St. Chad's Catholic Primary School, Catholic Lane, Sedgley, Dudley

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Year 4 Open Afternoon

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Y4 children and parents working together

some of the beautiful art work produced

On 12th March, parents and carers were welcomed into year 4`s classroom, to take part in an art lesson from our exciting new curriculum.  The theme was St. Basil`s cathedral in Moscow. After learning a little of its history and looking at photos of the building and studying the architecture, the children and adults created some beautiful art work using ink, oil pastels, crayons and watercolour paint.

Everyone agreed how successful and enjoyable it had been!

World Book Day

Friday, 6 March 2020

Who’s afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?

On Friday 6th March, we celebrated World Book Day at St. Chad’s.  As part of our alms-giving for Lent, the children and staff gave a donation to Father Hudson’s Good Shepherd Appeal, in exchange for being able to come to school dressed as their favourite book character.

Our celebration of reading began at our usual Friday morning praise assembly.  Some of the teachers acted out the story of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’,  the children and parents seemed to enjoy their performance!

After assembly the children completed World Book Day related activities in their classrooms.  They also had to listen out for bells throughout the day, which was a signal for them to ‘DEAR’ (drop everything and read).

At the end of the day the children were all given their World Book Day vouchers, which we hope they will enjoy spending on a new book.

Stations of The Cross

Wednesday, 4 March 2020

Stations of the Cross Assembly this morning

As part of our commitment this Lent to praying more, we will be praying the Stations of the Cross with the children each week.  This morning the children reflected on the first part of Jesus’ journey to Calvary, Mrs Hunt led the children in reflections on the first four, Stations of the Cross.  We will continue this journey in the next few weeks in the lead up to Easter.

St. Chad’s Feast Day

Monday, 2 March 2020

St. Chad’s Feast Day 2nd March

Monday 2nd March is the feast of St. Chad, he is a very important saint to us as he is the patron saint of our school and parish.  We learnt about St. Chad in this morning’s assembly and at 2 o’clock this afternoon children in all of our classes found out more about our patron saint and completed some activities related to his feast day.

We wish you all a very happy St. Chad’s Day!

Safer Internet Day Year 3

Monday, 2 March 2020

Y3 working on the computers on Safer Internet Day

This year for E Safety day, class 3 discussed the dangers of spending too much time online. We role played how too much time online can affect our friendships and our health. We then designed posters on Microsoft Word to warn people of the dangers.

Ash Wednesday

Tuesday, 25 February 2020

Ash Wednesday is the start of Lent

Wednesday 26th February was Ash Wednesday, this marked the beginning of Lent.  All of the children went across to Mass at St. Chad’s Church and received ashes on their forehead.  The ashes remind us that during Lent we try to turn away from our sins.

During Lent we will be asking all of the children to think about the three words; Fast, Pray and Give.  We aim to provide lots of opportunities this Lent for all of the children to pray more, fast (give something up) and give alms.

The God Who Speaks Retreat Day

Wednesday, 5 February 2020

Dan & Emily leading morning prayer

On Wednesday 5th March, we welcomed Dan and Emily from One Life Music into school for the day.  They worked with children from all our classes from Reception to Year 6.  The children took part in morning prayer together as a whole school.  After morning prayer Dan and Emily worked in each of the classes individually completing work on the Year of the Word before joining back together as a whole school at the end of the day for a closing liturgy.  All of the children and the staff enjoyed our first ever St. Chad’s Retreat Day.

Reception Class Celebrate Chinese New Year

Friday, 31 January 2020

The children with their masksIn Reception Class this week we learned about Chinese New Year with lots of fun and exciting activities.  We found out how the Chinese community celebrate.

We ate lots of different Chinese foods, we listened and danced to Chinese music, we made colourful masks, cards, lanterns and dancing dragons.

We looked at China on a map and found out how their writing is very different to ours.

We looked at traditional Chinese clothes and enjoyed role play in our Chinese restaurant.

We enjoyed eating Chinese food.We acted out the story with our masks and watched and listened to others as an audience.

 

 

 

 

Role play in our Chinese Takeaway

 

 

 

 

Year 5 Learn About Baptism with Fr. Paul

Thursday, 30 January 2020

Fr Paul baptises the Year 5 babyThis week, the Year 5 pupils have been to visit Father Paul at  Saint Chad’s church.  He welcomed Year 5 in and took them through the steps of Baptism.  Father Paul took great care to explain the significance of the symbols and prayers that we, as a Catholic community, use in this important first sacrament of initiation.

Using role play, Year 5 even baptised their class baby and some of the children acted as parents and God-parents.   Fr Paul then answered their questions that were created as part of their last lesson of their Baptism unit.  Year 5 would like to thank Father for his precious time and his answers to their questions.Year 5 role playing a Baptism

Y3 Mass – The Conversion of St Mass

Thursday, 23 January 2020

Year 3 MassOn Thursday 23rd January, Year 3 prepared our school Mass, we anticipated the feast of the Conversion of St. Paul which is celebrated on the 25th of January.  The children from Year 3 prepared the readings and prayers for the Mass, they also learnt a lot about the life of St. Paul and his conversion.  The children prepared a display board containing some of their work about St. Paul, this was taken up to the altar at the start of Mass and provided a focal point for our prayers.  Fr. Paul was very impressed with how well the readers read, especially as this was only the second time that these children had led the Mass.