St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School

St. Joseph's Catholic Primary School,
West Close Road, Barnoldswick
Lancashire
BB18 5EN

01282 813045

Mrs Beech at bursar@st-josephs-barlick.lancs.sch.uk

News: School reopens on 1st September. Our new registration time is 8.50am. Gates will open at 8.40am. School will close at 3.20pm. Welcome to our school website. We hope you find everything that you are looking for and much more! If you need any further information do not hesitate to contact school. Thank you.

Enrichment

S.T.E.M. week

 The school held an amazing STEM week and the children took part in lots of activities based on Science , Technology, Engineering and Maths. 

STEM week - Maths Scavenger hunts

Class 5 ran Maths Scavenger hunts for other classes, where they had to find the answers to some tricky maths problems.

STEM week - Science Fair

Class 5 hosted a Science Fair where they demonstrated a variety of Science based experiments and activities.

STEM week - Visit to West Craven High School

Children in Class 4 and Class 5 had the opportunity to visit West Craven High School, where they took part in science activities.  They learned how to use a bunsen burner safely and took part in an experiment to identify different chemical solutions based on the colour flame they produced.

STEM week - Class 2 programming

As part of the STEM week activities Class 2 investigated programming the BEEBOT robots.

STEM week - Class 4 comparing measurement

Class 4 took measurements of children who were the same age and compared them to see the differences in arm and leg length and head size. 

STEM week - Class 3  Worm hunt

Class 3 hunted for worms in our school grounds and found out how they are beneficial for the soil.

STEM week - Class 1 planting sunflowers

Class 1 planted sunflowers ;investigated the different parts of the plant and what plants need to grow.  The whole school  also planted sunflowers and held a competition to see whose would grow the tallest.

STEM week - Technology

All of our classes focused on algorithms and coding during STEM week. Class 1 learnt about the importance of clear instructions by giving verbal instructions to a robot on how to make a jam sandwich! It didn’t always go to plan at first! Class 2 used their knowledge of direction and position from Maths to program robots to move in the right directions. Class 3 used the laptops to program using Turtle. Class 4 were programming using Scratch to create their own animations. Class 5 had the challenge of creating a more complex game using Scratch.

STEM week - Engineering

Class 1 completed lots of junk modelling activities and created their own minibeasts. Class 2 used wheels and axles in designing and making their own moving vehicle. Class 3 finished their
cave art. They made their own paint with natural products. Class 4 have been learning to use a junior hacksaw and using cams to design their own moving mechanical toy. Class 5 designed their own spaghetti bolognese after tasting a few different versions.

Right Start Road Safety Training

Congratulations to these children in Ks1 for passing their Right Start pedestrian training. Let's keep safe.

Lunchtime Library

We opened our library at lunchtime for a reading club. It was so good to see so many children visit and enjoy the books.

Planting our donated flowers

We received a donation of primroses from KeelhamFarmShop and the children were so eager to get planting!

World Book Day

The school celebrated World Book Day starting with an assembly where the children had the opportunity to show everyone their amazing character costumes.

Class 1 - book day

Class 1 explored their favourite books and then visited Barnoldswick Library to listen to some fantastic stories and share books with some of their parents and grandparents. 

Class 2 - book day

Class 2 took part in lots of 'booky' activities and had fun sharing their book characters with the rest of the class.

Class 5 -book day

 As part of their World Book day activities, Class 5 had a book swap and then took their new books to have a relaxing read in the hall.

Book Day with Burnley Youth Theatre

Classes 5, 4 and 3 joined other schools in the area to listen to a live stream of the story of Louis Braille, who created an alphabet for the blind which allowed them to access the world of books.

Life Education Caravan

The school had another visit from Harold the Giraffe and the Life Education Caravan, where the children had the opportunity to learn how to keep their bodies and minds healthy. 

Bikeability

Pupils in Class 4 and Class 5 had the opportunity to take part in Bikeability training, where they improved their cycling and road safety skills.

Lancashire Music Service

Some of our pupils who play piano, keyboard or clarinet have received certificates from Lancashire Music Service

Mayor's visit

We had a visit from the Mayor of Pendle, the children had the opportunity to learn about his role and the importance and history of the mayoral regalia.

Stardome

We had another visit from the incredible Stardome, where the children learned about the stars and constellations.

Capenwray

Students from Capenwray presented an assembly on Friendship.

Life Education Caravan

The children once again had the opportunity to visit the Life Education Caravan where they took part in a variety of activities about health and the human body.  They also had the chance to meet Harold the Giraffe who is the mascot of the Life Education Caravan.

The Bethany Choir 

The school was visited by the Bethany Choir. They  performed a selection of songs and told us about their lives in Africa.

Visits to Pendleside Hospice

A group of children have been visiting the Living With Dementia group at  Pendleside Hospice. As part of their visits they performed maypole dances and took part in a seaside themed finale staged by Dementia Positive Pendle ,where they danced and sang "Bobby's Girl".  This has been a wonderful experience for the children  which we have been privileged to be involved with.

Click here to see their amazing performance.

World Book Day

The school took part in World Book Day and once again the children and staff came in amazing costumes. We had lots of 'booky' activities, listening to stories and reading our favourite books.