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Katie Stainton visit

Monday, 17 December 2018

On Friday 14th December, our children were visited by athlete Katie Stainton. Katie recently competed in the Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast of Australia.

Katie spoke to the children about her resilience to overcome a devastating injury and her dedication to her training regime, which very much inspired our children!

During the visit, the children raised £312.65 in sponsorship money  – wow!

It was lovely to hear Katie say how impressed she was with the children and that she would love to come and visit us again. Well done children.

 

Brushstrokes shoebox appeal

Monday, 10 December 2018

 

Some of our children, along with Mr Padotan and Miss Anslow, today delivered many shoeboxes full of thoughtful gifts to Brushstrokes.

Brushstrokes will distribute the shoeboxes to children to be opened on Christmas Day.

Thank you to all of our children and families for being so generous to donate the gifts, and to Mr Padotan and Miss Anslow for co-ordinating this initiative where we are truly living our school’s mission ‘Learning and working together through Christ.’

BBC Live Lessons – Earth and the Solar System with Doctor Who

Friday, 23 November 2018

This afternoon, our KS2 children joined schools around the country and took part in a BBC live lesson to celebrate 20 years of the International Space Station being in space.

The children discovered how light travels and investigated Earth’s place within the solar system – all with the help of BBC’s Doctor Who!!

The children were required to be ‘Super Movers’ and get active to help the Doctor save Earth by taking part in Brain Boosters and practical challenges. Well done children!

Anti-bullying week visit from ‘Big Dave’

Friday, 16 November 2018

We have taken part in National Anti-bullying week this week which has seen lots of activities take place in classes across school.

Today, we welcomed former World’s Strongest Man ‘Big Dave’ who led an inspirational assembly promoting the importance of communication and self worth. Dave then met with our playground buddies and visited classes for a question and answer session. It was great to see you again ‘Big Dave’!

Thank you to Mr Padotan for arranging this school visit that our children found so engaging.

Remember to ask your children about all of the activities that they have taken part in during Anti-bullying week.

Sea of Remembrance

Friday, 9 November 2018

Our sea of Remembrance where our school community have the opportunity to pray for those that gave their lives for their country, as well as all the dearly departed.

All Saints and Remembrance

Friday, 9 November 2018

Our wonderful mission team prepared and led Collective Worship this morning along with Mrs Hinton to remember some of our school Saints and those who gave their lives in wars throughout the world.

Thank you to the children for such thoughtful responses and to our Y6 child who created an excellent piece of design to mark Remembrance Sunday.

Lest we forget.

Values and Virtues Tree

Wednesday, 7 November 2018

After we joined together as a whole school to worship this morning, our children from each class offered their leaves to our Virtues and Values tree for this half term. The children have written how they will aim to be Faith-Filled and Hopeful in all they do to live out the Jesuit values.

Remember to ask your child about our new Values and Virtues for this half term!

Black History Month

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

On Friday 19th October, Mrs Hinton led a thoughtful assembly that focused on Black History Month.

The children learnt about many inspirational black people throughout history and the children also offered their thoughts following the work that they have completed throughout October.

The mission team also did a great job of preparing the prayer focus!

Parents were invited and one commented, “It was a great assembly, I really enjoyed it.”

Macmillan Coffee Morning

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

During the Macmillan coffee morning on Friday 19th October, we raised a superb £180!

Thank you so much to everyone in our school community who donated and bought cakes at this wonderful event.