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

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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.

Y5 Class Liturgy – St. John Bosco

Wednesday, 22 January 2020
Finley, Ryan and Jude led Y5's Class LiturgyThis week, Year 5 have started work on Saint John Bosco,  by basing their class liturgy on him.  St. John Bosco is particularly important to Year 5 as he is their class saint, as well being the patron saint of our MAC, which is the group of schools to which we belong.
St. John Bosco’s Feast Day is the 31st of January,  Year 5 will be marking this feast by leading the school Mass on Thursday 30th January and then telling the whole school about St. John Bosco and his life, in their Class Assembly on Friday 7th February.

Mrs Mason Retires

Wednesday, 18 December 2019

The children saying goodbye to Mrs Mason.

On Wednesday 18th of December we said goodbye to Mrs Mason.  The children performed a selection of songs and poems for Mrs Mason who has worked at the school for the last 32 years.   The children also presented her with a beautiful birdhouse in the shape of a school and an arrangement of flowers.

We thank Mrs Mason for all the hard work she has done at St. Chad’s and wish her a long and happy retirement.  We shall all miss you!

Carol Service

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

The church looked beautiful for the carol service.

On Tuesday the 17th of December we held our annual Carol Service in St. Chad’s Church.  The staff read the readings and the church was full of children and parents who joined in with all the carols.

It was a lovely service and it helped us all take some time out of the ‘Christmas chaos’ and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.

 

Mrs Greaney Retires

Friday, 13 December 2019

Mrs Greaney with her gifts

On Friday 13th of December 2019 Mrs Greaney retired from St. Chad’s after 22 years working at our school.  We celebrated her retirement at our Christmas Coffee Morning, all of the children performed songs and poems for her and presented her with handmade cards.

At the end of the coffee morning Mrs Greaney was presented with cards and presents from the children and parents.  We thank Mrs Greaney for all her hard work at St. Chad’s over the years, especially for the work she has done for music.  We wish her a long and happy retirement, we are all going to miss you!

Christmas Coffee Morning

Friday, 13 December 2019

Year 1 singing

Thank you to all those who joined us for our Christmas Coffee Morning on Friday 13th December.  Each class performed a Christmas song and poem before singing a traditional Christmas Carol, which helped to remind us all about the true meaning of Christmas.

The hall was full of parents and grandparents watching their children perform and enjoying a hot drink and a mince pie.  It was a lovely morning and helped get everyone in the festive spirit.

Year 3 performing

All donations for the refreshments and the raffle ticket sales will go to Childline.

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Class Assembly

Friday, 6 December 2019

The children showed their lovely artwork

Friday 6th of December was a  busy day for Year 3, having already sung at The Christmas Tree Festival in the morning, they had their class assembly in the afternoon.

The children had learnt about Christmas traditions from around the world.  They taught the rest of the school the different ways that Christmas is celebrated in different countries.

 

The children made Chinese lanterns.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 3 Sing at Sedgley Christmas Tree Festival

Friday, 6 December 2019

Y3 singing at All Saints Church

On Friday 6th December Year 3 sang  at Sedgley Christmas Tree Festival.  The children joined pupils from other local schools at All Saints Church, at the blessing of the trees service.  The children  worked very hard with Mrs Greaney preparing songs to sing at the festival.

After they performed, the children enjoyed listening to the singing of the other local schools as well as looking at all of the beautifully decorated Christmas trees.