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Archive for May, 2017

Spelling Winners

Friday, 26 May 2017

Our winners this half term!

On Friday 26th May, as it was the end of half term, the spelling winners were drawn!

Children from Years 1 -6 each have weekly spellings to learn.  Each time a child gets full marks they receive a raffle ticket which goes into a special jar and a winner is drawn each half-term!

Nursery go planting!

Friday, 26 May 2017

Children working in the garden

On Thursday 25th May the children from Nursery visited the school garden.

The children worked with Mr Gilbert to weed the planters and plant some new seeds which we hope will grow very soon!

Water Safety Workshop

Friday, 26 May 2017

Year 1 having fun in their workshop!

On Monday 22nd May following our whole school RNLI assembly, Year 1 had a special workshop in their classroom.

Caroline, a volunteer form the RNLI, worked with the children to teach them how to be safe around all kinds of water – but especially the sea.

This was a very important workshop for the children as they prepare for their visit to Clevedon later this year!

Year 1 go planting

Friday, 26 May 2017

Year 1 in the garden

On Monday 22nd May Year 1 worked with Mr Gilbert to plant some new seeds.

The children weeded the garden and prepared the soil before planting seeds which they how will grown very soon!

Year 5 visit the garden!

Friday, 26 May 2017

Year 5 working with Mr Gilbert

On Tuesday 23rd May Year 5 went to our school garden to take out the weeds and plant some seeds.

The children worked together to make sure the seeds were well planted and understand that they need to water them regularly to make sure they grow.

Well done Year 5.

Ascension Day Assembly

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Our special assembly

On Thursday 25th May we held a special assembly to remember Ascension Day.

We all gathered in the hall to pray, read the Gospel and sing together.

Hagley Mass Band

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Hagley Mass Band

On Thursday 25th May we were very fortunate to be visited by Hagley School’s Mass Band!

Mr Mallinson and 16 students from Hagley High School came to our school with a wide range of instruments to play.  The Band taught us some new songs and Mass responses which we will be including in our school Masses soon!

First Holy Communion Celebration!

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Children and parents enjoying the party!

On Tuesday 23rd May Year 3 celebrated receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion by leading a special thanks giving Mass in school.

The children wore their special clothes and were joined by their parents and friends to celebrate.

Following Mass the children received a special certificate and gift from school as a memento of such an important time in their faith journey.

The children were also joined by their family to celebrate in the classroom where they had a special celebration cake and lots of lovey food!

First Holy Communion Retreat Day

Monday, 22 May 2017

Children working together on their retreat day.

On Monday 22nd May the children from Year 3 celebrated receiving their First Holy Communion on Sunday by taking part in a special retreat day with Dan Callow.

The children worked with Dan and reflected on the meaning and significance of their First Holy Communion.  The children also sang together and held a special service together at the end of the day.


RNLI Assembly

Monday, 22 May 2017

Our RNLI assembly

On Monday 22nd May we were lucky to be joined by Caroline who is an RNLI volunteer.  Caroline came into school to talk about her vocation as a volunteer and how she teaches children all over the West Midlands about how to stay safe near the water and the work of the RNLI.

Caroline delivered a fantastic interactive assembly to the whole school followed by a special workshop for our Year 1 children – as they are visiting Clevedon later this year!