Snippets of News - Summer Term 2015
Mrs Kennedy and Ms Tallon with their medals in San Francisco.
26 July 2015
Well done to Ms Tallon and Mrs Kennedy who completed the San Francisco Marathon in July 2015.
We are all very proud of their inspirational achievement. They certainly proved '#thisgirlcan'.
Our Year 6 Leavers.
17 July 2015
On 17th July 2015, we said goodbye and good luck to our Year 6 pupils who are transferring to secondary school in September.
We wish them every success in their new schools and ask you to keep them in your prayers.
Our 100% Attendees.
16 July 2015
Congratulations to all pupils who achieved 100% attendance in the Summer term 2015.
Huge congratulations to those pupils who achieved 100% attendance for the whole academic year 2014/15 .
The choir sing for our neighbours.
15 July 2015
In July 2015, our school choir visited a local residential home to sing for our elderly neighbours.
The residents were very impressed with our school choir and have been kind enough to invite us back to sing at Christmas.
Our choir members really enjoyed entertaining our local community.
The whole choir impress the audience.
6 July 2015
The culmination of a year of hard work and commitment from our choir is our annual Summer Concert.
Our choir performed a range of religious and pop songs to a very proud audience of parents and grandparents.
Stunning solo singers and harmonies along with talented keyboard players made for a wonderful musical celebration.
Congratulations to all 14 of our students.
3 July 2015
We are delighted that in our first year of offering this qualification to students, all 14 passed with flying colours.
Arts Award Bronze is a level 1 qualification offered in partnership with Trinity College London. Children drew on their experiences from the Shakespeare Schools Festival, research of artists who inspire them and their own art studies to complete the qualification.
Our visiting moderator was very impressed with the range of skills demonstrated in the children's extensive portfolios.
Our choir singing at Emmanuel Church.
2 July 2015
Our school Choir sang at Emmanuel Church in Wylde Green for their annual Flower Festival to parents and members of the congregation.
The Choir shared their faith with the community through song. A variety of music was performed by the choir including, Gospel, Christian Rock and Pop Music.
Thank you Emmanuel Church for inviting our School Choir once again. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Ordering ice cream in French.
22 June 2015
Year 1 took part in a French day as part of their topic ‘Hooray! Let’s go on Holiday!’
During the day the children took part in a French lesson learning the numbers from 1 to 10 and how to ask for an ice cream.
They also got the opportunity to play some typical French sports such as Pétanque (bowls) and Croquet. During the afternoon the children played French games as well as listen to French music and enjoying some traditional food. Some were even brave enough to try snails!
Finally, they got the chance to use their French from the mornings lesson to order their own ice cream.
The Chaplaincy Team and John-Paul.
3 June 2015
Our newly formed chaplaincy team were commissioned in a wonderful service in the Abbey Church planned by the children with support from our visiting trainee priest John-Paul.
Chaplaincy team have had lots of support from St Edmund Campion pupils and were delighted to share Mass with them and then give them a guided tour of our school.
The team are now hard at work planning their next steps as they follow their motto 'Aiming to help others to meet Jesus in themselves and others, and spread the Gospel'.
Year 1 at the Space Centre.
3 June 2015
As part of our Topic ‘Hooray! Let’s go on Holiday!' Year 1 went on a trip to the National Space Centre in Leicester.
During the trip, we had the opportunity to take part in a workshop where we created our own Rockets and attempted to fly them to the moon.
We also watched a film about ‘Astronauts’ in the very impressive auditorium.
After lunch we found out all about Planets in the Solar System while exploring the interactive activities. Some of us even managed to make our own weather report!
We now have lots of ideas to share in our independent writing about our fabulous Trip to Space.
Year 6 Boxercise.
2 June 2015
Fit4Schools came in to school to teach our Year 6 pupils Boxercise, fitness training based around boxing.
Taking it in turns to use both pads and gloves, Year 6 learned how to jab, upper cut and duck.
A very energetic hour was spent practicing these new skills and completing a rotation of activities, a fabulous afternoon of PE.
The Lord Mayor presenting the award.
28 May 2015
Following on from our recent Lord Mayor's debate, we received news that one of our Year 5 debate team won an award for 'Best Girl Speaker'.
She was presented her award at a small ceremony in the Lord Mayors Parlor.
Commitment Mass in Church.
30 April 2015
On 30th April 2015, we were pleased to welcome the families of Year 5 as we gathered as a school community to support Year 5 in making a commitment to their faith. The Mass of Commitment formed an integral part of Year 5s preparation to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.
During the Mass, Year 5 students were reminded of their Baptism. The faith community were blessed with Holy Water and made promises to support the Confirmandi. The Confirmandi were called by name by their respective class teacher, renewed their Baptismal promises and were presented with a contract, which they devised together, to guide their sacramental preparation.
Fr. Gabby reminded the Confirmandi that just as a letter has a stamp that remains with the letter they too have been marked by God and God will remain with them always.
We felt very proud of our Confirmandi and would like to thank Fr. Gabby, the families of Year 5 and our school community for being part of our sacramental preparation.
Goodbye to Miss Mumford.
30 April 2015
We say goodbye and good luck to Miss Mumford. After three years in teaching, she is leaving our school to pursue a career in counselling with Childline.
We wish her every success.
Please keep Miss Mumford, and all those she will help at Childline, in your prayers.