School Newsletter June 2019

The school newsletter has gone out with pupils, or can be viewed below.

June 2019

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First Holy Communion 2019

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This Sunday was St.Kentigern’s Church First Holy Communion mass. Which every year most of the Year3 join as part of their journey through the church, as well as a few extras who are always welcome too.

Thank-you to everyone who came and supported all the children taking part.


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International Food Festival 2019

This Friday was our International Food Festival, where we come together to taste the food from different parts of the world. Especially the cuisine of some of our families different backgrounds.

Thankyou to everyone who helped or came and supported us for this evening.

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Y5 The Highwayman

Year5 have been learning about the Highwayman in class, and even made up their own version. We had a go at filming and picking backgrounds and it was shown to Year5 parents after their class assembly.

For everyone else its visible below.

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Belling Cookery Club

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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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School Newsletter May 2019

The May Newsletter is available to download.

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School Newsletter April 2019

The newsletter for April 2019 can be viewed here.

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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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Operation Encompass

We’re part of Operation Encompass,, which is operated with the help of Lancashire Police and other schools in Lancashire.

Everyone got a letter sent home with their child, but it can be viewed online too.

Operation Encompass Letter

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Reception’s World Book Day

Today was World Book Day 2019 and everyone could come dressed as their favourite book character. As usual Reception probably showed the biggest range of characters, we had a Belle, Cinderella, Caterpillar and a Giant (as well as loads of others too).

Dressing up obviously isn’t a competition…but Reception won.
…and yes the website previews seem to cut off everyone’s head, the full picture is there once its opened (honest) -Mr.D


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