Shoe Box Appeal

Today, some of our school council children visited the ‘Shoe box Appeal’ warehouse, in Jarrow.  It gave them the chance to see first hand the work of the fabulous volunteers who work for the Samaritan’s Purse.

The children were amazed at the generosity of local people and were in awe at the amount of shoe boxes that had been filled. They had the opportunity to speak to the volunteers and ask questions about where the shoe boxes go.
They learned about what can and can’t go into the shoe boxes and were told how the shoe boxes are packed and sent off.
The children thoroughly enjoyed teaming up with one of the volunteers and loved examining the contents, adding and removing items to make it the ‘perfect box’.
As always the children were a credit to our school and were so thankful to everyone working for this amazing charity.

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A Visit from CAFOD

Yesterday, Year Two were so lucky to have a visit from Pat who works for CAFOD.  The children listened to a discussion about children who have to take refuge when their homes aren’t safe anymore.  The children were set a task where they were given a rucksack and twelve different items and as a team, they had to think about six items which they would take in their bag if they had to escape from their homes quickly.  Then, they discussed what was important.  Some of the children thought sweets were very important and one child said ‘A teddy so that it can make you feel safe and comfortable’.  We would like to say a huge thank you to Pat.

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Remembrance Day in Year Two

This week, we have been learning about Remembrance Day.  All of the children have been learning about why we wear poppies and taking some quiet, reflective time to think about all of the soldiers who fought for our country during World War One and all of the soldiers who died.  The children decided to show their respect by making a poppy using different resources such as wool, tissue paper and ribbon.  They looked truly beautiful!

 

A Visit to Our Lady Queen of Peach Church

This week, some of our children visited Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Penshaw. The community there have worked together to create a magnificent poppy installation. Each part of the church represents a different part of the war. Well done to everyone involved!

Remembrance Sunday in Reception

In Reception we have been finding out lots about Remembrance Sunday. We all made a Poppy to help us remember all of the soldiers who did not survive during the war. We talked about how important it is to be friends.

 

Reception’s Visit to Church

Reception Class visited Church during our Baptism topic. Mrs Scullion showed us around and talked about different parts of the Church. She talked about the font at the back of Church and told us that Father Dave makes the water Holy by blessing it.

 

Mass for the Altar Servers 2018

On Saturday 3 November the Guild of St. Stephen and Vicar General Rev. Martin Stempczyk welcomed altar servers from across the Diocese to celebrate our Eighth Altar Servers’ Mass at the Cathedral Church of St. Mary, Newcastle. Four of our pupils regularly serve others and attended the service.

Reception’s Visit to Hebburn Court Care Home

Reception Class visited Hebburn Court Care Home. Our visit was to celebrate Harvest Festival. As it was such a special visit we brought along a hamper containing chocolates and sweets for all of the residents to share. They were very grateful.    

 

Nursery B Exploring Friendships

Nursery B have had great fun this week in our secret garden looking for signs of Autumn while learning about being good friends to one another.  We searched for autumn animals and found the apples had fallen off the trees and the leaves had changed colour. We talked about God’s great creations all around.  We finished off with yummy hot chocolate!