Newsletter 3rd May 22


Executive Headteacher: Mr. R. Barraclough Head of School: Mr. J. Molyneux

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

Spiritual Reflection – Jesus asks us to follow him asking us to be servants to one another

In today’s Gospel, the disciples are no longer in Jerusalem; they are in Galilee, returning to their work of fishing. Simon Peter is still presented in the role of leader: when he announces that he is going fishing, the other disciples follow. They spend the night fishing but are unsuccessful.

Jesus calls to them from the shore, but the disciples do not recognize him immediately. Still, they follow the stranger’s instructions and bring in a large haul of fish. It is at this point that one of the disciples realises that Jesus is appearing to them. Upon hearing this news, Simon Peter leads the way again, jumping from the boat and swimming to shore. The other disciples follow in the boat, dragging the fish.


The disciples have brought to shore a tremendous catch of fish that Jesus has directed them to find. But once on the shore, they see that Jesus has already prepared fish and bread on a charcoal fire. Jesus directs the disciples to bring their catch of fish as well. Jesus is host at the meal that follows, feeding the disciples the bread and fish.


There are allusions in the Gospel to our gathering for the celebration of the Mass. In the Eucharist, we too are fed by Jesus in the bread and wine that have become his very Body and Blood. We also find in this story insight about the Presentation of the Gifts at Mass. The gifts we bring to the altar, bread and wine, are made from gifts that God gave first to us: grain and grapes, the fruit of the earth. God has no need of anything further. Yet God accepts the offering we bring—bread and wine, “the work of human hands”—and transforms our offering into the gift of his very presence.


After the meal, Jesus directs himself to Simon Peter. A dialogue then takes place which is a reversal of Peter’s three denials. Peter is forgiven. Having been restored to friendship with Jesus, Simon Peter is sent on a mission. “Feed my lambs . . . Tend my sheep . . . Feed my sheep.” These commands indicate that Peter is to be as Jesus, even unto sacrificing for the flock. As Jesus has fed Peter in this meal and as Jesus feeds us in the Eucharist, so he also sends us to follow him, asking that we offer our lives in service and sacrifice.


Virtues to live by

Resilience and perseverance.
The following children have demonstrated in school that they are living by this virtue and have been recognised by their class teacher.

RG: Nathan M RS: Amelia 1K: Shristi  1/2 T: Ralph 2B: Emaan 3C:     3/4MT: Heizel  4C:Amelia  5W: Michalina  5/6B: Harry 6CD: Aneesha


May is Mary’s Month

A letter was sent to parents last week regarding Mary’s Month; we would like to send home a small statue of Mary, some Rosary beads and a leaflet explaining how to say the Rosary to enable our pupils to keep Our Lady in their thoughts and prayers. If you would like your child to take part in this please complete the online form using the link below:

School Trips

A letter was sent to parents last week regarding Countryside Day trips to Harrogate for all children in Years 3 to 6.

Years 3 and 4 Countryside Day Trip – Tuesday 14th June
Years 5 and 6 Countryside Day Trip – Wednesday 15th June

Please log on to your new School Money account to make the payment of £9.85 and provide consent by no later than Friday 20th May. If we do not receive sufficient payments from parents then the trip will not be able to go ahead.

Yorkshire Wildlife Trip – a  letter will be sent to parents this week regarding a trip for all our pupils in Years 1 and 2 to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park on Tuesday 21st June. Parents will be asked to log into their new School Money account to provide consent and make a payment. Please look out for the letter for more information.

School Uniform

We no longer accept cash in the school office for school uniform items. If you do wish to purchase a tie or a book bag, please visit the Shop section of School Money and make a payment online. Ties are currently charged at £3.50 and book bags at £5.00. The Shop section will be checked each day and any order received online by the deadline of 9.30am each day, will be sent to your child’s class. Please also use the Shop section of School Money to pay for any books that you may have been charged for due to loss or damage.

School Money 

A number of letters and message information regarding our new school payment system, School Money,  have been sent to you last term. All parents were sent a password to enable an online login account. Please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the  system. School will use this system for payments such as music invoices, school trips and  after school clubs. Please continue to use the existing payment system , Live kitchen for school meal payments.


Sports For Schools – fundraising event

All pupils had an absolutely amazing time on Friday when Paralympic athlete, Antony Cotterill came into school. All children took part in an energetic circuit with the encouragement and support of their classmates. Antony then delivered an inspiring whole school assembly reinforcing our school value of Resilience.
Please remember to return your sponsorship forms and money by no later than Friday 6th May. Your support is greatly appreciated.


Children in Year 6 will be taking their Standard Assessment Tests (SAT’s) next week, each day Monday to Thursday. Children have worked very hard in preparation for the tests and you as parents can help your achieve the best that they possibly can by ensuring that  your child has a good routine, goes to bed on time and is prepared for school each day.

