St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Hello everyone! As you all will know, the re-opening of schools is very complex and there is so much to think about but I cannot tell you how much we all appreciate your support! I do not need to tell you how myself and the staff long for the day we can all be together and school life returns to normal. We are all struggling in so many ways and I know how hard it is for you and your children at home. Remember to just do what you can when you can. You are doing a brilliant job! As always you can email your child's teacher or myself with any concerns you have. We want to do all we can to support you. We are here for you. The usual still applies ...when we know - you will know. The message from the Government is still to keep social distancing measures in place, regular hand washing and vigilance. Stay safe and stay strong! Mrs Hodges

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INFORMATION FOR PARENTS/CARERS

As we move into Spring Bank half term we all await more advice on the safe re-opening of schools and as always we will keep you posted when we have information to share with you. These are challenging times for us all. 

As you now know, until further notice, school will not open on June 1st except for the children of key workers.

Please know that we still long for all our school family to be together. While this time is delayed, we will be working behind the scenes so that we can be sure we have done everything we can to prepare for a phased return in the safest way possible for our school and so that we are ready when the time comes.

We will continue to keep uploading work and activities as well as photos on the class webpages.

As you know I am always here for you, as are your child's teachers, so do email us if you need to. You can also ring or email Mrs Naylor or Mrs Thompson. 
Stay safe everyone!

Mrs Hodges

CLICK HERE For the Local Authority Letter

A little Monday morning message from Mrs Hodges!

Week beginning 18th May 2020

Have a look at our slideshow of your pictures of all the creatures you find fascinating and wonderful!

How good it is to celebrate God's amazing world!

Have a look at the slideshow of your special Tributes to our Blessed Lady Mary during this month of May.

Click on the link below for bring Flowers of the Rarest and to see Our Lady crowned!

You can tune into Mass with Bishop Marcus at St Anne's Cathedral every Sunday at 11am.  What a lovely way to take some time to worship together.

https://www.dioceseofleeds.org.uk/cathedral/ 

OR

you can tune in to Mass with Father Martin Kelly, Dean of Halifax at 11am each Sunday too.

https://www.stmaryshalifax.com/

CONTACT US

Any queries? Any questions?

Contact Mrs Naylor or Mrs Thompson our Office Management Team who will be happy to help!

Tel:  01484 713037

If you would like a paper copy of a document please let us know. 

Our Postal Address is:

Finkil Street, Brighouse HD6 2NT
Email:
 admin@st-josephs-brig.calderdale.sch.uk

COVID 19 Information Resources for Families

There are some very useful links that you might need or want to make use of relating to

-mental health

-explaining Covd 19 to your child

-advice from health care professionals

and LOTS more.

Click here.

ONLINE SAFETY

8 steps to keep your child safe online
 

  1. Explore together: Ask your child to show you their favourite websites and apps and what they do on them. Listen, show interest and encourage them to teach you the basics of the site or app.
    2. Chat little and often about online safety: If you’re introducing them to new learning websites and apps while school is closed, take the opportunity to talk to them about how to stay safe on these services and in general. Ask if anything ever worries them while they’re online. Make sure they know that if they ever feel worried, they can get help by talking to you or another adult they trust.
    3. Help your child identify trusted adults who can help them if they are worried: This includes you and other adults at home, as well as adults from wider family, school or other support services who they are able to contact at this time. Encourage them to draw a picture or write a list of their trusted adults.
    4. Be non-judgemental: Explain that you would never blame them for anything that might happen online, and you will always give them calm, loving support.
    5. Supervise their online activity: Keep the devices your child uses in communal areas of the house such as in the living room or kitchen where an adult is able to supervise. Children of this age should not access the internet unsupervised in private spaces, such as alone in a bedroom or bathroom.
    6. Talk about how their online actions affect others: If your child is engaging with others online, remind them to consider how someone else might feel before they post or share something. If they are considering sharing a photo/video of somebody else, they should always ask permission first.
    7. Use ‘SafeSearch’: Most web search engines will have a ‘SafeSearch’ function, which will allow you to limit the content your child can access whilst online. Look out for the ‘Settings’ button on your web browser homepage, which is often shaped like a small cog.                                                                 
    8. Parental controls: Use the parental controls available on your home broadband and all internet enabled devices in your home. You can find out more about how to use parental controls by visiting your broadband provider’s website.                    Jessie & Friends cartoons –  ages 4-7 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/jessie-and-friends-videos/
    A three-episode animated series which helps keep 4-7s safe online. It explores three popular online activities: watching videos, sharing pictures, and online gaming.
                                                                 Band Runner game and advice website ages 8-10 https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/8_10/
    A fun interactive game that helps reinforce key messages about online safety.

Times of the School Day

Nursery

Full Time - 9am - 3pm

Part Time - 9am -12noon or 12noon - 3pm

Please see PARENTS&CARERS - Admissions - Nursery for more information

Main School

Children are asked not to arrive before 8.50am (unless they are in Breakfast Club).

At 8.50am the doors will be opened and the children can come straight in to class. The children will take part in some morning exercise to energise them for the day ahead before their lessons begin!

Registration is at 9.05am.

The school day finishes at 3.25pm

HAVE A LOOK AT OUR VIDEO  BELOW FOR A TASTE OF THE THINGS WE GET UP TO ON A DAY TO BASIS IN SCHOOL!

BEFORE PLAYING THE VIDEO CLICK TO GO TO FULL SCREEN

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Diary Dates 

 

See CALENDAR for full year and updates

OUR SCHOOL RULES for a HAPPY, SAFE SCHOOL

1. Always do what a member of staff asks you to do

straight away!

 

2. Always treat others with respect and courtesy!

 

3. Always walk quietly around the school!

 

4. Always tell the truth!

 

5. Always look after yourself ,our school and the things in it!

 

6. Always work hard and do your best to be the best version of yourself that you can be!

We operate a cashless system in the office. You can register at www.schoolmoney.co.uk to make payments for trips etc easier for you. If you have any problems please do not hesitate to pop in and see Mrs Naylor!

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