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Archive for December, 2017

Our Jesse Tree is complete!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our finished Jesse Tree!

On Tuesday 19th December during the last assembly of 2017 we completed our Jesse Tree.

During Advent we have been learning all about Jesus’ ancestors and remembered each ancestor by placing a symbol to represent them on the Jesse Tree.

At the start of Advent the tree looked very bear, however today as we placed the final symbol, the Nativity, on the tree it look very full, bright and colourful!

Carols around the tree

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our special Carols around the Tree Assembly

On Tuesday 19th December we held our Carols around the tree assembly where we listened to the readings from last nights Carol and Nativity Service and sang Christmas songs and carols.

It was a lovely way to finish off the school year together.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Mission Team

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our Mission Team meeting

On Tuesday 19th December we held a Mission Team Meeting.

During the meeting the children from classes 1-6 discussed the strengths of Catholic Life and Collective Worship in school and then came up with some great ideas of how to make it even better!

Well done Mission Team!

Nativity Statue

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our lovely new statue

On Tuesday 19th December we shared a beautiful statue of the Holy Family during our final assembly of 2017.

The beautiful statue will be out In our hall throughout Advent and Christmas next year, but we couldn’t wait to share it with the children!

Respect Wins!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The House Captain collecting the House Cup for Respect!

During our Merit Assembly on Tuesday 19th December Respect were awarded the House Cup for this term!

Respect had secured the most house points since returning to school in September and now the House Cup will be dressed in the colour green to represent Respect up until Easter!

Well done Respect!

Spelling Winners!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our winners this half term!

During the Merit Assembly on Tuesday 19th December the winners of this half terms spelling and phonics raffle were congratulated and awarded a £5  voucher to spend at Tesco.

Each week the children are given spellings to learn for a test a week later.  Every time a child gets full marks they receive a raffle ticket which goes into the jar.  Every half term a winner is picked from the jar and they receive a £5 voucher!

Well done to this half-terms winners!

Choir Perform

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The Choir in action!

On Tuesday 19th December during our Merit Assembly, the children who have taken part in Choir this term treated us to a Christmas performance.

The children sang some Christmas songs which they had been learning and gave us all a little bit more Christmas spirit!

KS1 lead the last Mass of the school year!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

The lovely prayer display

On Tuesday 19th December the children from Years 1 and 2 lead the last whole school Mass of 2017.

The children did a fantastic job of preparing Mass by reading so clearly, acting so well to help us understand the Gospel and creating a lovely prayer display.

Well done KS1!

Tins of Food

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A small selection of tins donated

On Friday 15th December we all took part in Christmas Jumper day in school.  The children were invited to wear a Christmas jumper to school and were asked to donate a tin of food for the Good Shepherd Appeal in Wolverhampton.

The children and their families didn’t disappoint and we collected many tins of food to donate to the Good Shepherd Appeal – thank – you everyone!

Carol Service

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Our lovey Carols and Nativity Service

On Monday 18th December we held our beautiful Christmas Carol and Nativity Service in school.

Ordinarily this special service would be held in the Church, but due to the bad weather and icy conditions earlier in the week making practising in the Church very difficult, we moved the service into the school.

It was a truly lovely service with acting and reading s from the Nativity story.  The children did a fantastic job of reminding everyone why Christmas is so special.