***Mufti Day – Wednesday 17th July***

Dear Parents

We will be holding a Mufti Day for all children on Wednesday 17th July 2019.  Children are invited to come to school in non-school uniform, the fine will be £1.

This money will be shared between CARITAS Shrewsbury (Catholic Children’s Society) and school fund.

Here is a brief introduction to Caritas and their work:

Caritas is the new social action and social justice agency of the Diocese of Shrewsbury which seeks to develop the Church’s social mission in the years ahead.

Caritas actually means ‘Christian love of humankind’ and we express this in loving service. This is the motivation at the heart of all the work we do here at Caritas Shrewsbury.

We encompass the work of the former Catholic Children’s Society, and with the invaluable support from the diocesan-wide ‘Our Mission Together’ initiative, we have also extended our portfolio to include; inter-generational work, young people at the risk of becoming homeless, accessible community hubs and work with those seeking refuge and asylum

To find out more please visit the link below.

https://www.caritasshrewsbury.org.uk/about/

**Summer Reading Challenge**

On Thursday Kirsty Finchett the Newport Librarian visited school during assembly time.  She spoke to the children about the Summer Reading Challenge and encouraged them to take part.  If you child would like to take part in the reading challenge please take them to your local library to sign up.  Please see the information below:

School Newsletter Week Ending 12-07-19

Dear Parents

We are very sorry that the weekly school newsletter was delayed, we did have many items for the school newsletter but for some unknown reason it did not send out on Friday.  Please accept our sincere apologies for this.

I hope that all the weekly newsletter items will reach you with this post.

Thanks for your understanding

Miss Staniforth

 

Sports Day Success

On Wednesday we all enjoyed Sports Day!  Red House were the overall winners with 1531 points, Yellow House were second with 1508 points, Blue House were third with 1451 points and Green House were fourth with 1423 points.  Well done to all competitors!

Thank you to all parents, grandparents and family friends who attended during the day and shared a picnic at lunchtime.  We enjoyed parents races too with Reception and KS1 having a parents running race in the morning and KS2 having a parents obstacle race in the afternoon.  We even had time for a KS2 teacher race!

A massive thank you to the PTFA who supported this event by providing refreshments and selling raffle tickets.  The amount raised towards CARITAS is £56.  It takes hard work all year around to make our PTFA so successful, so please support them where you can.  I know that there were looking for names of people to help at our Late Summer Fair in the Autumn Term.

Thanks also to all staff who helped out and made the day so special for the children.  Special thanks goes to Mrs Greenhouse and Mrs Mac as they have been organising this event for many weeks!

Roll on Sports Day 2020, so much success to build on!

Disco

Thursday was a lovely afternoon for the school disco with children and teachers enjoying dancing and the foam! 

A massive thanks to the PTFA for organising and the teachers (and Miss Mac who was on standby for any first aid needs) for supporting this event!

Miss Staniforth

Moving Up Days

Monday and Tuesday this week gave children the opportunity to have a ‘taster’ of their new class teachers, support assistants and classrooms for September.  It was lovely to welcome our new reception intake into school and meet all the new parents.

Thank you to the PTFA who have purchased a school PE kit bag for each reception child as a welcome gift.

 

 

***Newport Show Photography Winners***

Congratulations to the following year 6 children who have been chosen as the winners of the photography competition for SS Peter and Paul.  They had each won a family ticket to enjoy Newport Show on Saturday where they will be prize presentation at the Education Hub at 11am.

1st Prize – Erin

2nd Prize – Aidan

3rd Prize – Zac

We hope that you enjoy your day.

Miss Staniforth

**Sports Day**

Please can I remind everyone that tomorrow is our School Sports Day.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits
  • Please can earrings be removed or covered with plasters
  • Water bottles will be essential
  • Please can children wear sunhats and have sun cream applied before school
  • No jewellery, watches or fitbits
  • If your child suffers from any pollen allergies please can you ensure they have taken their medication

I know that children will be really excited about this event.   We will be enjoying a picnic on the school field, please can children remember to bring a packed lunch if one hasn’t been ordered already.

Kind regards

Miss Staniforth

Head of School

Team Building Day Reminder

Please can I remind everyone that tomorrow is our Team Building Day.

  • Children need to come to school in their PE kits
  • Please can earrings be removed or covered with plasters
  • Water bottles will be essential
  • Please can children wear sunhats and have sun cream applied before school
  • No jewellery, watches or fitbits
  • If your child suffers from any pollen allergies please can you ensure they have taken their medication

I know that children will be really excited about this event.

Kind regards

Miss Staniforth

Head of School

***Newport Carnival Success***

Saturday lunchtime saw our first Carnival Float for a few years travel along the Newport high street.  A massive thanks to all the children who attended, despite the wind and rainy conditions they enjoyed the atmosphere and chanting SSPP led by Miss Mac.  It was lovely to see some familiar faces in the crowd enjoying the carnival procession.

Also thanks to the PTFA and parent volunteers as well as the school staff who helped make the event such a success.  CONGRATULATIONS all as we came 3rd overall.

Think that there are already plans to build on this for next year!  Hope you enjoy a selection of photos of the day.

 

 

Exciting Weekend Plans

This weekend we have two special events taking place.

On Saturday morning we celebrate First Holy Communion Mass for 14 children and families at SS Peter and Paul’s Church.  We hope that everyone enjoys this very special celebration with family and friends.  We will celebrate Mass at school for First Communion children next Wednesday at 9.15 am the children will take part and wear their special clothes so that we can all see them.

 

 

We are also going to be taking part in Newport Carnival tomorrow for the first time in a few years.  The PTFA are busy preparing the float and the children have been out to practice.  Hopefully we will have photos of the float to share with you next week and look forward to seeing you there!

Miss Staniforth

Head of School

 

 

***Congratulations***

This week we have had our Year 6 Cricket winners please see below for the children proudly holding their certificates.  Good luck in the next stage of the competition!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also we have had lovely news that a number of children in Year 4 have been chosen to be published authors.  For World Book Day the children wrote diary entries which were submitted into the ‘Young Writers’ competition.  Congratulations to all the children in year 4 who submitted entries.

 

Outdoor Classroom Day Parent Comments

 

There is now a display in school with a selection of the photos from our Outdoor Classroom Day.  We would be very grateful if you would use post-it notes provided to write any positive comments and add them to our display.  We hope to use these for our Newport Show display.

The display will be outside before and after school with post-it notes so that you can write comments and add to display.

We know that the children, staff and volunteers really enjoyed the day and we hope we will be able to provide this opportunity again.

Thanks in advance

Miss Staniforth

 

First Holy Communion

This is a reminder that First Holy Communion will take place on Saturday 8th June at 10.00am in Church.  Children are asked to arrive by 9.45 am so that they are ready for the start of Mass.  Mrs McDonald has given the children readings today which they have practised and they have seen Fr Anthony for their final preparations.

Two pews will be reserved per child for family and friends on Saturday.

If parents would like to bring any cakes to share, the parish rooms will be open for tea/coffee afterwards.

Looking forward to celebrating with you on Saturday.

Miss Staniforth and Mrs Beale