Our Mission Statement
“To walk hand in hand with God, loving him, loving each other and loving ourselves, doing our best with the gifts he gave us to make the world a richer place.”
Dear Parents and Carers,
On behalf of the staff and governors, I would like to wish you all a very happy and holy Easter. Over this past, week, each class have led whole school liturgies which have helped the children focus on the events of Easter, from Palm Sunday through to Jesus’ death on the cross on Good Friday.
Lenten Reflection Day
Our Lenten reflection day, on Ash Wednesday, began with Mass and was followed by reflective activities which supported the children to reflect more deeply on their relationship with Jesus, and think about how they might encounter him more in their daily lives.
Congratulations to all the children who recently made their First Confession. First Holy Communion workshops will continue on the following dates at 3.30pm in school.
This year, the First Holy Communion children will celebrate their special day on:
You are very welcome to join them on this very special occasion.
Great Big Dance Off
Congratulations to our KS2 dance group who competed in the East Midlands heats of the ‘Great Big Dance Off’ National Finals, at the Albert Hall in Nottingham. They were more than 25 schools competing and the children did well to finish in 12th place.
Keeping safe online is an extremely important aspect of using modern technology. Coram Life Education delivered bCyberwise workshops to children in Years 3 - 6. The workshops have helped children to learn how to be respectful and safe online, and to promote positive cyber citizenship. The skills developed in these sessions included:
Children from Y5 travelled to London to experience WE Day at the London Arena on 6th March. WE is a charity who work on a variety of projects to make sustainable change for people in need around the world. The day included a speech by Prince Harry, talks from a variety of people supported by the charity, as well as a number of inspirational young people who have overcome adversity. We also enjoyed live music by artists including Tom Walker and Liam Payne. The day will be followed by WE Day in school where children will explore issues that are important to them and create an action plan to make a change.
Skip to be Fit
All classes enjoyed workshops and an exciting assembly with the company Skip to be Fit. Children and staff had the opportunity to compete to see who could do the most skips in two minutes. The day really enthused the children and we have definitely seen more skipping activity on the yard at break and lunch times.
World Book Day
World Book Day was on Thursday 7th March and children came to school dressed as their favourite book characters. Older children shared books with younger children and donated books were sold throughout the day. Thank you for all your support. A total of £253 was raised for Book Aid International.
Science week was filled with lots of great activities. Year 1 and 2 designed and built rafts, Year 3 and 4 carried out a comparative test to see which biscuit was the best dunker, and Year 5 and 6 were comparing which variable made the best pendulum swing for the longest time. The children also had a fantastic workshop with Sublime Science.
The Big Bang Show - Birmingham
During Science week, some of our budding scientists took a trip to the NEC Arena, in Birmingham to the Big Bang Show. It was a great opportunity to see some exciting experiments and think about future careers. The children really enjoyed the day.
“It was really fun, and we got to experience different types of technologies and see some prototypes. There was a machine that helped you think about what you wanted to be in the future. It suggested that I could be a cure inventor or an engineer!” Nathaniel (Y5)
Stonebridge City Farm
As you know, our nominated charity this term is Stonebridge City Farm. The children, staff and families have been working hard to raise funds to support this charity. The total amount raised is £582! Well done everyone and thank you for your support. The children will present this on to Stonebridge at the beginning of next term.
The children and Mr Tye, our gardener, have been developing the grass area at the school entrance to create a garden. If you have any unwanted perennial plants at home, they would be very happy to make use of them.
Please ensure that only water is brought to school in the children’s water bottles.
I hope you enjoy a good rest over the Easter break and look forward to see you all refreshed at the beginning of term on 23rd April.
Miss L O’Sullivan
Acting Head of School