Our Curriculum Aims to Help Our Learners:

  • To learn and develop their skills to the best of their ability
  • To promote a positive attitude towards learning, so that children enjoy coming to school, and acquire a solid basis for life-long learning
  • To teach children the basic skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT: Science and R.E.
  • To enable children to be creative and develop their own thinking.
  • To teach children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time.
  • To help children to learn to value their own and other people’s culture in modern multi-cultural Britain.
  • To enable children to be positive citizens in society.
  • To fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
  • To teach children to have an awareness of their own spiritual development, and to understand right and wrong.
  • To help children understand the importance of truth and fairness, so that they grow up committed to equal opportunities for all.
  • To enable children to have respect for themselves and high self-esteem, and to be able to live and work co-operatively with others.

At St Joseph’s the basic School Rules are:

  • We listen carefully
  • We always try our personal best
  • We put our hands up to speak
  • We respect each other
  • We walk around our classroom and school
Promoting a positive attitude towards learning.

Promoting a positive attitude towards learning.

Daily Timetable

Start of the Day

8.45am – school opens and children can start going to classes
9.00am – register

Assemblies

Monday – KS1 & 2 Whole School: 9.30am
Tuesday Class Prayers
Wednesday – Class Assembly 10.10am
Thursday – Hymn Practice: KS2 9.10am to 9.55am/KS1 10am to 10.25am
Friday – Whole School Good News Assembly: 9.30am to 10.00am

Morning Break

KS1 10.35 to 10.50am
KS2 11.00am to 11.15am

Lunchtime

KS1: Enter hall silently after hand washing (Reception, Year 1: 11.35am and Year 2: 11.40am)
KS2: Enter hall silently (Years 3&4: 12.20pm and Years 5&6: 12.30pm)
KS1 bell goes at 1pm, KS2 at 1.30pm.

Afternoon Play

KS1 afternoon play: 2.15pm to 2.30pm

End of the Day

Morning Nursery finishes at 12noon; Afternoon Nursery finishes at 3.15pm
Reception finishes at 3.15pm
The rest of the school finishes at 3.30pm