All at Sea!

This week at Hopscotch we have been all at sea, with a marine-focused theme. We have built and sailed ships, made treasure maps, fished for phonics, buried treasure and dug up treasure (x marked the spot), sorted shells, ordered pirates from smallest to largest, found out about sea creatures, made our own octopus, as well as pirate faces, and lots, lots more; even eating our snack on a pirate ship! Have a look at some of the great learning that we got up to this week.

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Year 4 & 5 Tag Rugby Festival

This week we took a Year 4 and a Year 5 team to the Tag Rugby Festival at Worcester Warriors. Both teams were unbeaten in the morning which put them in the top group for the afternoon.
The Year 4 team played very well and finished on top points – equal with 3 other teams. Sadly they then took 4th place on tri difference (great skills and teamwork by all).
The Year 5 team finished in first place taking the gold medals.

Well done to both teams!

Live Streaming

‘Live Streaming’ is a growing trend amongst children and young people across the globe. The National Online Safety guide is designed to inform parents and carers about the dangers of live streaming for their children and how they can help control the associated risks. The guide is provided below for parents to download and read:

National Primary Schools Swim Event

This year 5 children from Holy Redeemer qualified for the National Primary Schools Swim event in Sheffield. It was a massive achievement to reach this event and they then swam so fast they made 2 B finals. They finished 2nd in the Meley Relay final and 5th in the freestyle Relay Final. All children can swim in the same age category next year so we have high hopes of the A final! Well done everyone.

Year 5 Wedding!

On Friday, Years 4 and 5 went up to church, where Deacon Pat was waiting for them, where he had arranged for the two pupils who got married in Reception Class to renew their vows. As well as presiding over the ceremony and explaining the symbolism of each part, Deacon Pat talked to the children about the Wedding Feast at Cana and about the story of Adam and Eve, and explained the significance of these stories in terms of the marriage ceremony.

For more photos and information, visit Year 5’s RE page:

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Pupil Visit to Parish Tea

After school today, Mrs. Williams and five pupils went up to the parish hall to take part in the first Parish Tea event. The parish is trying to make these teas a monthly event in order to provide a social gathering and some company for some of the more isolated, elderly people in our parish and wider community, who are finding it hard to get out and about. The children chatted with the elderly people who were there and treated them (on request) to an impromptu concert! They were well rewarded for their efforts with cake and squash!

If you know of anyone who is isolated, for whatever reason, please contact the parish. Also, please let them know if you are able to help out in any way; they are looking for people tp help with transport and to help with providing the teas, coffees and conversation in the hall.

Good Shepherd Mass 2019

During Lent the Values Council raised money for Father Hudson’s Care and for Mission Brazil. Yesterday Mrs Williams and Mrs Hall took Year 6 along to St. George’s in Worcester for the annual Good Shepherd mass. This year it was celebrated by Archbishop Bernard Longley. It was a lovely service, with some wonderful singing from all the schools, but led by Blessed Edwards. Representatives from each school were able to present their cheques to staff from Father Hudson’s. Thanks to your generosity, through the Father Hudson’s boxes, coin trail and board games sessions we were able to raise £373.48 for Father Hudson’s this year, and an additional £250 for Mission Brazil. Thank you to everyone who contributed.