Newsletter 15th April 2024

Mr J Molyneux

Monday 22nd April 2024



Our Prayer for the Week

Merciful Father, you gave your Son Jesus Christ to be the Good Shepherd,

and in his love for us to lay down his life and rise again:

keep us always under his protection, and give us grace to follow in his steps.

Risen Christ, faithful Shepherd of your Father’s sheep:

teach us to hear your voice and to follow your command,

that all your people may be gathered into one flock, to the glory of God the Father. Amen


Weekly News and Updates from the Headteacher

BKCAT Marketing Team Photo Shoot

Members of the BKCAT Marketing Team will be in school on Wednesday morning taking photographs around school which show us at work and at play. In time, these photographs will be used for our prospectus, website and social media platforms. This is a trust wide initiative and whilst photographs can never truly show what a school has to offer prospective new families, they do give a flavour of the things that go on here each day. The Team will be taking photographs of children in lessons, at playtime and a lunchtime. We will also be ‘staging’ various photographs so that our pupil voice groups such as our school council and chaplaincy team can be represented. The Team will be made aware of which pupils should not be photographed and all photographs will be carefully checked by leaders in school before they appear on any public domain.

Breakfast Club

Do remember that our Breakfast Club is now a permanent feature of our school. Online booking is open and it would be great if we could see an increase in numbers of children using this facility. We have 30 places available each day and are still only filling approximately 10-12 of these each day.

Annual Easter Egg Raffle

Many thanks for your generosity during Lent when we were selling raffle tickets for our Easter Egg raffle. We raised £183.43 which will be presented to the Bishop of Leeds/Catholic Care at the annual Good Shepherd Service in St. Anne’s Cathedral on the 21st May.


Thank you for your continued support.

Mr. Molyneux


Virtues Award

The following children have demonstrated in school that they are living by this virtue and have been recognised by their class teacher. Parents of children who win the virtue award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 19th April at 2.45pm.

RG: Ivy- Monet
RS: Joseph
1T: Aveline Mary
1/2T: Alex
2B: Sumayya
3CD: Emily
3/4MT: Evelyn
4B: Chidera
5C: Savio
5/6C: Elissa
6B: Ahren

Headteacher Recognition Award

The following children have been chosen by their teacher to receive a personalised letter from our Headteacher, Mr Molyneux .  Parents of children who win the Headteacher award are invited into school to watch the Celebration Assembly on Friday 19th April at 2.45pm.

RG: Ruqayya
RS: Emerald
1T: Felix
1/2T:  Hanifah
2B: Oliwia
3CD: Zak
3/4MT: Goda
4B: Liya
5C: Ahmed
5/6C: Scarlet
6B: Alexandra

Handwriting Award  

The following children have been chosen by the class teacher as being the Star Handwriter of the week. Winners of this award will be presented with their Handwriting Certificate in class, not at our celebration assembly.

RG: Henry
RS: Princess
1T: Devayani
1/2T: Nathaniel
2B: Ayaan
3CD: Lilianna
3/4MT: Nicola B
4B: Lilly
5C: Saira
5/6C: Ayaan
6B: Paris

Class Attendance Award

Class 5C was the  attendance winner for the last week of term with 98.33% . This class will get to spin the attendance wheel.

RG: 90.35%

RS: 96.67%

1T: 91.11%

1/2T: 97.78%

2B: 93.89%

3CD: 92.90%

3/4MT: 95.00%

4B: 98.28%

5C: 98.33%

5/6C: 83.89%

6B: 89.44%

Diary Dates

22nd and 25th April – New date for Class 5/ 6 C Parents Evening
1st May – Year 3 trip to Whitby
2nd May – Year 4 trip to Whitby
3rd May – Fire Service in school to talk to Year 5 pupils
13th – 17th May – KS2 SATS week
20th May – Years 1 and 2 Butterfly House trip
24th May – Last day of term before the half term break.

Safeguarding Updates


Children are having over 2 times more sugar than is recommended, with half of it coming from snacks and sugary drinks.

It can often be really difficult to know what a healthier choice might be– but NHS Better Health, Better Families are here with all the info, tips and advice you need to help your family be healthier and happier.

The effects of too much sugar

Too much sugar is bad for children’s health as it can lead to the build-up of harmful fat on the inside that we cannot see.

This fat can cause weight gain and serious diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

Having too much sugar can also lead to painful tooth decay – every 10 minutes, a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital.

For more help and practical advice, please use the link below:

General Updates

New Afterschool clubs start this week. Last terms after school clubs (with the exception of Melodica club) have now finished.

Mondays – Cooking Club – Children in Foundation Stage only. (This club will run for 4 weeks – 22nd April, 29th April, 13th May, 20th May)
Wednesdays – Cricket Club – Years 5 & 6
Wednesdays – Dance Club Elite Coaching Years 1 and 2
Thursdays – Dance Club Elite Coaching Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

School Trips

There are a number of school trips that are planned for the Summer term, all trips are now live on your child’s School Money account. Please arrange to log on to your child’s account to give consent and make a payment at your earliest opportunity.

Whitby School Trips – Year 3  1st May and Year 4   2nd May.

Children in Years 3 and 4 who are going on the Whitby school trip will require certain items to be brought with them on the day of the trip in a SMALL rucksack that they are able to carry with them during the day:

  • Small hand towel
  • Small bucket and spade
  • Spare clothing – lightweight
  • Packed lunch
  • Drinks




 At parents evening, you were given a copy of your child’s attendance summary. Please do take the time to look at this information. Remember if you have any queries or would like some support with attendance please do not hesitate to contact our schools Attendance Officer, Mrs Scott.



PTA News

If you have any fundraising ideas for the PTA , please message Contact Office on Class Dojo.

Remember, we are always looking for new members to join our friendly team.

Extra-Curricular Activities

If your child in involved in clubs or sports teams outside of school and you would like your child’s efforts to be recognised by our school community, please email a brief description and a photo to:


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