St Joseph's Catholic Primary School

Love, learn and live in Christ!

Hello Parents, Carers and Children! We are at the start of the last half term of the school year. It has been a very challenging time for us all lately and I know 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. I am hopeful that we may begin to start re-opening for groups of children in the coming weeks and will keep you updated as soon as we know anything. 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 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 you now know, until further notice, school is currently only open for the children of key workers.

While we cannot all be together yet, we are working hard 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

A little Monday morning message from Mrs Hodges!

Week beginning 1st June 2020

June is the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

It is a wonderful opportunity for us to reflect on how we show love for one another in the things we do and the things we say.

Think about your family and your friends.

How do you show your love for them?

What else could you do?

We are in a challenging time where we cannot see all the people we know and love but we can still stay connected by text, by message, by post!

Get in touch with someone you love today and remind them how special they are.

Look out for neighbours too with a smile, a wave or even a picture in your window.

Let's spread the love!

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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