St. Vincent de Paul R.C. Primary School.
School Life 2017-2018
On Friday 25th May, our GIFT team lead us in a very special mission day based on Mary, the mother of Jesus and our mother in heaven. The day started with an assembly for the whole school, followed by meditations for each class throughout the day, in the hall, thought up and led by the GIFT team. Every class also visited the grotto to Mary in the Church carpark, to sing and say some prayers. Each child received a biscuit made by the ladies in the kitchen, in the shape of a crown, iced with blue and white icing, to represent the crowning of Mary. A huge thank you to Mrs Copple and the GIFT team for organising such a lovely day. (22.6.18)
On Monday 21st May, the School Council had a wonderful trip to London. They got up very early to make the train and enjoyed their tour of the Houses of Parliament. The children delivered letters from our school children to the Prime Minister about the Send my Friend to School Campaign. They all had a great time and were fantastically well behaved. We are very proud of all of our School Councillors and it was a pleasure to take them on this trip. (25.5.18)
During the month of May, we think particularly about Mary, Jesus’ mother and our mother in heaven. Year 5 started May with a special assembly for the whole school about Mary and her life, and they asked all the school to wear something light blue every Friday in May.
We are also coming together at 8.15am in the Year 2/3 area to say the Rosary, Y5/6 on Mondays, Y3/4 on Wednesdays and Rec/Y1 and Y2 on Fridays. Well done to those children so far who have come along to say the Rosary pray to Mary during this special month. (15.5.18)
On Monday 26th March, the GIFT team led the whole school in our Mission Day. The day started with an assembly and then all classes followed the Stations of the Cross around school. The GIFT Team worked very hard to prepare and deliver different prayer stations, allowing the children to reflect on everything Jesus went through in Holy Week. It was a peaceful and reverent day in school and a wonderful start to Holy Week. (11.4.18)
On Friday March, some of our Year 5 children where trained to become a Caritas Ambassadors for our school. They will hold this post until the end of year 6. They learnt all about the different places and people that Caritas helps in the Salford. We wish them luck as Ambassadors and the work they will do in school. (10.4.18)
Thank you to everyone who donated on Sports Relief Day, we raised £344.00, which is a fantastic amount.
We raised funds for Sports Relief by having a whole school non uniform day on Friday 23rd March and as a penalty for wearing non uniform we asked for a donation towards this wonderful cause. Thank you for your support. (28.3.18)
A big thank you to all who supported our Fairtrade coffee afternoon on Wednesday 22nd March. We were entertained by our superb choir, who performed three songs, lots of coffee and cakes were sold and lots of raffle prizes were won. Thank you also to all the children who entered the Fairtrade colouring competition. We made a wonderful £514.00 for the Fairtrade Foundation. (27.3.18)
Despite the snow, we enjoyed World Book Day on Thursday 1st March. We hope you enjoy the short video. (20.3.18)
On Wednesday 21st February the school 'rocked' with the sound of Status Quo as the bands ex drummer Jeff Rich gave a percussion workshop for the children. A presentation about the origins of the drum and how it has developed over the years was followed by a demonstration of his drumming skills. The children thought he was 'AWESOME'. All the children had the opportunity to accompany Jeff while he played.
It was a brilliant afternoon that will live in the children's memories for a long time
We hope you enjoy the video clips below:-
On Tuesday 6th February all the children gathered in the hall to find out the winner of the fiercely contested ‘’Design a Healthy Snack’’ competition. Andrew Nutter, from Nutters Restaurant in Norden, had very kindly agreed to judge it. During this half-term in Design and Technology, the children have been learning about different food groups, their nutritional value and also the importance of presenting a product attractively.
Before the tasting session started, there was a question and answer session with Andrew Nutter. The children were interested in his favourite ingredients and dishes. He talked about how much he enjoys his job and especially working with seasonal and the very best of local and regional produce. Andrew pointed out that the only down side of this work are the long and unsociable hours.
The finalist’s dishes were all beautifully presented and it was clearly a very difficult task to choose the winning recipe. There was a real mixture of sweet and savoury snacks and an amazing frozen fruit yoghurt lolly. The Year 2 children provided an entertaining break from the judging when they sang a song about healthy eating.
