Head Teacher’s Blog 25.11.19-29.11.19

Hi Everyone,

Another busy and super week – thank-you everyone and WELL DONE! The highlight of this week was the visiting theatre company who performed ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ for KS2 in the morning and KS1 in the afternoon. The children loved it! Sincere thanks to the PSA who funded this for the whole school – FANTASTIC!

We had the first full governors meeting last night, the autumn term meeting. The governing board meet once per term but also have committee meetings each half term. Our Governors are invited to visit school each half term to do a Learning Walk, these are always great and help governors to have a clear insight into the daily life of school. Our Governors are vital partners in the strategic development of our school and to ensure that all educational, legal and financial requirements are met. My thanks to all governors for their valuable support.

A very BIG thank-you for the very generous donations today for our colour Christmas hamper raffle. Tickets will be on sale after Tuesday next week and the draw will be after Advent Mass on Wednesday 18th December.

Our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 classes are rehearsing hard for their nativity performances. We look forward to seeing our wonderful Reception Class perform their nativity play ‘Our First Nativity’ next week!

Every class is getting ready to start their Advent journey and we will begin as whole school next week following the first Sunday in Advent this Sunday. We will be reflecting on how we can prepare to welcome the baby Jesus into our hearts. lives, homes and world.

PSA News

The PSA will be having a Christmas Coffee Morning on Friday 6th December and our KS2 Singing Club will be singing Christmas carols as you enjoy a hot drink and a mince pie!

Come and join us in the school hall from 8.50-9.30am.

The next event will be the Race Night on Friday 7th February – details coming soon! Keep the date!

Sporting News

After school sporting events are quiet at the moment due to weather conditions and shorter days. We will keep you updated!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Jim and Penelope

Year 1                   Bobby and Isabella

Year 2                   Aperio and Grace W

Year 3                   Eliza and Neo

Year 4                   Kelsie and Scarlett B

Year 5                   Ali and Ethan

Year 6                   James and Owen

House of the Week

FRANCIS

Reminders for next week

  • Tues. – If you are visiting Bolton town centre in the morning 4 of our Y6 pupils and Mrs Grant will be manning our ‘Migration’ project display in the Market Place along with other Catholic schools – come and have a look and a chat about the project and read the wonderful stories!
  • Thurs. –Reception Class Nativity performances for parents at 2pm and 6pm
  • Friday – PSA Christmas Carols and Coffee morning 8.50-9.30am.
  • Friday – ‘Hats on for the homeless’ this is our CARITAS day and all donations are welcome that will be sent to Urban Outreach to support their work with the homeless in Bolton over the Christmas season.

I fully appreciate this is such a busy time of year for all of you and we are asking you for support and donations, please know your generosity is greatly valued. All the events and Advent/Christmas activities in school do help to make it a wonderful time for the children –  A VERY BIG THANK-YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND GENEROSITY!

I hope you all have a lovely and enjoyable weekend, God bless.

We will look forward to another GREAT week!

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 18.11.19-22.11.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on another great week! The children have worked hard on their assessments – WELL DONE!

Flu vaccinations were done on Monday for all the children that had completed consent forms from parents.

Year 3 Sacramental Programme children were excellent in their first preparation session on Tuesday after school. WELL DONE! They listened beautifully and have begun a very special journey, we will be praying for them.

Thank-you to all the Reception parents who attended the Reception Phonics Workshop on Tuesday after school. We hope you found it useful and helpful in terms of being able to support your child with their phonics development.

Every class enjoyed the Road Safety Workshops on Wednesday and a great opportunity to remind them of the Green Cross Code and especially keeping safe on our roads in autumn/winter time. WELL DONE to every class as I received super reports from the instructors who delivered the sessions!

A very BIG thank-you fro all the wonderful ‘Migration Project’ stories that have been sent in. This whole school project along with other Catholic schools in Bolton will be launching a celebration event in Bolton’s Market Place from the 2nd December. Please come and see the display – it will be FANTASTIC! We will send you more details, so please if you are in Bolton, come and see us!

