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KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH - YOUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER DELIVERED DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR 32 YEARS St. Joseph's Open Day


Thursday 17th October 2019 at 1.30pm Please come along and take a look around our fabulous little school


Have a coffee and an informal chat to staff and see what we have to offer


We are so proud of our school and all of our brilliant pupils Don't just take our word for it, here is what our pupils think;


''The staff make me feel happy and loved'' Maia Year 4 Pupil


''I like that St Joseph's is small because I know everyone and if I'm upset we look after each other''


Poppy Year 4 Pupil


''We get to go on fun school trips'' Faye Year 2 Pupil


''My class friends are kind and care about me'' Toby Year 2 Pupil


''I like doing science experiments with my class because we all get involved'' Ben Year 6 Pupil


Please take a look at our website: www.st−josephs−cockermouth.cumbria.sch.uk or you can give the school office a call on 01900 829859


Katyand Daniel’s Canal Holiday – Part 2 A SHORT STORY FOR YOUNG CHILDREN BY CHRIS BOWER©2019 Continued from last month’s issue...


That night, they moor the narrowboat in a cutting. Just as it is getting dark, Mummy looks out of a window and then whispers to Katy, Daniel and Daddy to keep quiet and look out of the window. They see a fox on the bank. They keep very still and another fox comes. Then three baby foxes join them. The baby foxes play. They tumble down the bank, then scramble up and tumble down again.


“I love the baby foxes,” whispers Katy. After they have gone Mummy says, “What a treat! Now it really is time for bed.”


The next morning, Daddy says to Katy and Daniel, “Why don’t you walk along the towpath with Vic. He needs the exercise.”


So Katy, Daniel and Vic start to walk on the towpath and the narrowboat goes along beside them. That is the plan, but Vic has his own ideas. He thinks he is being left behind, so he jumps into the water and swims towards the narrowboat. Daddy stops the engine and hauls Vic on board. Vic then shakes himself all over Mummy and Daddy, who get rather wet. Vic licks them both and wags his tail, which is his way of saying, “Aren’t I clever, I found you!” They all laugh.


Next, they stop for lunch. They put down the gangplank, which is a flat piece of wood so that they can walk from the narrowboat to the bank. The gangplank is wet and Daddy slips and falls into the canal. Luckily the canal is not very deep just here and Daddy ends up sitting on the bottom of the


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canal with his head and knees above the water. It looks just as if he is taking a bath. They all laugh - except Daddy. Poor Daddy! He soon changes into dry clothes and is happy again.


“Daddy and Vic have been in the canal. I do not want anyone else going into the water,” says Mummy.


Later that day, they arrive at a large city and the canal goes right into the city centre. They moor their boat and explore the city. Daddy is very pleased because he says he has parked in the city centre and does not have to pay for parking.


That night, they go to sleep early because they are all tired. Tomorrow, they start their return journey.


“Just think,” says Katy sleepily, “more lovely adventures to enjoy again on the way home.” Then she falls happily asleep.


© SUSAN FLEMMING


AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TO DO...


Make a carving from soap


For this, you will need a bar of soap, a nail file and possibly a cocktail stick.


1. Decide what you would like to carve. It could be a face, or a dog, or a cat, or anything you like. Do not make it too difficult a shape for your first try.


2. Draw its outline on to the soap with the end of the nail file.


3. Using the nail file, remove soap from outside the shape you have drawn. It will then look like a jigsaw piece.


4. Start to shape the soap by taking off a little bit at a time.


5. Carefully put in the details like an eye, or fur with the point of the nail file, or you could use a cocktail stick for very fine details. Now you have your first carving.


Hint. You cannot put back what you have carved off, so make sure you keep to the outline, or even stay outside the outline and keep looking at what you have done from all angles. You can always take more off later.


ALWAYS HAVE FUN! ISSUE 435 | 19 SEPTEMBER 2019 | 32


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