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.
Congratulations to all the children who recently made their First Confession. Preparation for First Communion will continue after the holidays on Thursday 19th April.
This year the First Holy Communion children will celebrate their special day on:
Easter Celebrations at St Paul’s and St Mary’s
Good Friday 30th March 11am Children’s Stations of the Cross at St Paul’s
Good Friday Liturgy 3pm St Mary's
Easter Vigil 31st March Easter Vigil 8pm at St Paul's
Easter Sunday 1st April Easter Mass St Paul's 9:30am
Easter Mass St Mary's 11am
I have received the attached letter from Traffic and Safety Development at Nottingham City Council. Local residents have contacted their councillors with concerns about parking. The council have proposed a residents’ permit parking scheme between 8am and 6pm and have planned a small number of shared use bays. Unfortunately, from the plan, it only seems to provide our parents and Scotholme parents with about 14 spaces for the drop off and pick up times. This concerns me greatly. I have spoken to the Headteacher at Scotholme Primary School and we will be writing letters to object to this proposal. As this will have a negative impact on the majority of our parents, I would appreciate if you could take some time out to write a letter detailing your concerns. A copy of the parking layout plan can be found on our website under the ‘news tab’ and also on your child’s classroom window.
F1 Coffee Morning
On Tuesday 20th March, 24 parents/carers from the Foundation Stage attended a coffee morning. During the session, parents had the opportunity to work with their children to create an Easter Bonnet, ready for the Foundation Easter Parade.
“It was a wonderful experience as I got to meet other parents and spent quality time making something together with my daughter. I am looking forward to the next one” (EYFS parent)
We held a family workshop in school on Wednesday 7th March for parents and carers from Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6. Eleven parents attended and they explored ways in which our children can be respectful and safe online and to promote positive cyber citizenship.
On Tuesday 1st May at 9am our Community Public Health Support Worker, Deb Stone, is holding a coffee morning. She will be talking about ways in which we can promote and encourage children to develop positive attitudes to food. At the end of the session, she will be available to talk to you about any other health issues that you would like to raise.
This term, Partake Theatre visited all Y1-Y4 and helped to bring our history topics to life! Year 1 and 2 explored the Great Fire of London – dressing up as people from 1666 and re-enacting the event. Year 3 and Year 4 enjoyed their Ancient Egyptian Day - smelling different spices the Egyptians used, investigating artefacts, acting out mummification and, most popular of all, an afternoon of role play, dressing up and enacting a burial ceremony of a Pharaoh. Year 5 and Year 6 created a range of Mayan artefacts, including totems, Mayan symbols and Mayan-lettering embossed artwork. They also enjoyed a range of drama activities. These enrichment opportunities helped to build the necessary skills of enquiry and develop a firm interest in the topic. The days were a great success and thoroughly enjoyed by all the children.
Dates for your Diary
Fri 30th Good Friday Fri 6th KS1 Sports Day 9.30am
School closed for Easter KS2 Sports Day 1.30pm
Thurs 12th Summer Fair
April Fri 13th INSET
Mon 16th School re-opens Fri 20th Last day of term (for children)
Mon 23rd INSET
May Tues 24th INSET
Mon 7th Bank Holiday
Mon 14th KS2 SATs
Mon 28th School closed for half term
Mon 4th School re-opens
Ms K O’Neill
Acting Head Teacher