St Joseph's Catholic

Primary School and Nursery

‘Growing in love, in the spirit of Christ, for the benefit of all’


Our Trust Prayer


God Our Father,

Give us strength so that, guided by Our Lady’s example,

we can have the courage to say yes to you.

Help us to love like she loved, have faith like she had

and follow Jesus’ example in all that we do.

Inspire in all of us a sense of togetherness, so that we can use

the gifts you have given us for the good of all in our community

and bring support and healing to those less fortunate than ourselves.

We ask Our Lady to guide us, just as she guided St Bernadette,

as we seek to bring Jesus’ message of love

and forgiveness to others.

We ask this through Jesus Christ, your Son, Our Lord.



Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Year 2 - Religious Education

Our first topic is Beginnings. Throughout this topic, we will look at the Creation story from the book of Genesis and talk about different beginnings we have experienced. Bring in a baby photo to place on our display to represent beginning our lives.


Throughout this topic, we will be using the following piece of artwork as a stimulus and to evaluate. The artwork is called 'Seven Days of Creation II' by Sushobha Jenner.

Genesis 1

In the beginning God created the sky and the earth, the sea and land, the mountains and valleys.

And God saw that it was good.

Next God made plants; trees and flowers, vegetables and fruit.

And God saw that it was good.

God made the sun to shine in the day and the moon and the stars to shine at night.

And God saw that it was good.

God filled the seas and rivers with all kinds of fish and water creatures. God made the birds to fly in the sky.

And God saw that it was good.

God made all kinds of animals, large and small to live on the earth

And God saw that it was good.

Lastly, God created a man and woman who were like himself. He asked them to look after the world and all its creatures.

And God looked at all creation and saw it was very good.

When God finished all this work of creating, God rested.