Y2 Nativity story – Week beginning 14th December 2020
The Year 2 children have been learning about the Nativity story. Each child was given a sentence from the story and asked to draw a picture to show what their sentence represented. We have put the children’s artwork together and created a short video. You can see and hear the children narrating the story
Reception learning the Christmas story – Week beginning 14th December 2020
Reception have been working hard to learn the Christmas story. We are very sad to not have been able to have our usual Reception and Key Stage 1 Nativity this year, but Reception have put together this lovely video for us all.
Advent Prayer Trail – Week beginning 14th December 2020
Each class were given part of the Nativity story and asked to create some artwork for it. The artwork was placed in each classes’ window alongside a hymn and a bible reference linked to the Nativity story. The children enjoyed walking around the outside of the school and following the Nativity story.
Christingles – Monday 14th December 2020 Today, each child has learned about what the different parts of a Christingle represent and how to make them. They then used their Christingles during their afternoon collective worships.
An Advent themed collective worship – Week beginning 14th December 2020 During Advent, each class have been participating in Advent themed collective worships. Year 1 would like to share some photos of one of their collective worships. They thought about their own skills and talents they could give to others as a gifts. Afterwards they drew their thoughts in Christmas cards and stuck them on presents.
Advent spinners – Last week of November 2020 Each child has made their own Advent spinner. They will be taking them home to use during Advent. Each Sunday during Advent, the children will turn their spinner to the correct week and learn about what that week’s candle represents. Here are Year 3 showing us their Advent spinners.
Harvest celebrations – October 2020 Throughout the week we have been celebrating the harvest. Each class have participated in collective worships related to the harvest and fun activities. At the end of the week we celebrated with a fantastic display of food from our local farm, Shenton’s. The children were able to buy some of the produce and it was lovely to see photos of how they had used it in their cooking at home.
Advent wreaths – The last week of November 2020
Each class learned about what an Advent wreath represents. The wreath represent is a circle which has no beginning or end. It reminds us God is so great that God never had a beginning and will never have an end. It also reminds us that his love is never ending.
The evergreen stays green all year. It reminds us that God never changes. The first candle that we light is purple and it represents hope. It reminds us of the hopeful period of waiting for the birth of Jesus Christ.
The second candle that we light is purple and it represents Peace. The peace that God has given through His son Jesus Christ and the preparation for the baby Jesus.
The third candle that we light is pink. It represents the joy of sharing Christ. It reminds us of the joy of the shepherds as they hear the good news of Jesus' arrival.
The fourth candle is purple and it represents love. The love sent from God through His son, Jesus Christ. On Christmas Day we light a white candle. The white candle reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world. He has come into our darkness to enlighten us and give us the life of God which we share with others Children brought in evergreen from their gardens and each class made their own Advent wreath. We will be lighting these, each day, during our Advent collective worships.
Food collection for Hope Central - October 2020 We are grateful for the amount of food that has been donated for Hope Central. We know this will be appreciated by members of our local community who rely on the food bank.
Year 4 First Reconciliation – 22nd October 2020 Congratulations to our wonderful Year 4 children who have made their First Reconciliation with Father Tony today. We look forward to supporting them in their next step in their faith journey as they prepare to make their First Holy Communion.
House Captains – September 2020 We have chosen to have six new house teams. Each house team is named after a saint who has been carefully chosen for their qualities. We have linked each house to a Beatitude.
Crowning of Our Lady
Nativity December 2019
Christmas Fair 2019
A wonderful day of celebration today. The reception children dressed up as scarecrows and sang, Mr and Mrs Sheton provided a plethora of beautiful vegetables as a backdrop for our festival; children were very excited to buy the vegetables; year 6 used our own school- grown apples to make apple crumbles; families donated a huge amount of food for Hope Central and the Elastic band played - and that was all in the first 45 minutes of the day!
Each class had a collective worship to celebrate God's wonderful world and then we joined together in the hall to eat and explore vegetables and then have some indian dancing!!
What a fabulous day!
Day of Reflection Drama Activity
Video coming soon
Parable of the Mustard Seed Day
We were visited by Rise Theatre Group and the children took part in a day of art and drama workshops. Their work was then used in a performance at the end of the day.
The children really enjoyed the day and spoke confidently about the unique seed inside them.
