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Archive for February, 2020

Year 3’s Prayer Partner Gathering

Friday, 28 February 2020

Years 3 and 6 together

On Friday 28th February the children from Year 3 shared their special planned gathering with their prayer partners form Year 6.

The gathering had a Lent theme and was planned by the pupils in Year 3 who planned the music, readings, display and even a booklet about Lent to share with their partners.

Year 6 were very proud of Year 3 and all of the effort they had gone to to make the gathering so special during this Holy season.

Walking the Stations of the Cross

Friday, 28 February 2020

Nursery walking the Stations of the Cross

On Friday 28th February the children from Nursery and Reception walked the Stations of the Cross which we have in school.  This is a tradition of the Church during Lent – walking the Stations of the Cross on a Friday.

The children paused at each station and thought about how Jesus was feeling.

The children shared some lovely observations and really thought about Jesus.

Ready for Lent

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

The Lent display in the hall

Today, Wednesday 26th February, is Ash Wednesday and marks the start of Lent.  In his homily Fr Louis reminded us that Lent is about Fasting, Praying and Giving Alms.  Father talked about each of these by saying fasting is about your relationship with yourself, getting yourself ready.  Praying is about strengthening your relationship with God and Giving Alms is developing your relationship with others.

During Lent in school we will be praying more during our Stations of the Cross additional assemblies, fasting and giving alms on CAFOD Lent Fast Day too.

Ash Wednesday Mass

Wednesday, 26 February 2020

Our altar display

On Wednesday 26th February the staff led a special Ash Wednesday Mass in school which was celebrated by Fr Louis.

For a change the staff, not the children, led the Mass by reading prayers, readings and bring the offertory and the children thought it was wonderful!

One Year 2 child commented to Mrs Cheema after lunch on the playground that he thought she read her reading beautifully!



EYFS Bus and Police Visit

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Fun on the bus!

On Tuesday 25th February the children from Nursery and Reception had some very special visitors from National Express West Midlands and a local Police Officer who all brought a bus with them to school!

The children loved exploring the bus and talking about bus travel and they listened very carefully to the police officer who talked about how he keeps people safe on the bus too!

It was a lovely morning and all the children had a wonderful time!

Sponsored Pancake Flip

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Year 5 having their go on the assault course!

On Tuesday 25th February the children all took part in a sponsored Pancake Flip to raise money ahead of Lent which starts tomorrow.

All of the children had a great time completing the assault course and flipping their ‘pancakes’!

Well done everyone!

Reception Class Assembly

Sunday, 23 February 2020

Reception’s Assembly

On Friday 14th February the children from Reception class shared their assembly all about Noah’s Ark with their parents and the rest of the school.

The children did a wonderful job of retelling the story of how Noah listened to God and made the right choices.

Well done Reception!

Ready to Read Competition

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Are you ready?

On Thursday 13th February we launched our Ready to Read Competition in school!

The competition is easy to enter and there are three prizes on offer: a £10 gift voucher, £5 gift voucher and some chocolate!

All children have to do to enter is to ask their parents or carers to take a photograph of them reading in an unusual place – the more unusual the better – and the top three most unusual places win a prize!

The closing date to enter is Friday 28th February and we can’t wait to see some fantastic photos!

Year 5 Parent Workshop

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Year 5 during the lesson

On Thursday 13th February the children form Year 5 invited their parents into school to take part in a Maths lesson.

Lots of parents were able to attend and join in with the lesson which was solving algebraic equations.

One Year 5 child commented, “it’s fun to have my mom here so I can show off what I can do!”

EYFS Story Morning

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Sharing stories together!

On Wednesday 12th February the children form Nursery and Reception invited their parents to join them in school to read some stories together.

Lots of parents were able to attend and share lots of books and stories with their children.  The children – and parents – also learned some actions to the story the children are focusing on in the classroom!

Everyone had a lovely start to the morning!