• St. Cuthbert's School

April 2019 Newsletter

Dear Parents/Carers,

What a busy spring term we have had! We have been so proud of the children and all they have achieved. I hope you had the chance to attend parents evening to look at your child’s books and progress, if not please contact school to make an appointment ASAP. We finish for Easter today at 3pm and return to school on Wednesday 24th April. We wish you a wonderful Easter break filled with the joys of the risen Lord. Good Friday Walk of Witness and Stations at the Cenotaph -Friday 19th April

Everyone is invited to join together to commemorate Jesus’ final journey on Good Friday. You can join walkers from local churches (see timings below) or come to the Cenotaph on Victoria Road at 11.15am for a short time of reflection on the Stations of the Cross led by our young people. Everyone is invited to St Joseph’s hall afterwards for Hot Cross buns and hot drinks.

If your son/daughter would be interested in reading a reflection at the cenotaph, please email ric@holyfamilyyouth.co.uk

Cross walk departure times: St Patrick’s – 10.00 St Mary’s – 10.00 St Cuthbert’s – 10.45 St Thomas More -10.45 St Joseph’s – 11.00

Easter Sunday Mass at St Cuthbert’s is at 9am on Sunday 21st April and Father Jim extends a warm welcome to everyone as always.

Sports News

Well done to our amazing Y3 tennis team that participated in a tournament at EMS coming third overall but showing great teamwork during the event. Our Y3 girls also took part in a dance workshop at EMS and worked with the schools dance students to come up with their very own routine. Our year 5/6 football team made it through to the HSFA final, which will take place at Victoria park home of HUFC, it is a huge achievement for the children to reach a final at this ground 2 years in a row. Well done everyone!

Fitness term

Next term we will focus again on fitness and the importance of exercise and hobbies in our lives for a healthy body but also a healthy mind. Exercise and fresh air improves our mood and outlook and helps to combat stress. Each Friday the children can wear sports clothes for Fitness Friday and complete a weekly challenge including a weekly mile. Our ‘wake up shake up’ sessions will begin again each morning so please join in!

100 Club

Our winner this month was Mrs Taylor with number 92

Sports Day

This year our sports day will be held at Brierton sports centre on Friday 24th May. This will be held instead of our usual sports day on the field and parents are very welcome to come along and watch. Mrs Colley, Mrs Bray, Mrs Flounders and Reception classes will attend in the morning 9.30-12 and Mrs Craig, Mr Tennant, Miss Wilde and Y6 classes will attend on the afternoon 1-3pm. We hope that you can join us.


We have discos booked for fundraising on Wednesday 22nd KS2 and Thursday 23rd May for KS1 classes. (Mrs Colley class may come to either) tickets will be on sale after Easter priced at £2.

Nursery closure

Nursey will be closed on Thursday 2nd May all day due to local elections. Nursey will be used as a polling station. Many thanks

Thank you for the brilliant entries to our egg decorating competition

Well done to all who had fun being creative. We hope you enjoyed the time spent making with friends and family. The standard was extremely high and they have brightened our corridor all week. Please pop in and have a look at them or catch a few photographs on our facebook page. Well done everyone.


Our whole school attendance is up to 95.5% well done everyone this is much better and almost at our 96% target! We can achieve it next half term! (Lovely reward if we do!)

Miss Wilde’s Class are currently in the lead on our class attendance. They have achieved 97.1% since September. Well done Y5

118 children have been blessed with good health and gained 100% attendance this term. A fantastic effort – keep it up for your end of year award! Everyone can have a try next term.

Dates for Diaries

Y5 residential to Berwick – 1ST – 3RD May

21st May – Mrs Flounders Class Assembly

Disco –KS2 –Wednesday 22nd May 5-6.30pm

Disco- KS1/EY – Thursday 23rd May 5-6.30pm

Sports day at Brierton – ALL CLASSES am or pm – parents are very welcome to come and watch.

Sats week – 13th -17th May – for Y6 pupils – good luck everyone - you can do it!

Finally every blessing for a wonderful and very happy holiday. I hope we get some spring sunshine and the opportunity to be outdoors. Have a restful break.

Mrs Joanne Wilson