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Gallery 2017-2018

Welcome to our 2017-18 gallery. Here you will find a glimpse of what life is like for the children of St Joseph's. We aim to offer our children a curriculum that is broad, balanced and vibrant; a curriculum that nurtures a lifelong love of loving in every child. 

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Art Day - 'The Printing Press'

Coding in KS2

Junior Summer Production

Sports Day

Tag Rugby Festival

Design Technology Week

Year 6 Trip to War Horse

Retreat Day

First Holy Communion

New Intake....and much more!!!



'Eid Visit from the Valley Community Primary School in Bolton

This term we invited 10 children from the Valley Primary school in Bolton to visit our school to explain more fully what it was like to celebrate ‘Eid. The children from the Valley performed an excellent assembly and then answered many of the children’s questions. Some of the questions the children asked were excellent; at what age do you start to fast? Is Ramadan similar to Lent? Is ‘Eid like our Christmas? Do you recognise Jesus? Do you learn about what it is like to be Catholic?


What was heartening was that many of our children learnt that loving your neighbour is at the very heart of both Christianity and Islam.


I firmly believe that days like this show that whilst we are a proudly Catholic School – this will never ever be to the exclusion of others and we can only be truly inclusive if we seek to understand our neighbours.

Teddy Bear's Pic-nic

Chorley School's Cross Country Championships

On a freezing cold morning, our children braved the elements to compete in the Chorley School Cross-Country Championships. The children finished, cold, tired out but so so happy that they had competed. Well done!

Art Day - 'The Printing Press'

The children in class 3 used lino to create these mono-prints. The artwork started with exploring a number of different artists who had used this similar technique, the children then sketched their own ideas in their art books before testing out their ideas. The final prints have taken about two days to complete. 

County Indoor Athletics Champions 2018

89 children in school. Over 40 children competing to get into our athletics team which has been training since September. Two focused clubs a week working on all aspects of athletics. The result - County Champions 2018! Well done to everyone involved!!

Good Shepherd Appeal

As part of the Good Shepherd Appeal this year the children spent their pocket money on food which was taken down to the homeless shelter in Chorley. We regularly support the homeless shelter and the women's refuge, providing food and clothes whenever we can. 

Local Run

Every Friday, in addition to our Daily Mile, the children in Key Stage Two go for an extended run in the local area. 


The school year got off to a great start with the children developing their cycling proficiency skills in the local area. 


Judo sessions began early at 8.00 am every Monday morning. We were pleased to see so many new children take part.  The photographs show Carl giving the juniors a taste of what was to come in the Judo assembly. 

Dementia Friends

All the children in school spent a morning in school learning about dementia and how it can affect people. Many children in school live with people who are suffering from dementia so we thought it was important that our children learned how to be a 'dementia friend'. 

Remember remember the 5th of November...

The children in class 3 concluded their 'Guy Fawkes topic' by designing their own fire works. 

Picasso Scultures

Rainforests! Class 3

A Journey across the USA!

The children are learning about the U.S.A. in this terms Geography topic. The topic was launched with a celebration of all things from the U.S.A. The children took part in a line dancing session and leanrt about the key differences between the U.S.A. and our own country. The children also leanrt about the story of Rosa Parks and she bravely stood up to racism. 

Build me a fairground - design technology in Year 6

Glue guns, lots of wood, hack saws, sandpaper and electrical wire. The children's design brief was simple: build me a fully working fairground ride in one week. Make it attractive and enticing. Make sure it is safe. Make sure it works - every time. The children worked over a whole week to develop their wood working skills, hone their designs, test their prototypes and make the final build. They also had a deadline to meet as the ride went on display at 3.00pm Friday afternoon.  I am sure you will agree - some of the designs are really impressive. 

The Vikings are here!

The children in class 3 and 4 began their 'Invaders' topic with a Saxons and Vikings experience day. The children dressed up as Saxons, prepared a Saxon camp and readied themselves for a Viking invasion. 

School Mission Day - 'We Work We Care We Pray We Share'

'We Work, We Care, We Pray, We Share' is our school motto. The children across school worked hard to produce this impressive piece of art work to be a constant reminder of our school values. 

Healthy Art!

As we seek to promote more active and healthy lifestyles, the children in Key stage 2 have had a series of 'Health lessons'. These lessons combine work on how we can keep ourselves healthy through diet and regular exercise and the impact different foods have on our bodies. 
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