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April 2024 - 'Happy and Healthy Kids'

Year 5 and Year 6 Children participated in a variety of workshops from HH Kids. Themes included: Smoking and Alcohol Awareness and Making Assertive Decisions.

 

  

April 2024 - Terrific Textiles!

Across the school, all children have enjoyed participating in the Design and Technology Textiles Topic. Everyone enjoyed researching, designing, manufacturing, refining and evaluating their finished products.

 

  

March 2024 - Lenten Service

The whole school, alongside parishioners, gathered in Church for our end of term Lenten Service. Father O'Shea and Father Hugh led us in prayer.

 

 

March 2024 - Easter Jubilations!

On the last day of the Spring Term, we had an Easter fun day. The Easter Bunny visited to help draw out Easter Egg winners, across the School, in our annual raffle.

 

  

March 2024 - Scarf Workshops

All Year Groups worked with our Scarf visitor on what makes a happy and healthy friendship.

 

  

March 2024 - The Wonder Dome

All Year Groups enjoyed a visit to the Wonder Dome, learning about the Solar System and all of the Planets. 

 

  

March 2024 - Farm Visits School

All Year Groups enjoyed a visit from the Farm.

 

   

March 2024: Care for Creation Mass and Conference.

We were delighted to host The Archdiocese of Liverpool's Care for Creation Conference. The Celebrations began with Holy Mass at St Patrick's Church, with the Principal Celebrant being Bishop John Arnold of Salford Diocese. The Mass was concelebrated by the Archbishop of Liverpool, Malcolm McMahon, and Father Hugh. The Conference - held in the Junior Hall - comprised of workshops and talks. 

 

  

March 2024 - World Book Week and Visiting Poet

We held our annual World Book Week celebrations that culminated in Paul Delaney, a visiting Poet, working with all Year Groups in school. The children also enjoyed dressing up as their favourite characters and reading some of Paul's published works.

 

  

March 2024 -Heritage Centre Trips

Children in Key Stage Two have attended the Heritage Centre, during March, to attend workshops to support their History learning. Themes included: Coal Mining in Wigan, Ancient Egypt and The Industrial Revolution.

 

  

February 2024 - Ash Wednesday

We marked the start of Lent with a Service, in Church, that concluded with Father O'Shea and Father Hugh distributing Ashes to our children and families.

 

 

February 2024 - Finance Workshops

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 participated in Finance Education and Awareness Workshops.

February 2024 – NSPCC Number Day

All Classes celebrated the NSPCC’s Number Day. Activities included being Number Detectives, setting each other number challenges and solving problems.

 

February 2024 – Safer Internet Day

Children across the school learned how to stay safe online, participating in fun activities for Safer Internet Day.

February 2024 - Sacramental Preparation Begins.

The 2024 Sacramental Preparation Group began the Programme by exploring St Patrick's Church and learning about the different symbolisms. 

February 2024 - Zoo Lab

The Zoo Lab came to visit Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Children.

January 2024 - Arrival of Father Hugh.

We welcomed Father Hugh Donleavy to St Patricks, in his first appointment since Ordination, as our Parish Curate.

January 2024 - Fire Safety

Our local firefighters visited Classes to talk about their work and how to be safe.

December 2023 - Christmas Activities

All children have participated in a range of Christmas activities, including: Year Group Assemblies; a Christmas Panto; Festive Fun in Class and a Service of Readings and Hymns for the Liturgical Season of Advent.

December 2023 - RockKidz

All Year Groups worked with RockKids to learn about respect and kindness.

December 2023 - Positive Relationships

All Year Groups worked with visitors, from Wigan Council, to learn about forming and maintaining positive relationships and interactions.

November 2023 - Year 6 Retreat:

Year 6 visited Animate Catholic Youth at Lowe House, St Helens, for a Day Retreat.

November 2023 - Children in Need

We held a non-uniform day and a collection to support the work of Children in Need.

November 2023 - Healthy Lunches.

Visitors from Wigan Council worked across School to help children learn about what makes a healthy lunch (and the importance of lots of exercise too!).

November 2023 - Dogs Trust

Visitors from the Dogs Trust worked with every Year Group on their work and how to be safe around dogs.

November 2023 - We Remember (through VAR).

Children in KS2 participated in a VAR Workshop to help them in their 'We Remember' History Topic.