We have been informed by Salford Diocese that we will have RE/Section 48 inspection next term. Our last RE inspection was in March 2015 and we received a ‘good’ judgement overall but ‘outstanding’ in ‘Welcome, welfare, witness and Catholic leadership’. We had a very successful and enthusiastic joint training session for governors and staff on Wednesday evening as part of our preparation. It was lovely to share our views, insights and pupils’ work to confirm our judgements of continued ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features. We will inform you when we receive notification of the inspection in the spring term.

PSA News

The PSA will be having a Christmas Coffee Morning on Friday 6th December and our KS2 Singing Club will be singing Christmas carols as you enjoy a hot drink and a mince pie!

Come and join us in the school hall from 8.50-9.30am.

The next event will be the Race Night on Friday 7th February – details coming soon! Keep the date!

Sporting News

After school sporting events are quiet at the moment due to weather conditions and shorter days. We will keep you updated!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Ollie and Sara

Year 1                   Finley and Lily

Year 2                   Alfie L and Jed

Year 3                   Hevin and Veer

Year 4                   Izzy B and Zuzanna

Year 5                   Annabel and Jack

Year 6                   Amelia F and Jasmine

House of the Week

MATILDA

Reminders for next week

  • Fri. OWN CLOTHES DAY donations for the Christmas Hamper raffle please

Reception Class and Classes 1 and 2 are very busy rehearsing their nativity plays and this is such an important and wonderful part of our Advent journey. As we approach the Feast of Christ the King and look forward to the beginning of Advent on the 1st December we are reminded that the birth of a baby in Bethlehem changed the world. The nativity story is so beautifully shared by our Reception and KS1 children, I know you will be looking forward to the performances.

We will continue to ‘Remember’ in November with our memory basket and prayers in assembly until we begin our Advent journey. Such an important time for families so we keep all of you in our prayers especially those families who may be experiencing loss or difficulty.

I hope you all have a lovely and enjoyable weekend, God bless.

We will look forward to another SUPER week!

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 11.11.19-15.11.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on another great week! We started the week with our assembly on Monday on the theme of anti-bullying as it is national anti-bullying week. The children have followed this up in their classes with work on friendship and strategies on what to do if they felt they were being bullied or someone else. We always find the children enjoy the sessions and I was so impressed that one child in Monday’s assembly remembered a strategy they had learnt last year!

Sincere thanks to all the parents, grandparents and family members who came to join us for the KS2 Mass on Wednesday morning. It was a beautiful Mass on the theme of Remembrance and the children were FANTASTIC! Fr Morrough was thrilled with the number of parents who attended – thank-you!

Our next Mass will be our Advent Mass on 18th December at 11am, please come and join us.

Mrs Grant and I have been visiting each class this week as part of our on-going monitoring programme throughout the year. It was wonderful to be in all the classes – the children were SUPER and their learning impressive!

The children will be doing assessments at the moment we now do these once per term as directed by the DfE. Previously we did half termly assessments but all schools have now been directed to assess three times per year maximum. The results of the assessments feed into our assessment system to ensure children stay on track and access any further support or intervention needed.

PSA News

The PSA are hoping to organise a coffee morning for parents and grandparents before the end of term so please watch out for a date and details! We are just finalising details now and will let you know as soon as possible. Come and join us for a hot drink and a mince pie in the festive season!

Sporting News

The final race for Cross Country took place on Thursday at Rivington and Blackrod high school during the afternoon. We had been asked by the organisers to send a smaller team due to it being a different course. Our team did really well despite very muddy conditions – WELL DONE Cross Country team! Great running and great spirit!

Unfortunately the Y3/4 Tag Rugby competition was cancelled on Wednesday afternoon

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Leo and Ralph

Year 1                   Emma and Rowan

Year 2                   Isabelle and Portia

Year 3                   Ava and Isabel

Year 4                   Frankie and Isabel

Year 5                   Evangeline and Gabriel

Year 6                   Livia and Rhyana

House of the Week

VINCENT

Reminders for next week

  • Mon. – Flu vaccinations
  • Tues. – Y3 Sacramental Programme preparation session in Class 3 3.15-4pm
  • Wed. – Road Safety workshops for every class during the day

We brought our memory basket to assembly today and also included were remembrance notes from parents and family members from KS2 Mass on Wednesday. Please know all your loved ones were prayed for in our assembly.

