Thank you to all parents/grandparents who joined the Year 6 children for their morning liturgy today. It was a lovely prayerful occasion and an opportunity for all to take time to listen and reflect on the Gospel message – ‘Love one another as I have loved you.’
A warm welcome back to school to all of our children. I hope the summer break has been refreshing and lots of fun! Welcome to our new starters in Reception and to those children, across school, who are joining us for the very first time. Please take a moment this week to pray for our previous Year 6 children who left us in the summer term. We wish them well in their new comprehensive schools and hope they have all settled well into Year7. As we move forward into a new academic year I am confident that, working together, we will have another very successful and productive school year. Best wishes to all.
Mr L J Duncan
Unfortunately, rain is forecast for our whole school beach day tomorrow. I’m sure you would agree with me that to cancel the visit, due to rain, would be very disappointing for our children. I have therefore rescheduled our whole school beach day and it will now take place on Wednesday 18th July. The arrangements for the day will remain the same as outlined in the information letter sent out to parents last week. I do hope you will be able to join us for a fun day in the sunshine – don’t forget your spade and bucket!
Mr L J Duncan
On Saturday 23rd June we held our summer fayre for the whole school community. What a fabulous day it was! The sun was shining, the children were having fun and lots of money was raised for the school. Thank you to everyone who helped in organising the event and to everyone who attended. It was great to catch up with so many parents and local residents and to be able to share in the many fun stalls and rides on the day. The school raised a fantastic total of £2600 which will be used to enrich the children’s learning in school.
Raffle Ticket Winners
1st – Drinks hamper (Orange 747); 2nd – £100 Golf voucher (Orange 713); 3rd – Wine/Choc/Bag (Yellow 476); 4th – £50 Golf voucher (Yellow 588); 5th – Indian hamper (Yellow 492);
6th – Chocolate hamper (Yellow 417); 7th – Bath time hamper (Orange 327); 8th – Mens gift set (Orange 343); 9th – Hair products (Orange 501); 10th – Fruit hamper (Orange 549);
11th – Black Truffle voucher (Orange 247); 12th – Ashoka voucher (Yellow 184); 13th – Signed SAFC shirt (Yellow 624); 14th – Baylis and Harding gift set (Orange 572);
15th – Lickety Split voucher (Orange 185); 16th – Lickety Split voucher (Yellow 918)
Our Year 6 children joined over 400 other Y6 pupils to take part in the Diocesan Primary Youth Festival at the Emmaus Youth Village in Consett. The theme of the day was ‘Plan B’ giving the children plenty of opportunities to reflect on the “Be”attitudes based on the teachings of Jesus from the Sermon on the Mount. The children had a fabulous day filled with singing, dancing and fun activities.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for our ‘Books and Bakes’ sale today. The children thoroughly enjoyed sharing a book and cake. Can I thank our fabulous parents for all the book and cake donations – you certainly rose to the occasion and you all did a great job as usual. Thank you also to our staff who worked extremely hard throughout the day!
The winning raffle tickets were Green902, Green796 and Grey255
Could raffle winners please call into the school office to collect their prize.
Many thanks, once again.
Mr L J Duncan
Our school term ended with a fantastic day celebrating everything African! The children did lots of African activities, dressed up their teachers, enjoyed a special African lunch and were treated to a fantastic performance and workshops by the ‘The Mighty Zulu Nation Theatre Company.’ All in all everyone had a fabulous time!
Congratulations to our Year 4 children who made their First Holy Communion this Saturday. The boys and girls outshone the summer sunshine in their outfits and dresses. It was a fabulous occasion and lovely to see so many family members gathered together to celebrate the children’s special moment with them. Thank you to all the helpers, of which there were many, who contributed to the big day. A special thank you to Fr. Frank, Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Robinson for their time in preparing the children for the sacrament. Thank you to Mrs Jubb for providing such fabulous party food and the special cake. Lastly, thank you to the parish ladies for working non stop providing refreshments throughout the morning.
Mr L J Duncan
Whilst our Reception children enjoyed a ‘Royal Wedding’ party in the summer sunshine, our Year 6 children became wedding dress designers and made some exceptional wedding dresses out of rolls of toilet paper! I must say that the Year 6 dress designs were much better than the real thing and a lot cheaper too!
Well done to our Year 6 children who completed their SAT’s this week. All the children worked extremely well throughout the week and tried their very best. You should all be very proud of yourselves! The week ended with a celebratory party and a class ‘ Floss’ dance on the school field. Who would have thought it?- Miss Raine, Mrs Frost, Mrs Guy and Mrs Graham being such good flossers!