any photos of your home learning in via the my homework email address.
500 Words is the world’s largest story-writing competition for kids. Over a million stories have been submitted since 2011, in response to everything from technology to climate change. Now, we want to bring children’s voices onto the themes and issues emerging from the Black Lives Matter movement. We want children to lead on the process of writing their story.
Click HERE to find out more information.
This week's sport in the Specsavers Virtual School Games is RUGBY. Click HERE to see what you need to do to participate. Let's get active!
You have been amazing over the last 12 weeks with your home learning! The staff have loved seeing your pictures showing all of the different things you have been doing at home.
Each class teacher has chosen three pupils who they consider to be their "Home Learning Heroes" and Miss Morrison has chosen two more to make 20. Thank you all for your contributions - keep them coming! Watch this space to see if you are one of our top 20 "Home Learning Heroes!"
Click HERE to see which children were chosen in this week's newsletter. Each child will receive a HT certificate. Well done everybody!
It is great to see that several of you were involved in the Specsavers Virtual School Games last week. The activities were based around Netball and Basketball skills and St Joseph's came third on the Primary School Leader-board out of 29 participating schools in Brighton and Hove! Well done to everyone who took part.
Let's get involved and let's get active!
In celebration of Refugee Week 2020, Brighton & Hove Libraries, New Writing South and Book Nook present : Flash Fiction Competition - 50 words max on the theme 'Imagine' All ages | Free entry Deadline: Sat 20 June, 5pm. For more information click HERE
Please submit your entries (in any language) along with your name, age (if under 18) and contact details to mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Don't forget to take part in the Specsavers Virtual School Games. The Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games is an exciting programme of sport competition running throughout the summer term, giving children the chance to represent their school team.
Each week there are different activities to keep you fit and active that don't require much equipment. We started off well in the competition but not many of you are logging your results and submitting your scores - so this week, let's get active!
Click HERE for this week's Netball and Basketball challenges.
The government have brought together these lists of online educational resources to support children’s education at home while they may not be attending their normal education setting.
This list include subject-specific resources for physical activities and well-being activities as well as Maths, English, Science and SEND resources and they cover EYFS through to KS5. Some of the resources are aimed at teachers but many are appropriate for students and parents. Some require registration.
Click HERE to see the list of resources and just follow the links.
Home Learning during June
Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures of their home learning over the last two months. We have loved sharing all the creative and interesting ways you have spent time learning new skills at home. Please keep those pictures coming!
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Billie and Lola test their knowledge of electrical terms in a Science matching activity, Luca makes a start on this week's home learning writing task, Mia gets outside to practise her football skills and Jayden gets into his "Invaders" history topic.
Paula makes a start on this week's home learning, Jamie and Preston work together to match the electrical component/term to its definition in this week's Science task and Eloany designs a book cover to go with her story giving readers a glimpse of her characters and story-line.
Luca settles down for his home learning and Priya and Sofia plan, research and write a report on a chosen animal.
This week was Wiktor's 6th birthday. Happy Birthday Wiktor! He even helped to make his own birthday cake! Wiktor is missing school so much that he did his learning today wearing his school uniform!
Eloany designs some Viking jewellery and Lukas keeps his brain active with an arithmetic test and some games of chess.
Isabella practises her prepositions and Lorenzo gets busy with a paint brush before enjoying the sea air and sunshine on the beach.
Emilia shows some of this week's learning and Julian takes part in his after school French Club meeting on Zoom. Jayden completes his INVADERS home learning about Anglo-Saxons and Theo does some writing based on "Where the Wild Things are."
Rashid with this week's writing, Sylvia creates patterns in her home learning and also practises the piano and Billie and Lola go strawberry picking.
Jeremiah uses cubes to help him with his calculations, he remembers finger spaces in his writing and he continues the patterns on his caterpillars. Jayden has researched the Anglo-Saxons in depth and has learnt how to use Microsoft Word to publish his research.
Wiktor gets arty and then mathematical! Mark practises his programming and coding skills on Scratch and shows us one page of many in his reading diary.
Finn is loving reading "Bad Dad" by his favourite author David Walliams, Chidera shares some of her fantastic writing, Finn practises his letter formation and creates a fact-file about the Sarcastic Fringehead Fish!
Well done to Emillia for this week's home learning. Wiktor gets creative and designs and makes his own house and Faustina shares her home learning for this week.
