19th May 2023

Dear Parents and Friends
Netball and Football Tournament – Margaret Roper School (13.5.23)
Congratulations to our KS2 Netball and Football team for representing us brilliantly at the above
tournament last Saturday. They played well with sportsmanship and showed resilience when competing
against strong competition. The boys narrowly missed out qualifying for the quarter finals on goal
difference. The Netball team were proud to receive the trophy for best sportsmanship. Well done to
both teams for representing us brilliantly.

Thank you to Mrs Mangan, Mrs Lopeman and Mr Abrahams for training the teams and giving up their
Saturday to support the children.

Learning beyond the classroom

Science has been the focus of trips this week across the school. Reception visited Norwood Park to
explore mini beast and the local environment. Year 3 went to the Science Museum, year 4 to
Chislehurst Caves and year 5 visited London Zoo. Thank you to all the parent/carers who volunteered to
help on the trip and to staff for organising the trips. Children were well behaved and as always
enthusiastic about learning beyond the classroom. Other year groups have visits planned for after half
term, so please do look out for details.

5E’s Assembly

An excellent assembly from 5E. Well done children, you were so articulate and shared amazing scientific
information with us which linked perfectly to our Science week focus. I thought you worked well as a

School Games Day – Friday, 26th May 2023

The weather forecast for next Friday is sunshine and no rain. Children should wear their school PE shorts

and their house colour T-shirt. Please make sure they have a school cap if the weather is hot and a water bottle.A letter has been sent out with details for the day, so please
ensure you read it carefully and complete the Google Form if you
wish to picnic with your child in the afternoon. Do read the letter
carefully as it outlines key information and expectations for
parents/carers picnicking with their child/children.
The picnic will be held on the field and football and other ball games will not be allowed. Children
should wear their school PE shorts and their house colour T-shirt. Please make sure they have a school
cap if the weather is hot and a water bottle.


RE News

‘We are His people, the sheep of His flock’

Sunday Mass Readings for June 18th  2023, Eleventh  Sunday of Easter, Year A
1st Reading Acts 1: 1-11
Responsorial Psalm Psalms 46 (47) 2-3, 6-9
2nd Reading Romans 5:6-11
Alleluia ‘I am with you always, yes to
the end of time’
Gospel Matthew 28: 16-20

Celebrating achievement and hard work




At St Joseph’s we aim for at least 97% attendance.


Merit Certificates:

 At St Joseph’s we aim for at least 97% attendance. 

Year group  Merit Certificates  Overall Class Attendance
Nursery  Laurelle and Fifi  94%
RH Imogen & all pupils for excellent behaviour on
the school trip
RP Whole RP – for amazing behaviour on our trip  95%
1E Soraya, Adebola and Christopher  97%
1S /2O Whole class for excellent work  95%/96%
2J Whole class for excellent work  98%
3S Luna and Clarita  89.4%
3T Davina and Roberto  96%
4J  Morris and Phillip  99%
4O  Sienna P and Marcos  98%
5S  Asher and Sophia D  99%
5E Mwessy and Tamia  92%
6P Yusef and Brian  100%
6H  Shaznay and Javier  100%

Congratulations to the following class for the highest attendance this week

Year 6

Mrs Fernandes


This weeks photo montage

Future Dates
22.05.23 –26.05.23 – Focused week on ‘Keeping healthy’
23.05.23 – Y6 PGL Parents meeting (8.15 a.m. junior hall)
23.05.23 – 5E trip to London Metropolitan Archives (Poetry workshop)
25.05.23 – KS2 Disco (run by Y5 as part of their Enterprise project)
26.05.23 – School Games Day a.m.
26.05.23 – End of term (normal time)
Summer 2 Term
06.06.23 – 1S & 2O science workshop – Brockwell Park
07.06.23 – 9.15 a.m. New Reception parents meeting
07.06.23 – 10.30 a.m. New Nursery parents meeting
09.06.23 – Y6 PGL residential
12.06.23 – Y6 – Citizenship workshop (in school)
12.06.23 – 16.02.23 – Phonics screening
12.06.23 – 16.06.23 – Y4 Multiplication Tables Check
15.06.23 – 2J Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
13.06.23 – Play on the Pitch (Selhurst Park Stadium, selected Y4 pupils
14.06.23 – School Mass (junior hall) for children who have made their 1st Holy Communion (9.10 a.m.)
15.06.23 – Y6 Chessington trip
15.06.23 – KS2 Catholic sports day (St James the Great)
19.06.23 – 23.06.23 – ‘Journey of hope & dreams’ commemorating the Windrush generation
20.06.23 – Athlete mentor (motivational speaker)
22.06.23 – 2O/1S Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
23.06.23 – Year 4 Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome) – Please note this is a revised date
23.06.23 – Y3 Cafod workshop in school
24.06.23 – Colour Run (PTA event)
26.06.23 – 1E Science trip to Brockwell Gardens
27.06.23 – 2J science workshop to Brockwell Gardens
27.06.23 – Reception vision screening
28.6.23 – 1E Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
28.06.23 – Summer Music concert 2.00 – 3.00 p.m.
30.06.23 – 3S Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
30.06.23 – 5, Y5 pupils to attend Young City Poet’s recital
July 2023
03.07.23 – General Knowledge Quiz final (Oxford University)
03.07.23 – Athlete mentor workshops
06.07.23 – KS1 Catholic Athletics Tournament (Thomas Becket School)
07.07.23 – 5E Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
10.07.23 – Transition day for whole school (pupils to spend the day with their new teacher)
11.07.23 – Nursery Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
12.07.23 – Thanksgiving Mass 1.30 p.m. Virgo Fidelis Church 1.30 p.m. (All welcome)
13.07.23 – Reports sent to parents
13.07.23 – Reception Assembly (All welcome)
14.07.23 – Year 2 Farewell Assembly 9.15 a.m. (All welcome)
17.07.23 – Year 6 Production 5.30 p.m. (junior hall)
19.07.23 – Year 6 leavers Mass 5.30 p.m. (junior hall)
20.07.23 – END OF TERM 1.30 p.m.