Headteacher Blog


Harvest Collection Thanks

Thank you to everyone who so generously donated items to our harvest collection. They were delivered to the women's drop-in and Global Link today and were very much appreciated. Here is part of the email we received in thanks:

Thank you so much for bringing all the toiletries and nappies round…

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Posted by Claire Dickinson on 26 October 2017

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Frank English visit

Year 4 walked to the library to talk to Frank English. He is a children's author who lives in Heysham. At the library we asked lots of questions and foudn out about him. Frank told us lots  of stories about his life before being an author and then shared how he writes his books. Did you know that…

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Posted by Nicola Holt on 16 October 2017

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Easter Celebrations

We had a lovely celebration assembly today. Lots of children had put a lot of effort into decorating eggs and making beautiful Easter hats. There were a lot of Easter egg winners in our Grand Easter Raffle too. This was a super follow-up to our Easter reflection yesterday afternoon where we…

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Posted by Claire Dickinson on 12 April 2017

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Stations of the Cross

Our CAFOD group led each class through the Stations of the Cross. Each class had the opportunity to learn about the Stations, reflect and pray. It was well planned and beautifully led by the children. Thank you to Mrs Parker and Mrs Holt for supporting the group with their planning of this very…

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 12 April 2017

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Silver Fish for CAFOD

Thank you to everyone who has generously donated their silver change to our CAFOD collection. Today the charity committee used the coins to make this huge silver fish to fit with the CAFOD project, 'Turn little fish into big fish'. See the CAFOD website at www.cafod.org.uk/primary for more…

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Posted by Claire Dickinson on 29 March 2017

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Extreme Reading at Cathedral Primary School

Thank you to all our families who entered our Extreme Reading challenge-you are all winners in our eyes! Click below to see how amazing our children are at extreme reading...

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Posted by Shiralee Grierson on 3 March 2017

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Year 3/4 Visit to White Scar Caves

Year 3 and 4 enjoyed their visit to White Scar Caves today. We saw some amazing rock formation features, including some glowing stalactites in a huge underground cavern and some of us got more than a little wet walking beside an underground waterfall. It certainly was an experience to remember.

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Posted by Claire Dickinson on 22 February 2017

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Tags: Y3 , Y4 , Geography & History , Science & D.T.

Year 1 and 2 go on a nature walk around WIlliamson Park

Year 1 and Year 2 went on a nature walk around Williamson Park. It was a very cold, beautiful and wintery walk which made it perfect to look at winter trees. We looked at trees, ice and mud. We will return and walk the same route over the year to observe the changes that have taken place. Both the…

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Posted by Rachel Cook on 13 January 2017

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Mr Spellbinder with KS2

Today, KS2 were treated to the magical story-telling skills of Mr Spellbinder. We heard 3 wonderful stories and did lots of singing and dancing. Check the 'Latest News' page for lots of pictures of us in our Christmas jumpers having lots of fun!

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Posted by Corinne Beveridge on 12 December 2016

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A Christmas Carving

Well done! Our children are certainly creative as you can see from this Christmas Carving which was done in response to the home-learning task of making a Christmas decoration out of natural materials. I am very impressed!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 25 November 2016

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Brilliant Bridge!

Well done to Year 3 who have completed their project 'No Place Like Home'. I was delighted to see a model of Skerton Bridge that has been made at home. Well done!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 7 November 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y3 , Art & Music , Geography & History

A Welcome from the Bishop

At the annual Education Mass for the diocese, Bishop Michael Campbell welcomed all the teachers who have joined Catholic education this year. This included Mrs Grierson and Mr Whalley - welcome to the team at Cathedral Catholic Primary School!

