What A Pantomime!

It’s Pantomime time!

‘Oh no it isn’t!’

‘Oh yes it is!’

All of the boys and girls are having a fabulous time at the PTA pantomime this morning…well…it’s not actually the PTA performing…you know what I mean! Mind you…there’s an idea for next year!

Many thanks to the Chaplains Pantomime Company who are, as always, putting on a great show…and lots of make-up!

Many thanks to the PTA for organising what is always a memorable event for the boys and girls…and the staff too…the headaches last for quite a while!

‘Oh yes they do!’

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Cakes Galore!

Thank you to all those in Year 3 who baked and brought in cakes, those who brought in books and, just as importantly, those who came along and bought some! 

So far we’ve raised £96 for our class charity SIL – a charity promoting literacy around the world, including refugee camps in Chad.

We still have some cakes left!  So bring your pennies and buy some cakes at break-time tomorrow to make our total even higher.

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Thank You PTA…And Their ‘Supporters’!

After all of their efforts in planning/preparing the Christmas Fete during the last few weeks, the PTA held a meeting last night to review its success and plan for future events in the New Year…as the old saying goes…there is no rest for the wicked!

On behalf of all members of the school community (especially our boys and girls who benefit directly from their fundraising efforts) I would like to express our/your gratitude for the marvellous work that the PTA and their ‘supporters’ do as they continue to raise money to support our children and provide them with additional resources that we could not fund without their generosity…including our fabulous Forest School.

On Saturday there were an ‘army’ of helpers who helped to make the Christmas Fete a spectacular success…thank you to all concerned for your time and hard work before/during/after the event…it is truly appreciated!

In the current economic climate of educational cuts we are blessed to have such a proactive and supportive PTA who are willing to give of their time so freely to raise much needed funds for our boys and girls…and who do so by putting the ‘fun’ into fundraising!

A huge ‘THANK YOU’ to all concerned!

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Advent Assembly

This morning we held our traditional Advent assembly, and as always it was a lovely celebration.

The boys and girls in Year 6 decorated the tree as we heard about the symbolism of all the coloured baubles and the various  decorations that we put on our Christmas trees.

During Advent it is so important that we focus on the real meaning of Christmas and occasions such as this morning certainly put the ‘Christ’ into Christmas!

Many thanks to all of those parents who attended and we hope to see many more of you at our forthcoming Christmas celebrations in the next couple of weeks.

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School Christmas Lunch

Please be reminded our school Christmas lunch is on Monday 11th December.

Please click on the link below for further details and send the form and any payment into the school office by tomorrow morning.

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Thank you for your continued support.

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PTA Update

Christmas Panto – there is still a large number of children who have not returned their consent forms and payment for this Thursday’s Panto. Please ensure that forms and payment are submitted as soon as possible as only those children who have paid and returned consent forms will be able to watch the panto. We wouldn’t want anyone to miss out on what promises to be a wonderful show for the children.

PTA Meeting – will take place in the School Hall tonight at 7pm. All are welcome to attend.

Christmas Fete – a HUGE thank you to all of you who supported the Fete. We hope that you enjoyed yourselves and are now truly in the festive spirit!

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It’s December…Christmas Is Coming!

How exciting…and scary in equal measure!

And in Year 6 it has felt very seasonal this week as Mrs O’Connor has ensured that the boys and girls have been greeted by a lovely log-fire every morning accompanied by Christmas music to get them into the festive spirit! The log-fire is a virtual one I hasten to add…put the fire extinguisher away, Mr Hunter!

The highlight of the week in Year 6 has been their lovely Class Mass which they celebrated yesterday (see previous post). In relation to this, the children have continued with their ‘Expectations’ topic in RE and have been thinking about their own expectations and the importance of sharing them with others as well as beginning to design their own ‘Advent Wreaths’ with their own symbols.

In English, the children have continued to enjoy ‘War Horse’ and this week they have been analysing the various characters in the story and thinking about how the author has portrayed them in different ways.

Mathematics has seen us further develop the children’s understanding of fractions and their relationship to decimals and percentages. The children have also been working a variety of challenging problems involving finding various fractions, decimals and percentages of amounts. 

And of course…today was the PTA Mufti Day…and some fabulous Christmas jumpers (including flashing lights!) made an early appearance! Guess who is playing ‘Secret Santa?!

We look forward to seeing you all at tomorrow’s Christmas Fete where you can purchase the lovely candle holders that your children have made…and much more besides of course!

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Weekly News

Please click on the link below to view this week’s newsletter.

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See you all at the Christmas Fete tomorrow.

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Great Expectations!

Yesterday, the boys and girls in Year 6 shared their last ‘Class Mass’ together (apart from their Leavers’ Mass of course!) at St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School.

The theme of the Celebration was ‘Expectations’ which is their current RE topic and the children helped us all to reflect on the importance of the Advent season in helping us all to prepare properly for Christmas.

Thank you to Mrs. O’Connor for preparing the children so well, to Miss Gunn for playing for us, to Fr. John for helping us to celebrate…and finally…to all of those parents who were able to join us to make it an extra special celebration.

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Travelling Colours

We are finishing Science Club today by working on our observational skills!

What do you think will happen?

“Maybe the colours in the colourful cups will go into the empty cups” James

“They will all fall into the empty pots” Aoife

What do you think will happen?

Grab some food colouring and tissues and try at home!

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