I hope you all have a lovely and enjoyable weekend, God bless.

We will look forward to another GREAT week!

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 4.11.19-8.11.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on another great week! We have been busy doing our Christmas card designs for the PSA Christmas card programme- they look great!

We welcomed lots of visitors on Wednesday evening and today in school during our open session for any parents and new Reception children for September 2020. It was wonderful to meet so many new parents and children. Our Year 6 House Captains did all the tours today showing new parents and children round our lovely school – they were FANTASTIC! WELL DONE YEAR 6!

Sincere thanks to all of you as our existing parents who help us to spread the word about our school – it really helps! Your recommendations are so valuable, thank-you!

PSA News

The  Christmas Card design project designs have now been collected and you will receive information soon about how to order the cards with your child’s design.

This was a very successful project last year and well supported by parents, it also raises vital money for school.

Thank-you for your support and to the PSA for organising it.

Sporting News

Year 5 and Year 6 footballers took part in the inter-school football competition last night and did well. WELL DONE to our Y5 and Y6 teams.

The final race for Cross Country will take place next Thursday at Rivington and Blackrod high school during the afternoon. This is the last race of the season and we have been sent a list of the runners from the results of previous races to take part.

All our runners have had an excellent season – WELL DONE!

We wish our team well next Thursday!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Eva and Pari

Year 1                   Holly and Sebastian

Year 2                   Finlay and Joseph

Year 3                   Isaac and Kassidy

Year 4                   Evie and Lucas

Year 5                   Molly and Thomas

Year 6                   Lewis and Taylor

House of the Week

VINCENT

Reminders for next week

  • Wed. – KS2 Mass on the theme of remembrance at 11am in the hall.
  • Wed. – Y3/4 Tag Rugby tournament in the afternoon.
  • Thurs. – Cross Country final race in the afternoon back for home time.
  • Fri. – OWN CLOTHES chocolate donations please for the parish Christmas Fair, many thanks.

We focussed on ‘November to Remember’ in our assembly on Monday and a HUGE thank-you for supporting the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal – our collection tub is overflowing!! The children are writing down any loved ones we wish to remember in this special month as well as all those who gave their lives for peace in our world. The Memory Basket will be on our prayer table in every assembly so we can pray for all those remembered.

I hope you all have a lovely and enjoyable weekend, God bless.

We will look forward to another GREAT week!

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 28.10.19-1.11.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on a GREAT first week back and it has been busy! I do hope you all had a lovely half term holiday – it has been brilliant to see everyone back this week!

We started the week by talking about the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal in our assembly on Monday and it has been lovely to see children starting to buy their poppies and wearing them from today. The poppies will be on sale all next week as we approach Remembrance Sunday on the 10th November. The children were great at answering questions in assembly and we talked about the Feast of All Saints today and ‘November to Remember’.

There was great excitement yesterday as the children could dress up in their Halloween costumes if they wished and of course the Halloween Disco. The children all looked amazing and the Disco was GREAT! Thank-you for your support all money raised goes into school fund so we can continue to enrich our provision for the children.

The School Council ran their pumpkin competition and the entries were FANTASTIC! Thank-you again for your support, the School Council want the money raised to go to ‘Cash for Kids’ so we will be sorting a cheque to send to the charity.

Year 6 had ‘Heights and weights’ done today, this is a national NHS programme for all primary schools. Year 6 took it all in their stride and then went on their walk in the local area as part of their topic work plus a visit to Haslam park as their class reward! Class 6 were brilliant on their walk and enjoyed the park – WELL DONE YEAR 6!

Class 4 had the ‘LUSH’ workshop this morning as part of their topic work on ‘Potions’ and thoroughly enjoyed it! They have all made a bath bomb to take home and school smelt wonderful! The children were brilliant in the workshop and got two class rewards – WELL DONE CLASS 4!

Year 3 Sacramental Programme 2019-2020

Parents of Year 3 children who are doing the Sacramental Programme this year will be receiving a letter and outline of the programme soon as I am just finalising it with Fr Morrough. I would like to give you the dates for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion so can put those in your diary or phone.

