School Community

 

07.07.17

Children at Holy Rood recently took part in a writing competition for Penny Pie Park - a local park. Children had to write a story based in the park and everyone rose to the challenge. The children worked incredibly hard and although it was a tough decision, the Penny Pie Park staff along with Millie Johnson chose a winner. The winner was Lottie from Class 4 and the runners up were Benjamin, Harvey and Sandra. Millie Johnson came to school to announce the winner and present her with a prize. Well done everyone!! 

04.07.17 Tiny Tots Stay and Play

The theme of this half terms Stay and Play session was sand and water play. We planned to hold this session outdoors but the weather unfortunately let us down. All was not lost as we pulled out all the stops and managed to create a wonderful little beach indoors.  The children enjoyed feeling the sand with their hands and bare feet. They explored shells and pebbles and created paper cup sandcastles. They also explored water play and enjoyed adding pirates and catching fish. We opened up our ice-cream shop role play area and the children and their parents shared ice creams. We all came to sit together on the beach at the end  of the session to sing some seaside and pirate themed songs. The children all took home a little pot of 'seaside'. They were given a cup full of sand, pebbles and shells and the parents were given some information about sand and water play and ideas for engaging in simple sand and water play at home. We hope you are able to make a sandcastle with your seaside pot. We would love to see photographs.

Thank you very much to everyone who got involved today. Sorry the weather kept us indoors again. We will hopefully manage an outdoor session next year.

We would love you to join us again for our next stay and play session on Tuesday 24th October 2017 at 2.00pm.

If you haven’t attended before and would like to attend in the future we would love you to come along. Please contact the school on 01226 281219 or email headteacher@holyroodschool.co.uk

 

Leaflet - Sand and Water Play.pdf

 

Thank you

Mrs Dalton and Mrs Davies

 

 

Holy Rood Catholic Church

The school has strong links with the Parish church. Our Parish Priest is Fr. Damian Humphries and our Deacon is Derek Walton. 

We regularly have Eucharist celebrations in Holy Rood Catholic Church. When Eucharistic celebrations take place at school, many of the parishioners come and join in.

In addition to this, the school participates with the parish, in the preparation of the children for receiving the Sacrament of the Eucharist for the first time.

Holy Rood Catholic Church

 

 

Friends of Holy Rood - Holy Rood Parent and Teacher Association

Friends of Holy Rood meet once every half term to plan events and to discuss future ideas.

Please click on the links below to see our newsletters.

PTA newsletter April 2016

Friends of Holy Rood Newsletter Sept 2016

 

09.05.17 Tiny Tots Stay and Play

We were delighted to invite babies, toddlers and their families in to join us again for a Stay and Play session. As the children are now growing in confidence and becoming more familiar with our nursery we decided to be a little bit more daring and introduce some ‘messy play’ around a ‘Sticky Grubby Me’ theme.  The children responded very well to this. Some of them got straight in and couldn’t wait to experience the range of activities we had on offer. Others needed a little persuasion. We enjoyed making rainbow spaghetti by mixing cooked spaghetti with paint.  We also made rainbow foam using shaving foam and food colouring.  Some children got their feet involved and made footprints in the paint. We all came together at the end for a singing session with a difference. We used a rainbow parachute today and worked together to bounce a teddy bear and some ball ‘bubbles’.  Well done everyone, you were all very brave. The children were rewarded with a little bottle of bubbles to take home and the parents were given some information on the benefits of messy play.

Thank you very much to everyone who got involved today (sorry about the dirty clothes!)

We would love you to join us again for our next stay and play session on Tuesday 4th July 2017 at 2.00pm.

If you haven’t attended before and would like to attend in the future we would love you to come along. Please contact the school on 01226 281219 or email headteacher@holyroodschool.co.uk

Thank you

Mrs Dalton and Mrs Davies

The many benefits of messy play.pdf

Sticky grubby me.pdf

 

 

 

 

Tiny Tots Stay and Play 2017

04.04.17 Tiny Tots Stay and Play

We invited babies, toddlers and their families in to join us in nursery for a Peppa Pig themed Stay and Play session. We were delighted to see so many little ones enjoying our Nursery space. It was lovely to see some familiar faces returning with increased confidence following their previous visit. We enjoyed icing Peppa Pig biscuits, splashing in a muddy puddle and story telling with Peppa Pig small world toys. The children came together as a group at the end of the session for songs and rhymes. They were even comfortable enough to volunteer and jump in with us as we sang 'rain is falling down...splash!'

Each child and family took home pink play dough and googly eyes as well as information on the benefits of playing with play dough.  We included a play dough recipe to encourage families to make their own dough with the children.

Thank you to everyone who attended. We really enjoyed it. 

Please join us again for our next session on Tuesday 9th May 2017 at 2.00pm.

If you haven't attended before and would like to attend in the future we would love you to come along. Please contact the school on 01226 281219 or email headteacher@holyroodschool.co.uk

Thank you

Mrs Dalton and Mrs Davies 

The benefits of playing with play dough

 

 

 

Tiny Tots Stay and Play 07.02.17

We invited families with children aged 0-5 years to our nursery to experience a 'Stay and Play' session.  We were delighted to see so many little ones enjoying an afternoon in nursery. We had some younger siblings from our school community, children who are due to attend our nursery in the future and some new faces as well. 

The children got along very well together. They got involved in a range of play experiences from painting to play dough. We came together as a group at the end of the session where we joined in a song and rhyme time. Each family received a resource pack which contained the '5 Little Ducks' nursery rhyme and puppets as well as information on the importance of nursery rhymes and songs for young children. 

We would like to thank each family for attending this event.  We really enjoyed sharing our Nursery with you and we hope to see you again at our next 'Stay and Play' event on Tuesday 4th April 2017.

Why are nursery rhymes and songs important.pdf