Category Archives: Special Events

Year 2 Draw Henri Rousseau Landscapes

In Year 2, the children have been learning to draw landscapes with pastels in the style of Henri Rousseau with Mrs McDermott and Mrs Podraza.

Freddie, from Year 2, said, “I enjoyed this because of the bright colours, I found it quite hard but would love to do it again.” He also said that this was one of the best lessons ever had!

Year 4 Visit Selly Manor

On 29th January 2014 Year 4 went to Selly Manor for the day, where they learned about what it was like to live during the Tudor times.

They went round the whole house and visited the shop, which contained feather pens, necklaces, masks, swords, telescopes and marbles. They also got to dress up as rich and poor Tudors. Libby, from Y4, explained that they saw a priest hole in the attic and they got to wear Viking costumes.

Year 4 had a fantastic day and would definitely recommend a visit to Selly Manor!

Year 5 Work With Severn Trent Water

Year 5 were visited by Severn Trent Water and given the opportunity to review the amount of water we use and waste. In groups they had to investigate a fictional family to see if they were water savers or water wasters!

Each of the children have made promises to improve their water usage at home in the future and may gain a certificate if they maintain their promises.


Diamond Jubilee Street Party

On Thursday 31st May St Joseph’s had a whole school Diamond Jubilee Street Party provided by the school cooks.

All children stood in honour of the Queen during the National Anthem, then had a street party feast whilst the tanoy played ‘Jerusalem’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’, ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Trumpet Voluntary’.

All children wore red, white and blue, in their home made crowns.

A great occasion and memories that will last for another 60 years!

Year 6 Visit the Gurdwara Sahib

On Tuesday the 10th of January Year 6 visited the Gurdwara Sahib on the Soho road, Birmingham. The Gurdwara Sahib, which was built in the late 1970’s, warmly welcomed Year 6 in.

The children had research and studied the faith before going on the trip and were eager to find out more through primary research. Our guide was extremely helpful and answered all the children’s questions.

We were shown into the main Dabar (pray hall), the Langar (food hall) and viewed the specular doomed room where a Muslim man had fitted over a million piece of mirrored glass.

Year 6 have, in pairs, created and presented power point presentations of their trip and knowledge they have gained to their class.