Y6’s Songs

For the folder of Y6’s songs please use this GoogleDrive link.

 

Y6 Songs

 

On Mr.D’s iPad the songs needed a quick press of the play/pause button to actually start loading/playing but it worked fine after that.

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Belling Cookery Club

Vote for us at: 
https://www.belling.co.uk/cookery-club-vote/st-kentigerns-catholic-primary-school-blackpool/

St Kentigern’s shortlisted to win £2,000 worth of cooking equipment

We’d like to wish huge congratulations to four of our Year 6 students, who have been shortlisted to win £2,000 worth of cooking appliances in the Belling Cookery Club competition.
The competition asked children to create a picture or sculpture of a healthy meal, and our pupils Avery, Mia, Niamh and Lexie, aged 10 and 11, impressed judges with their creation. The students decided on a meal of ham and cheese pasta salad for protein, energy, and strong teeth and bones. Their meal also included a berry smoothie and fruit kebabs with a yogurt drizzle for vitamins.
We are among just ten schools nationwide to be shortlisted in the competition created by British cooking brand, Belling. The aim of the competition is to give schools the chance to win some much-needed cooking equipment. It is estimated that only 25% of UK primary schools have a teaching kitchen or facilities, meaning children are missing out on valuable practical cooking experiences.
Our school currently has very limited cooking resources, which makes teaching cookery lessons difficult. Winning this competition would mean that our facilities can be improved to offer children more hands-on cooking classes, so they can learn all about healthy eating and pick up some vital life skills in the process.
The children’s teacher, Mrs McGrath, explained why the school decided to enter the competition, saying: “The children love cooking but, unfortunately, we have been lacking in cooking facilities for a long time and are struggling to provide quality cooking lessons, as we have not had the space or equipment needed.
“We are now down to using an old two plate table-top stove and there is an old oven, but this is away from the classes, so difficult to keep an eye on food cooking.
“We have been assigned a room to dedicate to cooking, but now need equipment to fill the space. This would enable the children to have the quality of lesson they deserve and invite parents/carers in to share their learning on healthy eating and taste the delightful food we will be making.”
The children have also expressed their excitement in wanting to win, stating that they are “desperate to win because we would love to cook this meal for our whole class at a celebration party – Miss McGrath has promised us!”
Jane Rylands from Belling congratulated the children, saying: “We received lots of amazing entries – from Lego models, to knitted fruits and interactive meal boards to clay sculptures. The children really used their creativity to bring their meals to life and we would like to wish all the shortlisted schools the very best of luck.”
The shortlisted entries have been put to a public vote and the competition will close at midnight on Friday 24th May. The two winning schools will be announced in June. You can see all the details about our entry and vote for your favourite on the Belling Cookery Club voting page.

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Schools Alive 2019

This year the band took part in Blackpool’s Schools Alive at the Grand Theatre.
We just got our copy of their DVD and here is a little bit of our performance.

(The intros a bit loud… I’d check your volume isn’t at max.)

 

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St.Kentigern’s Feast Day

Friday 11th January we celebrated St.Kentigern’s Feast Day. It was a opportunity for all the classes to mix and do some fun activities on a Friday afternoon.

 

Year6 also had a video during their assembly which can be viewed below.

 

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Y6 Confirmation Assembly Video

Y6 recently had/did their Confirmation, afterwards their next assembly was about the things they did to prepare for it. During the assembly there was a video used that can be viewed below.

 

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Y6 Leavers Video

Our Year6’s left and during their final assembly their video showing them through the years at St.Kentigern’s was shown and can be viewed above.

 

 

This always seems to buffer horribly, if necessary try the direct link.

 

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Ofsted Report April 2018


Below are the results of the latest Ofsted Section 8 report, which we have just received following our recent inspection on the 11th April.

We are very proud of the feedback from the inspection, in particular in confirming that:
‘St Kentigern’s continues to be good’.

All parents will have been sent a letter from the Headteacher and Chair of Governors confirming this, the text is below as well as links to the printed version of this page (the parent letter) and a link to our Ofsted Report.

