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Archive for November, 2019

Year 2 celebrate!

Friday, 29 November 2019

Year 2 celebrating!

On Friday 29th November the children from Year 2 celebrated their class saint – St Andrew who celebrates his Feast Day tomorrow.

The children celebrated by wearing their own clothes to school where they watched videos and learned even more about why St Andrew was such a special person and a good example to us today!

Congratulations Year 2!

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

Year 6’s altar display

On Tuesday 26th November it was the turn of the children from Year 6 to lead our whole school Mass celebrated by Father Louis.

The children did a lovely job of reading and acting to help us understand the message from the Gospel.

Thank you Year 6 for all of your effort in making our Mass so special

KS1 lead Mass

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

KS1’s altar display

On Tuesday 19th November the children from Years 1 and 2 lead our whole school mass celebrated by Fr Louis.

The children did a lovely job of acting, reading and bringing up the offertory to make Mass an extra special gathering.

Well done children!

Reading around the world challenge – week 2!

Friday, 15 November 2019

Our latest winners!

On Friday 15th November we presented the second round of our Reading Around the World medals to children who have successfully reaching the first, second, third and even fourth destination on their journey!

Everyone has a special Reading Passport with six journeys to complete!

For every journey there are a number of ‘jumps’ to get to a destination. Children colour each ‘jump’ or spot on their passport for every 10 minutes of reading they complete at home!

When children reach a new destination Year 6 will meet with each child to discuss the book they have been reading and recommend if they will receive a special badge with the flag of the destination on it in assembly!

When children have been around the world they will be presented with a special certificate and a £5 gift voucher!

Everyone gets the chance to go once around the world and complete the challenge once a year… so they have plenty of time to complete the challenge!

Anti-Bullying Assembly

Friday, 15 November 2019

Children presenting their work

On Friday 15th November the children form each of the classes (Nursery to Year 6) presented all of their learning about Anti-Bullying.

The children shared work which included: poems, art work and promises and it was clear to see that if we follow Jesus’ teachings that we should never bully each other and should always try to be kind.

Well done everyone!

Parent Workshop

Friday, 15 November 2019

Year 4’s parent workshop

On Wednesday 13th November the children from Year 4 invited their parents to join them in an English lesson.

Lots of parents were able to attend and everyone enjoyed learning ew things and working together.

We are very grateful to all the parents who were able to make the lesson.

Zap Training

Friday, 15 November 2019

Year 4 enjoying Zap training

On Wednesday 13th November the children from Year 4 took part in a ZAP Training session with Mrs Cheema our Anti-Bullying Co-Ordinator.

Zap training helps to show children how to be assertive against bullying and equips them with the skills to deal with potential difficult situations.

The children really enjoyed the session and working with Mrs Cheema to help keep themselves safe!

Anti-Bullying Ambassadors

Friday, 15 November 2019

The lunchtime club!

On Thursday 14th November the Anti-bullying Ambassadors were hard at work delivering a lunchtime anti-bullying club.

The children prepared all of the resources independently and the club was very well attended!

Thank you Ambassadors for all of your hard work!

Year 3 lead Mass

Friday, 15 November 2019

On Tuesday 12th November the children from Year 3 led our whole school Mass in school celebrated by Fr Louis.

The children acted, read and prayed beautifully to make Mass extra special.

Well done Year 3!

B-Tales visit at the start of Anti-bullying Week

Monday, 11 November 2019

The B-Tales in action!

On Monday 11th November we were very lucky to be visited by the B-Tales who shared their play – Joe the Dreamer!

The play was based on the bible story of Joseph and his coat of many colours but with a modern twist which looked at jealousy, bullying and the effects this can have on people and the actions it leads them to take.

The children form Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 REALLY enjoyed the performance and asked the actors some very thoughtful questions at the end of the performance.

We really do love having the B-Tales in school and are already looking forward to their next visit in December!