School Life 2017-2018

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

School Life 2017-2018

Design and Technology Competition — 2018

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)




Carol Concert

On Wednesday 20th December the children enjoyed a Carol concert and singalong.  We hope you enjoy the photographs. (5.1.18)



Mission Day

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)




Father Christmas

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)


Children In Need

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)



BOB Boxes

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 Rosary

Mini Vinnies lead the rosary during October. (29.11.17)



Judaism Week

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)




Rec/Y6 — Special Friends

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)