Head Teacher’s Blog 23.4.19-26.4.19

Hi Everyone,

Welcome back and I hope you all had a lovely and blessed Easter, the weather was certainly in our favour! A GREAT start to the summer term and all the children seem to have grown! Great to be back!

We had a FANTASTIC day on Wednesday as it was our history enrichment day and every class investigated and researched a different period in our British history. The children were so enthusiastic and focussed on finding out new historical facts and sharing those in our assembly at the end of the day. GREAT WORK EVERYONE – WELL DONE! We are now budding historians!

Sporting News

  • Our Y5/6 girls football team had a football match against Lostock school on Tuesday night although not a victory – great team spirit! WELL DONE GIRLS!
  • Y6 Dodgeball team took part in a tournament on Thursday night at St Joseph’s High School and played really well! WELL DONE DODGEBALL TEAM!
  • Cross Country: We now have the results from the Championships this year and all the children who took part did really well – THANK-YOU AND WELL DONE!
  • Our Y3/4 Girls team cam 3rd out of the 21 schools that took part – FANTASTIC result Y3/4 Girls Team! WELL DONE!

Here at St Bernard’s we have always had an excellent record with Cross Country and it is wonderful to see that continue in our younger KS2 runners. Cross Country is a challenging event and often in poor weather conditions so it is great for stamina and resilience! We take part in lots of inter-school sport competitions over the year so the children can experience different sports,  develop their skills and foster good team spirit.

This half term is a busy one and slightly shorter than last half term so we have lots to fit in! Most importantly Y2 and Y6 will be undertaking their SATs (Statutory Assessment Tests), these are national assessments at the end of each key stage and the results are published nationally. Year 2 SATs are delivered in a very different way to Y6 due to the age of the children. Year 2 assessments are done over a period of time but Year 6 have a national timetable and sit formal tests over a period of 4 days.

Please note Year 6 parents that Year 6 SATs will take place from the 13th-16th May.

Parents receive their child’s SATs results with the annual written report at the end of this term (July 2019). If you do have any other questions regarding SATs please see your child’s class teacher.

The children are all working hard and we want them to feel prepared, confident, comfortable so they can do their best.

In our assembly this week we reflected on the joy of Jesus’ resurrection and shouted ‘Alleluia’ at the top of our voices to rejoice! We asked in our prayers that we share the joy of Christ’s resurrection in our lives by loving and caring for one another. We also prayed for peace in our world and remembered all the people in Sri Lanka.


Reception          Elliott and Isabella

Year 1                  Alfie L and Grace W

Year 2                 Ava and Veer

Year 3                 Isabel and Zuzanna

Year 4                 Harvey and Italia

Year 5                 Amelia M and James

Year 6                 George and Tom



HOUSE OF THE TERM                          VINCENT

HOUSE OF THE WEEK                          VINCENT (from the last week of term)

Fantastic results Vincent – WELL DONE!

All the Houses got over 4,000 points last half term and over 9,000 for the whole term – WELL DONE TO EVERY HOUSE!

  • These first 4 days will be added to next week for House of the Week next Friday.

Reminders for next week

  • Tues. – Class 4 trip to ‘Blue Planet’ as part of their topic work.
  • Tues. 3.15-4pm: Y3 Sacramental Programme preparation session for the children
  • Friday: 9am in the hall PSA Coffee Morning ALL welcome!

I hope you all have a lovely and enjoyable weekend and we look forward to another GREAT week!

God bless

Mrs Doodson

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