October 2023 - Cup Competition

Pupils from Year 5 and Year 6 represented St Patricks at a range of Sporting Events.

October 2023 - Road Safety

Year 3 and Year 4 learned about Road Safety in an exciting workshop.

October 2023 - Black History Month

Every Year Group participated in a workshop to celebrate Black History Month.

October 2023 - Collection for The Brick

As a school, we made a large donation to The Brick Foodbank.

October 2023 - CAFOD Workshops:

CAFOD (The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) came in to school to deliver Assemblies and Workshops for all Year Groups.

September 2023 - LiveSimply Award

We were delighted to achieve CAFOD's LiveSimply Award. This follows a year of hard work and commitment to applying Catholic Social Teaching in all aspects of our School.

September 2023 - Start of Academic Year Mass

Father O'Shea celebrated a beautiful Start of Year Mass for the Whole School.

July 2023 - Leavers' Celebrations:

Our Year 6 Leavers participated in a moving End of Year Mass, Assembly and 'PatsFest' Fun Activities to end their time at St Patricks.

July 2023 - Sports' Day

Each Year Group held Races and Competitions. 

June 2023 - Football and Netball Tournaments:

Children, from across the School, represented St Patricks at various Competitions and Events.

June 2023: Industrial Revolution Workshops

To support their History Topic, Year 6 visited Wigan Heritage Centre for workshops on the Industrial Revolution.

June 2023: RockKids.

The Whole School enjoyed assemblies and workshops delivered by RockKids on the Theme of Anti-Bullying.

June 2023 - Faith in Action Award

Our Faith in Action Group achieved the Faith in Action Award, presented by Bishop John Rawsthorne in St Helens.

May 2023 - Celebrations in Honour of Our Lady, Mother of God.

This year's Sacramental Preparation Group led the whole school in this year's celebrations in Honour of Our Blessed Lady.

May 2023 - First Holy Communion

This year's Sacramental Preparation Group celebrated their First Holy Communion during a beautiful Holy Mass.

May 2023 - Mission Statement Review Day:

Children in Years 5 and 6 worked with Animate Catholic Youth Ministries to help review our School's Mission Statement.

May 2023 - Coronation of Charles III

All Year Groups learned about, and celebrated, the Coronation of King Charles III.

April 2023 - Visiting Poet

Matt Goodfellow, a Poet, came to work with each Year Group in School.

April 2023 - TT Rockstars Day:

The Whole School dressed as Rockstars for a Times Tables Theme Day.

April 2023 - Magistrates in the Community:

Years 5 and 6 worked with two local Magistrates, who came in to School to talk about their role and that of the Courts.

April 2023 - Year 6 Retreat:

Year 6 visited Animate Catholic Youth at Lowe House, St Helens, for a Day Retreat.

March 2023 - Patronal Feast Celebrations:

On St Patrick's Day, we celebrated our School's Patron with a Procession and Holy Mass.

March 2023 - Yellow Fish Project:

Children in Years 4, 5 and 6 worked with visitors, from United Utilities, to promote clean rivers and drains in Wigan.

March 2023 - World Book Week:

We celebrated 'World Book Day' by having a 'World Book Week'; this week's Theme being 'Playscripts'. This culminated in dressing up, as our favourite characters, on the final day of the celebrations. 

February 2023 - Year 4 visit Our Cathedral:

Year 4 visited the Catholic Cathedral of Christ the King in Liverpool.

February 2023 - Young Voices:

Our School Choir, made up of members from across the School, performed at Young Voices in Manchester.

January 2023 - Library Visits:

All Year Groups in School visited Wigan Library.

January 2023 - Bank of England Online Workshops:

The Bank of England delivered online workshops to children across the School.

December 2022 - Whole School Panto Trip

We visited St Helens' Theatre Royal to watch their Production of 'Cinderella'.

December 2022 - Crime and Punishment Trip:

To support their History Topic, Year 5 visited the Police Museum in Manchester.

December 2022 - Commando Joes:

All children participated in activities, ran by Commando Joes, to practise life skills and perseverance. 

November 2022 - Remembrance Events:

In School, all children have been learning about what and why we remember during this time.

October 2022 - CAFOD Workshops:

CAFOD (The Catholic Agency for Overseas Development) came in to school to deliver Assemblies and Workshops for all Year Groups.

September 2022 - Start of Academic Year Mass

Father O'Shea celebrated a beautiful Start of Year Mass for the Whole School.