  • Sacrament of Reconciliation/First confession in church:                               Thursday 19th March 7pm
  • Sacrament of the Eucharist/First Holy Communion Mass:                     Sunday 21st June 1pm

PSA News

The PSA will be doing the Christmas Card design project this half term and the children are busy with their designs. These will then go to print and you will receive information about how you can order your child’s designed Christmas card.

This was a very successful project last year and well supported by parents, it also raises vital money for school.

Thank-you for your support and to the PSA for organising it.

Sporting News

There will be some competitions and sporting events this half term but due to the change in weather and daylight hours this will be less. We will keep you posted!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Elliott and Kian

Year 1                   Amaanah and Ben

Year 2                   Niall and Zachary

Year 3                   Alanna and Finlay

Year 4                   Jacob and Sanaa

Year 5                   Lucy and Malachy

Year 6                   Akacia and Louie

House of the Week

VINCENT

Reminders for next week

  • Wed. – 4-6pm OPEN EVENING for new Reception parents 2020. If you know of any families with a child due to start Reception in September 2020 please tell them to come along and have a tour of our school with a member of staff.
  • Fri. – 10.30-11.30am OPEN SESSION for new Reception parents 2020

We have made a great start to the half term and it is a busy one but together we can make it a great one, enjoyable, rewarding and successful! We will be asking Jesus to walk with us and help us on our way. Can I wish you all a lovely and enjoyable weekend.

We look forward to another SUPER week!

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 14.10.19-18.10.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on a GREAT first half term! Everyone has settled so well especially our new Reception children. They are firmly established as wonderful school family members now!

A busy first half term and always a challenge as we all get back into our learning, new expectations. new teachers and classrooms. The children have been FABULOUS and I think we are now all into our routines – keep it up everyone!

The children are ready for a well deserved break but I know they will return after the holiday ready to work hard and enjoy the run up to Christmas!

Our Harvest Mass on Wednesday was lovely, sincere thanks for your very generous donations of tea, coffee and sugar that will be collected by the Brothers from the Missionaries of Charity. It was wonderful to be joined by so many parents, grandparents and family members, thank-you.

In Monday’s assembly the focus was behaviour and reflecting on our first half term, we celebrated our successes and reminded ourselves about being good listeners.

Parental Conferences went very well, many thanks for your attendance and we hope you found them useful. We have Parental Conferences again in the spring term but in the summer term you will receive your child’s annual written report. This means that as parents you receive information about your child’s attainment and progress each term.

We had our first Own Clothes Day today so much excitement! Thank-you for  the donations and we normally have an own clothes day each half term. There are other occasions when we do additional days but we will let you know.

PSA News

The PSA are busy organising their next event and looking at other ways to promote events. Please keep your eyes out for text messages and promotions coming soon!

The next event will be ‘Race Night’ in February – a GREAT event!

Sporting News

No events this week but congratulation again to our Cross Country runners who have made such an excellent start to the season!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Bailey and Olivia

Year 1                   Alyssia and Isabella

Year 2                   Alexander and Angel

Year 3                   Hannah H and Jeyah

Year 4                   Dhruv and Isabella B

Year 5                   Andrea and Italia

Year 6                   Joseph and Ruby

House of the Week

FRANCIS

House of the half term

FRANCIS

Half term scores

Francis    5952

Vincent   5850

Ignatius   5098

Hedwig    4950

Malachy   4869

Matilda   4519

FANTASTIC scores everyone – WELL DONE!

WELL DONE FRANCIS on being our first House of the half term.

Reminders for half term

  • We return on Monday 28th October
  • Thurs. 31st- HALLOWEEN DISCO 3.15-4.45pm

The children have been busy writing prayers each day with our Pupil Chaplains so much so we have filled the prayer basket each week! We remember all those prayer intentions in our Friday Awards Assembly and it is always lovely to share the children’s prayers.

On behalf of all the staff can I wish you all a happy, enjoyable, safe and lovely half term holiday. You will all be in my prayers and we look forward to seeing you on the 28th!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 7.10.19-11.10.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on another SUPER week! Everyone has settled in so well this first half term and it has flown! A very special WELL DONE to our Reception children who have been WONDERFUL!

