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Catholic Primary School & Nursery

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Important Notices and Events

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Lent Charity Work 

Monday 27th February - Friday 31st March 2023

This Lent, the Lighthouse Group invite you to join them in their acts of charitable giving as part of this special season. Each Friday during Lent, we will perform an act of kindness or raise money for a charity that is close to our heart. We know how generous the families of our school are and we know we can make a difference to the lives of others who are less fortunate than us.

Please make a note of the dates and the events happening so that your children can take part.



Friday 3rd March: SVP Food Bank Donations

On Friday 3rd March, we want to turn our attentions to those who are in need within our community. The Saint Vincent De Paul Society supports local people who are struggle to buy the essential food items they need. To support them, we would invite all of the children to donate the following items by bringing them in to school on Friday 3rd March:

  • long life milk
  • tinned vegetables
  • tinned soups
  • tinned fruit
  • tinned rice pudding
  • custard,
  • jelly
  • tinned tuna
  • pasta
  • rice
  • tea
  • coffee
  • drinking chocolate
  • biscuits
  • squash
  • cooking sauces
  • cereals
  • washing up liquid
  • toiletries
  • jam

As a thank you for donating to this worthy cause, the children can wear their own clothes for the day.

Friday 10th March: CAFOD Family Fast Day

On Friday 10th March, we are inviting the staff and children of St Rose to take part in a Family Fast Day in support of CAFOD. On this day, children will opt to have soup and bread for their lunch rather than their normal packed or cooked lunches. If you would like your child to take part, please complete the form below by Tuesday 28th February 2023.

CAFOD Family Fast Day Sign Up Form

As a reward for sacrificing their normal lunch, those children who take part in the Family Fast Day are able to wear their own clothes on Friday 4th March to say a BIG thank you for their charitable act.

Friday 17th March: Comic Relief 'Wear Something Funny' Day

To mark Comic Relief Day on Friday 17th March, we are inviting the children to 'wear something funny' for the day. We want you to be as imaginative and comical as you want but try to make us smile and giggle on the day - it is for a good cause after all! On this day, we invite you to make a contribution towards the charity in return for wearing your own clothes. Remember, every penny really does make a difference so we know, whatever you can afford will be greatly appreciated by this charity.

Friday 24th March: Father Hudson's Good Shepherd Appeal

Every year, we give out the boxes for the Good Shepherd Appeal for Father Hudson's and this year is no different. In addition to the boxes, we invite all the children to wear their own clothes in return for making a contribution towards the charity. This charity does amazing work within our region and every penny makes a huge difference to those people they support.

Friday 31st March: Lighthouse Group Charitable Appeal

The Our Common Home Group are keen to make the quiet area in the playground an area of peace, tranquility and calm and they would love to be able to plant some more plants to make the area more appealing. On the final Friday of half term, they would be really grateful for any contributions that you could make to help them raise money for more plants for the quiet area. In return for your contributions, the children will be able to wear their own clothes as a BIG thank you for your support.

World Book Week

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At Our lady & St. Rose of Lima we love to read and so we have decided to extend World Book Day to a World Book Week! We will be celebrating World Book Week in the week beginning 27th February. There are going to be lots of fabulous opportunities for the children to enjoy reading and this year we’d love families to get involved too.


Here’s what you need to know:


  • We will be hosting a #Shelfie competition. Please send in pictures of your child with their favourite books, their bookcase, at a library or any other place you visit that has lots of lovely books. We will be giving a prize to the class with the most #Shelfies.
  • You can see a timetable below of all the events happening in World Book Week.
  • As it is World Book Week, we will also be hosting the book fair in school- how exciting! We want to see all children from St Rose getting excited about reading for pleasure. What better way then, for them to attend a book fair full of sparkling, exciting new books, that EVERYONE will love!

  • The Book Fair will be in school from Thursday 2nd March - Tuesday 7th March. For the first time, we are going cashless with our book fair. All payments for books will be made using a card machine so you will need either your phone (for Apple Pay) or your card with you. No cash payments will be accepted so you do not need to bring any cash with you, You can still use any gift tokens you may have and every child will be given a £1 book token in World Book Week, which they can use at the book fair.
  • So that our Book Fair does not become too busy, we have devised a timetable for different classes to come and attend. The timetable for the So that our Book Fair does not become too busy, we have devised a timetable for different classes to come and attend.
  • The timetable for the Book Fair is below. It will run after school from 3.30 - 4.00pm.


