St John Vianney's Catholic Primary School News - Information for Parents: How to say the sounds<p>Please click the link below to visit the Ruth Miskin, Read Write Inc. website containing the useful video.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Information for Parents: How to say the sounds</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>For all other information and tutorial videos, please click the link below.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Read Write Inc. Phonics Information for Parents website</a></p>, 17 Oct 2017 10:07:59 GMTGet Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.<p>We are a&nbsp;<em>&ldquo;Get Reading. Keep Reading. Change Everything.&rdquo;</em>&nbsp;school.<br /> <br /> We use the highly successful&nbsp;<em>Read Write Inc.</em>&nbsp;Phonics programme to teach our children to read, write and spell. Our children do well in the phonics screening check and by Year 2, the majority are fluent readers with the best chance of success in the KS1 tests.<br /> <br /> Ruth Miskin Training recognise us for teaching the programme with fidelity and passion &ndash; we know what it takes to make reading and writing pleasurable and rewarding for our children.<br /> <br /> This badge recognises that we:</p> <ul> <li>Raise standards in reading and writing for our children</li> <li>Are all expertly trained by Ruth Miskin Training</li> <li>Gain the latest programme updates through regular visits from our Ruth Miskin trainer</li> <li>Support our most vulnerable readers with extra one-to-one teaching every day.</li> </ul> <p>To visit the parent pages on the Ruth Miskin Training website go to:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> <br /> To sign up to the Ruth Miskin Training newsletter go to:&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">;</a><br /> <br /> You can also follow them on&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Facebook</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Twitter</a>.</p>, 06 Oct 2017 12:23:35 GMTMacmillan Coffee Morning<p align="center">FRIDAY 29<sup>TH</sup> SEPTEMBER</p> <p>We are going to hold a &lsquo;Bun Break&rsquo; for all our pupils to support this good cause.&nbsp; We would be very grateful if you could donate cakes/biscuits.&nbsp; They will be available to buy during morning break.</p> <p align="center">(Maximum of 50p per child)</p> <p align="center">A BIG THANK YOU IN ANTICIPATION OF YOUR&nbsp; CONTINUED SUPPORT!!</p>, 25 Sep 2017 15:43:37 GMTWebsite Awards<p>Weekly Awards can now be found on the <a href="">Attendance/ Awards page</a>.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Don&#39;t forget to check our Latest News, Events and Class pages to keep up to date!</p>, 13 Sep 2017 07:43:01 GMTNew Website!<p><u><strong>Welcome to our new website!</strong></u></p> <p>Following feedback from parents, we have purchased a new website that is easier to navigate with more information.&nbsp;</p> <p>We hope to have all class pages up to date for the current term by the end of the week.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please contact us with any feedback or suggestions for the website using the contact us page.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 06 Sep 2017 10:06:44 GMTChanges to Bookings for After School Club, Breakfast Club and Holiday Club<p>From September 2017 you will be able to book or cancel Breakfast club, After School club and Holiday club sessions through your Parentpay account without having to complete any forms or by contacting the school office.&nbsp; This will mean that you have full control of your child&rsquo;s bookings and can clearly see the sessions booked, and make any amendments necessary in good time and at your own convenience.</p> <p>As is the case currently, bookings and cancellations will not be accepted without 24 hours&rsquo; notice.&nbsp; This is because staffing is arranged in advance and we need to ensure that we have enough staff to cover the number of children booked in.</p> <p>We have always requested that payment for bookings was made in advance in order to ensure that debts do not build up.&nbsp; The new booking system works in the same way so please make sure that you have sufficient funds in your Parentpay account or make an immediate payment in order to allow the booking to go through successfully.&nbsp; <strong><u>If payment is not received before logging out of your account, the booking will be automatically cancelled.