School Life 2015-2016

St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Primary School.

School Life 2015-2016

Music Morning

(13.7.16)  On Tuesday 12th July our children enjoyed a wonderful music morning.  All the classes performed to the whole school by turn. They also enjoyed a wonderful rendition from our School Wind Band and Recorder Group.


We hope you enjoy the slide show and video's below:-


Recorder Group Performance


School Wind Band Performance






London Trip — School Council

(11.7.16)  Our School Council had a wonderful trip to London on Monday 27th June.  

The trip involved School Council delivering letters from our children to the Prime Minister in Downing Street, as part of the Send my Friend to School campaign. The children also looked at many famous buildings in central London and a special tour of the Houses of Parliament.  We hope you enjoy the slide show below:-




Queen's 90th Birthday Celebrations

(15.6.16)  We had a 'right royal do' on Friday 10th June, celebrating the queens 90th birthday. We managed before the 'heavens opened' to enjoy a fabulous tea party. We also had some very special visitors........

The children loved dressing up in red, white and blue as a celebration for the Queen's 90th Birthday.  They enjoyed a tea party with sandwiches, sausage rolls and cake.  They loved it when our special royal visitors arrived and singing the national anthem.

We hope enjoy the slide show below:-




May Procession

(25.5.16)  Our whole school enjoyed their May Procession on Thursday 19th May.  It was a lovely holy occasion.



"Celebrating Differences"

(4.5.16)  On Friday April 29th 2016 we held a "Celebrating Differences" Day in school.  We wore our favourite tops for the day instead of our school jumpers or cardigans to raise money for the National Autistic Society as part of their 'Autism Awareness' campaign.  We raised £270 — Thank you!!  Across the school the children enjoyed a range of activities about celebrating differences and our book for the day "The Hueys in the new jumper".  We hope you enjoy the slide show below:-



Celebrating the Queen's 90th Birthday and British Values Day

(3.5.16)  Dressed in red, white and blue, the whole school took part in British Values Day on Thursday 21st April, to coincide with the 90th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II. The day started in the hall, with a whole school assembly lead by Year Five, which focused on the 5 British values and what they mean: democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and the tolerance of other faiths and beliefs. We sang ‘Happy birthday’ to the Queen and finished our assembly with two verses of the National Anthem. The rest of the day was spent learning more about British values and what they mean to us. As you can see from some of our photographs, ‘The Queen’ popped in to see what we were learning about!  We hope you enjoy the slideshow and video of the assembly below:-





Clean for the Queen

Our Clean for the Queen Winners had a wonderful time at the Fisherman's Retreat yesterday (21st April), they thoroughly enjoyed their prize.  (22.4.16)


Afternoon Tea Served


Afternoon Tea thoroughly enjoyed!!



A big thank you to all the children who entered a poster design for the competition.  73 fabulous entries were sent off to London to be entered in the National competition. It was really difficult to choose just one winner from each key stage, but it was finally narrowed down to Martha Smith, KS2 and Lois O’Mahony, KS1.    The girls will be joining Mr Callaghan in April at The Fisherman’s Retreat for a posh afternoon tea.  Their official invitations will be on the way soon! The standard of entries was so high that 4 runner up prizes were also awarded to: - KS2 - Billy Lord, Jasmine Livsey, KS1 — Mateusz Zielinski and Noah Royle.  Here are all our winners. 




Thanks again to everyone for taking part and we look forward to seeing whether one of our entries has been chosen as the National winner.  Fingers crossed.




KS2 Disco — 26th February

(2.3.16)  The children had a fabulous time last Friday at the disco - thank you to the PTA for organising the event - a good time was had by all. Enjoy the pictures.  We raised a wonderful £391.00 for school funds.



British Heart Foundation Fundraising

(10.2.16)  Thank you so much to all the children, parents and staff for all your amazing generosity on ‘Ramp up the Red’ day!  This is something very close to my heart and I am totally overwhelmed with all your support.  Together we have raised a MASSIVE £1230.18 for the British Heart Foundation.  Well done everyone.  Thank you.  Mrs Tully





Last Day Carols

(18.12.15)  The children and staff got together on the last day and sang carols.  We wish you all a happy Christmas.



Christmas Party — Reception & Year 1

(17.12.15)  Reception and Year1 had a wonderful Christmas party on Wednesday 16th December. The children all enjoyed dancing, playing party games with their friends and party snacks, getting them all in the mood for Christmas.




Reception & KS1 Art Day

(16.12.15) All the children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 recently enjoyed a creative day in different classes to make some wonderful Christmas arts and crafts. They made a nativity scene in the Reception classes, a cracker containing a chocolate and a joke in Year 1 and a Rudolph in the Year 2 area. We finished the day with a Christmas sing-a-long in the hall and a tasty Christmas biscuit. It was a lovely day!



Reception/Year 1 & Year 2

(8.12.15) Blunderbus Theatre Company recently came into school to entertain the KS1 children, with their wonderful production of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.  It tells the story of Charlie Hubble; a little boy with a very big dream to be a magician and use his new magic powers to help make the world a better place. We learned Charlie is also the eldest child in a very large family, and whilst his mother works long hours in a nearby factory, he has to look after his brothers and sisters. So, when Charlie was given the opportunity to try out for the role of Mr Zacoor's (the magician’s) 'assistant', we were thrilled to join Charlie as he successfully passed all the tests and make his dream come true. It was a fantastic story and the children loved the challenges set in the workshops later on in the day.

We hope you enjoy the slide show below:-