The children all had a fantastic time on their residential to Robinwood. Please follow the link below to access a snapshot of the photos from their time away. More photos to follow soon…..
Year 6 had lots of fun on Jubilee Day. The children enjoyed learning all about the Queen’s reign and why this milestone is so special. In particular we focused on key events in the Queen’s life from 2010 – present day. We came to school dressed in the colours of red, white and blue. We had a themed day planned with lots of entertainment, a special lunch, singing and fun activities. At the end of the school day, parents joined us on the school yard and we sang some songs to pay tribute to the queen. This was a lovely finale to a special and memorable day for us all.
As part of the Year 6 transition to St Bede’s, the children had the opportunity to visit the school and celebrate a liturgy in the chapel. The theme of the liturgy was transition. Through their readings and singing the children had an opportunity to reflect on their time at Our Lady of Lourdes, and they gave thanks for their time at Primary School and for the friendships they have made. “No matter what the future holds, with God at the centre of our lives we know that we can step forward as young adults in His wonderful world”. It was an honour to be the first Primary School to take part in the transition liturgies.
As part of our safeguarding curriculum, children across school form Year 1– Year 6 have had an assembly and taken part in workshops linked to the NSPCC initiative of ‘Speak out. Stay safe.’ Children demonstrated a fantastic understanding of how to keep themselves safe and they were taught to speak out if they are worried, either to a trusted adult or to Childline.
Thank you to our families, for joining us for Family Friday in class. The children had a super time exploring with their grown ups and showing them all of the different learning opportunities that they have in Reception Class. The ducklings and mini-beast hunt seemed to be the most popular activities of the morning and it was lovely to be able to welcome our parents and grown ups into school. Shortly after Family Friday finished the ducklings were collected and taken back to the farm. We are so pleased that you all got to see them and handle them in person.
The children have thoroughly enjoyed having the experience of seeing 5 baby ducklings hatch from their eggs and growing into beautiful ducklings in front of their eyes. The awe and wonder that this experience created was amazing and the children spent hours observing the changes day by day. In English they have kept a daily diary showing how the ducklings have developed and the changes day by day. The children have been excited to handle and care for the ducklings and have had the pleasure of naming them. The ducklings have now grown so big that they have been collected and returned to the farm where they will be cared for and free to have a good life. The children will certainly miss them but will remember this special experience forever.
We had a fabulous day for Sports Day and were so pleased to see so many family members joining us. the sunny weather helped to make the day extra special and we are so proud of how our children took part and let their light shine. Our picnic lunch afterwards was the perfect way to end a brilliant day!