Whole School News

Space Week - Friday Showcase

Space Week has come to an end. Thank you to all the parents and children for attending the Showcase this afternoon. 


Space Week - Thursday

A huge thanks to Mr & Mrs Pratt for delivering an exciting assembly about the science behind our Rocket Launch today. As we pump air through the water the pressure inside the bottle builds up until the force of the air pushing on the water is enough to launch! The whole school have had a very exciting morning testing out the rockets we made in class yesterday to see who's flew the highest!


Space Week - Wednesday

Each class is thoroughly enjoyed a telescope experience brought to us by one of our lovely parents, Mr Wright! 

Space Week - Tuesday

Polestar Planetarium is in the building! Children are loving the 360° immersive multi-media theatre experience. As we journey through space, we will explore areas such as the solar system, the constellations & life on the space station



Space Week - Monday

Space Week is here & everyone looks 'out of this world'!! We look forward to some fantastic activities this week including a visit from Polestar Planetarium, rocket launching, biscuit decorating and our huge Universe Quiz!




Year 6 are thoroughly enjoying their Bikeability seesions with @cycleleeds We believe it is so important to learn about road safety and about bicycle care. 

Class Photographs

It's Class Photograph day here at St Joseph's. We are loving posing and smiling for Tempest Photogrpahy - here are a couple of behind the scenes snapshots!

Year 5 Handball Tournament

On Thursday, Year 5 took part in a handball competition at Prince Henry's Grammar school. We competed against two other local schools. The event was organised and run by the sixth form sports coaches and followed on from the lessons last half term by Mrs Fenton Green from PHGS. 

We really enjoyed the competition and played lots of different games. Some of us found the games were highly competitive, others thought they were less so and just enjoyed playing against other children. 


Welcome Back!

Happy New year to everyone and we hope 2018 will be prosperous for all.

The children (and staff) have come back refreshed after the holidays and ready to tackle the challenges the year may hold. It has been wonderful to share the stories, family times and news from Christmas. Positive behaviour and good manners have shone through in the first two days and bode well for the future. Well done and keep it up!

Keep an eye on the website for upcoming events this year.



Singing for Otley Action for Old People

This week Year 5 and Year 6 visited Otley Action for Old People during their annual Christmas Dinner. We enjoyed singing carols and talking with the guests. It was Len's 91st birthday and we all sang Happy Birthday to him. What a special event! 

Singing in the Parish

Today, pupils and staff attended the annual Christmas parish dinner. Parishioners loved listening to the children singing a selection of Christmas carols. A thoroughly enjoyable afternoon for everybody!


Christmas Disco

We all had a really enjoyable evening at the school Christmas Disco! The evening was full of dancing, games and laughter. Thank you to all the parents who came along to help for the evening. 



Otley Christmas Tree Festival

Thank you to Otley Christmas Tree Festival for another wonderful year. All our classes really enjoyed looking at the decorated trees and singing our Christmas Carols. This fabulous event raises money for important charities in Otley and the surrounding areas. 


Christmas Dinner Day

A huge thank you to Mrs Brylov and the catering team for producing a very tasty Christmas Dinner. We were joined by Father Lawrie and some of the other priests, who stayed for dinner following Reconciliation earlier in the morning. We loved wearing our Christmas jumpers and hats, and having a sing song to all our favourite Christmas hits.


LADA Presents Sleeping Beauty

Thank you to @LADAProductions for a fantastic 'Sleeping Beauty' pantomime this morning. We all thoroughly enjoyed joining in!


Victorian Fayre

Thank you to everybody who attended Otley Victorian Fayre this weekend. Everybody commented how beautiful the singing sounded and what a wonderful effort people made with their costumes.


Christmas Craft Day

On Friday, the whole school took part in a Christmas Craft Day. We spent the day making festive decorations and Christmas cards. We had a lot of fun and it definitely got us in the Christmas Spirit!


Advent Wreaths



Anti-Bullying Week 

This week is national Anti-Bullying Week. During Friday's assembly, Year 3 discussed strategies to deal with bullying and explained how we should celebrate our differences. We created a jigsaw to show how we are all individual but fit together as a school community.



Renewing the School Mission Statement

The representatives of the school council and the Mini Vinnie team working hard with Mrs Pennington, a member of the Academy Council to renew our school mission statement. We were joined by a number of parents and a parish representative to help us generate our ideas and put them together to form a new snappy mission statement for the school.

Poppy Appeal