Bishop Sherrington visits St Catherine’s

It was wonderful to welcome Bishop John Sherrington to our school on Tuesday.   Bishop Sherrington has responsibility for the pastoral care of the parishes and deaneries of North London. He joined the year 3/4 children in a small gathering where the Rights Respecting Ambassadors led a short prayer service about praying for the children in God’s world and their responsibilities as ambassadors. Bishop John thanked them for their hard work and dedication. It gave everyone the opportunity to reflect on being part of God’s family.

Then Bishop John was taken on a tour of the school. Bishop John met all the children and gave them an opportunity to ask questions. There were some very interesting questions which Bishop John happily answered.

He was extremely impressed with the children and thanked us for the opportunity to meet the children, staff and some of our parents who were in the reception classes with their children.

Parent Consultations Class 2W only

This term Class 2W Parent Consultations will be held prior to Miss Corbett going on Maternity Leave at the end of this half term.

Class 2W consultations have been scheduled for the 10th and 12th October. Parents with children in class 2W only can log into School Interviews online at https://www.schoolinterviews.co.uk/ from Monday, 11th September 12noon and use the event code j7c78 to book their slot.

Online booking will close on Wednesday, 4th  October at 3pm.

Home Learning

This year home learning, in KS2, will concentrate on spellings (given out weekly), home reading (to develop children’s fluency and comprehension) and times tables (teachers will send out texts the week before a times table is tested). Details about which times tables your child needs to practise are in the KS2 letter. To assist you in supporting your child’s love of reading and to develop a wide interest,  a recommended reading list was attached in the KS2 letter. (Obviously this is only a taster of the wide range of quality children’s books that are available). Year 6 will have a daily piece of homework after October half-term until the SATs towards the end of the Spring Term.

Mrs. Van den Abbeele KS2 Leader

Curriculum IMPACT Meetings

These meeting are an opportunity to meet the year group class teachers and receive

information related to:

  • What is special about the year group?
  • RE Overview
  • Responsibilities
  • Home Learning
  • Literacy and Maths Overviews
  • Safeguarding

Here are the dates of the forthcoming Curriculum Impact meetings. These meetings are very informative. You will get the opportunity to meet the new class teachers and teaching support staff, see the learning environment and have a greater understanding of the curriculum coverage this academic year.

 

ALL MEETINGS START AT 9a.m.

Tuesday 12th Sept 9a.m. Year 6

Wednesday 13th September 9a.m. Year 5

Thursday 14th September 9a.m. Year 4

Friday 15th September 9a.m. Year 3

Tuesday 19th September 9a.m. Year 2

 Tuesday 26th September 9a.m. Year 1 

The Solemn Re-Opening of the Church and the Consecration of the Altar

On Sunday many of our community had the opportunity to be a part of this sacred and joyful celebration. We welcomed Cardinal Vincent Nichols to preside over this very special celebration. As Cardinal Vincent said it was a day of rejoicing , coming together to bless the extension of our church. Father John opened the doors and we entered  singing joyfully. The Cardinal blessed the font and the gift of water. Later in the service the relic of St Pontian was placed in the altar and then Cardinal Vincent anointed the altar. The altar was then wiped and dressed in linen cloths, the cross, the candles and flowers. After Holy Communion the Cardinal blessed the new tabernacle.

Father John looked extremely proud and rightly so. He thanked everyone in the local community who had helped on this exciting journey. The teachers look forward to visiting Mary Immaculate and St Gregory this term, growing in faith together.

It was a truly memorable service, one we will remember for a very long time. We were extremely proud to see children, both past and present from St Catherine’s,  have the wonderful opportunity of serving at this special Mass.

Girls Football – Central League Cup Final – 2nd place!

St Catherine’s girls football team were high in spirits yet nerves were beginning to show as the match began. We started with Niamh G (5C), Kathleen (5B), Molly (6V), Joanna (6C) all in defence as we did not know what to expect from St Johns Primary School. St John’s strikers were unable to get past our defence in the first half as they were unable to score and had very few attempts at goal. On the other hand Lily F (5C) in midfield continued to press forward on the counter attack which resulted in Francesca G (6V) scoring our first goal of the game.  At half time the score was 1-0 to St Catherine’s.  Harmony (5C) who was goalkeeper and did not concede any goals .

At the start of the second half St Johns were told to go for goal, which was clear as they had a lot more attempts at goal. This resulted in St John’s scoring a goal to make the score 1-1.  A change was then made as Isabella G (5B) switched with Kathleen in defence.  The game remained tight and the possession of the ball was equally split between the two teams. It was neck and neck!  Out of nowhere, a cross came into the St Johns striker who managed to volley the ball passed our defenders and straight into the back of the net. All of St Catherine’s defence were shocked and tried to push back to reclaim victory. However, with only 5 minutes on the clock there was not enough time and unfortunately St John’s won 2-1!

As manager I am extremely proud of the girls football team, they have worked extremely hard this season. Even though we did not win the cup, it is still an achievement for the school to come 2nd place out of 8 schools in our central league division. Well done!!!

St Catherine’s have come 2nd place out of 8 schools in the Central League cup!

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Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco is being used to fund community projects. We are delighted to let you know that in May and June the stores listed below will be taking part in voting for our project as part of the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme.
We have bid for a maximum of £4000 to develop our outdoor learning space for EYFS and have drawn up plans for a large sandpit with a pulley system, as well as, a quiet natural story telling area. The project with the most votes will receive £4000, second receives £2000 and third receives £1000.
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token. The stores listed below are taking part in the voting of our project.
EDGWARE METRO HA8 0BE

FINCHLEY N3 1XP

GOODGE STREET METRO W1T 2QB

HENDON NW4 2EL

HENDON BEAUFRT PK EXP NW9 5JJ

HENDON VIVIEN AV EXP NW4 3YB

LDN WHETSTONE EXP N20 0BU

MILL HILLS BROADWAY EXP NW7 3DA

NEW BARNET EXPRESS EN4 8QX

NEW SOUTHGAT 2 FR EXP N11 3LX

NORTH FINCHLEY EXP N12 9QH

OSIDGE HAMPDEN SQ EXP N14 5JP

136 GOLDERS GN RD EXP NW11 8HB

BARNET GREENHILL EXP EN5 1ES

BARNET HIGH ST EXP EN5 5SJ

BRENT CROSS HENDON WY NW2 1LZ

CANONS CRN EDGWR EXP HA8 8AF

COLNEY HATCH EXTRA N12 0SH

CRICKLEWOOD BROAD EXP NW2 3DR

EDGWARE GLENGALL EXP HA8 8TE

EDGWARE HALE LN EXP HA8 8NP