On Tuesday 17th October 2017, Year Three and Four visited Worcester University’s Storytelling Festival, where they were entertained by Amy Douglas. They all loved listening to her tales and lots of them particularly enjoyed the story about the wide-mouthed frog! The stories, and the storytelling, were inspirational, and the children can’t wait to try their hands at writing (and telling) some great stories of their own, applying some of the techniques that Amy used.
After half term, Hopscotch are starting ‘Forest Fridays’. The children will visit Pershore Horticultural College every Friday morning (9:30-11:30) to enjoy their learning in the wooded glade. They plan to follow the ‘fairy trail’, dig, climb, build dens and mud paint, as well as continuing to build on their phonics and number skills. The sessions aim to build confidence, encourage communication and team work, as well as promising to be great fun. The sessions are open to three- and four-year-olds, and are great value at £10. Two-year-olds are also welcome, with an accompanying adult. Transport to and from the College will be provided via school minibus and waterproofs are available to borrow. Just bring gloves, hats, wellies…and of course a sense of adventure!
For more information, or to book, contact Mrs Barker via the school office.
Mrs Anderson’s current Yoga Club group took their session outdoors today. Due to Parents’ Evening the school was very busy, with After School Club in the hall, hockey on the playground and parent consultations in all the classrooms. Yoga Club decided to find a quiet space and set up under the tree, on the grass next to the playground!
In the Foundation Stage this week the children are basing all their learning around the nursery rhyme, Row, Row, Row Your Boat. On Monday morning the children from Reception Class and Hopscotch walked to the river to look for boats. We did see one! We also looked for signs and shapes in the environment and for signs of autumn.
On Tuesday, pre-school found a river flowing through Wulstan Hall! Fortunately the parents and children had made boats to sail on the river and the children have already been on some wonderful journeys! Elizabeth and Mrs Barker went to the zoo to see the giraffes and Layla set sail for the beach to find shells!
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#BeCyberSmart is the new campaign against cyberbullying and online harassment, led by West Mercia Police. It will launch on the 16th October.
All the information they’re distributing as part of the campaign meets the priorities of the new Children and Young People’s Plan for Worcestershire. It’s been developed with support from six national organisations, including the NSPCC, and counselling charity Kooth.
Advice for parents and guardians
By understanding the risks and keeping yourself up-to-date on the latest technology, websites and social networks you can help your child enjoy the internet safely and securely.
For further help and advice, please click on the links to our partners websites, where you will find additional help and support. West Mercia Police are proud to be working alongside a range of charities on this important subject.
Thank you to everyone who came along to support the school/parish harvest mass last weekend. It was lovely to see so many parents, pupils and parishioners there. Father John led us in a wonderful service of thanksgiving and was, as always, impressed by the quality of the children’s reading and singing. The refreshments, raffle and auction in the school hall afterwards raised a fantastic £293.57 for CAFOD!
Special thanks to the eco gardeners and to Bob and Val for the amazing pumpkins that we raffled and auctioned and to Phil Libell who made the winning bid on the monster pumpkin that they had grown. Thanks also to everyone who sent in food items for the refreshments or the food bank: we will deliver tomorrow.
We are all really looking forward to our harvest mass, this Sunday and hoping to see you all there. We still need donations for the food bank, so if you have anything please send that in tomorrow.
After mass we will be serving teas and coffees in the hall and auctioning the amazing pumpkins that the children have grown with Bob and Val. Any donations of cakes or biscuits, to serve with the teas and coffees will be very gratefully received (again, please send these in tomorrow, or bring them to mass with you on Sunday).
Lots of ready wrapped, empty shoe boxes have arrived in school, ready for filling. If you would like to fill a show box this year, but don’t have time to cover your own, please pop into school and collect one.
Finished shoe boxes need to be back in school after half term, for delivery to the warehouse.
On Friday morning 29th September our Year 6 prefects led a welcome assembly for our new reception class pupils and their parents. The prefects had written reflections and created posters to describe their journey through Holy Redeemer School. Reception class introduced themselves to the school community and shared the work they have been doing in RE lessons about people who love and care for them. Deacon Pat came to the assembly and presented each pupil with a welcome certificate. We sang our school song and prayed that God would bless our new pupils and parents as they join our school community.
Holy Redeemer is a school where you share your faith,
Everyone is important even if you’re big or you’re small,
This school will let you blossom through the years,
God will guide you on your seven year journey.
In Holy Redeemer you will learn about God,
Who will be looking out for you.
All the teachers are very lucky to have you,
And I wish you many happy school years in our wonderful community.
Dear New Beginners,
Here at this school you will grow in faith and joy.
All of the prefects will help you along the way and your teachers especially.
We have loved it here and so will you!
The teachers will help you grow in knowledge from your ABC and your 2×2.
Forest school you’ll love.
With Mrs Andrews you’ll learn about animals and build bug homes.
The climbing area is really fun to climb on and play with your friends.
Your trips you will most definitely adore – the Pioneer centre and Alton castle.
We hope you settle well! Your life here will be amazing.
Holy Redeemer is a brilliant school, it helps you grow closer to Jesus. You will love this school from the start, it will always stay in your heart. In this school we share our faith and we love to learn about God.
You will learn lots of subjects:
Maths, literacy, music, art, PE, science, topic, and of course RE.
In Reception you will have many experiences with Mrs Barker and Mrs Andrews. You will really enjoy forest school where you play and have fun in the woods.
Enjoy your first year at Holy Redeemer. Have fun with Mrs Barker and we hope you make lots of new friends.
By Toby and Jack
Holy Redeemer school is the best
You will stand out from the rest
You will have lots of fun
But remember everybody is N0.1
Maths, English, R.E
Topic, Art, P.E
If you work hard you will earn an reward
And the rest will applaud
In tests you will get high marks
And in shows you will get main parts
You with love this school from top to bottom
And your experience here will never be forgotten
By Leah and Ruth
You’ll be smarter, You’ll blossom,
You’ll be happy, You’ll twirl,
You’ll make friends, You’ll sing,
You’ll be zappy, And grow,
You’ll go on trips, You’ll stretch,
You’ll learn new things, You’ll jump,
You’ll be great full, From mat to mat,
Throughout these seven years, Like a lightning bolt,
You’ll write, So we hope you’ll enjoy
You’ll draw, Your years at Holy Redeemer,
You’ll learn about God, But just remember,
More and more, God is always near!
Pearwa and Maya
Class 6 made Welcome Posters for the new children.