Year 2 – St Joseph: News items

Nation schools sports week

Date: 21st Jun 2024 @ 2:09pm

What a week! Sport week has been a great success and thank you to those parents who joined us for sports day this morning. God has been looking down and sent us brilliant weather. The children have been full of life and thoroughly enjoyed it.

The week has been filled with football tournaments, yoga, Jiu Jitsu, laser, tag, dodgeball, and has ended with a brilliant sports day.

As part of sports day, our children created flags for the class seats. These represented their class logos. I’m sure you’ll agree they did a fantastic job

#lifetothefull #schoolsportsweek

Spelling Bee Update

Date: 21st Jun 2024 @ 2:20pm

Well done to our 2 school Spelling Bee finalists. They attended the final today and were a credit to Holy Rosary. Well Done. #lifetothefull

National School Sports Week

Date: 17th Jun 2024 @ 10:19am

We started our week this week with an assembly to explore the theme of National Schools Sports Week.  We talked to the children about not only using physical activities for our physical health but also to support our Mental health.  We then introduced our activities for the week and how these would support us in our Misson statement of living life to the full.

Holy Rosary Spelling Bee

Date: 17th Jun 2024 @ 10:01am

On Thursday 11th June, Mr Handley co-ordinated our school Spelling Bee heats.  Here children across the school, competed against each other to be their class spelling Bee champion.  They then went on to compete against the winner of other classes and this gave us a final school winner and runner-up.

Our 1st place winner was  Olaf in Year 3  and Humayl in Year 6 was our runner-up.

Both children will be attending the Inter-school final on Wednesday 19th June at the Mayoral chambers, Oldham.


Well done to all who joined in and GOOD LUCK - we will keep you updated.

Father's day Coffee morning

Date: 17th Jun 2024 @ 9:43am

After a hugely successful Holy Rosary Bake off, we hosted our Father's day coffee morning.  During the morning, we sang songs as a thank you to all our dads and those who take on similar roles.  Whilst we sang, parents, and most importantly dads, were able to relax and enjoy a coffee and a cake.

Thank you to those who helped organise this and also those who were able to join us.

Internation Children's Day

Date: 23rd May 2024 @ 3:24pm

Miss Warsap planned International Children’s day with a focus on children’s rights. Children focused their day around a picture book called “Every Child a Song”. This was followed up by engaging in activities in class. The children made birds as symbols from the story. If you get chance to come into school, look for the Children's Rights signs on display.

Mental Health Week

Date: 23rd May 2024 @ 3:32pm

The theme for Mental Health Week this year was “Movement: Moving more for our mental health”. The children had a great time and definitely made time to move. Mrs Green and our sports leader got the children outside to explore strategies they could use when they are finding things tough,

May Procession

Date: 23rd May 2024 @ 3:34pm

On Wednesday 8th May, we celebrated together the Month of May which is dedicated to our patron Mary. The children brought flowers to school and the Faith team led us in a special reflection. This was followed by a procession around school as we sang a song to Mary and crowned her.

Thank you to all those who brought flowers to honour her.


Get Set for Paris

Date: 26th Apr 2024 @ 9:48am


As a school, we are getting ready for the Olympics due to be held in Paris later in 2024.  This is, as always an exciting event and one which we love to celebrate together.  

In conjunction with Get Set ( our PE scheme provider ), we are embarking on a virtual tour of Paris, visiting many locations along the way.  Each class has their own team and when the children complete a physical activity in school, they log this on the Get Set to Paris app with their QR code and unique code. Each activity converts to miles and each class's team bus moves along its journey around 16 countries to get to the Paris Olympics. Each week in assembly, we celebrate how far each class has travelled and set challenges for the week - we have even introduced a staff team.

As the children have engaged with this so well, they have asked about logging activities they do out of school either as a team or even with their family.  As a result, we have set up a "Holy Rosary Families" Team.  We ask that any time you do any form of activity, you scan the QR code in the poster or visit 

Here you will submit your activity under the team Holy Rosary Families and input the code 0944, it will be converted to miles and your team bus will be on its way.  we will share its progress on Twitter X @HRsport and in our weekly assembly.