What a wonderful day we have had! Children from each class took part in prayerful experiences to celebrate inspirational people who are fighting for social justice. one pupil remarked, " Today I learnt that it isn't just adults who can make a change to the world." Pictures to follow!
This week children have been encouraged to reduce their plastic waste. Children have thought about how they can reduce the use of single use plastics. Click Here to visit the Youtube Video
A wonderful Ash Wednesday Mass today. All the children were reverent and calm. Our fantastic Chaplaincy team wrote their own bidding prayers and read them confidently. They did a great job and we were proud of them. As always, Mrs Thomason's 'Elastic Band' played along with the hymns and sounded beautiful.
Thank you to all the children for carrying the ALLELUIA letters to the alter. They have now been locked in a box on the altar and we will get them out again at Easter.
During today's school mass, Trish from Caritas came to say thank you for the gifts and the donation (raised from the sale of Nativity tickets). Once again we thank you for your generosity. Thank you to the Year 6 pupils who read so beautifully during the mass and to all pupils for their reverence and respect.
The pupils were very reverent and participated beautifully in a whole key stage collective worship, led by TEAM Benedict.
Many children took part in the Christmas Carol Concert at St Benedict's Church - another wonderful school, church and parent event. The children wowed us with some wonderful singing and even signed along with Silent Night. Afterwards we gathered together to share mince pies and mulled wine. Thank you to all who came and sang along!
The Infant Nativity was a great success again this year. KS1 put on a brilliant performance and it was very well supported by the school community as always. Well done to all children and staff in the KS1 team.
Beginning of Advent
The children have been preparing for advent. Class displays are finished and travelling nativity bags are beginning to make their way to each family in KS1. KS2 classes will be able to share a collective worship with their families as the travelling collective worship bags make their way round.
TEAM BENEDICT created Diwali cards which were sent to families and friends of our school to help them celebrate
Another beautiful Harvest Festival this year. Reception performed the Scarecrow dance, some KS2 children performed an indian dance and TEAM Benedict led us in prayer. A big thank you to Mr & Mrs Shenton for providing the fantastic produce which set the scene perfectly. Thank you to all the parents who sent food in for the harvest, which was donated to Hampers of Hope.
Dia de los Muertos
Dia de los Muertos is a traditional day of celebration in Mexico to honour those who have passed away. During the week beginning 5th November (the first week after half term), we are asking children to bring in flowers to decorate the altar – the more colourful the better!
In addition, should they wish to, children can bring in photographs of departed loved ones. All photos will be displayed on the altar in the hall to honour them.
We hope that this will raise awareness of different cultures as well as giving families the opportunity to remember and honour their loved ones. Children brought pictures and flowers in and placed them on the 'ofrenda' to mark Day of the Dead. A beautiful altar was created in memory of our loved ones.
We are learning about the way Catholics in Mexico honour loved ones who have passed away during 'Dia de los Muertos'. The children in years 5 and 6 have been working hard to prepare a new display for the hall.. The children have created their own ‘calaveras’ and willow flowers.
This year, Pentecost fell on May 20th 2018. In school we celebrated the birth of the church with a birthday party during Friday celebration assembly.
We were joined by Father O’Riordan who led us in prayer. Thank you to the parents who joined us to celebrate. The children worked together to create a beautiful display in the hall.
Christmas Dinner Day
What a lovely celebration for all the children and the staff. Ashley cooked a delicious Christmas meal of turkey, roast potatoes, vegetables and all the trimmings! Everybody wore party hats and pulled Christmas crackers.
Y6 Carol Singers entertain the residents
Year 6 pupils and Mrs Muldoon were invited to visit Ferndale residential home this morning at 10:00 to provide some festive cheer. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed singing carols and Christmas songs to the residents. The residents praised the children's excellent behaviour and attitude. Mrs Thomason provided very attractive Christmas hats for all and provided excellent musical skills.
A BIG THANK YOU To Mr and Mrs Shenton for providing such a marvellous display of fruit, flowers and vegetables.
Over 80 parents came along to our harvest assembly today. Reception children dressed as scarecrows and sang "Dingle Dangle Scarecrow". Year 6 pupils reminded us that not all people have access to a fair share of food.
Ann Dawson from "Hampers of Hope" came along to collect the harvest gifts that the kind parents had donated. The food will be shared amongst families in the Cheshire area who do not have enough money to buy food to feed their families.