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Archive for June, 2017

Reception share their assembly!

Friday, 30 June 2017

Reception class leading assembly

On Friday 30th June Reception class shared their learning all about their class saint, Saint George in their assembly.

The children told us why St George was such a special person and how he saved a princess from a terrible dragon because he was trying to be faith-filled and hopeful.

Well done Reception class!

Year 2 plan and lead their class liturgy

Friday, 30 June 2017

Year 2 leading their class liturgy

On Thursday 29th June Year 2 prepared a special liturgy for their prayer partners in Year 4.

The children planned the service themselves which included: preparing a booklet, planning the PowerPoint, choosing the music and readings along with creating a lovely display.

Year 4 really appreciated all of Year 2’s hard work in making the service so special.

Well done Year 2!

Show Racism the Red Card

Friday, 30 June 2017

Some of Year 5 with Steve Jenkins!

On Friday 23ed June children from Year 5 worked with Steve Jenkins (Ex Wales Professional Footballer).

Steve works with Show Racism the Red Card who visit schools to work with children to look at how racism can affect peoples lives and how we can work together to combat racism.

Steve talked about some of the unkindness he experienced as a footballer which helped the children to understand the message.

The children all really enjoyed the sessions and even had time for a game of football too!

Year 1 visit Clevedon

Friday, 30 June 2017

The children enjoying Clevedon!

On Friday 30th June Year 1 went on a very exciting trip to Clevedon!

The children arrived at school early to take the special trip to the seaside.  The children visited the pier where they saw our very own St Joseph’s plaque, they played in the sandpit, saw the sea, went on the bouncy castle and train and enjoyed a seaside picnic!

The children all had a fantastic time!

St Peter and St Paul

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Our special assembly

On Thursday 29th June we held a special assembly to remember St Peter and St Paul who celebrate their feast day today.

The children learned about the lives of St Peter and St Paul and why they share a feast day together – because they were both called by God to do his work.

The children also watched a short film about the Saints to help them further their understanding of why today is such a special Feast Day.

Year 6 lead Mass and receive Reconciliation

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Year 6’s altar display

On Tuesday 27th June the children from Year 6 led our whole school Mass.

The children all took part by reading, creating a display, bringing the offertory and playing musical instruments.  The children reminded us of the values we are working on this half term – faith-filled and hopeful.

Following Mass in preparation for their Confirmation the Catholic children from Year 6 received the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

Well done Year 6!


Friday, 23 June 2017

Our FAB display!

On Friday 23rd June we created a lovely hall display which shows all the promises the children made during anti-bullying, anti-racism and internet safety week in school.

The letters F A and B were chosen as the theme of the week was Fighting Against Bullying!

Year 6 present their assembly

Friday, 23 June 2017

Year 6 presenting their assembly

On Friday 23rd June Year 6 presented their assembly all about World Refugee Day.

The children explained how and why some people become refugees and what we can do to help and welcome them.

The children also reflected on Jesus’ message of how we should treat others as we would like to be treated!

Year 6 take part in ZAP Training

Friday, 23 June 2017

Year 6 in ZAP Training

On Thursday 22nd June during our Anti-bullying, anti-racism and internet safety week in school the children from Year 6 took part in ZAP training with Mrs Cheema.

Zap training gives the children skills to deal with anyone who might be unkind to them – assertiveness skills, this training is part of transition work as Year 6 prepare to leave us to go to secondary school.

During the training the children were joined by a member from the Bishop Milner transition team too!


Year 5 think about the unfairness of Racism

Friday, 23 June 2017

Year 5 sharing their work!

During our Anti-bullying, anti-racism and internet safety week, Year 5 thought about the unfairness of racism.

The children thought about why racism is so unfair and why it is important that we follow our school values and treat everyone equally regardless of our faith, ethnicity or family background.

Well done Year 5!