Please enjoy reading our February Newsletter.
We are now in the season of Lent. Please see below for further information about what the children will learn in this half term.
Thank you very much to all those who took the time to respond to our recent questionnaire about RE and the Catholic Life of the School. This was a Diocesan model and so the option to respond neutrally was missing at their discretion.
The results were very positive as can be see below:
|Religious education||Positive responses|
|1. The school keeps me informed of what is taught in religious education lessons||97%|
|2. My child is making good progress in religious education||97%|
|3. There is regular and appropriate homework for my child’s age and ability in religious education||88%|
|4. Religious education is challenging and exciting||87%|
|The Catholic life of the school|
|5. The school offers a distinctively Catholic education||98%|
|6. The school provides clear moral teaching||98%|
|7. The school provides opportunities for spiritual growth and development||97%|
|8. There are regular sacramental celebrations of Mass and Reconciliation||100%|
|9. The school ensures that there are opportunities for daily prayer||92%|
|10. There are opportunities for my child to serve others and support those in need||95%|
|11. The school actively promotes strong partnership with parents||95%|
|12. There are strong links between the school and our local parish(es)||90%|
|13. The school invites parents to attend school assemblies and liturgies.||93%|
Thank also for the positive statements about your and your children’s experience at school. Thank you also for the feedback about what you feel could be improved – this has been a useful starting point for our plans going forward.
With regard to some of the concerns raised:
It has been really helpful for us to see what we are doing well and what we need to do next. Thank you again for the support. Please feel free to keep us informed about how we are doing.
We will begin this term with a week of a looking at the life and example of St Lucy, one of our House Saints. The second full week of term will be the beginning of our topic of Jesus at Prayer for Years 1-6 and Being a Sacramental People for Early Years.
We have been overwhelmed by the generous response to the Reverse Advent Calendar.
The incentive of wearing a Christmas Jumper has inspired a fantastic level of generosity.
The contributions were gratefully received by the Food Bank when Mrs Hales delivered them.
It has been heart-warming to see the level of compassion for others amongst our school community. One lovely young lady in Year 2, even donated her birthday money.
Many thanks to you all.
A huge thank you to Tania Dalton from Cafod who joined us on Tuesday to support the children with their considerations of how the Christmas story links to our obligations as a Christian.
She led a whole school assembly with the help of years 5 and 6 to share the work Cafod does to meet the needs of those who face the same challenges as Mary and Joseph in our modern society.
If you wish to support this work you can. Use the Cafod gift catalogue to buy a Christmas gift for our brothers and sisters around the world.
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