Welcome back, we would like to take this opportunity to welcome you and your child to a new year at St Joseph’s. We hope that you have all had a relaxing and fun filled summer break. It is wonderful to see the children looking so grown up and ready for Key Stage 2. We are looking forward to getting to know you and your child throughout the coming year, which surely promises to bring with it, many new experiences and challenges. In order to make the year a successful one, teamwork and cooperation will be required by all.
Our goal is to help your children become responsible students and to instil in them a lifelong love of learning. We hold high expectations for our students, both in academics and behaviour. We work hard at establishing a classroom atmosphere of respect, cooperation, and compassion. We expect our students to come to class each day prepared and ready to learn.
We are looking forward to working in partnership with you throughout the coming year and we are confident that together we can provide the support and encouragement needed to help your child excel.
Year 3 had an amazing Friday afternoon at Amersham School last Friday. We went to ‘Capture the Flag’ and although it took us a little while to understand the rules, we enjoyed ourselves immensely. The children showed brilliant teamwork and sportsmanship, and displayed boundless energy. As one child mentioned at the end of the afternoon, their Fitbit showed 12,000 steps for the day, which probably resulted in an early night for all!
Dear Parents of Year 3,
As we come to the end of term, it is a delight to see the progress your children have made, from those apprehensive days back in September to their budding confidence now. We have worked hard and had a lot of fun along the way. I can hardly believe that the first term has flown by so fast.
So much has happened in such a short space of time and I don't know about the children but I have enjoyed every minute of it. Our Savage Stone Age topic was made more special when we visited the Chiltern Open Air Museum, even the weather didn't spoil the children's enthusiasm and I felt that they learned a lot from this experience. They are certainly enjoying the new challenges that they have met and I am sure this will carry on with your continued support.
On behalf of the Year 3 staff, I would like to thank you for your continued support throughout the Advent term, in particular: discovery projects, homework and preparing the children for the carol concert. They all sang beautifully and were fantastic. I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did!
Thank you for all your support this term and may I take this opportunity to wish you and your family joy at Christmas and a peaceful New Year.
Julie Bailey and Caroline Butler
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