We will be offering all Year 6 pupils a SAT’s breakfast in the KS2 hall Monday to Thursday next week. The breakfast will comprise of a choice of cereals, toast, croissants, jam, bananas and fresh orange juice. SAT’s begin in the morning after registration so we plan to offer our children the breakfast at 8.40am. If you would like your child to come along and join in for SAT’s breakfast then please ensure they arrive promptly for 8.40am and go straight to the KS2 hall.

Year 2 will also be taking their SAT’s throughout May. Again parents can assist their children by ensuring good home and bedtime routines are in place.

Resurrection Rock – Year 3 and 4 performance

We wrote to parents of children in Years 3 and 4 last week to invite you to come to school to watch the children’s performance of ‘Resurrection Rock. ‘ Children have been practicing a number of songs and readings and we are very much looking forward to being able to welcome parents into school once again. We kindly request parents arrive at 2.05pm and gather outside the school office door, you will then be invited in to be seated for the performance in the hall. The PTA will be offering refreshments for sale at the end of the performance of tea, coffee and cake and we would very much like for parents to stay and join in with this.


Head of School Recognition award

The following children have been chosen by their teacher to receive a personalised letter from our Head of School, Mr Molyneux .

RG: Haroon
RS: Nu Nu
1K: Bukunmi
1/2T: Mateusz
2B:  Efayobase
3/4MT: Anton
4C: Hasan- Ali
5W: Oliver
5/6B: Martyna
6CD: Kamil

Handwriter’s Award

Our star handwriters for the last week were:

RG: Piotr
RS: Chloe
1K: Kacper
1/2T: Raihana
2B: Hattie
3/4MT: Julia
4C: Amina
5W: Deona
5/6B: Thomas
6CD: Somkene

Winners of the handwriting award will have their work displayed in school.

Class Attendance Award

Class 6CD were the last weeks attendance winners with 94.86%.

RG: 91.42%
RS: 90.02%
1K: 92.12%
1/2T: 93.17%
2B: 93.79%
3C: 93.06%
4C: 93.67%
5W: 94.55%
5/6B: 92.85%
6CD: 94.86%


School has recently received an unprecedented number of requests for absence for holidays and family visits abroad. School cannot authorise term time absence unless there are exceptional circumstances, as deemed by the Headteacher.  School will communicate unauthorised absences with the Education Welfare Service and families may be subject to a fixed penalty fine. We would urge parents to consider the impact of lost learning on your child’s education by taking your child out of school. Children have already missed valuable face to face education as a result of the pandemic.

Extra Curricular Achievements

We would love to celebrate your child’s out of school achievements, please send any information you would like to be celebrated to

Diary Dates

Thursday 5th May – Ressurection Rock Year 3 and 4 performance – parents invited to watch. Please arrive at 2.05pm. PTA refreshments for sale afterwards at 2.45pm -3.15pm
Friday 6th May – PTA meeting 2.30 – 3.15pm Any parents wishing to come along to see if they can help volunteer, please do.
Monday 9th – Thursday 12th May – SAT’S week for Year 6. Year 6 children can have SAT’s breakfast each day, Monday to Thursday at 8.40am
Thursday 12th May – Year 4 Athletics at St Wilfrid’s (more details to follow)
Friday 13th May & Monday 16th May  – Den building in school (more details to follow)
Wednesday 18th May – Cricket Tournament at St Wilfrid’s 4pm to 6pm (see separate letter)
Friday 20th May – Payment due date for Countryside Trips
Friday 20th May
– Last day of term
Monday 6th June – Extended Bank Holiday for Queens Jubilee – school closed on this day
Tuesday 7th June – School reopens
Tuesday 14th June – Countryside Day trip Years 3 and 4
Wednesday 15th June – Countryside Trip Years 5 and 6
Tuesday 21st June – Yorkshire Wildlife Park Trip Years 1 and 2

Guidance for parents for After school clubs

As COVID restrictions continue to lift and our day to day lives are becoming more ‘normal’, you may be thinking about enrolling your child in an after school club such as football or dance. The Government website provides some valuable information for parents to consider when making a choice about after school clubs and also helps parents to ask the right questions for parents and carers to help them choose out-of-school settings for their children.

COVID Update – Living with Covid

  • If you develop symptoms of a respiratory infection and have a temperature or feel unwell you should try to stay at home and avoid contact with others until you feel better and no longer have a temperature.
  • Children and young people who feel unwell and have a high temperature should stay at home and avoid others. They can return to school when they no longer have a temperature and are well enough to attend.
  • Children who test positive for Covid-19 should try to stay at home and avoid others for 3 days
  • Regular asymptomatic testing is no longer recommended.



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