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Celebration Assembly

Monday, 14 September 2020

Year 3’s Friday Assembly

On Friday 11th September everyone joined in in the Friday celebration assembly – from their different classrooms!

However, it was the turn of the children from Year 3 to have the assembly with Mr Hinton in the hall.  The children really enjoyed the assembly and celebrating the house points and the weeks achievements in school.

As we’re not able to mix classes together, having assemblies on a rota enables all of the children to have their turn in the hall for both Monday and Friday assemblies.

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.

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 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.








Childline Visitor

Tuesday, 3 December 2019

Our visitor from Childline showing the children the ‘Childline Wiggle’

On Tuesday 3rd December we had a visit from Childline.  The children worked with a volunteer from Childline, they talked about different issues that children face and what to do if they needed any help or advice.  The children all learnt the ‘Childline Wiggle’ to help them remember the Childline phone number 0800 11 11.

We will donating the money raised at the Reception, Y1 and Y2 Nativity play to Childline this year.


Y2 Advent Assembly

Friday, 29 November 2019

Year 2 led the Advent Assembly.

On Friday 29th November Y2 led the whole school Advent Assembly.  The children told us about the Advent wreath and the weekly focus of each of the candles.  All the children and staff made Advent promises, Key Stage 1 hung theirs on a Christmas tree, whilst the rest of the school placed their promises in the empty manger.

Y4 Class Assembly on St. Vincent de Paul

Friday, 27 September 2019
Year 4 Class Assembly on St Vincent de Paul

Year 4 Class Assembly on St Vincent de Paul

On Friday 27th of September Year 4 celebrated the feast day of their Class Saint,  St. Vincent de Paul,  by leading an assembly for the whole school and their parents.

The children shared lots of information about the life of St. Vincent de Paul and why he is remembered today.  Lots of parents attended the assembly and everybody enjoyed it and learnt a lot about his life.

The children led the assembly confidently and wrote their own prayers to St. Vincent de Paul.

Year 2 Assembly

Friday, 7 June 2019

Year 2 presenting their assembly.

Year 2 prepared the assembly to celebrate Pentecost.

They told us about the story of Pentecost and told us about the different symbols we might see around the church during this time.

They also showed us what they had been doing in their class liturgies in the lead up to Pentecost.

Year 5’s Don Bosco Assembly

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Year 5’s Assembly.

On the morning of January 31st, Year 5 celebrated the feast day of Saint Don Bosco (Saint Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco), who is our class saint, by holding an assembly at Saint Chad’s to both educate other year groups and revel in his sainthood.

Acknowledging his patronage of magicians and school children, amongst others, we aimed to contextualise this learning experience by providing the school with an example of how Saint Don Bosco established his journey into priesthood and beyond.

Consequently, Year 5 used magic, sleight of hand and gymnastics to replicate Saint Don’s approach to delivering vital Catholic teachings.

True to his style, we then delivered gospel readings and reflective prayers and messages that can be utilised by the audience as a ‘Go forth’ ideology used in our community.

As a class, we were delighted by the fantastic feedback.