St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Thame

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School News

New House Captains

This week the Houses met to listen to the speeches from Year 6 candidates for House Captain.  The houses voted for one boy and one girl.  During the Friday assembly the winning candidates repeated their speeches to the whole school.  We were so impressed with the confidence and variety in the speeches.  Thank you to all those who participated.

Father David has left for Malawi 

We are very excited, Fr David has left for Malawi and taken with him a pile of newsletters and letters from our pupils to the pupils of Chisiyo School.  We are looking forward to hearing all about the school when he gets back!

News Flash! The Daily Mile has arrived at St. Joseph's!

This year we will be taking on the Daily Mile Challenge! The aim of the Daily Mile is to improve the physical, social and mental health of our children. Take a look at how our first run went! 

Christmas Music Performances

Last week we had two fantastic performances provided by our woodwind and strings students. We started with our strings players who treated the school and parents to a series of pieces they have been learning in their lessons. Then our woodwind students treated us to a melody of Christmas and non-Christmas tunes. Well done to everyone who performed and a big thank you to Mrs Waters and Mrs Paterson for putting together both amazing performances! 


On Friday 9th November at 11.00, our KS2 classes went to Thame War Memorial to show our respect for the people who have died in WWI and WW2. Our Year 5 and 6 classes did a great job of supporting our Year 3 and 4 classes, showing them the poppies on the way and being a good role model to the younger children. 

We marked the occasion by listening to war themed poems and Sister Anne-Marie shared the names of all the people who fought in the war from Thame. Father David lead us in prayer as we listened to the 'Last Post' and took our minutes silence. We placed wreaths made out of our prayer poppies, which can now be seen on our school prayer focus. 

We say 'Thank you' to all those who have died for us and fought for our country. 

Thank you to 'Thame Remembers' for helping support us in our learning. 

By Year 3 





Science Workshop!   Science Workshop!   Science Workshop!   Science Workshop!

On Thursday 28th June the whole school had a visit from Science Boffin Dan.

We had a whole school assembly which featured disappearing paper and fire breathing dragon flames. The children also heard about a poorly elephant with a toothache and were amazed by 3 small quantities of chemical making such a huge amount of toothpaste.

Boffin Dan was extremely enthusiastic and the children were buzzing with excitement after watching the spectacle - the exclamations and cheers could be heard all around the school! Each class were then given chance to take part in a workshop with Dan. In these workshops the children experienced electricity passing through their bodies in order to light fluorescent tubes.

They also learned about polymers and how they are used to make slime- which they all got the chance to make.

What a science-filled fun day!‚Äč