It’s not easy to look inside our own hearts and explore what we can each change; often it is easy to ignore the things we know we need to change and expect someone else to change instead. As we journey through our 16 virtues we are all being challenged to grow to know ourselves better as we strive to bring God’s kingdom alive here at school. Throughout the week children have explored what true wisdom brings and how being wise with our learning brings true happiness for ourselves and others.
Settling in with a smile.
It is hard to believe that our new Reception children have only been with us such a short time; already they feel like part of our school family. Miss Bassett and Miss Neves have been so impressed with their confidence and are working hard to help each child remember all those little routines and expectations. Thank you to everyone who managed to join the team on Wednesday to have another look at the classroom and our new website. We hope you found it useful.
Thank you to all those parents who attended this important session on Wednesday. It is always good to see the classroom from your child’s perspective and of course to get a sense of how learning is layered to engage and inspire. Please do have a look at the curriculum overview on the class page so that you can see the pathway of learning over the year. In responding to feedback we have now made the Homework Button more visible to support you when accessing learning at home.
Let us break bread together…
Next Friday (September 27th) our Year 6 children will be joining other Year 6 children from our deanery schools cluster to celebrate Mass together at Our Lady’s Church. This will be a lovely opportunity to share the Eucharist with other children who also have the responsibility of leading their own schools this year. The Mass will be followed by a talk on leadership and mission in the Parish Centre.
All our sports clubs have got off to a fantastic start. Mr Nay is already so impressed with our budding athletes who are truly committed and are showing great skill. At the same time our football and netball clubs have been so well attended. I do know that all teachers have found choosing teams incredibly tricky. Dance was no different; with only 20 spaces and so many children, again decisions were difficult. It really is so lovely to see so many children wanting to belong to a club and to proudly represent the school. This has spilled over to lunchtime where Mrs Mather and Mrs Gregan have organised a feast of activities which are proving very popular with the children. We truly are becoming such an active, healthy school! Please visit the Sports section to look at the fixtures for autumn. This will help you to plan ahead.
We are getting a little more into the swing this term with so many of you paying dinner money so promptly and thank you. We’ve been reminding parents of dinner payments where balances have been in debit - no favours have been granted and Miss Hornby has insisted that staff dinner accounts are also suspended if they get to minus £11.50! We are naming no names in the case of staff or pupils! All we ask is, please help us and pay upfront!
Our new Reception families should now have their log-ins for ParentPay and we would be very grateful if parents would open their accounts online so that they are ready to be used when required. It helps us to ensure that there are no glitches on the system so please use the codes given and log on.
Well done to Year 3 with 100 % attendance - let’s hope that the sun is shining like it is today when you get those extra playtime minutes.
We are all celebrating the wonderful news that Mrs Harrison is expecting her second baby next year. Her class are already trying to decide whether she will have a boy or girl? Please keep her in your prayers.
Have a lovely weekend with your families and next week we look forward to our Year Six children's first assembly of the year, on Tuesday morning at 9:10am and 9:35am; everyone is welcome.