Each week we will also send home activities for you to try as a family in case you run out of ideas or are looking for inspiration.

Good Luck !!!

Let's see who can reach Paris first.


Mrs Cavanagh

Sports Leaders

Date: 21st Apr 2024 @ 9:28pm

This week, those children who have been trained as sports leaders, got together to plan out activities for the playground in support of active lifestyles.  They considered which activities they know worked well and tried to be creative in planning out things all children could access,  These have now been timetabled and the children will use their leadership skills to help others get active at playtime.

Laudato Si Ambassadors

Date: 21st Apr 2024 @ 9:19pm

The Laudato Si ambassadors have been developing their skills and increasing their knowledge of how to care for God's creation with the help of the experts at Wildbrook Community Allotment. They got to learn about the best ways to plant and how living things have an effect on how things grow in certain environments. The children brought their knowledge back and are using this to shape their own next steps.

Visit the Laudato Si webpage, under CATHOLIC LIFE to find out more.....

International day of happiness Prayer stations day

Date: 21st Mar 2024 @ 10:06am

Wednesday 20th March was International day of happiness.  In school, we used this day to hold a prayer stations day and link our happiness to prayer and scripture. All the children spent time engaging in the prayer stations and it was great to see parents join us for these activities at the end of the day.

Mother's Day Big Breakfast

Date: 12th Mar 2024 @ 10:00am

On Friday, the 8th of March, we hosted our Mother's Day Big Breakfast.  It was lovely to see so many families join us to celebrate all those "mums" who help us.  The event was really well attended and money raised will be donated to the Alzheimer's Society.

Thank you to Mrs Dootson and Mrs Taylor for organising the event and to all school staff who helped put their plan in place.


St Joseph's Penny Sponsored event

Date: 12th Mar 2024 @ 9:56am

On Friday, the 8th of March, we hosted our St Joseph's Penny sponsored event. During the day, the children in school had to see how many times they could bounce a balloon into the air without dropping it.  This was to raise money for our Lenten Appeal.  Each year, during Lent, we organise a Lenten Appeal to support the Diocesan charity St. Joseph’s Penny. St. Joseph’s Penny supports needy children in our own Diocese and allows our children to help other children in Jesus’ name during Lent.

The children had a great amount of fun whilst raising money for a good cause. See class Twitter pages for more photographs.

We will update you at the end of term with our final amount.

Thank you for your support with this event.

World Book Day

Date: 12th Mar 2024 @ 10:08am

Headstories was the theme of our World Book Day this year with children invited to wear something on their head to represent a story.  The children certainly rose to the occasion and there were some fantastic creations.  The children were also invited to story time after school and it was great to see so many parents join us.

For those who could not attend, we shared a daily masked reader where children could listen to an online story read by an adult at school.  Did you manage to guess who read the stories?

Attendance Award - Spring

Date: 7th Mar 2024 @ 10:33am

Super proud to announce we have recieved an Attendance Award for school attendance during Autumn Term

Well Done to you all - a superb achievement of which we are really proud.

Keep it up ! 

Spring 1 Newsletter 2024

Date: 15th Feb 2024 @ 2:48pm

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News - 26th January 2024

Date: 26th Jan 2024 @ 1:52pm

Holy Rosary Weekly Update - 26th January 2024

News events

Each week, News events will not be added to a lengthy newsletter but posted in the new section of the website. This can be found on the homepage by scrolling down. If you managed to visit the website calendar last week, you will see it's underneath.

To access the website, visit 

This Week:

Thank you to those parents who joined us for our Stay and Pray and our Prayer stations day.  Parent response was really positive and it was great to invite parents into school to join in prayer.

Next Week:

Tuesday 30th January - Dodgeball @ Hathershaw - Invited children will be attending to compete against other local schools

Wednesday 31st January - Parent lunch for Year 3 & 6 

On 31st January 2024, parents of children in Year 3 & 6 have been invited to join their children for lunch.  Parents must have booked this in advance and are asked to be at school for 12.45pm.  We may not be able to admit late arrivals.

We hope you enjoy!