Emillia writes about the story of Moses, Rashid shows us all of the work he has completed again this week, Finn completes his story and Jayden completes his R.E. task. Thank you all!
Finn completes his home learning measuring task with some practical weighing. He then applies his measuring skills to a flapjack recipe - Yum Yum! Emillia displays last week's home learning and Faustina thinks about the significance and importance of the 10 Commandments and Harry shares his amazing writing! Thank you all!
A message from the British Red Cross - "Use the last few weeks of the summer term to help your class learn life-saving skills with our brand new learning site, First aid champions. We’ve developed a suggested home-learning route through our site to make it easy for parents and teachers to use."
Click HERE to be taken to the site and to become a first aid champion.
The School Travel Team would like to offer our pupils the opportunity to take part in an exciting drawing competition. The winning designs will be printed on the city's bike share bikes and will be seen all over the city as the bikes are being used. There are also a number of micro scooters and goody bags to be won, so get designing! The deadline for submitting entries is Monday 6th July.
A video will soon be put up on the East Brighton Catholic Parish you-tube channel for all of the children who attend both St. Joseph's and St. John the Baptist Church and who attend the "overflow" group.
Medicspot is calling all St Joseph's Catholic Primary School children to share their creative ideas to help encourage frequent hand washing. Find out how you can enter and win £500 for St Joseph's Catholic Primary School here:
Could you make a poster, film a video, record a song, do a science experiment or write a poem about handwashing?
The month of May is a special time for us to pay homage to our Blessed Mother Mary and honour her with special devotions. Click HERE to find out more and for ideas of what you can do at home to celebrate Mary during the month of May.
Well done to those of you who have signed up to the Specsavers Virtual School Games and are doing your bit to keep fit! It was good to see St Joseph's featuring on the leader-board for the active 60 minutes activity this week.
We recognise how difficult it is for families to get children and young people to remain active so here is an "Active 60 Minute - Activity Log" to help motivate you!
Click HERE for your activity log and get active!
Home Learning during May
Thank you to everyone who has sent in pictures of their home learning. It is lovely to see what you have been up to and we are very impressed with your creativity! You are also covering so many different areas of the curriculum : art and design, geography, science, design technology, history, computing, maths, reading, writing, phonics, SPAG, geography and P.E!
Keep those photos coming please!
Email to - firstname.lastname@example.org
To see what your friends in school have been up to, have a look HERE on the NEWS page.
Have a listen to and join in with this lovely song called "What is a family?" written by Al Start. With so many children at home, it is important to take a moment to celebrate families – how different they are and how important they are to all of us.
Click HERE to be taken to the "Sing Up" website where you can listen to this uplifting song of the week and join in with the singing and signing too.
KS2 History resources for next week's VE Day celebrations
As you probably know, the early May Bank Holiday has been moved from Monday 4th to Friday 8th May (just for this year) to mark the 75th anniversary for VE Day.
Wrexham Diocese have made two short films, accompanying booklets and prayers celebrating D Day and the 75th Anniversary of VE Day. (They should be watched in that order due to historical sequencing)
We would suggest that these resources are NOT appropriate for the Key Stage 1 age group due to their content e.g. about the Holocaust.
Click HERE for a link to the films and further learning suggestions.
A competition called, "Step into the NHS" which launched last summer, asks KS2 pupils to design a ‘thank you’ to our inspirational NHS staff. Now, more than ever, the competition takes on a truly special meaning. This is why the deadline for entries has been extended to Friday 19 June 2020, giving everyone more time to get creative and recognise the work of NHS staff across the country.
Click HERE to be taken to the site which will give you all of the information you need to enter and from there you can download/view relevant resources.
Entries need to be sent it online. Please remember to send us a picture of your entry too! Good luck!
New home learning support: 27.4.20
The Wandle English hub have been commissioned by the DFE to write and produce lessons for Letters and Sounds Phonics to go live on Monday via YouTube-daily lesson for Reception and Year 1 children.
Click HERE to be taken to their site. There are explanations/introductions for parents too.
Phonics lessons will be streamed on YouTube from Monday to Friday. There will be three sets of daily lessons to choose from - Reception (new lesson uploaded to YouTube every week day at 10am, Year 1 (new lesson uploaded to YouTube every week day at 10.30 am) and sessions for any child who needs extra practice with blending (new lesson uploaded to YouTube every week day at 11 am)
Each group has lists of lessons for the next 5 weeks!