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Posted by Corinne Beveridge on 14 October 2016

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A Captivating Castle

More model making from Year 4 who are working really hard on their home learning projects. Today, I have seen a castle that is decorated with spent matches! The detail was fantastic with turrets, drawbridges and casements. Well done!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 10 October 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y4 , Geography & History

Lovely Lists

After their visit to Dalton Zoo on Friday, Reception have been writing lists of ingredients that they would like to feed the animals. The girls have shown good pencil grip and are beginning to recognise the letters that they need to match the sounds of the words. Well done girls!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 10 October 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: E.Y.F.S. , English

Quality Question Marks!

Year 1 are developing their writing by learning about different sentence types and the punctuation that goes with them. I was delighted to see an example of question marks being identified and then used independently. Well done - keep up the good work Year 1!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 6 October 2016

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Tags: Y1

Perfect Pencil Grip

I am so proud of some of our Year 1 children who have been learning to hold their pencil and write their name. Well done!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 28 September 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y1 , English

Wonderful Warriors

Today I was invaded by 2 Anglo - Saxons! I am thrilled at the effort that has gone into the home learning projects this term and look forward to seeing some of the results. A huge thank you to parents for embracing the ideas and supporting their child's efforts.

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 26 September 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y5 , Geography & History

Fantastic Coffee Morning

Thank you to everyone who baked, decorated and sent in cakes to support our coffee morning today. With your support we raised £122 for Macmillan Cancer Research. Thank you!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 23 September 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y1 , Y2 , Y3 , Y4 , Y5 , Y6 , Charity Committee

End of Year Celebration for the Choristers

The Choristers have attended practises each week at The Cathedral and sang during special masses throughout the year. As a treat, and a thank you for thier hard work Mr Howarth took them to Mcdonalds. 

 

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Posted by Rachel Cook on 21 July 2016

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Happy News!

My day has been thoroughly cheered by speaking to Libby. Libby has had a very serious operation at Alder Hey Children's Hospital and is now recovering at home. Libby chatted to me about the friends that she made during her time in hospital and even said that the food was tasty! We continue to send…

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Tags: Y2

Stars of the Week

Well done to this week's Stars of the Week! Brilliant examples of the children we have at our school.

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 10 June 2016

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An Enthusiastic Egyptologyst

Another visit today from someone who has produced a fantastic piece of writing. Research into the pyramids of Ancient Egypt has led to a well presented non-chronological report using sub-headings and paragraphs in adition to well composed, correctly punctuated sentences. Well done!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 26 May 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y3 , Geography & History , English

Independent Research Skills

A huge 'Well Done' to Logan who, not satisfied with the official homework project he completed, put in even more time at home to complete a poster and information booklet on the Victorians. Logan then delivered a presentation to his class, telling them about what he had discovered. I was very…

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 19 May 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y5 , Geography & History

One mile run at Lancaster University

Well done and thank you to our year 5 and 6 team who ran a mile at Lancaster University this morning. You were wonderful! What a difficult run - I counted three uphill runs (but at least you got to run down too!). You did yourselves, your parents and our school proud.

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Posted by Claire Dickinson on 14 May 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y5 , Y6 , Sport & P.E.

Cross-curricular writing

Some wonderful writing from Year 3 this afternoon who have studied the 4 Bible accounts of the death of Jesus and produced their own newspaper reports. Well done Year 3!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 22 April 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y3 , R.E. , English

Yum Yum!

I am feeling very special today - I have just had a delicious fruit kebab delivered to me which includes all of my favourite fruits. I can't wait for break time! Thank you very much Reception Class!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 11 March 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: E.Y.F.S. , Science & D.T.

More writing!

Today's whole school writing day has certainly caught the attention of these Year 4 boys who have written wonderful descriptive pieces. The improvement in their writing since September is fantastic!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 9 March 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y4 , R.E. , English

Fantastic recounts

Wow! More fantastic writing, this time from Year 1 who have retold the story of Jesus calming the storm. The children had written the whole story independently and used full stops and capital letters as well as exciting words. I am very proud!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 9 March 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y1 , Literacy , R.E.