July 2022 - Leavers' Celebrations:

Our Year 6 Leavers participated in a moving End of Year Mass, Assembly and 'PatsFest' Fun Activities to end their time at St Patricks.

July 2022 - Life Education Workshops

All children participated in workshops from the Life Education Company.

July 2022 - Positive Relationships

All Year Groups worked with visitors, from Wigan Council, to learn about forming and maintaining positive relationships and interactions.

June 2022 - Faith in Action Award

Our Faith in Action Group achieved St Patrick's very first Faith in Action Award, presented by Archbishop Malcolm in a moving ceremony.

June 2022 - Roman Workshop

To support their History Topic, Year 3 visited the Wigan Heritage Centre for a Romans Workshop.

June 2022 - 'Happy and Healthy Kids'

Year 5 and Year 6 Children participated in a variety of workshops from HH Kids. Themes included: Smoking and Alcohol Awareness and Making Assertive Decisions.

June 2022 - Farm Visits

Every Year Group visited a Farm to support Topic Learning; Visits included to a Kale Farm and to a Nature Farm.

June 2022 - Finance Workshops

Children in Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 participated in Finance Education and Awareness Workshops.

June 2022 - Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Across the School, we have been celebrating Her Majesty's Platinum Jubilee and learning about her Reign.

May 2022 - Celebrations in Honour of Our Lady, Mother of God.

This year's Sacramental Preparation Group led the whole school in this year's celebrations in Honour of Our Blessed Lady.

May 2022 - First Holy Communion

This year's Sacramental Preparation Group celebrated their First Holy Communion during a beautiful Holy Mass.

April 2022 - Holy Week Service

Children, from across the School, led the Parish Family in Prayer and Song as we journeyed through Holy Week.

 

April 2022 - Y5 Coal Mining Workshop

To support their History Topic, Year 5 visited the Wigan Heritage Centre for a Coal Mining Workshop.

April 2022 - 'Living Eggs Hatching Experience'

Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 learned about new life and watched chicks hatch from their eggs.

April 2022 - Y3 Art Gallery Visit

Year 3 visited the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool.

March 2022 - Wonder Dome

The Wonder Dome visited all Year Groups, helping the children learn more about the Solar System.

March 2022 - World Book Week

We celebrated 'World Book Day' by having a 'World Book Week'; we hosted 'Stay and Read' and 'Meet the Author'. This culminated in dressing up, as our favourite characters, on the final day of the celebrations. 

March 2022 - Patronal Feast Celebrations

On St Patrick's Day, we celebrated our School's Patron with a Procession and Holy Mass.

February 2022 - Birds of Prey

Children, from across the school, enjoyed meeting a variety of different birds. 

February 2022 - Athletics Tournament

Children, from various Year Groups, represented school at an Athletics Tournament.

January 2022 - Farm Visits School

All Year Groups enjoyed a visit from the Farm.

December 2021 - Christmas Activities

All children have participated in a range of Christmas activities, including: Year Group Assemblies; a Christmas Panto; Festive Fun in Class and a Service of Readings and Hymns for the Liturgical Season of Advent.

November 2021 - Faith in Action Group Formed

The very first St Patrick's Faith in Action Group is formed; helping to develop Prayer and Liturgy across the school.

October 2021 - Hello Yellow Mental Health Awareness

Children were invited to wear something yellow, as they learned about maintaining positive mental health.

October 2021 - Collection for The Brick

As a school, we made a large donation to The Brick Foodbank.

September 2021 - Start of Academic Year Mass

Father O'Shea celebrated a beautiful Start of Year Mass, with the whole school, in Church.

July 2021 - Leavers' Celebrations:

Our Year 6 Leavers participated in a moving End of Year Mass, Assembly and 'PatsFest' Fun Activities to end their time at St Patricks.

 

 

June 2021 - WBDAS Workshops

All children from Receptions - Year 6 took part in a workshop to talk about healthy relationships. Each workshop was tailored to the children's age and taught them about right and wrong in any relationship.

June 2021 - England Day!

The children dressed up in red and white or in football tops/kits to support England in the Euro 2020 football tournament. 

May 2021 - Maths Problem Solving Day

The children spent the day investigating and problem solving. The whole school theme was linked to fractions and each year group had a different 'case study' where they had to complete a variety of activities to solve the case.