World Book Day 2022

world Book Day

Thursday 3rd March is World Book Day.  We will be celebrating in school with lots of fun activities and competitions.

Instead of dressing up the children can come to school wearing pyjamas and they can bring their favourite book to share with their class.

There are lots of ideas and fun things for families to do on the World Book Day website.   Please have a look with your children.

Tickets Available Livingston v Ross County

St Joseph’s have been given an allocation of complimentary tickets for the Livingston v’s St Mirren football match on Saturday 19th of February at 3.00pm in Livingston.
If you would like some tickets please complete the attached MS Form and we will send the tickets out to you as soon as they arrive next week.
Please note that you will be responsible for accompanying and supervising those that you request tickets for.
Please complete your request by Tuesday 15th February 2022

P3/2 discovering 3D shapes around the classroom

Last week, P3/2 had fun discovering 3D shapes dotted around the classroom.

We found some examples of cubes;

Mrs Wards’ mug
A dice

…and  cuboids,

A brick

… and spheres,


…and cylinders.

Can of cleaning spray

We also talked about the properties of 3D shapes.

Continue reading P3/2 discovering 3D shapes around the classroom

P3/2 having fun with water.


Primary 3/2 have been learning about litres and millilitres.

A few weeks we were trying to fill a 1 litre jug using different sized containers.

Today we we’re practising reading scales on different sized containers. We also counted how many times we had to use the 100ml jug to fill the 1 litre jug. It was 10 times which was a total of 1000ml.

We now know the 1000ml equals 1 litre.


Fun with Magnets in P3/2

This week we have been learning about magnetism.

We know that magnets are attracted to some special metals and that these magnets have a North and and South pole.

We took part in several games and activities involving magnets.

#1 We predicted which objects we thought would be attracted to a magnet and then used a magnet to checked if we were right.

#2 We searched a treasure chest for magnetic objects.

#3 We tried to find the strongest magnet by counting how many paper clips it could pick up.

#4 We played a magnetic fishing game and tried to pick up Spongebob characters.

#5 We had to find objects around the classroom which were attracted to a magnet.

#6 We had to pick up spiders with hidden numbers underneath and then count up our total points at the end of the game.

P3/2’s Rocket Experiment

P3/2 have been carrying out  experiments involving rockets. Last week we made our own rockets and this week we made some modifications to see if we could get them to fly further.

First, we practised our measuring skills in the classroom.

Next we went outside to launch our rockets. Our modifications included adding some weight to the end and also adding wings.

The rockets went so far we had to use a trundle wheel to measure the distance!

Once we’d completed our experiment we recorded our results.

Good job boys and girls! 👏

Rocket launching with P2/3

Today we were learning about rockets and aerodynamics. We asked the question, ‘Why are rockets shaped like pencils and not bricks?’

We made simple rockets and decorated them with colourful patterns.

We then went out into the playground and got ready for the launch.


Primary 3 Term 2 Learning Experiences

Hi, we have been very busy in Primary 3 this term and have had lots if fun learning experiences!

Please find attached an overview of our learning this term.

Class learning overview Primary 3

Primary 3 are busy making lovely Christmas decorations that are available to purchase if they wish. A letter was sent out today (Tuesday 15th December). We are also looking forward to our online Christmas panto and our Christmas activity afternoon.

Have a lovely Christmas and enjoy the break.


Miss Graham

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