Wonderful Writing

How wonderful to see some Year 6 writing - we are working really hard to achieve our writing targets and it was fantastic to read this piece of work which contained noun phrases, relative clauses and a variety of sentence starters. Well done!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 2 March 2016

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Maths Week

There was a real buzz of activity last week around school for our maths week. Children were busy counting doors and windows for the maths trail and there was a steady stream of completed quizzes from parents - well done everyone who entered! Father Andrew drew Sean McMahon's quiz sheet as the…

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Posted by Claire Dickinson on 11 February 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Mathematics

Year 6 visit to the RLI

Year 6 had an interesting time visiting the kitchens at Lancaster Hospital on Wednesday morning. It was fascinating to find out how meals for 350 patients are prepared and distributed round the wards. It fitted well with our science and DT work - planning a healthy menu based on the eatwell…

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Posted by Claire Dickinson on 11 February 2016

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y6 , Science & D.T.

~Outstanding Writing

It seems like far too long since I have had a visitor showing me their good work so I am delighted to have seen this Year 6 writing today - it was filled with figurative language and was a well structured narrative. I believe it will be available for you all to view on Pobble very soon!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 21 January 2016

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What matters more?

"It is not money that makes the world go round because money doesn't create true happiness. People make the world go round because we can love each other"

This beautiful sentiment was written by one of our Year 4 pupils this afternoon in RE - a sentiment I fully agree with!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 27 November 2015

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Magical Maths

Have you ever been inspired to write your own maths book based on the work you have done in school? One of our Year 5 children has and he has brought it in to show us. Well done!!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 25 November 2015

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Fantastic Fairy Tales

This morning I was delighted to see another Year 1 child with their writing. This time it was a fairy story based on Sleeping Beauty but this version had a princess called Arthur and some poisoned coffee. By chance, one of our school advisors was in school and has she has done  lot of training on…

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 25 November 2015

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New Uniform

Would you like to have your say on the proposed uniform changes? The feedback from children and the Natter and Nibble was positive but did raise some questions for us to consider. To have your say, please follow the link from our uniform page here.

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 20 November 2015

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Remarkable Reading

Another visitor! I am so pleased with this reading progress. Retelling, reordering and recalling stories. Well done!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 6 November 2015

Category: Headteacher Blog

Tags: Y5 , English

Something different!

This afternoon I have had the pleasure of working in our creative area learning zones with Reception and Year 1 children. It was such a treat for me to get away from my desk and spend some time creating firework pictures and labelling them, following instructions, naming shapes and making…

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 5 November 2015

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Fantastic Writing!

I have just had the pleasure of reading a story written by one of our Year 1 children whilst she was on half term! Full of full stops, capital letters and finger spaces. I am very proud!!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 4 November 2015

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Welcome Back Year 6

Year 6 have returned from orwick safe and sound. They have gone home exhausted but happy. I hope that they, and all of our staff and children have a well deserved break next week and return to school on 3rd November ready to face the half term ahead.

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 23 October 2015

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Borwick

I am spending the evening at Borwick with Year 6 who have asked me to type the following: Nicole - having a lovely time. Year 6 have been doing lots of activities and are enjoying their time so far Imogen - we have been climbing and abseiling. Freya - we have also done the leap of faith.…

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 22 October 2015

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Bye bye Year 6

Year 6 set off for Borwick Hall this morning and school seems very quiet without them! Mrs Holt has called to let us know that they have arrived safely and are settling into their rooms. Our love and prayers are with them as they take part in all the activities that this week will offer them. Keep…

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 20 October 2015

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Harvest

I really enjoyed the Harvest Service at the Cathedral this morning; it made me think about some of the things that I am grateful for - including being Headteacher of this wonderful school! The work that the children put into the service ensured that there was a variety of information. Reception…

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 16 October 2015

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Website Training

Today, Mrs Cook and I went on website training so we can now use our website more efficiently. We have some exciting ideas about keeping our website up to date so watch this space!

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Posted by Kelly Hannah on 14 October 2015

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