PLEASE NOTE - Only once the lesson goes live on YouTube, will the link be activated and then you will be able to click straight on to it.
This looks like a fantastic resource. Have fun!
At 9.15am on Monday 27 April, the ‘Virtual’ Opening Ceremony will take place on social media for the Specsavers ‘Virtual’ Sussex School Games, kicking off a term of sporting challenges giving children across Sussex the chance to represent their schools alongside their friends and classmates, and compete to be Sussex champions.
Every week throughout the summer term, a different sport will take place, made up of four personal sporting challenges which can be completed from home; in the living room, kitchen or garden, or at school. Gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded to the best scoring schools in each sport.
Click HERE for more information on how to get active take part!
Daily virtual singing sessions from the Diocese of Leeds Schools Singing Programme are now available at 2pm every weekday. Aimed at primary school children, every session includes sacred music, RE and music curriculum learning, and lots of vocal fun and songs to keep children engaged in lifting their voices to God.
Click HERE for the link
Click HERE for this week’s resource on flying a kite for clean air. It’s aimed at Key Stage 2 children but KS1 can still get involved with the kite making. There is also a You Tube link from Sustrans with information about making sure your bike is safe before you go out and ride it. Click HERE for a link.
NEW home learning support : 20.4.20
The DFE (Department for Education) have launched home learning support in the form of free online lessons for primary and secondary schools. There will be at least 150 lessons per week.
Click HERE to be redirected to their site.
Bitesize is another great resource that children might already be familiar with. Click HERE to be taken to their site for online learning links.
The BBC have now launched "BBC Bitesize Daily" which can be watched on your TV on BBC iPlayer or via the red button.
They run 20 minute lessons covering ages 5-14 including "The Big Read" where celebrities or teachers read a snippet of an inspiring children's book. Famous faces, as well as teachers, present different lessons e.g. Sir David Attenborough will look at geography topics such as oceans and mapping the world and EastEnders actor Danny Dyer, who is a direct descendant of King Edward III, will provide a history class for five to seven-year-olds on Henry VIII.
It is really good and very informative! Mrs Skinner learnt about the Norman Conquest, revised her knowledge of positive and negative numbers and was able to apply her knowledge of texts to guess the audience and purpose for some different pieces of writing- and all before 10.30 a.m!
Keeping Fit with youngsters
"A Life" are running LIVE fitness sessions for 3-9 year olds every Saturday at 9.30am. These involve fun games for getting children moving and active and are particularly suitable for younger children. Peter from A Life has run several sessions/workshops in our school and his live fitness sessions will be great fun for all the family.
Click HERE for a link to their website and for more information on how to access their home learning resources.
THIS is a YouTube link - you may need to subscribe (this is free) to take part in the fun family workout sessions.
THIS is a Facebook link which will also direct you to the relevant place.
Thank you children!
Children across the country have been drawing and painting rainbows to put in the windows of their homes to share a little brightness in the world. Thank you to the children of St Joseph's who have already done this, helping to add colour and cheer to people's lives during this difficult time.
Keep painting and displaying those rainbows in your windows and keep the pictures coming so that we can see them too!
It is also lovely to see how you are getting on with work your teacher has set and to see what other new skills you are learning at home. The email address is email@example.com
Jessie-Rose, Luca and Eddie's rainbows
Audrey learns to sew, Lola makes a start on her rainbow, Wiktor gets some homework help from his sister and Julian communicates with his friend across the road by writing messages and holding them up at the window!
Jessie-Rose has been doing one more and one less than 7 with Duplo bricks, Lola (and family) have finished their amazing rainbow window display and Luca settles down to his maths work!
Mark completes lots of SUMDOG challenges, Lola follows recipe instructions and measures ingredients whilst home baking, Finn learns how to make scrambled eggs and Sylvia writes about the creation story.
Paula draws and colours a beautiful rainbow, Wiktor and Jessie-Rose, our magnificent mathematicians, keep on calculating and Finn continues his Stone Age history learning at home by making his very own stone-age hut in the garden!
Casey and Calib get busy with chalk and continue to work on their rainbows and colourful and creative artwork to brighten up the local area for residents and as a tribute in recognition for the hard work by our NHS.
