Catholic Life of the School

Felt Poppies

As part of a Design Technology project the whole of Key Stage 2 have been sewing buttons. Mrs Pearce set a challenge for everyone to sew on a button. As we are commemorating the First World War Centenary she decided it would be a fitting way to mark the anniversary by...

Dunston Schools Remembrance Service

Our Year 6 pupils were invited to a First World War Centenary service led by Reverend David Atkinson from St Nicholas' church. They were joined by other pupils from local schools, where prayers and poems were read by the children. Also attending this event were...

Diwali Lights

Reception class have been learning about Diwali the festival of light. They have been busy making Diya candle holders out of clay. The children have decorated their candle holders with patterns. They had great fun making them and can't wait to try them...

Remembrance Day

On Friday Mrs Pearce  and Year 6 led the whole school with a liturgy marking the centenary of Armistice Day.  It marks the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, back in 1918. The children led the readings and poems and prayers and gave...

Year 6 Liturgy

This week year 6 invited family and friends to their liturgy on Remembrance. Through their readings, singing and reflections the children led a very thought provoking liturgy which helped everyone remember why it is so important to remember all those who served and...

Year 4 Liturgy – Family

This morning, Class 4 celebrated their learning in RE with a liturgy. They have learned about Jesus' family and his line of ancestors back to the beginning. They noticed that Jesus' ancestors could teach us how to be great family members: forgiving our family members,...

Family Fast Day – Mini Vinnies

Today is Family Fast Day and the day we celebrated all the donations you have brought in for The People's Kitchen. The Mini Vinnies led the school in a liturgy which told us about harvest time.They reflected on the reasons to be thankful for what we have, and to think...

Mini Minnies and The People’s Kitchen

Our fantastic Mini Vinnies have decided, as part of preparations for Family Fast Day on the 5th October, to invite everyone to donate items for The People's Kitchen. This is a great charity who help those in need. We invited Mr Baker from the charity to come into...

Who made the earth?

In Reception, with Mrs Pearce, the children have been thinking about 'Who is God?' They watched the story of creation and decided to make their own version of the story. They began with a candle for the light, then added some fabric to represent the sky, sea and land....

Leavers Mass 2018

On Wednesday the whole school went to mass to celebrate our Year 6 leavers and the end of another fun packed year at St Philip's! Our Year 6 led the mass, read and sang beautifully. They completed the mass with a very reflective liturgical dance which brought many...

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