Thursday 2nd March 2023Book Fair for Years: Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2
Friday 2rd March 2023Book Fair for Years: Years 3 & 4 
Monday 7th March 2023Book Fair for Years 5 & 6
Tuesday 7th March 2023ALL YEAR GROUPS WELCOME


  • You can also see a  parent invitation by clicking HERE .This has a list of books that will be available at the book fair. There are so many wonderful books to choose from, from George Webster, to David Walliams, Dav Pilkey and Remi Blackwood. There are whole host of genres to choose from: adventure, non fiction, humour, etc. There truly is a book for everyone so please come down to the Book Fair on your day and get involved! Make sure you look at the INVITATION beforehand and get an idea of what books you might want to buy - it is a great way of seeing what books we will have on offer for you to enjoy.

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Online Safety Week 2023 6.2.2023



This week ( Week 6) marks Online Safety Week here at St Rose. This is an extremely important event in our school calendar were each year we aim to raise awareness of online issues and safety online and while using technology. This week, we will be focusing on the theme of ' Want to talk about it? Making space for conversations online.' We are celebrating by putting children's voices at the heart of this week and encouraging them to talk about the online safety knowledge and support they know and receive  and how to use technology responsibly and safely.


To mark this event we will be having an assembly led by The Lighthouse Group and special online safety workshops in the parish hall. The children will also be having online safety lessons in class and will focus on a variety of topics such as cyberbullying, data and privacy, online reputation etc. Please don't forget there will also be an Online Safety Parent Workshop on Wednesday 15th February at 2pm.


By clicking on the image link below you will go to our Computing page. When you scroll down, you will see an Online Safety section, which has lots of resources about Online Safety for both children and parents. There is lots of information, quizzes, resources and games for you and your child to read and enjoy. Please make sure you continue to talk about the importance of online safety in the ever changing and technologically advanced world that we live in.



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Our Lady and St Rose of Lima 

KS1 and Early Years Nativity 

The school’s Christmas KS1 and Early Years Nativity for Nursery, Reception and Year One will take place on Monday 12th December and Tuesday 13th December 2022 in the school hall. You are able to choose either 2 tickets for one performance, or 1 for Tuesday’s performance and 1 for Wednesday’s performance.


Tickets for the performance were given out at Parents Evening and all parents should now have tickets for the performance. If you do not yet have tickets, or have any questions regarding this please come and see Miss Murphy as soon as possible.


The performances are at the following times:


Monday 12th December – 2pm


Tuesday 13th December – 9.30am


For the nativity each class has been designated a specific role that they will focus on. Nursery will be farm animals during the performance we would like them to be dressed in farm animal fancy dress or farm animal onesies.


We need the children to be comfy in their animal costumes as they will be performing a dance. It is important that we have the children are dressed as animals that might have been present at the nativity - therefore please only send your children in farm animal costumes such as cows, pigs, donkeys, ducks, sheep etc- we do not want any dinosaurs or unicorns please!


It would be greatly appreciated if costumes could be found and sourced from home for the performance. ALL costumes will need to be brought in on the Monday 5th December (a week before the first performance), so that we have all of them ready for the dress rehearsals and final shows. If you cannot source a farm animal costume, please come and talk to me and we will see what we can do.


You can see a downloadable copy of the nativity letter we sent out to you below, which has further information. Thank you for all your continued support- the children can't wait for you to see the performance!



(Tuesday 1st November - Friday 16th December 2022)


Tuesday 1st November 2022

School reopens for Autumn 2

Thursday 3RD November 2022

Switch of Technology Day

Wednesday 23rd November 2022 

Parent Consultations ( 1.30pm-4.30pm.)
Thursday 24th November 2022OneLife Music Whole School Retreat Day: Let all Creation Sing!
Monday 12th December 2022Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Nativity: 1st performance- 2pm
Tuesday 13th December 2022Nursery, Reception and Year 1 Nativity: 2nd performance- 9.30am 
Wednesday 14th December 2022 Christmas Lunch at School
Friday 16th December School closes for Christmas- 1pm


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The funeral of Queen Elizabeth II - Monday 19th September


We were all shocked by the news that our Queen, Elizabeth II, sadly passed away on Thursday 8th September.  In school, we have remembered her reign and thought about the wonderful work she has done for our nation over her 70 years service. 


Her funeral is on Monday 19th September 2022 at 11am and, in line with the directive from the DFE, our school will be closed as a mark of respect and to allow all staff and pupils to watch the funeral at home. 


We will return to school on Tuesday 20th September at 8.45am. Please remember Nursery children are only in until 11.30 next week.​​​​​​​


Please find a list below of notable dates for this half-term. This will be updated regularly so please check back to see if there has been anything new added.


(7th September - 21st October 2022)

Monday 7th September 2022Staff Training Day (1)
Tuesday 6th September 2022Staff Training Day (2)
Wednesday 7th September 2022 All Pupils Back to School 
Monday 26th September 2022 

Whole School Photographs Day

Class, Individual and Siblings Photos 

Friday 21st October 2022 Break up for Half Term