As we approach the end of our first half term together it is always uplifting and rewarding to see how the children settle in and help one another as part of our school family. We had our first House Afternoon this week and the children thoroughly enjoyed it! House Afternoons are great opportunities for the children to work together in their Houses from Reception to Year 6. Our Year 6 House Captains are kept very busy and did a brilliant job – WELL DONE House Captains! It gave all the children a chance to welcome their new members from Reception and get to know one another. A GREAT afternoon – WELL DONE EVERYONE!

In Monday’s assembly the focus was one of our CARITAS themes ‘The dignity of the human person’. Our ‘Caritas’ Diocesan scheme of work focusses on the social teaching of the Catholic church and we cover the themes throughout the year. The children were brilliant in my assembly and each class then continued work on the theme in class. It was wonderful to see how the children could empathise and reach out to others, they produced some lovely, high quality work too!

The Fire Service came to visit Year 6 on Wednesday afternoon to talk about fire safety. This is an annual visit for Year 6 and they will also go on the ‘Crucial Crew Visit’ later in the year that is delivered by the emergency services on personal safety.

Harvest Mass

The Harvest Mass will be our first school of the year and it is always lovely to welcome you all to join us. Our new Reception children will join Mass at the offertory as it is their first Mass in school. We look forward to celebrating Mass with you and Fr Morrough, sincere thanks for the generous donations of tea, coffee and sugar that are vital to the Brothers of the Missionaries of Charity for their work with the poor and homeless.

PSA News

The PSA are busy organising their next event and looking at other ways to promote events. Please keep your eyes out for text messages and promotions coming soon!

The next event will be ‘Race Night’ in February – a GREAT event!

Sporting News

Unfortunately the Y3/4 Tag Rugby tournament was cancelled this week so we will let you know if that is re-scheduled after half term.

Cross Country ‘Fun Run’ and championship dates will be sent to us in due course so we will let you know.

A great start for our sport this half term and every week in Awards Assembly we celebrate FANTASTIC sporting achievements from cycling, running, dancing, swimming and martial arts that the children do outside of school.

We have also made a super start to the ‘Daily Mile’ in KS2 and every day weather permitting that will take place. All children are invited to take part at their pace and level,  it is great to look out on the field and see all those athletes!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Heidi and Maheela

Year 1                   Adam and Elliott

Year 2                   David and Lucy

Year 3                   Grayson and Summer

Year 4                   Scarlett C and Tobias

Year 5                   Eleanor and Isaac

Year 6                   Cadence and Missie

House of the Week

VINCENT

Reminders for next week

  • PARENTAL CONFERENCES Tues. 15th  2.30-4.30pm and Wed. 16th October 2.30-6.30pm in the hall.
  • HARVEST MASS – Wed. 16th October at 11am in the school hall ALL welcome. Many thanks for your kind donations of tea, coffee and sugar so far that will go to the Missionaries of the Poor to run their drop-in centre for the homeless in Manchester.
  • Friday – OWN CLOTHES DAY £1 donation for school funds and finish for half term holiday.

We remember that October is one of the special months of prayer and devotion to Our Lady. We have talked about this in assemblies and said the special prayer to her the ‘Hail Mary’. I will be keeping you all in my prayers this week and asking Our Lady to bless each of you, God bless.

We look forward to another GREAT week!

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 30.9.19-4.10.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on another GREAT week! Every class is working hard and classrooms are looking so good with excellent work displayed. It is hard to believe we are approaching  half term it certainly has flown!

Class 3 enjoyed their ‘Stone Age’ workshop on Wednesday afternoon as part of their topic work. It is quite a challenging topic especially for the children to imagine life in the Stone Age but this history workshop really helps as the lady who delivers it is completely in role. Well done Class 3!

In Monday’s assembly we reflected on the Feast of Guardian Angels (2nd October) and how angels often bring a message and watch over us. The children were brilliant with their answers and insights. Our Pupil Chaplains led us in prayer and have been very busy this week on Prayer Duty. Our prayer intention basket was full in Friday’s assembly so we had to pick some out and remember all our intentions together. Keep up the prayers everyone!

