St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

Inspired to be our best.....

Year 6

Year 6 visited Junior Citizen in Oxford this week and voted it as a brilliant experience.  The children made 'real' 999 calls which are picked up by real call centre handlers and were faced with a variety of scenarios.  Their behaviour was fantastic and travelling there and back by public bus made it even more of an adventure!

Year 6 entered into World Book Day with enthusiasm!  The costumes were great and EYU really appreciated us reading to them in the afternoon.

Year 5 and 6 worked together to use French dictionaries with Mrs Harriman this week.

We have been writing observational poetry this week and performing it to the rest of the class.

Working right to the end of term!  Year 5/5 Greek Day on Monday 16th and Open Classroom on Tuesday 17th

We all looked amazing in our Ancient Greek outfits, Mrs Bull was a terrifying Medusa!  Thank you to Miss Lee who came in to school as our dance specialist - we also did baking (thank you Mrs Swart!) and made pots.  It was lovely to share so much of our learning this term with the parents who came to our Open Classroom on Tuesday.  

Tunnel Books

Over the last couple of weeks, we have been working on creating tunnel books to tell our own myths - inspired by Ancient Greek myths and legends.  We think they are creative, fragile, interesting and imaginative...

Thame Light Switch On and Lantern Parade

Our beautiful lanterns lit up Thame as we processed around the town before the Christmas lights were switched on.  Year 6 was also well represented in the school orchestra which played at this festive event.

Lantern Making Workshop

On the 03 December Year 6 took part in an artist-led lantern making workshop - Fr David, Chair of Governors and the Mayor of Thame came to see how we got on!

Harvest Poetry Slam

To build on our Harvest Mass celebrations, our Year 3,4, 5 and 6 classes got together to have an inter-house poetry slam. The children grouped together in their houses and worked in teams  to write a harvest themed poem. We then got together and performed our poems. It was great to have Year 2 join us for our performances and we got to hear some great poems that they had been reading! 

Year 5 and 6 Forest School Artwork

Building Bonanza 

Over this term, all of our KS2 classes will be taking part in a series of building challenges. They will be split into mixed teams and sent off on a construction mission. Have a look at the photos to see how they got on!