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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.

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.

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.

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.


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.








Follow The Star

Thursday, 5 December 2019

Follow the Star performance.

On Thursday 5th of December the children from Reception, Y1 and Y2 performed their Nativity play.  It was fantastic performance.  All of the children remembered their lines and the singing and dancing was excellent.  The children really enjoyed performing for their families and they did a great job of reminding everyone of the true meaning of Christmas.

Well done children, you were all superstars!

The children sang beautifully.