Macmillan Coffee Morning

My apologies I did not give you a final figure for funds raised as we still had cakes left over and sold those on Monday. The final figure was: £165 – FANTASTIC! Sincere thanks for your generosity and support to such a worthy cause. All part of our Mission Statement ‘to reach out to others’.

PSA News

The PSA are busy organising their next event and looking at other ways to promote events. Please keep your eyes out for text messages and promotions coming soon!

The next event will be ‘Race Night’ in February – a GREAT event!

Sporting News

Unfortunately the Cross Country Race was cancelled this week so we will look forward to the rest of the season- more news soon!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception           Penelope and Sophia  

Year 1                   Eliza and Ralph

Year 2                   Oscar and Ruby

Year 3                   D’nae and Kadie

Year 4                   Catherine and Thomas

Year 5                    Dominic and James

Year 6                    Freya and Jaylen

House of the Week

IGNATIUS

Reminders for next week

  • Wed. – Y3/4 Tag Rugby tournament

Dates for your diaries

  • PARENTAL CONFERENCES Tues. 15th and Wed. 16th October – appointment slips should have come home to you so please make a note.
  • HARVEST MASS – Wed. 16th October at 11am in the school hall – donations of tea, coffee and sugar very welcome from this week.

As we think about guardian angels and how God cares and loves each one of us I asked the children if they could be guardian angels to one another over the week. I have seen some lovely examples of that throughout the week such as the KS2 child helping the Reception child by taking their hand and guiding them. The friend who comforted their friend when they weren’t well and kept them company. Keep up the great work everyone!

We look forward to another SUPER week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 23.9.19-27.9.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on another SUPER week! It has been great to see our KS2 children taking part in the ‘Daily Mile’ each dinnertime – FANTASTIC PARTICIPATION EVERYONE WELL DONE! We introduced the ‘Daily Mile’ last year and it was a great success. It is a national initiative and promotes our healthy lifestyles and keeping fit aims. We now have Y5 Daily Mile Leaders who stamp the children’s cards each time they complete a lap. It is a great and fun way to keep fit and be with your friends – everyone can join in!

In Monday’s assembly we reflected on how important it is to treat one another with kindness and to share a smile! Mr Greenland our Brass teacher from Bolton Music Service also joined us to promote brass instruments. We have some places available for new brass players in KS2 and the children thoroughly enjoyed listening to the trumpet and trombone!

We also welcomed our new Year 5 Pupil Chaplains and awarded them with their certificates in assembly. Well done to Annabel, Eleanor, Evangeline, Layla, Malachy and Molly – you will be FANTASTIC!

We had school photographs on Wednesday and the children were excellent! We were all done by 11.30am. Class photographs are done later in the academic year.

Our Macmillan Coffee Morning next Friday in the hall from 8.50am and support this worthy cause. There will be tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits for you to enjoy! Our Year 6 pupils and Pupil Chaplains will be organising and running this- come and enjoy a brew, cake and chat with us!

Art Enrichment Day

We have had a FANTASTIC day today on our Art Enrichment Day studying different artists in each class and producing wonderful art work based on that artist’s work. Each class then choose a winner for our art competition and we awarded certificates and prizes in Awards Assembly.

Here are our winners – WELL DONE!

Reception Class        Bridget

Class 1                         Ben

Class 2                        Angel

Class 3                        Rose

Class 4                        Tobias

Class 5                        Gabriel

Class 6                       Maddie

PSA News

Thank-you to the parents who came to the meeting on Monday. WATCH THIS SPACE for more news!

  • The PSA are already going to fund a theatre company coming in this term to perform pantomimes for KS2 and KS2.
  • Please sign up to our school lottery, this is great and very easy way to raise money for school. Please visit: www.yourschoollottery.co.uk and search for St Bernard’s.
  • There will be great family events throughout the year so come and join us!

Sporting News

Our Y5 and Y6 Cross Country team had another  run last night and a harder course! WELL DONE TEAM GREAT RESULTS AGAIN!

Last race next week.

