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The Dragon of Krakow

Today we welcomed 'Story Magic' into school. The entire school watched  their production of 'The Dragon of Krakow'. Some of our children enjoyed taking part in dancing with the cast. Three other children enjoyed dressing up and being part of the cast as a chemist, carpenter and shepherd.  It was a lovely start to our school week.  We are now looking forward now to World Book Day on Thursday, and dressing up as our favourite characters from books. 

Crazy Socks/Tights Day

Today we have had a 'Love In Action' day.  Children have been  wearing  crazy socks/tights to raise money for Mary's Meals. This charity raises money to provide a school meal each day for children in the poorest countries. The government has pledged to double donations made before 1st March. Thank you for your support and generosity. We have raised £200 which can now be doubled to £400.

New Neighbours Together Launch

It was lovely to be invited to the launch of New Neighbours Together at their new premises.  We have been connected with this project through our Harvest boxes and Christmas collection of toys and gifts.  We enjoyed meeting our MP Julie Cooper and it was interesting listening to some of the refugees who have been helped by this charity. It was a pleasure to hold the ribbon which was cut to open the launch. The golden balloons are in our chapel so we can remember to pray for all the people who need help and those who work with them.

Enjoying World Book Day

World Religion Week

Last week we had a very interesting, informative and enjoyable World Religion Week which complements our Catholic RE programme ‘Come and See’. We were able to welcome our special visitors: Kash, Madhu, Charles, Sadja and Nav who led some assemblies and then shared with our pupils some of the beliefs and  practices of Sikhism, Hinduism, Judaism, Islam and Indian drumming and dancing. Pupils also enjoyed seeing artefacts from different religions, doing some role play, trying on saris, playing Indian drums and lots of bhangra dancing. It was a fantastic week.

Delivering Flowers

This afternoon members of our Chaplaincy  Team delivered flowers to our elderly parishioners and neighbours. The flowers  were very much appreciated and brought a lot of happiness to everyone who received them.  We visited our local care home, Lower Ridge, where the team enjoyed chatting with the residents. Some of the flowers have been taken to the Hospice and some to our church. Thank you very much to everyone for sending in such beautiful bouquets.

Your Mile Your Way

On Friday every pupil took part in the 'your mile your way' challenge. Some jogged, some walked, some danced and  some did a different action each lap. It was great fun.

Celebrating the Royal Wedding

Yesterday the whole school had a special outdoor lunch to celebrate the Royal Wedding. The children were served their food by the staff and everyone had a lovely time.

Advent Community Crafting

Our Key Stage 2 pupils have been joined by parishioners from Saint Mary’s and Christ The King churches for the last four Friday afternoons.  They have been decorating baubles for the church Christmas trees and finding out what Christmas like when the parishioners were young. Our pupils were able to share their stories of Christmas too. It was a most enjoyable experience and we are grateful to all the people who gave up their time to come and be with us.

Our Special Visitor

Today we were lucky to have a surprise visit from Father Christmas. He brought a gift for all the children - and of course reminded them all to be very well behaved at home.

Christmas Jumper Day

We had a very enjoyable day wearing our Christmas jumpers, singing Christmas carols and songs and raising money for ‘Save The Children’. We raised £200.  Thank you to everyone who contributed. Thank you to family members who came to sing with us in the afternoon.

Come and Stay for Maths

This morning, our Years 4, 5 and 6 classes welcomed a number of parents and grandparents into their maths lessons.  We showed our parents Mathletics, Number Strength, Maths Rockx and various problem solving activities. Judging by the comments from both children and parents alike, this was a fun and useful event.  Here are a few of them...

  • I'm really pleased that my mum came in to do maths with me. I really enjoyed it." - Soraia Year 6
  • It was fun because I could show my mum what I do in maths. My mum enjoyed it too because she could tell all her friends how good I am at maths." - Owen Year 4.
  • I really enjoyed maths today with my mum, I taught her how to do the 8 and 9 times tables using Mathletics. I told her what I know about 3D shapes." - Spencer Year 6.
  • I enjoyed my mum and dad coming in because I showed them lots of activites that help me learn." - Noah Year 4
  • It was useful to see what kind of problems the children are expected to do in school." - Parent
  • Now I know how I can help my child at home." - Parent.
  • I've really enjoyed that!" - Parent.
  • It's great to see the kind of work the children are doing." - Parent.
  • Please can we stay longer?" - Parent.


When asked to leave, a few parents did not want to because they were having such a good time.

Year 6 Leavers' Disco

Borwick Hall June 2017

Easter Parade 2017

World Book Day 2017

Borwick Hall 2016

Our Year 6 children have recently returned from an action packed week at Borwick Hall.  All children participated in a variety of challenges, including caving, canoeing, archery and raft building.  A great time was had by all!

The children made an enormous effort with their hats and eggs, which resulted in some fantastic and very creative designs.

A first and second prize was awarded to each class, with every entry receiving a cream egg.

Well done to all who took part!

First Aid training for Year 6

During March our Year 6 pupils took part in First Aid training. They learnt basic skills to make a difference in how they can help save lives and deal with any minor injuries.

World Book Day 2016

We celebrated World Book Day in school on 3rd March. Everyone dressed up as their favourite book character. In a whole school assembly each class gave a book-related performance and we all had chance to look at each others' wonderful outfits. We had story readings and other activities throughout the day.

Easter Celebrations 2015

Easter Celebrations 2015

Wish Upon A Star

On Wednesday 17th December the whole school took part in a star jump challenge in memory of Mrs Gallagher. A massive £201.50 was raised for the Wish Upon A Star charity, which specialises in making dreams come true, for children with life threatening illnesses.

Well done to everyone who took part.

Borwick Hall 2014

Easter Celebrations!

Today (24/4/14) we held our spectacular Easter bonnet and egg competition. The juniors went into the hall and enjoyed a parade by the infants and nursery, who were wearing their fabulous Easter bonnets. The juniors' decorated eggs were also on display in the hall. The thought, effort and time given to this event, by the children and their families, is amazing, and Mr Crampton had the very difficult job of choosing the winners! Congratulations all of you!

Bikeability 15th/16th October 2013

Over the last 2 days some of our year 5 children have taken part in  Bikeability training.  The children have completed a variety of tasks both on the school grounds and around the local area which include safe riding positions, how to overtake parked cars and how to carry out left and right hand turns.  All children thorougly enjoyed themselves.

On Thursday 6th March, we celebrated World Book Day. On this day, all of the children and staff came dressed up as their favourite book characters and we all showed off our costumes in a special assembly. During the assembly, all of the classes read an extract from a book, recited a poem or performed a rhyme. It was great to see all of the children taking part and celebrating their talents. In our classrooms, activities involved acting out stories, making bookmarks, hot seating and book swapping. Thank you to all the parents for helping to make the day a success by preparing costumes and books for the book swap. An enjoyable day was had by all! Please take a look at our photo gallery..