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Year 2: Gallery

Whole School - Archbishop Malcolm McMahon visit during Peace Week (January 2024)

Date: 12th Jun 2024 @ 2:31pm

On Wednesday 17th January, we were joined by Archbishop Malcolm McMahon and other guests from the Archdiocese of Liverpool, along with Father Mark Moran and our school governors.

We enjoyed some very special events as part of our 'Year of Peace' (2023-24).

The children particpated in prayer spaces with activities that included painting peace pebbles, origami boats for our peace river, hanging peace doves and creating prayers in our prayer garden.

Time was spent reflecting on how peace begins with us and how we can help be bring peace in pur relationships.

Other great activities around school included a Peace Dance, Music to celebrate peace and learning sign language for the song 'Peace perfect peace'.

We were also joined by Peace Pathways who worked with each year group on how to solve problems when there is a conflict.

KS1 - Easter Bonnet Parade

Date: 11th Jun 2024 @ 2:00pm

The children participated in an Easter Bonnet Parade. 

Y1 - World Book Day (To be Merged)

Date: 11th Jun 2024 @ 1:33pm

World Book Day. The children dressed up as a character from a book and completed reading activities with their grown ups in class. 

Whole School - Christmas Jumper Day Coffee Morning

Date: 10th Jun 2024 @ 11:20am

As part of our Advent Charity event for Nugent Care, each year group learns a Christmas poem and performs a Christmas song during our Jumper Day Coffee Morning.

Whole School - 2p Challenge

Date: 10th Jun 2024 @ 11:09am

Every year, we raise funds for our PTA by taking part in the 2p Challenge.

Over a month, we collect as many 2ps as we can at home.

Then on the challenge day, we bring them in to school and create lines on the playground. 

We measure them and decide which year were the winners.


This year's winners were ... Year 4

EYFS Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
16m 17m 20m 16m 43m 27m 32m

EYFS, Y1, Y2, Y3 & Y4 - Chester Zoo Visit

Date: 10th Jun 2024 @ 11:00am

We all spent the day visiting Chester Zoo as part of our work in Science 


Year 3 & 4 - Our Science topic was all about grouping animals. As we explored the zoo we looked out for mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, amphibians and invertebrates. We were very lucky to see so many animals in the good weather.

"My favourite animals were the penguins, they were so funny to watch" - Anthony Y4

"I really loved seeing the Andean Bear eat fruit from the top of the tree" - Maisie Y4

Whole School Collective Worship - Crowning of Mary

Date: 23rd May 2024 @ 8:33am

On Wednesday 22nd May, school celebrated a beautiful Collective Worship for the crowning of Mary as May is the month of Mary.

Thank you to Father Clarke for leading our worship alongside our RE Ambassadors and some Year 6 children. 

Whole School - Mental Health Awareness Week

Date: 20th May 2024 @ 3:34pm

As part of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week theme of 'Moving more for Mental Health'.

The whole school took part in some active Zumba and watched the BBC live lesson. 

"I really enjoyed making my own Moodboosters routine with Henry to make us active and positive" - Maro

Whole School - Big Lent Walk

Date: 26th Mar 2024 @ 11:31am

Thank you to all who took part in the CAFOD Big Lent Walk and for all your support, generous and kind donations.

We raised a fantastic amount of £375.00!

SJPS Big Lent Walk is fundraising for CAFOD

Whole School - Anti-Bullying Week Performance

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 3:06pm

On Thursday 9th November children in Year 1 to 6 attended an Anti-Bullying performance, led by Altru Drama Company.

The performance was called ‘Superhero School’.

The performance was about a girl called Max who loves science and she enjoys school, but doesn’t enjoy being picked on by Mikey.

Mikey thinks it’s just a laugh, and he’s too busy with his YouTube and TikTok videos to worry about Max’s feelings.

One day Max goes to school as normal, but everything has changed.

She finds herself at a school for superheroes – meeting the strangest characters – but learning a lot about herself and what to do about bullying.

The performance helped children to think about:

· How to use your voice and prevent bullying

· How to keep yourself and others safe

· Difference and diversity

· The importance of kindness

· What to do if you are being bullied – who to talk to and where to go for support

· How we make our schools fantastic places to be!

Whole School - Number Day 2024

Date: 14th Mar 2024 @ 12:22pm

NSPCC Number Day is celebrated annually in February and is a special day dedicated to raising funds for the NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) while having fun with numbers. Here are some photos of the fun celebrations we had at school.

Whole School - Laudato Si Days

Date: 26th Oct 2023 @ 2:02pm

On the 25th and 26th October the whole school took part in our Laudato Si days. 

These days focused on looking after, respecting and loving our Common Home

We took part in lots of different activities 

  • Climate Pledges
  • Earth Toast
  • Nature Hunts
  • Nature Music
  • Climate Art 

Alongside this every child made and added something to our St Basil's Bug Hotels that are now proudly standing on our field ready for their new inhabitants. 

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