Dear Parents

We ended our Holy Week focus today with our Stations of the Cross service. In their Assemblies and RE lessons over the week, the children have reflected on the events of Holy Week. Today, Year 6 led the  readings, prayers and reflections with great dignity, their reverence and solemnity was an example to us all. It really was a beautiful service. Year 6 have shown this week that despite all the changes they have lived through they have continued to grow in resilience, confidence and maturity. We are very proud of them all.

 We were delighted to receive so many entries today for our decorated Easter egg competition. Once again the children have shown great imagination and ingenuity in their designs with some really excellent attempts. There was a prize for the best egg in each class but as ever it was so difficult to select an overall winner. Congratulations and thank you to everyone who entered.

 

Parents of children starting school in September 2022 will receive their offers of school places over the Easter holidays. If you know of any family who may be doubtful of their school offer please encourage them to contact me. Similarly if any parent has applied for St Wulstan's and has any queries or would like to visit please do not hesitate to ring or email me.

After Easter the children are able to wear summer uniform of red checked dresses and red polo shirts with shorts or trousers . Red sandals are permitted but please do not send your child in open toe sandals. Summer uniform is not obligatory if your child prefers to carry on wearing white shirt and tie. Could I also remind you that extreme haircuts, shaved or bleached, are not permissible. We are grateful to all parents who adhere to the school uniform policy thus ensuring we maintain high standards of appearance and consequently attitude and behaviour. Thank you.

A reminder from Mrs Brown , all lunch orders for the first week back must be placed by 17 April please. 

The school calendar has been updated with key dates for the summer term. Please note the dates of statutory testing. It is crucial that the children are in school every day as testing dates are set by the DFE and cannot be altered. Year 2 statutory assessments are carried out through May and again it is important that children attend daily to ensure they achieve to their full potential. Please also note that a copy of next year's school term dates is on the school website under the term dates tab.

Year 1 have been refining their computer skills this week as they used purple mash to create art work and practice their maths. 

Reception Class have been keeping a close eye on their caterpillars as they have grown and become chrysalides. Everyone was very excited when the time came to move them to the butterfly garden ready to see their final transformation. Unfortunately the butterflies haven't emerged yet, but Mrs Harris is going to take them home and look after them over the Easter holidays. We will be sure to update Reception Class on Seesaw when we have butterfly news!

Despite the weather not being on their side, Year 5 demonstrated excellent team spirit and played incredibly well at the tag rugby tournament at Kidderminster Carolians club ground. They played against a number of Year 6 teams, but were able to play with resilience and determination and worked incredibly well as a team, even managing to score a few points! A huge well done for being such wonderful ambassadors for our school. 

This week the children in Year 3 have been very busy creating miniature Iron Age round houses. They have used wattle and daub to create walls as well as thatching the roof. Well done Year 3.
The children in Year 2 have been learning about Holy Week and made Easter Cards to take home to their families.
 

Year 4 have really enjoyed learning about many aspects from Roman life this week. The children have a greater understanding of the story of Rome, how Rome was governed and the success of the Roman army in their quest to expand the empire. They designed Roman towns using planning rules and designed their very own Roman shields to protect themselves in future battles. Year 4 asked many interesting questions and used a range of historical sources to try and find the answers and improve their understanding of this period of history.  

 Eastertide Masses and Service Times at St Wulstan’s Church

 

Holy Thursday  14  April 7.00pm

Watching at the Altar of Repose after Mass till 9.30pm

 

Good Friday  15 April Veneration of the Cross and Communion

 

Holy Saturday Vigil 16 April 8.00pm

 

Easter Sunday   17 April    10.00 am

 

Removal of restrictions: You may now use all pews in the Church but if you wish to ensure social distancing, please collect a “Please leave this space free” sign from the back of the church

This week the children in years 5 and 6 visited Saint Chad’s Cathedral in Birmingham. The children learnt about the life of Saint Chad and had the opportunity to see the shrine above the altar that contains Saint Chad’s relics. One of the interesting facts that they learnt was that in November 1940 a bomb came through the Cathedral roof, bounced on the floor and exploded when it hit the central heating pipes. The pipes burst and the water extinguished the bomb, thus saving the Cathedral from destruction. All the tour guides were very complimentary of our children. They were impressed with the children’s knowledge, their behaviour and their kindness.Well done Year 6!

School closes today for the Easter holiday and the staff join me in wishing you a happy and Holy Easter and we look forward to welcoming your children back to school on Monday 25 April. Thank you for all your support this term it means a great deal to us all.

KE Savage

Year 5 and Year 6 at St Chad's cathedral

Year 2 making their Easter cards

Our KS1 Easter Egg Hunt and all our Easter competition winners!

Emmaus CMAC
St Wulstan's Catholic Primary School Ofsted
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