Sofia and Priya get baking, Wiktor's finished cakes, and Scarlett gets out in the sunshine and gets planting!
Paula practises her times tables, Archie starts research on St John's Class's new history topic, Billie and Lola enjoy the sunshine on a local walk with their family and Wiktor gets painting!
Mia shows her support for the NHS, Billie gets some exercise on her bike and Lola plays with the dog in the garden. Eddy has written a lovely letter to Miss Green.
Jack gets creative with his art set, Sofia shows off her Roman shield design, Mia practises her times tables and Lily makes a colourful rainbow mobile out of CD's!
Lily makes biscuits, thank you notes made by one of our families for our fantastic NHS workers, Jamie's finished cheese straws (yum yum!) and Archie makes his own egg box planter.
Timon goes out into the woods for some fresh air and exercise with his family. Luca makes a salt dough igloo and a very creative family momento! Jamie goes for a long walk (with a little bit of tree climbing!)
More colourful tributes to our inspirational NHS workers. Harry and Wiktor in Year 1 complete a Science experiment called "Blubber Gloves" which demonstrated how a layer of blubber keeps animals warm in the Arctic.
Lily continues with her time consuming, but rewarding, diamond art, Archie plays "maths scrabble," Luca looks closely at the mini-beasts and other wildlife in his garden and Theo write his own menu for the Gruffalo Café.
Eddy makes a birthday card for Captain Tom Moore, Luca and Wiktor get messy and make slime - learning about the properties of "non-Newtonian" liquids and Patrick designs a Viking shield.
Wiktor draws his favourite toy as an introduction to Year 1's history topic "Toys", Jack makes a start on a 1000 piece puzzle, Lorenzo has been reading lots of Doctor Seuss books and Jayden completes this week's arithmetic timed test.
Mia makes a card for Captain Tom Moore's 100th birthday, Wiktor settles down for some online live learning and Eddy writes a letter to Miss Morrison.
We are SO proud of you all children - whether you are working in school or whether you are continuing your learning at home. Keep it up!
Holy Week at home
Click HERE to be taken to a PPT titled " Holy Week at home - family retreat." It is a fantastic resource - full of ideas, colouring pages, links to the daily Mass readings, song and craft suggestions and a whole range of activities for children, young people and parents for the Holy Week period.
Despite being socially isolated from each other, through praying and sharing together may we come to know ever more deeply that we are never alone since Christ is always with us.
As we now know, the school will be closed temporarily and so all teachers have been working on home learning packs to support your child with their education. The home learning will consist of paper work as well as suggestions for online learning.
Please click here to find a list of websites offering free resources. They have been broken down into subjects and do cover the whole curriculum.
Dragonfly Impact Education have published some useful tips for parents on how to help your child at home.
Flourishing families - Support at home, how to talk to Children about COVID-19 (coronavirus)
Useful websites to support home learning:
White Rose maths (the scheme we use in school) have published some extra home learning activities. There are a series of lessons for each year group which will be regularly added to. Every lesson comes with a short video showing you clearly and simply how to help your child to complete the activity successfully.
This is a fantastic resource. Click HERE to be taken to the White Rose Home Learning page.
Click HERE to be taken to the Barefoot Learning site for home learning activities which promote computational thinking concepts to promote learning while playing.
Out of the Ark have released a sing -a -long song for every day for two weeks. Click HERE to be taken to their site and the free resources - get ready to join in with some of their catchy and fun songs. And don't forget to email us a video of you joining in!
Here's what various celebrities are offering you and your kids for free, daily, to help with their education while schools are closed:
9.00am - PE with Joe Wicks https://youtu.be/6v-a_dpwhro
10.00am - Maths with Carol Vorderman www.themathsfactor.com
11.00am - English with David Walliams https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/
12.00pm - Lunch (cooking with Jamie Oliver) https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eJLA2RlZNq4&list=PLcpoB2VESJme7lSxXEcXyVtFPsMI78lcL
1.00pm - Music with Myleene Klass https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQh2wgJ5tOrixYBn6jFXsXQ
1.30pm - Dance with Darcey Bussel https://twitter.com/diversedance…/status/1241098264373592065
2.00pm - History with Dan Snow (free for 30-days) https://tv.historyhit.com/signup/package
4.00pm - Home Economics with Theo Michaels (Mon/Wed/Fri) https://www.instagram.com/theocooks