European Day of Languages

September 24th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in Events | News - (0 Comments)

Reminder – Tomorrow (Fri 25th Sept) we will be celebrating European Day of Languages & raising money for Cornwall Hospice Care. Non-school uniform & to wear clothing to represent a European country! Donations of ยฃ1 per child are suggested. House points to be won!

Year 1 exploring senses

September 24th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

As part of their science topic, Year 1 are learning about their senses. On Tuesday we explored our ears – listening games, finding out how the ear works and lots of fun making and playing with cup and string telephones. Great work Year 1.


Year 6 Science

September 24th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

Year 6 have been learning about the reflection of light this week in science. They made and enjoyed using their own 360 degree mini periscopes. Great work Year 6.


Picking Apples

September 18th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

The Reception and Year children spent a sunny Thursday afternoon in the orchard picking apples. The children tasted the apples and separated them into cookers and those we agreed weโ€™re good to eat. When we got back to the classroom we used a juicing machine to make our very own apple juice from the eating apples. Next week we will be making apple crumble out of the cooking apples. Delicious! ๐Ÿ ๐ŸŽ

Reception Class 2021 Entry

September 15th, 2020 | Posted by Rebecca Walker in News - (0 Comments)

We are delighted to announce that applications for entry into our Reception Class 2021 are now open. ย Reception is a key point of entry to St Josephโ€™s School, taking place when children are over 4 years old and ensuring the very best start for your child as they take their first steps in formal schooling.

If your son/daughter is of school age in September 2021, you are welcome to arrange a visit to St Josephโ€™s to meet our Reception Class teacher, tour the school and discuss enrolling your child with us please do get in touch. We will be more than happy to arrange an appointment for you (all socially distanced of course).

Our Reception classroom is bright and spacious, equipped with everything your child needs to make each day exciting. A separate outdoor garden, and โ€˜messy roomโ€™ that is equipped specifically for our Pre-Prep children allows time and space for exploring and building new friendships.

Class sizes are small, with dedicated, enthusiastic, well qualified class teachers. Lessons in Library, French, Music, and PE are taught by specialist teachers, and the children are able to take advantage of the wonderful music and sports facilities here at St Josephโ€™s.

The Reception Class children have access to the main school facilities, which include the ICT suites, the superbly resourced library, our all-weather pitch and the outdoor classroom & school orchard โ€“ which they will all use weekly come rain or shine!

We strive to make every child a confident and passionate reader, as we know this unlocks their potential in all subject areas. Children read to class teachers and are taught phonics every day. Maths is also taught daily by Mrs Hampton, our talented Reception Class Teacher. Her classes are notable for high expectations; nurturing the needs of each individual and her outstanding understanding of what inspires and ignites a love of learning in every Reception child.

Weekly activities such as Outdoor School, cooking and swimming enhance the learning experience in our Reception Class, while opportunities to work with Year 1 during topic time helps build friendships across Key Stage One and builds for the children a sense of the St Josephโ€™s community.

Wrap around care is available for those who need an early start or a later collection, available from 8am to 5.00pm at St Josephโ€™s with the Early Birds Club, Prep and a wide range of after school clubs, all of which are included in the termly school fees.

In order to ease settling in, and to make the transition to St Josephโ€™s as smooth as possible, we will be looking to run our transition sessions in the Summer Term 2021 (following any COVID-19 government guidelines). The transition sessions are designed so that your child can get to know and be familiar with the routines of Reception Class and the various types of activities they will be involved in before they start school. It will also provide us with the opportunity to get to know your child, to meet with you before the start of the new academic year and to answer any questions you may have.

If you would like to arrange a visit or have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our Registrar, Rebecca Walker on either 01566772580 or