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception             Myla and Rocco G

Year 1                     Adam and Charlie T

Year 2                    Ayla and Isla

Year 3                    Llain and Thomas

Year 4                    Paa and Poppy

Year 5                    Bobby and Emmie

Year 6                    Rachel and Tom

House of the Week

FRANCIS

Reminders for next week

  • Tues. – Bolton Evening News in school to take new Reception Class photograph.
  • Wed.Stone Age workshop for Class 3 as part of their Stone Age topic work.

Dates for your diaries

  • PARENTAL CONFERENCES Tues. 15th and Wed. 16th October.
  • HARVEST MASS – Wed. 16th October at 11am in the school hall

It has been lovely visiting classes this week and talking to children to see how well they are settling back into the new school year. Children helping one another in class, on the playground and in the dinner hall. Our new Reception children are doing so well and I was very impressed with them in their first ‘Sing Time’ with me this week! Super singing! However one little Reception boy did say to me that he was finishing school in three weeks – obviously thought he done his bit then! I gently said that was a holiday and I really hoped he would be coming back – fingers crossed! We sometimes need reminding that change is a challenge for all of us but we can do it together!

I hope you all have a lovely, relaxing and enjoyable weekend.

We look forward to another GREAT week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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Head Teacher’s Blog 16.9.19-20.9.19

Hi Everyone,

WELL DONE everyone on another GREAT week! Every class is settling so well into the new term. FANTASTIC! Another special mention for our new Reception children who are now joining assemblies and doing so well – WELL DONE Reception Class!

Many thanks to all of you who attended the ‘Meet the Teacher’ meetings this week, we hope you found them useful. Teachers will be publishing their power point presentations on the website, so please have a look if you couldn’t attend or wanted to clarify something.

Miss Whittingham is busy sorting new Year 5 Pupil Chaplains so thank-you to all who applied and for your support. This is a wonderful role for children and really helps us with the Catholic life of our school, collective worship, fund raising and developing our prayer life. We will let you know who our new Chaplains are and they will join our current year 6 team who do a great job

The weeks are now getting busier as we get into the term so please check the website calendar for up and coming events. Next Friday we will having an Art Enrichment day in school so the children can deepen their art skills and knowledge. We had a fantastic time last year and produced such wonderful work! We are confident this year will be even better!

Please come and join us for our Macmillan Coffee Morning next Friday in the hall from 8.50am and support this worthy cause. There will be tea, coffee, cakes and biscuits for you to enjoy! Our Year 6 pupils and Pupil Chaplains will be organising and running this- come and enjoy a brew, cake and chat with us!

PSA News

There will be an ‘Open Meeting’ this Monday 23rd at 3.30pm in Class 4. This is a meeting to welcome new members and ALL are welcome! The PSA will be reviewing last year’s events, fund raising and planning for the year ahead.

Please come along and join us it is a great way to get involved and help!

Sporting News

Our Y5 and Y6 Cross Country team had another FANTASTIC run last night at Moss Bank Park– WELL DONE TEAM GREAT RESULTS AGAIN!

The Team will be  running again next week – keep going GREAT runners!

STARS OF THE WEEK

Reception             Rocco H and Willow 

Year 1                     India and Isabelle

Year 2                    Eva and Summer

Year 3                    Charlotte and Holly

Year 4                    Brooke and Jayden 

Year 5                    Jake and Noah

Year 6                    Charlie and Teddy

House of the Week

FRANCIS

Reminders for next week

  • Mon. – PSA meeting 3.30-4.30pm in school, Class 4
  • Wed.PHOTOGRAPHS day, individual, siblings and family groups.
  • Fri. – Macmillan Coffee Morning in the hall, 8.50am start – ALL welcome!
  • Fri. – ART ENRICHMENT DAY

This week in assembly we reflected on Jesus as the good shepherd and the parable of ‘The Lost Sheep’ . The children helped me to find the lost sheep in the hall and we did it! We talked about how important each one of us is to God and that no matter where we wander, he will find us and bring us back to him throughout our lives. We are reminded that we must reach out to one another and help one another in our daily lives – the children are fantastic at this as I watched Year 6 pupils helping new Reception pupils during dinnertime! Keep it up everyone!

We look forward to another SUPER week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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