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Month: March 2020

At home Liturgy – Ten Ten

Follow the link below for some wonderful prayers and liturgy that can be used at home.

W.C 5.04.20

W.C 30.03.20

The message of this week’s Gospel is that like Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, we too can be raised to new life through belief in God.

The prayers create space for children to reflect on their ‘new normal’ – albeit a temporary one – and understand that as Christians, we can always know a new normal because we are always offered forgiveness and a fresh start when we ask.

A Letter from Ms Beaumont

Dear Parents,
Today I am feeling quite tearful as we end school for a lot of our children for the immediate future. We will miss them! I hope we will be able to gather again in the Summer Term to get back to teaching and learning and to celebrate the leaving of Year 2 Class of 2020.

May I send a huge vote of thanks to all my staff, each and everyone have gone above and beyond, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks as we care for the children of Key Workers.

Also my thanks to you Parents and Carers for your continued support and understanding in working with us to get through this very difficult time, definitely Stronger Together.

As new information reaches me I will share it with you as soon as possible. The St Joseph’s Team  send their love and prayers. We look forward to getting back to our normal regime. In the meantime Teachers will add suggestions through the Seesaw App.

Keep us in your prayers as we keep you in ours,

Best wishes,

Ms Julie Beaumont


Foodbanks and local area coordinators

Friday March 20th, 15:00 p.m

Please read the NEW and UPDATED letter from the local authority and Aled Evans, director of education.

Dear Parent / Carer,

There has been significant discussion over the last 24 hours over the way schools will open from Monday onwards.

Could I firstly emphasise that the purpose of closing schools is to restrict and minimise social contact and therefore reduce the risk of being infected by the coronavirus.


Therefore, if it is at all possible, please keep your children at home. Parents should not rely for childcare upon those who are advised to be in the stringent social distancing category such as grandparents, friends, or family members with underlying conditions.

We will ensure that schools will provide caring facilities for parents who are at the forefront of the national effort to fight the coronavirus disease. We want to ensure that these vital workers are given every opportunity to be in work and to get on with their efforts to protect our lives and wellbeing.

In accordance with the above, we will limit attendance at our schools next week to those who are employed within:

  • Health and social care sectors.
  • To education and childcare staff, including social workers.
  • Key public services, ie those responsible for the management of the deceased.

Local and national government

  • This only includes those administrative occupations essential to the effective delivery of the COVID-19 response, or delivering essential public services, such as the payment of benefits.

Food and other necessary goods

  • This includes those involved in food production, processing, distribution, sale and delivery.

Public safety and national security

  • This includes police and support staff, fire and rescue service employees (including support staff) and prison and probation staff.


  • This includes those who will keep the road and rail passenger and freight transport modes operating during the COVID-19 response, including those working on transport systems through which supply chains pass.

However, let’s be very clear, we want to prioritise attendance at school to only those who absolutely need to be there and are eligible to be there according to this criteria. If you fall outside this criteria, schools will not be expected to receive your children. Please be considerate and understanding in these very challenging times.

Our schools will also be open to our most vulnerable learners who will be identified in discussion with headteachers and Social Services and your school will contact you personally on this.

We are confident that if this advice is followed, we will all make a significant contribution towards protecting our pupils and our staff.

We will review these arrangements very carefully with our schools on a daily basis and will keep you appraised of any changes through the usual communication and media channels.

Yours sincerely,

Aled Evans




HWB is an online learning platform where children can enjoy a range of activities.

Use your child’s individual username and password included in their home learning pack.

Once logged in, children will be able to click on “Just 2 Easy”

J2 Blast

For year 1 and 2 pupils. Children can play games including spell blast and TT blast (times tables).



Has a range of paint, write, animate activities


Don’t forget to save work!

Seesaw – Home Learning Codes

Dear parents,

It is important that during the school closures, you have followed the steps and information provided in order for your child to access Seesaw. New home learning codes were provided in your child’s home learning packs.


  1. Go to on a computer. Or install the Seesaw Class iOS or Android app.
  2. Tap “I’m a Student”.
  3. Scan or type in your Home Learning code.
  4.  Post to your journal, respond to activities, and view class announcements.
  5. Remember, this code is like a password. Keep it safe!

Teacher’s will be setting appropriate activities for children to complete via Seesaw Class app.