LAst week, Year 6 enjoyed a 3 day residential trip to Northumberland and Edinburgh, led by Explore4all. We visited Druridge Bay, Bamburgh, Berwick and Edinburgh.
Take a look at our photographs which illustrate the highlights of this educational and highly enjoyable visit. We would like to thank all who gave up their time (Kevin and Heather from Explore4all, Mr Smithson, Miss Carrahar and Miss Emmerson) to make our time away an exiting one.
Today the whole school community gathered together to honour Our Blessed Lady-Mary-The Mother of Jesus. We learned a great deal about her, some traditional Catholic hymns to Mary and crowned a statue of the Blessed Virgin and laid flowers in our pastoral care colours at her feet. It was a wonderful way to begin the month of May.
This half term, every Monday and Wednesday, the whole school have been working together on a musical production as part of our Lenten preparations for Easter.
We used a combination of published resources to develop our own production – which saw our Y5 children re-enacting the death and resurrection of Jesus through drama whilst the rest of the school sang sixteen Easter carols throughout the play, led by our Year 6 choir and thirteen soloists from Y6.
We were delighted to welcome our Y6 and Y5 parents on the day and several of our governors. As we weren’t able to provide space for all parents we have videoed the performance and hope that you enjoy it as much as we did.
Our pastoral care group planned and set up a Lenten prayer station on the theme of ‘HAVE YOUR SAY.’ We thought that it was particularly important during the season of Lent to think about all of the people in our world who are in need of our prayers. We focused particularly on those whom Jesus frequently talked about during his mission on earth and we invited everyone in our school to pray for them in a variety of ways. You can see their responses by looking at our photographs. We later transferred part of our prayer station into the corridor.
In the final week of term, our Y6 children took our ‘Easter Praise’ production out into the local community. We visited two residential/nursing homes i.e. Cheviot Court and Bramble Court and took great delight in sharing the ‘Good News’ with them, as we had done in school. The residents of Cheviot Court were thrilled to see us as we had been there in December 2016 to share our Christmas production with them and had promised to return at Easter.
We were welcomed too by the residents of Bramble Court, which included Mr. E. Duffy (a previous headteacher at our school). He was so happy to see us and to see that we were still wearing the same uniforms which he had originally designed. He was impressed with the standard of our singing, which was praise indeed as our class teacher told us that he was a particularly talented actor and entertainer himself.
It brought us great pleasure to share what we had been doing in school and to see so many happy faces.
Please have a look at our photographs which speak for themselves.