We are part of the Plymouth CAST family of schools. We are a Catholic school welcoming children of all faiths to learn and grow with us. The education and wellbeing of our children is at the heart of everything we do. Our Gospel Values of humility, compassion, kindness, justice, forgiveness, integrity, peace and courage are integral to our whole school community. We inspire all our children to do their best, be their best and have respect for themselves, others and the world we live in. Choosing a school for your child is really important for any parent or carer. If you would like to find out more about our school you are welcome to visit us to meet or wonderful staff and pupils. Please email admin@stjo.uk or phone 01395 264875 to book an appointment. We look forward to seeing you.

Spring Term 2023

Happy New Year!


Welcome to the Spring Term of 2023


The children have already settled back into the routine of the school day after the holidays. We are very proud of how they come in everyday with such positive learning attitudes.

This term we welcome new children and their families into both Oak and Acorn class. We hope you will settle in quickly and soon feel part of our Foundation Stage at St Joseph’s.

Chinese New Year
Gung hey fat Choi - Happy Chinese New Year. In Foundation the children have been celebrating Chinese New Year. They have learnt some facts,
tasted Chinese food, sent cards and made dragon masks and drums.
Travelling in P.E.
We started with a warm up on the screen. Then we used a dice that has 6 different animals on it. We rolled the dice and then travelled in those different ways.
Good control and coordination was observed.
Happy Pancake Day! On Shrove Tuesday we learnt about pancake traditions around the world, we made pancakes and had pancake races. But the best bit had to be putting our toppings on and eating the pancakes!
Culture Awareness Day
We enjoyed learning all about Italy as part of our culture day.  Leo's Dad showed us pictures of some Italian traditional foods. He also taught us some words in Italian - please, thank you and hello. Finally he told us all about the olive trees and how they make Olive oil. We were then lucky to be able to dip some bread in the olive oil and see how it tasted. A big thank you to Leo and his Dad for teaching us all about Italy!