Our Chaplaincy team is consists of Mrs Manders, Mrs Russell, Mrs White, Mrs Eddies and Father Gerard. Mrs Manders, Mrs Shipley and Mrs Russell are also catechists in the parish and run the Communion Group. Mrs White helps to maintain the chapel and special areas around the school. We have a Mini Vinnies group and a CAFOD Club.

Currently the Mini-Vinnies have organised a harvest festival and collected tins for local food banks. The Cafod Club have a sweet shop every Wednesday to raise money for the Go Green campaign.

 

The Wednesday Word is given to families each week so they are fully supported in understanding what children are learning in school. We want to share the

Good News of the gospel with all our families. Click on the picture to find out more. Our parents also are given a newsletter letter each term to keep them informed about the latest Come and See topics in class.
Also each month a newsletter is uploaded which has a message for parents based on the Sunday gospel.

Lent
During this Lenten period each class will raise money for their chosen charity.
Year 1 to Year 5 will lead a Lenten Collective worship. Our Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 classes will also invite parents into their classes for a stay and pray session. Our Foundation Stage parents will be invited to take part in an Easter bonnet parade.

Advent
This Advent each class leads an Advent Collective Worship based on their Come and See RE work and our Foundation Stage children invite their parents into class to read the first Christmas story. They prayer together and make Advent promises.

Autumn Term 2021
This term we have had a harvest collection of food for a near by food bank based at the John Paul Centre. We have raised money with the Mission Together boxes as well as CAFOD Family Fast Day and McMillan Cancer care. The head teachers from our academy also visited the John Paul Centre to see how the catholic schools could get together to support our local vulnerable people.

We have an exciting new choir and they are enjoying learning the new songs from John Burland. Our choir perform in each collective worship and at Christmas visited the local care home.

My Mission boxes

A huge thank you to everyone who filled their My Mission box in the lead up to Christmas. Over £300 was raised; this money has now been sent to the My Mission team for their work with children and families in need in India.

Our Year 4 children are getting ready for an exciting pilgrimage to Our Lady Chapel in Osmotherely. This will help them on their Communion journey.

Our Chaplaincy team are developing our doors of faith, prayer areas around the school and our Mini-Vinnies.

Godly Play is continuing to work well and each teacher is developing their own practice each week.

Welcome Mass

In September 2021 the school community welcomed our Reception class and presented them with holding crosses. It was lovely to have everyone their to meet our children at St Clare’s church.
Each week our classes attend mass at St. Clare’s church. We welcomed the new communion group into church in October and ended the Autumn term with a whole school mass at St. Francis church.

The Little Big Assembly

Year 4 thoroughly enjoyed joining together with children from other primary schools around Middlesbrough at the Little Big Assembly which was held at Trinity Catholic College recently.

St Clare’s RC Church

Every Friday morning, one class from Reception to Year 6 join together with the parishioners of St. Clare’s to celebrate Holy Mass. We receive many compliments about the children’s behaviour from the parishioners and the children enjoy meeting more people from the Parish which our school serves.

Advent prayers

During the season of Advent, our whole school community came together every day for a time of quiet prayer and reflection, helping us to prepare for the coming of Christ. Children in Key Stage 2 also shared an evening of carols and readings with families and parishioners at St. Francis’s Church, whilst KS1 and Foundation Stage children shared very special nativity plays with their families at school.

November – a time to remember

During November, we remembered those members of our home, school and parish families who have died. Children were invited to write the names of loved ones who they wanted to remember in our school remembrance book and copies of this were also placed at St. Clare’s and St. Francis’s Churches.

October is the month of The Holy Rosary