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Archive for April, 2017

Year 3’s Fairtrade Assembly

Friday, 28 April 2017

Year 3 presenting their assembly!

On Friday 29th April Year 3 presented their assembly all about Fairtrade.

The children shared the story of how chocolate is made and that sometimes the farmers do not get a fair wage for the work they do and for their crops.  Year 3 told us how the organisation of Fairtrade helps those farmers.

The children had a good understanding of how when we buy Fairtrade products we are helping others – which is something God calls us to do.

Well done Year 3!

Class e-Safety Workshops

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

Year 4 in their e-Safety Workshop

On Wednesday 26th April following the parent e-Safety workshop Juliet Joy visited all of the classes from Nursery to Year 6 to talk to the children about staying safe online.

Juliet used video clips to share with the children why it is so important that they stay safe online and how they should keep personal information safe.

All of the children really enjoyed the workshops and have an even better understanding of internet safety.

e-Safety Parent Workshop

Wednesday, 26 April 2017

On Wednesday 26th April we held a very  informative e-Safety workshop for parents.

Juliet Joy (RM Senior Consultant) and PC Paul Davies came into school to talk to parents about the importance of children staying safe online and what they can do to minimise any risk when children are using the internet and apps.

The workshop went very well and parents found the session very helpful.

Our Parent Workshop

Year 6 lead Mass

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

On Tuesday 25th April Year 6 led our first Mass of the Summer Term.

The children prepared the Mass beautifully and created a lovely altar display which reminded us of the values we are learning about this half term

Year 6’s lovely display

– Loving and Compassionate.

Loving and Compassionate

Monday, 24 April 2017

The values displayed in the school hall

Loving and Compassionate are the two values we are focusing on this half term.

In the school reception area, hall and on class prayer tables the values are displayed and children will be learning more deeply about them during this half term.


Monday, 24 April 2017

The golden footprints!

On Monday 24th April we completed our special footstep journey through Lent by adding the golden footsteps to our Hall display.

During Lent we had journeyed through each Station of the Cross and held special assemblies using purple footprints to represent each reflection.  Today we celebrated Jesus’ resurrection on Easter Sunday by adding the special golden footsteps!

Year 6 lead Stations of the Cross

Friday, 7 April 2017

Well done Year 6!

On Friday 7th April it was the turn of the children in Year 6 to lead our final assembly of the term – The Stations of the Cross.

The children acted Jesus’ journey to be crucified with great respect and reverence and gave us all time to reflect on Jesus’ sacrifice for us all.

Well done Year 6.

Kindness win the House Cup

Friday, 7 April 2017

Our Kindness House Captain receiving the cup!

On Friday 7th April during the merit assembly the House Cup was presented to the Kindness House Captain form Year 6.

During the term since Christmas it had been a very close contest between all of our house point teams with the leader board changing almost on a weekly basis – but in the end it was Kindness who secured the victory and have the cup dressed in their team colours!

Well done Kindness!


Excellent Attendance

Friday, 7 April 2017

Our attendance medal winners

On Friday 7th April during our merit assembly we gave out our special attendance certificates and medals.

There were so many certificates to give to children who have 97% attendance for both the Spring and Autumn and Spring terms along with certificates for children who have 100% attendance for the Spring Term.

There were also 49 children who received medals for having 100% attendance in both Autumn and Spring terms and are now in with a chance of getting a £5 voucher at the end of the Summer term if they get 100% in the Summer term too!

Spelling Winners

Friday, 7 April 2017

Well done to our spelling winners!

On Friday 7th April during our merit assembly the spelling winners for this half term received their £5 vouchers.

Each week the children from Years 1-6 are given spellings to learn, if they get full marks when tested a week later, they put a raffle ticket in the spelling jar, each half term a winner is drawn from each class!