A huge thank you to everyone who joined us in our school walking float on Sunday at the Potters Bar Carnival. It was a wonderful occasion and a witness to the fantastic parent support for our school. The children looked wonderful in their costumes and well done to the parents and teachers who truly reflected the work of the NHS! It was great to gain First Place!
The link below will take you to the folder containing the music and lyrics for our concert in a couple of weeks time. Please practise all the song: the words need to be learnt off my heart for the rehearsal on Saturday 30th March.
We thank FOPPS for funding our Other Faith Week trips this week. All the children benefited from either a trip to a place of worship or a visiting workshop. Our KS2 children marvelled at the beauty of the Hindu Temple in Neasden and returned full of new learning about the Hindu faith. Year 2 enjoyed a visit to the Jain Temple in Northaw whilst our Reception and Year 1 class learnt about the Jewish faith through a story –telling, drama and music workshop. It is wonderful that our children are able to have the opportunity to experience other faiths first hand. Thank you to all the parent helpers and to Carole Strange our vice chair of governors, who supported this trip. There are more photos on our Catholic Life page.
Yesterday Bishop John Sherrington visited our school. Bishop John is a Diocesan auxiliary bishop covering schools in South Hertfordshire as well as London. He was delighted to meet the children in their classrooms and answered some challenging questions! Year 2 discovered that Bishop John is a Maths graduate and so were ready with a host of number problems to solve; he certainly knows his number bonds to 10! Bishop John presented our Year 6 Liturgy Leaders with a Papal Blessing for our school community on the occasion of the canonization of Pope Paul VI. This is a great honour and marks a special moment in the life of our school. Thank you to Fr Shaun for organizing this.
Over the last 2 weeks every class in the school has been exploring the book Weslandia by Paul Fleischman illustrated by Kevin Hawkes. The book explores what happens to the main character, Wesley when the summer holiday start! There has been some fantastic writing from every class; the ideas in the book have inspired our budding authors!
We have linked with Cranborne School and Ladbrooke School to plan this project and at the end of the month we shall be sharing the outcomes together. In this way we can work together to develop the teaching and learning of writing for all our pupils.
This week we took part in National School Parliament Week. The children used the school parliament resource box to discover how parliament works. Year 5 and 6 were visited by councillor Peter Knell who spoke to the children about local government and the role of the mayor. Year 5 led us in an assembly all about parliament; we then had our own referendum. Should we change the name of our school? The remainers are voting for the school to stay as Pope Paul Catholic Primary School and the leavers are voting for us to become St Paul VI Catholic Primary School! If you haven’t casted your vote there is still a chance on Monday morning!
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