Letter to Parents
Ofsted Report

Letter to Parents

This short inspection is designed to ensure that standards in the school have not in any way fallen since the last inspection in October 2014, and also seeks to identify further strengths. This inspection process is not designed to change the grading unless of course there were significant concerns.

On the day of the inspection, the inspector, HMI Elizabeth Stevens, worked alongside the leadership team for the whole day in evaluating current practice in the school.

We agreed three lines of enquiry:
How well children achieve in Reception – from their starting points children make good progress through the early years and they are well prepared for Year 1. Staff work well with nurseries and involve parents in their children’s learning;
How well pupils learn phonics – as a result of the actions taken, pupils’ attainment phonics has risen and pupils read with fluency and enjoyment;
Whether pupils receive a broad and balanced curriculum – Through the rich curriculum at St Kentigern’s, including all the trips, visitors, music and sport, pupils develop their confidence and their skills across different subject areas.

In addition, the inspector interviewed children, listened to children read and spoke to governors, staff, the local authority and the diocese.
Ofsted also collated evidence from parents who completed the questionnaire.

We are very proud of the feedback from the inspection, in particular in confirming that:
‘St Kentigern’s continues to be good, it is a very welcoming and inclusive school with strong Christian values’;
‘Pupils care for others and follow the school’s motto to ‘treat others as you would like to be treated’, they behave well and contribute to society through work with charities and taking part in community and parish events’;
‘The governing body is ambitious to achieve the best for each and every pupil and have an accurate understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for improvement’;
‘We have an enthusiastic staff team who are determined to let every pupil shine. Through a wide range of well-planned cultural experiences pupils’ confidence and skills are developed’
‘Pupils appreciate the many leadership roles available to them and they enjoy being involved in school decisions’;
‘Since the last inspection the quality of teaching has improved, across most subject areas, pupils make good progress. This is because teachers plan engaging and interesting lessons, which challenge pupils and match their learning needs;
‘Safeguarding arrangements are thorough, fit for purpose and of high quality. School is a safe and secure place in which children can learn, staff work closely with parents and other professionals to make sure that pupils are safe.’

We discussed with the inspector our current school improvement priority, which is writing and the impact of recent actions could be seen, it was agreed that the improvements need embedding to raise standards in every class.

Finally, the report is further recognition of the hard work and dedication from all the staff and governors in school, who strive to provide the best education for each and every pupil. I am sure you will join me in thanking them for all that they do in school and beyond the school day.

Yours sincerely
F. M. Wygladala M. Leyland
Headteacher Chair of Governors

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‘Castle Head Re-visited’ – Photos

Castle Head Re-visited : Friday 27th April
Please join us for a short meeting to celebrate the successful residential and to give out awards to pupils. 3.30pm till 4pm in school hall. Please can residential children and parents attend. Kind Regards Mrs Jones and Mrs Harris.

 

Mrs.Jones asked that all the uncompressed photos were available to look at, they are too big for our website but can be viewed from Mr.D’s GoogleDrive link.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oM7akEfiTZZPdY30vC-awcg-L__G1Rd1?usp=sharing

The videos we made are also available on the main Castle Head page…

Castle Head Main Page

 

 

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Castle Head Residential Trip

Every year St.Kentigern’s school has a Residential trip with Year5 and Year6 pupils. This past week a group of children went to Castle Head, near Grange-over-Sands – Cumbria.

They took part in lots activities including climbing, boating, caving and a few assault-course based activities.

 

Mrs.Jones asked that all the uncompressed photos were available to look at, they are too big for our website but can be viewed from Mr.D’s GoogleDrive link.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1oM7akEfiTZZPdY30vC-awcg-L__G1Rd1?usp=sharing

 

 

 

 

 

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Churches in Need

A cheque for £347.90 was presented to “Aid the the Church in Need” by Y3, who raised money with a crazy hair day, and Y6, who held an Easter Egg raffle.

 

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