</u></strong>&nbsp; Whilst you are able to book 100 days in advance, please remember that the system will expect payment for whatever you choose to book in one go so, for example, you would need to make sure you have &pound;650 in your account if you are wanting to book 100 days&rsquo; worth of After School club! &nbsp;Any sessions that you cancel before 24 hours of your original booking will be credited back to your Parentpay account where it can be used towards further bookings, other payment items or refunded to your bank account.</p>, 12 Sep 2017 15:51:22 GMTGreen Flag Eco Award<p>St John Vianney was awarded the Green Flag in the last week of the summer term. Eco Schools praised all our time and effort that has been invested in environmental education at school. &quot;Your award &nbsp;is well deserved and reflects the hard work the school has put into the programme so far.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;The strenghts appear to be the love of their environment, the caring for each other and the high thinking and analysing skills of the Eco-</p> <p>Committee. They have good links with other Eco-Schools and sharing good practice. Well done and keep up the great work.&quot;</p>, 04 Sep 2017 20:55:38 GMTFun Night<p>Thank you to everyone who came to our recent Fun night&nbsp;and a particularly big thank you to all those people who helped with organising of the event and running stalls. Also a huge thank you for all of your donations throughout the summer term!&nbsp; Together we raised a fantastic &pound;2,123.90!</p>, 05 Sep 2017 09:43:54 GMTNursery - Hens<p>{gallery:Nursery - Hens}</p>, 31 May 2017 17:29:57 GMTRE - Holy Week<p>As always, the donkey came to visit! The whole school re enacted Palm Sunday yesterday! We played the part of the crowd waving their palms, while Year 6 were Jesus on the donkey and his disciples. This set the scene for the start of Holy Week and made this very special time in the church&#39;s year come to life.</p> <p>{gallery:The start of Holy Week}</p> <p>Each class has designed a Stations of the Cross for Holy Week. Mr Walsh used the Stations in his class assembly. The Stations are displayed in the hall and the parishioners were invited back today to see Year 4&#39;s Passion Play. The Year 6 children gave the parishioners a guided talk on each Station.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Stations of the Cross}</p> <p>Year 4 re enacted the Passion of our Lord yesterday. Parents were invited to watch as well as the whole school. They used a mixture of media and gave the play a modern twist that really brought this important message home to us all. It was a time for quiet reflection and prayer.</p> <p>{gallery:Passion of our Lord}</p> <p>A big thank you to Sophie who came to school this morning to talk about CAFOD. Sophie has spent some time in Ethiopia through CAFOD and told the children all about her experiences. She told us about how&nbsp;&nbsp;the money we raise is used for different projects. It was very informative and really gave the children an insight into what happens after we do all our fundraising. Thank you again Sophie.</p> <p>{gallery:Sophie}</p>, 01 Jun 2017 14:54:15 GMTEco & Fairtrade<p>Our Eco committee visited the Fair Trade conference. We joined with other schools for a fun packed day. We found out how fair trade chocolate was made and even got to taste some! We spoke on a video link to a boy named Michael. He told us all about his village, bananas and coffee beans. We discovered that fair pay and good working conditions makes them fair trade products.<br /> In the afternoon we did some maths work on a planned investigation.</p> <p>{gallery:Fair Trade conference}</p> 1 (4).JPGThu, 01 Jun 2017 15:03:34 GMTIcon Arrival<p>We have welcomed our &#39;Pilgrim Statue&#39; this week.This was a beautiful statue of the Sacred Heart which had been sent by Bishop Michael to every school in the Diocese of Lancaster.&nbsp;The Head Boy and Girl from St Cuthbert&rsquo;s Primary School arrived on Friday morning to bring the statue to us. Mrs Allen led us in a lovely liturgy so the whole school could welcome this special &#39;visitor&#39; during this Year of Mercy. Throughout the week each class has come to pray with the statue and have also produced some beautiful work reflecting on the love of Jesus. On Friday Fr Peter took the icon to church to be placed on the alter during weekend masses.