Thank you to everybody who contributed to the great success of Friday’s 60th anniversary of the school celebrations. The evening was superbly attended and was enjoyed immensely by all. Over the next few days we will post videos of some of the pupils’ work which was screened on the night. We hope this serves as a fitting memory of such a wonderful evening!
Today marked the 60th anniversary of St. Philip’s. A special commemorative mass was held in the hall to replicate the event which marked the opening of the school all those years ago. The mass was attended by past pupils, teachers, head teachers, governors and parents. We hope the videos below serve as memorandum of such a special day…
This week, the children from Nursery led a special Easter assembly. As well as showcasing their amazing Easter bonnets, they told us how they had been preparing for Easter and learning about Spring. It was a fabulous colourful celebration which brought a smile to everyone’s face. The children definitely all had a spring in their toes!
During Spring term, Year 1 have been working with our Gymnastics coach, Phillipa. They have been exploring the different ways they can manipulate their bodies to create a variety of movements. They have worked incredibly hard to put together a sequence of a range of the movements they have learnt. Today they had the opportunity to share their sequences with their friends. Take a peek at the video below with snippets of their amazing performances; we are quite sure you’ll agree that they are simply brilliant! A huge well done to all the children involved. 👏🏼🏅🎽
The whole school had an absolute ball celebrating Chinese New Year! Calligraphy, Chinese paper folding, lantern making and traditional lion dancing were just some of the excellent activities taking place around the school. A huge thank you to all the parents who supported the day; it was clear a huge effort had been made judging by the fantastic outfits the children arrived to school in. A whole school Lion Dance performance, courtesy of the Manchester Chinese Cultural Centre, left children completely mesmorised; some of our staff and children also had the opportunity to take part in it too. Have a peek at some of the highlights in the video below.
The Nursery enjoyed learning about Chinese New Year so much that they decided to make their own dragon. After painting two large boxes red, they decorated them with lots of shiny and colourful materials. The real fun was in the dancing though. The children really enjoyed trying to beat the drums in time to the music. Take a look at them dancing in the video which also shows a selection of the things they enjoyed during the Chinese New Year celebrations.
The past few weeks have seen us celebrate the season of advent with many performances in and around school. Tonight the choir performed at a special Christmas Carol Service at church – they were exceptional! Many thanks to Mrs Moore and Mr Lee for leading such a touching evening where the pupils sang their hearts out. We hope all parents, pupils and parishioners have a happy and holy Christmas.
The children received a special treat yesterday, when Father Christmas took time out of his busy schedule to pay a surprise visit to St. Philip’s!
This morning, pupils and parents alike were treated to an excellent re-telling of the nativity story. Children from our nursery and reception classes led a superb performance which included many wonderful songs, brave acting and (of course!) lots of ‘wriggling’. See if you can watch the excerpts below without wriggling yourself!
On Thursday 26th February we celebrated our annual ‘International Day’ at St. Philip’s RC. On this special day each class chooses a country to represent. They then learn about the language, culture and traditions of their chosen country and greatly enjoy dressing up in clothes representative of that nation. The video below highlights the fantastic effort from both pupils and parents in organising their customes. Well done!