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Reception’s Fairy Tale Parent Workshop

Thursday, 13 February 2020

Reception have invited their parents in to school to share with them their learning based around fairy tale stories. Together they got creative making different fairy tale artefacts. Look how amazing their gingerbread men are!

Year 1 Parents’ workshop

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Thank you to all of the Year 1 parents who attended the curriculum workshop. It was lovely to see you all there and the children enjoyed demonstrating their knowledge about the four seasons and animal habitats. Their projects are great!

Year 1 workshop

Reception Fairytale Parents’ Workshop

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

Thank you to all of the parents who came into school for the magical Reception parents’ workshop. It was lovely for the children to see so many of you there and to take part in the activities.

Reception parents’ workshop

St Catherine of Siena MAC Year 6 Confirmation Retreat

Tuesday, 28 January 2020

Year 6 Confirmation Retreat

Dan Callow One Life Music

Our Year 6 children joined together with the other Year 6 children within the St Catherine of Siena MAC for a day of prayer and reflection in preparation for receiving the Sacrament of Confirmation. The retreat day was led by Dan Callow and Emily Jordan from the brilliant One Life Music who led us in song and prayer through ‘The Gifts of the Spirit’ which celebrates the spirit which is rooted in the very essence of Confirmation.

One child commented, ” Today was amazing, I felt so close to Jesus.”

Celebrating the Epiphany

Thursday, 9 January 2020

On Thursday, we were joined by Father Damian to celebrate the Epiphany during our weekly school Mass.

We learnt how we too can be like the Wisemen and trust in our faith, and worship our Lord Jesus throughout our lives.

The Altar and prayer focus


The end of term Mass

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

Father Damian and the children from Year 5 and Year 6 led us in a wonderful end of term Mass this morning in school. We learnt all about how we can be more like Joseph and listen when God speaks to us, just like Joseph did when he learnt that the baby Jesus was to born to Mary and had been conceived by the Holy Spirit.

Our readers read with great clarity and the children, including our school choir, all sang beautifully. It was a special and spiritual manner to finish our term in school and continue to prepare for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus.

Lighting the 3rd Advent candle

Father Damian

Our school choir sang beautifully

KS2 Carol Concert

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

We were treated to a sensational Carol Concert today by our KS2 children.

The greatest story ever told, the story of the birth of Jesus, was told through traditional and modern carols, drama and scripture. It was a wonderful event and

KS2 Carol Concert

thank you to all of the parents, carers and family members who came along.

Well done children and teachers on such a great concert.

KS1 Nativity performance

Monday, 16 December 2019

Thank you to Year 1 and Year 2 who shared their 2019 Nativity performance  РThe Little Angel Gets Her Wings.

The performance was magnificent as the children had learnt their lines, songs and actions so well. They also brought the performance to life in their fantastic costumes.

Thank you to all of the parents who came along to hear the most important story ever told – the birth of Jesus. Thank you parents also for helping to provide costumes and support your children to learn their parts so well. Well done children, we were all very proud of you!


B-Tales Christmas production – Shine

Monday, 16 December 2019

We were absolutely delighted to welcome the super B-Tales into school today to share their 2019 production, Shine.

Shine was based on the parable of the talents and we were reminded that our talents are God given and that we should let them shine for all of the world to see! The children not only had a fantastic time during the performance, but they are also now ready to let the God given talents shine brightly over Christmas!

Thank you to B-Tales for such a brilliant performance.

British Values – Democracy focus

Friday, 13 December 2019

We have had a very exciting week in school learning all about the fundamental British Value of Democracy as the country prepared for the General Election.

We have learnt about the importance of democracy and how we all have a say in how our country is ruled. As well as this, we focussed on the UK General Election and Year 5 and Year 6 treated us to a superb ‘Polictical Broadcast’ assembly this morning where our children displayed banners, slogans and read out persuasive speeches for the changes their party would make to the country. Following this, in each class the children voted for who they felt had been the most persuasive. It was very tight with with each party receiving many votes. With 80 votes, the labour party were victorious.

Well done to all of the children who have taken part in our British Values week so well, and especially to Year 5 and Year 6 for their incredible speeches. You made us all very proud.

Many of the children were inspired this week and we could have a future Prime Minister from St Philip’s!