Choir members today began their annual series of performances by singing at The Palace Hotel in Manchester. Mrs Summers and Mr Lee have been working with choir members from Year 5/6 over the past few months in preparation for our Christmas performances. As always, the children were excellently behaved and greatly enjoyed their day out!
Today, Thursday 29th November, our KS1 classes led an advent assembly in preparation for our reflection before celebrating the birth of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Pupils from Miss Lavelle’s, Miss Davies’, Miss Chiodo’s and Mrs McNeill’s classes all particpated in a fantastic performance which delivered an important message to pupils and parents alike. Below are two videos which were shown on the interactive whiteboard as part of the assembly…
All classes at St. Philip’s RC regularly hold prayer and worship sessions. During the month of October Year 2 had a prayerful service on The Rosary. Together, they said a decade of the Rosary using rosary beads. Also, the children blessed each other with holy water from Lourdes. It was such a reverent and peaceful service.
Year 2, Miss Chiodo’s class, have had great fun making scone bread after reading The Little Red Hen story. The pupils used their hands to make different shapes. Some put raisins in the mixture. They were so tasty!
At lunchtimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, Mrs Summers hosts a prayer group for years 5 and 6. Pupils take part in prayers, reflections, meditations and hymns and do so in a reverent and respectful manner. The sessions are very popular and indicate the pupils’ commitment to the Catholic values of our school. Thank you to Mrs Summers for leading these wonderful sessions!
Pupils in Mr Cooper’s, Mrs Cookson’s and Mrs Clarke’s classes have been learning about Ancient Egypt this term. As part of their Design and Technology work, the children will be constructing their own ‘Shaduf’. Mr Cooper’s class used K’Nex to try potential design ideas. They were incredible!
On Tuesday 16th October 2012, sixteen lucky pupils were chosen to represent St. Philip’s on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to London. Organised by the School Council, the purpose of the day was to visit the Houses of Parliament and meet our local MP, Graham Stringer. As part of the day, Mr Barrett kindly arranged for the pupils to go on the London Eye, visit Buckingham Palace and undertake a tour of the Houses of Parliament – where they were fortunate enough to watch a live debate! Before meeting the MP, pupils participated in a ‘democracy workshop’, which they thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you to Mr Barrett for such as fantastic day!