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

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Archive for December, 2019

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.

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year 5 Christingle Class Liturgy

Wednesday, 4 December 2019

On Wednesday 4th December Year 5 invited their parents to join them for their Advent class liturgy.  The children had prepared Christingles earlier in the afternoon and they used these as a prayer focus for the service.

All of the parents commented on how much they had enjoyed the special, prayerful service.