The winning design was ‘Milo’s Ban-Berry Muffins’. Milo Wilkinson is in Year 2. Andrew presented him with the prize which was tickets for afternoon tea at Nutters Restaurant.
The other finalists each received a signed copy of Andrew Nutter’s cookery book.
Their names are listed below:
Key stage 1
The Complete Treat – A collaboration by Reception represented by Hannah Pointon
1S Frozen Fruity Berry Blast - Charlotte Wardell
1V Fruit Pizza -Florence Holding
2S Odhran’s Cinema Snacks – Odhran Magee
Key stage 2
3S Nutter’s Delight - Isabelle Thomas
3V The Japanese Healthy Sushi Veggie Roll – Layla Maddock
4S Wrapping Twerking Turkey – Eibhlin Dunne
4V Noah’s Nutritious Pea ‘Nutter’ed Flapjacks – Noah Shewan
5S Sparkling Lime and Mint Jelly – Nancy Poole
5V Sun Buttered Vitality Domes – Lena Ruben
6S Messi Bites - Leo Mclachlan
6V Healthy Hearty Pizza Bites – Joseph Gooding
The school would like to thank all the parents and children for their enthusiastic support of this competition. We were delighted that so many you participated by sending in your healthy snack entries and recipes. The children have greatly enjoyed tasting many different ‘creations’ and have learnt a great deal from these experiences. (9.2.18)
On Wednesday 20th December the children enjoyed a Carol concert and singalong. We hope you enjoy the photographs. (5.1.18)
The whole school enjoyed a special Mission Day for Advent on Friday 8th December, which was organised by the GIFT Team. Each class spent time in the hall in prayer and taking part in activities covering all aspects of Advent and the Nativity. The children were wonderful and a big thank you to the GIFT Team for their efforts and brilliant way they worked with each class. (15.12.17)
We had a very special early visit from Father Christmas on Friday 24th November. He said hello to many children and families prior to Christmas Day to hear if they had been naughty or nice….. we hope you enjoy the photographs. (15.12.17)
Thank you to everyone who donated to our children in need non uniform day on Friday 17th November, we raised a wonderful £686.43. (29.11.17)
Thank you to everyone who purchased a BOB box from school and thank you to all the volunteers who came into school and help build them. This was an exciting project in school for the children in KS2 (Years 3, 4, 5 & 6) where Pope Francis had invited everyone to look after God’s world and school has taken up that invitation, with the CAFOD BOB (Bird or Bat) boxes. These boxes will help to look after the birds and bats in our local area and will also raise much needed money for CAFOD (Catholic Agency for Oversees Development). Each box cost £10, which covered the cost of materials and a donation of £7.50 will go to CAFOD. The children involved will be choosing how school spends the CAFOD money by purchasing gifts from their catalogue. We hope to let you know what these gifts are shortly. In the meantime we hope you enjoy the slideshow below. (29.11.17)
Mini Vinnies lead the rosary during October. (29.11.17)
During the week 20th October here at St Vincent’s, we have spent our RE lessons learning about Judaism. Reception learnt about the Jewish Festival of Lights, Hanukkah; Year 1 have being finding out about Abraham and Moses; Year 2 learnt about Shabbat, Judaism's day of rest and seventh day of the week, Year 3 have been looking at the Jewish place of worship, the Synagogue; Year 4 have learnt about the Jewish holy book, the Torah; Year 5 have been finding out about The Seder Meal celebrated at Passover and Year 6 have learnt about the special celebrations of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. We celebrated all of our work with a whole school assembly where each year group spoke about what they learnt about the Jewish faith. Shalom Aleikhem! (Peace be upon you!). (29.11.17)
On Friday 15th September…Reception had a wonderful time meeting their Y6 special friends. We spent time colouring a bookmark together and getting to know each other. The Y6 children were very excited and demonstrated how important this relationship is by acknowledging how clearly they remembered their own special friends.
We’re sure this will be another exciting, fun aspect to school life for everyone involved! Enjoy the slideshow. (10.10.17)