Online Safety: Catfishing

In this technological era, making friends online and communicating with them are normal parts of life. Unfortunately, there are people out there who may try and exploit your trust. This #WakeUpWednesday National Online Safety are talking about ‘Catfishing’; fake social profiles that go above and beyond to catch their victims… hook, line and sinker!

Please find below a link to download this free poster:

What parents need to know about Catfishing

Many thanks for your continued support and for helping us to achieve a safer online world for children!

Letter From Fr John: For Those Wanting to be Confirmed

Dear Staff, Parents and Pupils of Holy Redeemer School,

I write to ask if any members of your community would be interested in joining the Church. Five people from Church are having their first meeting in the hall over coffee after the 10 am Mass on this Sunday 17th February. This would be an opportunity for others to join them.

Some of them have already decided they want to become full members of the Church – by being Confirmed. The service will be fairly low key and on a convenient week day. Others will be coming to the meetings to help them to make up their minds. I am planning to talk about the benefits of being confirmed in the sermon on Sunday.

It is always good when the School comes to join us at Mass. They join in with enthusiasm, and they are always very well prepared. Thank you to all involved with their preparation.

All good wishes,

 

Fr John

Guided Wetland Photography Walk at Pershore Avon Meadows

Following an arson attack the ‘Friends of Avon Meadows’ charity will be leading a guided Wetland photography walk at Pershore Avon Meadows, to raise funds for a new pond dipping platform.
Please come along with family and friends on Saturday 23rd February at 2pm when Liz Etheridge, Wildlife Sites Project Officer from Wychavon District Council, will be leading a family friendly walk with photo opportunities. Minimum £1 donation per family, meeting at the wetland carpark next to the Football Club.

For more information about the Friends of Avon Meadows, follow this link:

http://www.avonmeadows.org.uk/

 

 

Congratulations from the Secretary of State for Education

This week we received a letter from Secretary of State for Education, Damien Hinds, congratulating the school on last year’s Sats results and informing us that these results put the school in the top 1% of schools in the country.

Congratulations to last year’s Year 6 and thank you to all our hard working and dedicated staff and Governors who contribute in so many ways to the many and varied achievements of our children.  We are very grateful to our parents and parishioners who support the school and the children in so many ways. We could not do the work that we do without your help.

Building Learning Power assembly 1st February 2019

During our recent Building Learning Power assembly our class representatives talked to the whole school about this half term’s BLP focus of Responsibility.  They had previously asked each class what being responsible means to them, and took the opportunity to feed back some results.  Every class took part, from Year 6 down to Reception.  Our class reps will now collate all of these ideas and produce a whole school book detailing how we can be responsible for our own learning.  BLP certificates were then awarded to a children from each class who had displayed great learning power this week.  Finally, a child from each class nominated someone who had recently shown good friendship qualities.

Science Club KS1 Week 3

Our budding young scientists this week looked at chromatography, where we attempted to separate the colours from felt tip pens.  We drew on a piece of filter paper, then used a pipette to drop some water near the colour.  We watched as the water was drawn up through the ink.  This made the colour ‘run’, or travel.  We then saw that the pen was made up from different colour pigments because some parts of the colour moved more slowly than others.  We investigated which felt tip pens were made up from a mixture of other colours.  Our favourites were black and grey.  We used this technique to make flower pictures.  You can easily try this at home using kitchen towel.

Parents Evening Forms

Spring term Parents Evening Dates and Forms

Year 4 

Monday 11th February 3:30pm-7:00pm

Tuesday 12th February 3:30pm-7:00pm

*These dates differ from the rest of the school due to Year 4 being away on their residential visit on the second whole school date.

Yrs R-6

Monday 11th February 3:30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday 13th February 5:00pm-7:00pm

Preschool

Monday 11th February 3;30pm-5:30pm

Wednesday 13th February 5:00pm-7:30pm

 

Please download the appropriate form below to choose a day and a time slot. Forms can be printed and sent into the school office, or edited, saved and emailed back to the school office, on office@holyredeemer.worcs.sch.uk