Well, what an exciting (and extremely busy) start to our last half-term...

I can hardly believe we are coming to the end of another academic year - and my goodness we have started with a bang!!!!    

As you will have seen Our Lady's has had visits from the amazing 'WordPool' authors and artists including an assembly from Dan Worsley. We have had our wonderful times tables event, developed our own'Digital Leaders', had some further 'Anti Bullying Ambassador training, visited St Mary's for a Year 3 Mass.                                                                                     Our Year 6 class had an incredible time at their residential week at 'WaterParks' in the Lake District (Mr Sharrock, Mr Whetnall, Mrs Murray and Miss Evans were incredibly proud of all of them during their time away.)                  

We have also just presented an amazing evening of music at Our Lady's Musical Showcase on Tuesday 21st June. The children were incredible! They sang and played with such confidence and it was wonderful to see all their fabulous achievements due to the time spent with Mrs Bird, Mr Simpson and Miss Benson - and indeed all the other dedicated music staff who have worked with Our Lady's through the years! The children played and sang with gusto - and we were all delighted to have a performance from our own little 'Aker Bilk' (aka Joseph) who gave us an incredible solo of 'Stranger on the Shore'!                                                                               This just goes to show what can be achieved through dedication and practise - and of course, a love of music helps too! A huge thank you to all of our parents who, I'm sure, sit through many an hour of instrument rehearsal!!! It was lovely to see all of your dedication and support for your children's learning of music have a great showcase for all to see.

A huge well done to everyone!

And on top of all of this... we have also witnessed the miracle of several 'births' at Our Lady's in the form of a group of eggs which arrived on the first day we returned to school and due to Year 3's care and attention the chicks all hatched and were even made their own bespoke 'chicken run's' before they left Y3 to go on to the farm!

I can also announce that we have 2 new teachers who will be joining Our Lady's Family in September - Miss Dickson who be teaching our Year 1 class and Mrs Chandler who will be teaching Year 3.

Yes... as you can see, we will be having a little move around of some of our staff from September:

Reception - Mr Whetnall

Year 1 - Miss Dickson

Year 2 - Mrs Hollinghurst

Year 3 - Mrs Chandler

Year 4 - Miss Slater

Year 5 - Mrs McVey

Year 6 - Mrs Ormerod

We are all very excited at the new opportunities that our changes will bring and really look forward to the children meeting their new teacher on our 'Moving-Up Day' (Date to be confirmed)

Don't forget that we will be holding our SPORTS DAY on Thursday morning - weather permitting!!!! so lets pray for a nice day! Then the following week (keeping to our 'Sporting Summer' theme, our PTFA are holding a 'Sports Clothes Day' on Friday 8th July when you can come to school dressed as your sporting hero - or in the clothes of your favourite sport...  I wonder if we'll have any golfers, cricketers or basketball players this year?????

And finally for now... I hope families will be able to join us on Sunday 10th July from 12 noon (or straight after the 10.30am family mass) for our Deanery Family Fun Day. You will have seen the posters outside school and church and we hope you can join us for a lovey afternoon!

Keep your eye on the website for any further details!

Authormelanie Haggerty