'We Knew Something Was Happening'
Today our children were part of what was a 'top secret' event. Our choir were invited by Portsmouth City Council to begin the re-enactment march of soldiers through the city - just as it happened in 1944. Our children sang two songs from the wartime-era to guide and support the soldier as they started what was to be a long, difficult and history-shaping journey.
The children and teachers involved felt honoured and moved to be part of such an important event and it is hoped that this is a memory that will stay with them for a long time. We give our prayers to those that fought and continue to fight to protect our country and make sure our children and their children may continue to live in freedom. Thank you.
Book and Bagel
Today we launched our Book and Bagel breakfast initiative. As part of the National Schools Breakfast Programme (funded by the government sugar tax) each child is offered a daily bagel portion to enjoy while sharing books and stories with their class. It was wonderful to be able to include our parents this morning. A big thank you to our growing team of volunteers that help to prepare the bagels before school which includes both parents and some of our year 6 pupils.
The school came together to celebrate Easter.
The children took part in our Lenten journey where they shared their knowledge of the different symbols of Holy Week. This was followed by making a paper cross and offering prayers.
This week's liturgies have focused on Holy Week, Year R showed us Palm Sunday, Year 1/2 the Washing of the Feet and Year 3/4 Showed us the last supper and Year 5/6 presented the Stations of the Cross.
Holy Week -Stations of the Cross
Red Nose Day
On Friday 15th March the children were allowed to wear a red accessory to school. We saw lots of red socks, shoes, hair bands, ribbons, ties and noses. All monies donated will go to Comic Relief and CAFOD.
World Book Day
Today we celebrated our Mad Hatter's Storytelling Day! Our children showcased their creativity and wore a wide variety of hats and joined in with many activities across the day. We held nursery rhyme and riddle workshops, our teachers led story telling stations and all children visited our Mad Hatter's Tea Party! It was wonderful to share our love of books and promote reading for pleasure with all of our pupils.
Ash Wednesday Mass
On the 6th of March we celebrated Ash Wednesday in church. Everyone had a blessing and a cross of ash on their foreheads. Fr Claro told us all about the church's Lent initiative to try to help the environment by cycling or walking instead of driving the car, recycling, not buying anything new like clothes during Lent, giving up meat and giving up electricity for an hour a day.
On Tuesday 8th January we held our first mass of the year led by Fr. Claro. We were pleased that so many parents and parishioners were able to join us for this event.
Corpus Christi Music Performances
Thursday the 13th of December all the years from our school put on performances to showcase their musical skills and singing talents, below is a selection of pictures from this event aswell as a video too.
Grandparents Tea Party
Children and staff enjoyed festive fun whilst they dined . They enjoyed a morning of making hats for the occasion and wore Christmas jumpers. The staff served the children with their Christmas luncheon and fun was had by all!