Friday 2nd January - Number Day

On Friday 2nd February, we will be taking part in the NSPCC’s National Number Day alongside thousands of schools and nurseries across the UK. Across school, children will be taking part in a range of exciting maths activities, whilst raising money and awareness for the services provided by the NSPCC; these include Speak Out, Stay Safe and ChildLine.

As part of National Number Day, children are encouraged to ‘Dress up for Digits’. This means wearing something with a number on. This could be a something they already own such as a t-shirt or cap, or get creative and design their own clothing; some examples include becoming a human calculator or a dice. Please do not feel the need to purchase anything.

To support the work of the NSPCC, we ask that, where possible, a small donation is brought in with your child on this day.

World Religions Prayer Station Day

Date: 25th Jan 2024 @ 2:23pm

World Religions Prayer Station Day

On Wednesday 24th January, we had a prayer Station day in school.  During this day, the children engaged in activities related to World Relgions with a focus on prayer and beliefs.  The children were incredibly respectful and this was a great way for some children who are not Catholic, to share their beliefs with their friends.  We were also joined at the end of the day by parents who enaged in prayer alongside their children.


Weekly News - 18th January 2024

Date: 21st Jan 2024 @ 12:11pm

Holy Rosary Weekly Update - 12th January 2024

News events

Each week, News events will not be added to a lengthy newsletter but posted in the new section of the website. This can be found on the homepage by scrolling down. If you managed to visit the website calendar last week, you will see it's underneath.

This week, the children who attended the Archery event at Hathershaw came First place - Visit our News section on on the website's home page to see photographs of the event.

To access the website, visit 

Next Week:

Monday 22nd January - Thursday 25th January

Next week the Faith team are delivering stay and pray sessions at 3 pm each.  Parents are invited to join their children in class in a short prayer session.

These are :

Monday - Year 5 & 6

Tuesday - Foundation Stage

Wednesday - Year 3 & 4

Thursday - Year 1 & 2

Tuesday 23rd January - Dodgeball @ Hathershaw - Invited children will be attending to compete against other local schools

Wednesday 24th January - Prayer Stations Event

On 24th January, we are hosting a "World Religion Prayer Station Day" in school. We are inviting parents to come to school at 3.15 pm to take part in the prayer stations with their child/children. This is a time to be quiet and reflective in prayer whilst thinking about other religions and how they celebrate prayer.


Friday 26th January - School Council event

On Friday, 2 of our school council members will be meeting together to talk about issues that they are working on in their schools and look at ways of supporting each other.


We have our parent's lunch for parents of children in Years 3 & 6 on 31st January.  if you wish to attend, please ensure you book via school money/Eduspot.- Monday 22nd January is the last day for booking.

Archery event

Date: 17th Jan 2024 @ 9:21am

Archery Event

On Tuesday 17th January, a group of children from Key Stage 2 attended Hathershaw College to take part in an Archery competition.  Despite the bad weather, the children still attended and did amazingly well.  

The children were awarded 1st place and returned to school with a trophy and medals !!! Well Done - we are super proud.

Weekly News - 12th January 2024

Date: 12th Jan 2024 @ 2:17pm

Holy Rosary Weekly Update - 12th January 2024


Happy new Year and Welcome Back

It has been great to welcome the children back this week and everyone has settle back in.  This week, has seen  the launch of the new website and the introduction of School Spider - our new parent communication tool.

Before Christmas, we would send home a weekly newsletter.  With the introduction of the new website, we will not be send home a full newsletter each week but just reminders of things that are happening in the week ahead.

To keep up to date with events, you will be able to find all our planned evets in the calendar on the school website as below.



 Click DISCOVER DATES to see the full calendar. 

New events will be added to our Website and will appear on our news page and on individual class pages.

To access the website, visit 

Next Week:

Monday 15th January - Foundation Stage are being visited by the school Health Team who will be checking their vision.

Monday 15th January ( 6.45pm - 8.15pm ) - A group of children will be attending he Brian cox event at the Queen Elizabeth Hall - What an exciting opportunity

Tuesday 16th January - An Archery event at Hathershaw College for invited children only.  Children to be collected from school at 4.45pm