St. Philip's Catholic Primary School, Messenger Road, Smethwick, West Midlands, B66 3DU

School Blog

A special visit!

Friday, 18 December 2020

All of the children in school were today delighted to find out that a very special visitor had left them a gift under the tree!

Gifts were left under the tree for each class

End of term assembly with Mrs Hinton

Friday, 18 December 2020

Mrs Hinton led our final assembly of the term and focused on the theme of light, as we prepare to celebrate the birth of the Jesus and get ready for him to come again.

It was lovely for Year 5 to join Mrs Hinton in the hall for assembly, while the rest of the school joined virtually.

We also watched and listened to Arch Bishop Bernard’s Christmas message to all of the schools in the Diocese. We were very thankful for his prayers and well wishes at Christmas.

Year 5 joined Mrs Hinton for our assembly

Whole School Virtual Mass

Thursday, 17 December 2020

Year 3 led a whole school virtual Mass this morning on the theme of 3rd Sunday of Advent.

It was lovely to see that we could virtually gather together to celebrate Mass again!

Christmas Craft Year 3

Thursday, 17 December 2020

As an end to our RE learning this year, in preparation for Christmas, we learned about St. Francis of Assisi making the first crib for worship purposes. We made our own Christmas cribs in preparation for celebrating and worshipping on Christmas day just like St. Francis did.

Year 3 thoroughly enjoyed this craft and understood the importance of the traditional crib seen at Christmas time.

Science Experiments in Year 4!

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

To end our Topic of Eating and Digestion in Science, we conducted an experiment to find out how different liquids effect tooth decay. We put some eggs in different liquids, then left them for 2 days to see what effect the liquid had on the eggs. We made predictions and checked back to see if our predictions were correct.


Born in Bethlehem

Wednesday, 16 December 2020

Watch our Nursery Nativity puppet show by clicking the picture…


A Snow-Tastic Day!

Monday, 14 December 2020

Reception had snow-much fun creating our winter wonderland snowmen out of a variety of different materials, including, cotton wool, PVA glue, felt and chalk.


Letters to Santa

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Nursery have been writing letters to Santa.

We put our letters in an envelope, we put Santa’s address on the front and stuck a stamp in the corner.

We posted our letters in the postbox…

One Life Music Advent Retreat

Thursday, 10 December 2020

The team at One Life Music guided us through an Advent Retreat at 1:30pm on Friday 4th December.

We listened to some seasonal hymns to reflect on the season and said some lovely prayers.

We also made some Awake, Awake Lanterns with our own prayer intentions.

Times Table Masters!

Thursday, 10 December 2020

Year 4 have been busy practicing our times tables, using concrete resources in Maths! Over the last two weeks we have been looking at our times tables and this week we focused on creating arrays to help us work out our answers. They also helped us when we came to look at multiplying three numbers together!