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.
March 2021 - Comic relief
To raise money for Comic Relief, the children took part in our 'Get your Funny On' day where they came to school dressed as comically as they could and donated £1 to our Just Giving page. The children spent the afternoon completing fun activities and even did some stand up comedy to raise the level of funny!
March 2021 - World Book Day
To celebrate World Book Day, the children of St. Patrick's dressed up as their favourite fictional character. Throughout the day, the children explored the work of Roald Dahl and used this as a stimulus for creative writing and illustrating.
February 2021 - Children's Mental Health Week
To celebrate Children's Mental Health Week, the children of St. Patrick's took part in a day of wearing bright colours or fancy dress and enjoyed a day of treats and extra breaks to support their mental wellbeing.
November 2020 - Y6 Bikeability
November 2020 - Children in Need
To raise money for Children in Need, the children took part in a non-uniform day and donated £1 each.
November 2020 - Remembrance Day
On the build up to Remembrance Day, the children explored why we remember through their Cross Curricular topic 'We Remember.' They created poems and art work to celebrate those who fought in the war.
October 2020 - Poetry Day
The published poet, Andy Tooze, visited St. Patrick's to work with the children on preparing and performing poems. Each year group created poems surrounding themes that can be found in Andy Tooze's books. These themes were:
Y1 - The Not So Old
Y3 - Bodies
Y4 - Fragile Nature
Y5 - Me and My Mind
Y6 - Be Yourself
October/November 2020 - First Holy Communion
Throughout the months of October and November, our Y5 children have been making their First Holy Communion. This was unfortunately delayed due to National Lockdown and restrictions however, the children have now been able to take this next important step in their faith. Congratulations children!
October 2020 - The Brick Collection
On the last day of the Autumn 1 term, the children came to school in their own clothes and brought with them a donation for the local charity, The Brick. The children gave generously and, as always, we donated a substantial amount of food to support our local community.
October 2020 - Wellbeing Theme Day
The children explored the book 'Here We Are' by Oliver Jeffers and used this to discuss sensitive subjects. The children worked together to create a whole school display that showed what they love about the world, who they love in the world, what they are lucky enough to have and what their hopes and dreams are for the future.
October 2020 - PSHE&C Theme Day - Fulfilled lives
The children explored what it means to be fulfilled and happy. They discussed what they have in their lives to be thankful for and concentrated on all the positive aspects of their personal world.
October 2020 - Poetry Theme Day
Andy Tooze, a popular children's poet, came to work with the children on planning, writing and performing poetry. The children then wrote their own poetry based around a theme.
September 2020 - Music Theme Day
Throughout the day, the children explored music of different genres, they researched the artists/groups and the history of the music. They explored the rhythm and pulse of the music, wrote lyrics and even learned to sign a song! They performed their work at the end of the day in a whole school Microsoft Teams assembly.
September 2020 - This is Me!
In Autumn 1, the children took part in our whole school Art theme week, This is Me. The children created a self-portrait after they explored an artist, their work and their techniques.
Autumn Term 2020 - Wellbeing Walk
Everyday, the children take part in our wellbeing walk where they walk in the local community surrounding our school.
February 2020 - Ash Wednesday
To mark the start of Lent, the whole school attended the Ash Wednesday service at St Patrick's Church. Father O'Shea reminded the children that Lent is the Liturgical Season of Fasting, Almsgiving and Abstinence. Mr Marshall helped Fr O'Shea distribute the Ashes to the Parish and the children went forth reflecting on how they could grow closer to Our Lord in their personal Lenten journey.
December 2019 - Christmas Service
As we approached the end of Advent, the children led a Christmas Service in church. This retold the story and importance of Jesus' birth in Bethlehem through Sacred Scripture, song and drama. In a retiring collection, over £100 was raised towards the Nugent Care Charity.
December 2019 - Elf Day
In Nursery, the staff and children dressed up as Elves to raise money and awareness for the Alzheimer’s Society. We raised £100!
September 2019 - Boreatton Park
The Year 6 children spent a fun-filled week at Boreatton Park. Activities included: parasailing, canoeing, abseiling, archery, high ropes, orienteering and raft building.
May 2019 - May Day Procession and Crowning
To celebrate May - the month of Mary - the whole school processed into Church behind a statue and banners of Our Lady. Each class designed a banner and a selection of children from this year's Sacramental Preparation class formed the May Crowning group. The May Queen - Agnes - crowned Our Lady's statue as the congregation sang 'Bring flowers of the rarest'. Later, Fr O'Shea exposed the Blessed Sacrament and led us in a children's version of Benediction.