Congratulations to our new ‘Mini Vinnies’ group who were commissioned in a very special and prayerful assembly this morning. The assembly was lead by the children with the support of Mr. Wilcox, who is a member of the SVP society, and our local SVP community member, Mr Denis Rooney.
There will be a service for the Year of Mercy held at St. Mary Magdalen’s Church on Wednesday 16th March at 7:00pm. All parents are warmly invited to attend. A leaflet will be given out to the children to take home outlining the details shown below. I do hope you are able to attend.
This week some of our Year 5 and 6 children have been exploring the true meaning of ‘British Values’. They looked at a number of key areas which express the true meaning of being ‘British’. These areas included, Equality, Beliefs, Respect, Freedom, Responsibility, Multi faith, Law, Tolerance, Community, Democracy, Voice. The children summarised their work by creating a fabulous display for our school hall. They will be presenting and discussing the key learning points to the rest of the school during assembly next week. If you are visiting school you are more than welcome to take a look at the display and to read the many fascinating facts associated with ‘British Values’.
Just a quick note to let parents know our children have left FORD Castle and are making their return back to school. The approximate time of arrival is 4:30pm depending on the traffic. We will let you know if they return any sooner. Yesterday I visited the children and I was really impressed with their commitment , effort and team work. All of the children have had a fantastic time and I’m sure they will have lots of exciting stories to tell you on their return . However, just a word of caution!!! …… please stock up on the washing powder…… you’re definitely going to need it!
Mr L J Duncan
I received a call this morning to say that the children who are attending our residential trip to Northumberland are having a fantastic time! They have been really busy doing lots of activities and they are really enjoying their time working together to overcome challenges! They are travelling to Holy Island today to explore the Lindisfarne Priory and Castle – let’s hope the weather stays dry and there is some sunshine! Photos of all the activities that the children have been doing will be uploaded onto the website, once the children return, so that you can share and enjoy the experience too!
Mr L J Duncan (Headteacher)
Thank you to Year 3W who shared their wonderful prayerful liturgy with parents and carers this morning. The theme was on ‘Listening and Sharing’ and they certainly helped all there to reflect on the true meaning of this important statement.
Just a quick message to let parents know the children have arrived safely to FORD Castle. They are all excited and are currently meeting staff, preparing their rooms and having lunch. The exciting activities begin this afternoon so we can truly say the adventure week has begun! I will let you know mid-week how things are going. I have created a further link regarding FORD Castle on the school website (under ‘Pupil’ section) – please check this out for further information.
Mr L J Duncan (Headteacher)
Our Year 2 children enjoyed a fascinating talk from a real life WW2 evacuee, Mr Les Smith, and were able to ask lots of interesting questions. The children are currently learning all about ‘Great Britain’ as part of their creative curriculum topic in school. Year 2 would like to say a BIG thank you to Les for making the afternoon so special and helping us to understand why ‘Great Britain’ is so GREAT!
School had a lovely visit from Mr. Willcock on Friday morning, who spoke with the children about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVP). Our children will be getting involved in supporting this society through a ‘Mini Vinnies’ club set up in school. More details will follow outlining what ‘Mini Vinnies’ do and their role within school and our community. A ‘Mini Vinnie’ page will shortly be added to our website in the ‘Pupils’ section but if you would like to find out more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and their good works then please do check out the following website link : http://www.minivinnies.org.uk
Enjoy the half term break! I hope all staff, children and families have a lovely, relaxing and refreshing half term holiday. School re-opens on Monday 22nd February – I look forward to seeing you all then!
(Mr. L. Duncan – Headteacher)