&nbsp;</p>, 01 Jun 2017 15:28:21 GMTYear of Mercy<h3>Holy Year of Mercy</h3> <p>The Jubilee Year of Mercy began on December 8, 2015 and will close on November 20, 2016, the feast of Christ the King.&nbsp;</p> <p>Pope Francis announced this jubilee year so that all can receive a blessing and pardon from God. The Holy Year of Mercy celebrates being a witness of mercy and invites us all to follow the example of God as merciful, forgiving and loving followers. Mercy is acts of love by which we care for the bodily and spiritual needs of others. Being merciful frequently includes forgiveness of others, just as God the Father demonstrates forgiveness of our sins through love. During Lent the children have been looking at:-</p> <p>Corporal Acts of Mercy</p> <ul> <li>To feed the hungry</li> <li>To give drink to the thirsty</li> <li>To clothe the naked</li> <li>To shelter the homeless</li> <li>To Visit the sick</li> <li>To visit the imprisoned</li> <li>To bury the dead</li> </ul> <p>In term, the children will look at Mercy parables, as well as study a Saint in detail. The climax of our Year of Mercy will be when the Pilgrim statue arrives at our school on Monday 10<sup>th</sup> October, when the children will celebrate the</p> <p>Spiritual Acts of Mercy</p> <p>To instruct the ignorant- Learn about our faith and be open to talking with others about our beliefs.&nbsp; There is always something more to discover about our faith.</p> <p>To counsel the doubtful- Everyone has moments of doubt in their faith journey.&nbsp; Nevertheless, we should always remember that Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life and turn to him along our way.</p> <p>To admonish sinners- Do not judge, but be supportive in helping others find their way and correct their mistakes.&nbsp; Together we can learn to walk more closely with Christ</p> <p>To bear wrongs patiently- Do not be bitter about wrongs done against you.&nbsp; Place your hope in God so that you can endure the troubles of this world and face them with a compassionate spirit.&nbsp;</p> <p>To forgive offences willingly- Forgiving others is difficult at times because we do not have God&#39;s limitless mercy and compassion.&nbsp; But Jesus teaches us that we should forgive as God forgives, relying on him to help us show others the mercy of God</p> <p>To comfort the afflicted/sorrowful- Be open to listening and comforting those who are dealing with grief.&nbsp; Even if we aren&#39;t sure of the right words to say, our presence can make a big difference.</p> <p>To pray for the living and the dead- Prayer is one of the most powerful ways we can support others.&nbsp; Joining together in prayer for the living and the dead entrusts us all into God&#39;s care.</p>, 01 Jun 2017 15:27:47 GMTEcoCode<p>Last year we set up an Eco committee with representatives from Year 3 to 6. We meet once every half term. Mrs Butterworth, our chair of governors, and eco governor also attends these meetings.</p> <p>{gallery:EcoCode}</p> 5.JPGThu, 01 Jun 2017 15:06:45 GMTA similar 'boxes' homework<p>A similar &#39;boxes&#39; homework was also completed by the children. Again there was a tremendous effort by all involved, with parents again being invited into school to see the children&#39;s designs.</p> <p>{gallery:A similar &#39;boxes&#39; homework}</p>, 01 Jun 2017 15:16:59 GMTThe Eco committee visited to Solaris centre<p>The Eco committee visited to Solaris centre to find out about energy and how we can all play our part. We looked at solar panels and wind turbines.&nbsp;David McGrath, also visited school to talk to our eco committee.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:The Eco committee visited to Solaris centre}</p>, 01 Jun 2017 15:19:39 GMTWalk to school bus<p>Once a half term, the Walk to school bus takes place. We meet outside the saddle pub car park at 8.35am.</p> <p>{gallery:Walk to school bus}</p>, 01 Jun 2017 15:21:46 GMTEco/Gardening Club<p>Every Tuesday, after school, an eco/gardening club took place. Clare or Helen from &#39;Grow Blackpool&#39; came to support Mrs Mahoney and Miss Stobbs with this.</p> <p>{gallery:Eco/Gardening Club}</p>, 01 Jun 2017 15:09:51 GMTPlastic Bottle<p>The children brought home a plastic bottle to design into something! The response was amazing from the parents, who worked together with&nbsp;their child on this. There was a whole school display session after school, where the parents were invited to come into school to look at every bodies creations. Each child got a certificate for taking part.</p> <p>{gallery:Plastic Bottle}</p>, 01 Jun 2017 15:13:57 GMT