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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

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

St. Chad’s Christmas Tree

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

The St. Chad’s ‘Frozen’ tree

The children of St. Chad’s sing at Sedgley Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints Church every year.  This year we were also invited to decorate a tree to be part of the festival.   Mrs Westwood along with some of  the key stage 2 children have worked really hard to make decorations and really enjoyed decorating our school tree.  The theme of this year’s Christmas tree festival is ‘Disney films and characters’.   We chose to the film Frozen as the theme for our tree,  I’m sure you’ll agree that it looks amazing.

The children helping decorate our tree

The Christmas Tree Festival begins at 10am on Friday 6th December with the blessing of the trees and runs throughout the weekend until Monday 9th December.  Local school choirs (including St. Chad’s Year 3), will be singing at the blessing of the trees, please try to pop along.

Thank you to Mrs Westwood and all of the children who helped decorate our tree.

Year 5 Open Afternoon

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

Y5 busy making their Christingles

On Wednesday 4th of December Year 5 invited their parents into school to work with them to make Christingles.  The children and parents learnt all about the significance of each of the different parts of the Christingle, before making their own.

 

It was a very busy afternoon and every children made their own Christingle to use at their class liturgy later in the afternoon.

 

Mrs Mason helping out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key Stage 1 Have New Play Equipment

Friday, 8 November 2019
Play Trail Taking Shape

The Play Trail Takes Shape

The school’s old play equipment had reached the end of safe use: the wood had rotted in places and split in others. So when we were looking for a replacement we were pleased to find a company that manufactured their equipment from plastic which would last a long time and not succumb to rotting or splitting. However, we were concerned that plastic wasn’t environmentally friendly. When we found the Hideout House were using recycled plastic this “ticked all the boxes”.

Reception Class Having Lots of Fun

Reception Class Having Lots of Fun

Year 2 Enjoy the Challenge

Year 2 Enjoy the Challenge

The children (and parents) were really excited to think that the new trim tail had once been milk cartons!  Now that the equipment is installed it looks sturdy, but quite rustic, in our play area. The children love it and we expect to get many years of use from it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reception Class Enjoy Time With Father Paul

Friday, 11 October 2019
Chatting with Fr Paul

Chatting with Father Paul

After the Harvest Mass, children from Reception class brought their donations to the church. They were able to enjoy some special time with Father Paul. They enjoyed telling him all about their favourite foods. They were also able to tell Father Paul about helping others and said their special Thank You Prayer for him.

Harvest

Thursday, 10 October 2019
Thank you for your donations to the Black Country Food Bank

Thank you for your donations to the Black Country Food Bank

On Thursday 10th October 2019 we celebrated Harvest with a special Mass. Every child brought an offering for the Harvest, as we will be donating this to the Food Bank, the children brought mostly packets and tins. During the Mass we remembered to say thank you for the food that we are lucky enough to have every day and prayed for those who are hungry.