Our blogs

Dovi's Adventures with Year 1, by Mrs Adams

Date: 3rd May 2022 @ 5:44pm

What a year Dovi has had with Year 1 so far! Each weekend he has gone on amazing adventures with his friends in the class, having sleepovers, parties and nature walks. He has enjoyed seeing the different families and houses, and seeing how we spend our time at home.

Being a Jewish bear, he finds it very interesting to learn new things about Christianity and what Catholics celebrate. We taught Dovi all about Advent, taking him to our Christingle assembly and showing him our Christingles. He has been to Mass at Church with Bronagh, and a St Patrick’s Day parade with Grace. At the start of Lent, Dovi came to our Ash Wednesday assembly and helped blow the candle out with Jack. He came along with Isabelle to watch the Passion Play at St Monica’s Church, and learned about the Stations of the Cross in church with Anaiya. Dovi enjoyed our Last Supper assembly before Easter, learning about how Jesus shared food with his friends and washed their feet.

Dovi has learned so much so far this year, about how different his Jewish faith is to our Catholic faith, and how different we all are in our class family. He cannot wait to go home with more of his friends, and share more knowledge about our faith as we go into the Summer Term.

Warrington Food Bank Request, by Mrs Adams

Date: 2nd May 2022 @ 1:32pm

We have received an appeal for food items from the Warrington Food Bank. They are under such pressure and would appreciate anything we can donate. These are the items they are short of:

Keeping Safe Online Toolkit, by Mrs Adams

Date: 6th Mar 2022 @ 1:51pm

We know that children’s use of the internet can be concerning for both schools and parents and carers. Common and understandable worries may include children accessing inappropriate or harmful content, being exposed to misinformation or social media contributing to mental health issues are common and understandable. But the internet can also have many positives for children. It can help them learn and develop their knowledge and skills, it can help them connect with their peers, and it can help them explore the world and discover new things. 

Click here for the Keeping Safe Online Toolkit.

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Ollee - a Virtual Friend for Children, by Mrs Adams

Date: 13th Feb 2022 @ 5:38pm

Ollee is a digital friend for children aged 8-11 – created by Parent Zone and funded by BBC Children in Need’s A Million & Me initiative. It helps them explore feelings around school, family, friends and the world – and share advice with a parent or trusted adult.

Children can tell Ollee how they’re feeling and it will give them ideas about what to do. If they’re not sure, Ollee will help them figure it out. Together, parents and children can share Ollee’s advice and talk about feelings together through connected accounts.

Try it out now in a web browser or download the app to your device.

Lights Camel Action!, by Mrs Adams

Date: 6th Feb 2022 @ 6:05pm

Following delays, we invite you to watch excerpts from our wonderful Key Stage 1 Nativity "Lights, Camel, Action!"

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Dinner Menu, by Mrs Adams

Date: 4th Feb 2022 @ 11:00am

Please look in Parents Area/Forms & Information for the latest school dinner menu or download the file below.


Reconciliation Parents Evening -  Meeting Code, by Mrs Adams

Date: 31st Jan 2022 @ 9:50pm

 Please click here:  Reconciliation Parents Evening -  Meeting Code meet.google.com/wzm-mzjy-wku

COVID-19 - Changes to Isolation Period, by Mrs Adams

Date: 19th Jan 2022 @ 9:47am

Changes to the self-isolation period for those who test positive for COVID-19

This change came into effect in England on Monday 17 January and applies to all positive cases, regardless of vaccination status.

People who are self-isolating with COVID-19 have the option to reduce their isolation period after 5 full days if they test negative with an LFD test on both day 5 and day 6 and they do not have a temperature. For example, if they test negative on the morning of day 5 and the morning of day 6, they can return to their education or childcare setting immediately on day 6.

The first test must be taken no earlier than day 5 of the self-isolation period, and the second must be taken the following day. All test results should be reported to NHS Test and Trace.

If the result of either test is positive, they should continue to self-isolate until they get negative results from two LFD tests on consecutive days or until they have completed 10 full days of self-isolation, whichever is earliest.

The new rules also apply to people who are already isolating – so if someone was already isolating before Monday 17 January, they can take LFD tests on day 5 and 6 and if they are both negative and they have no temperature they can end their isolation.

Anyone who is unable to take LFD tests or anyone who continues to have a temperature will need to complete the full 10-day period of self-isolation.

Further information on self-isolation for those with COVID-19 is available. ​

Our Christingle Service, by Mrs Adams

Date: 8th Dec 2021 @ 9:38am

Click here to see our Christingle Service


Christmas Jumper Day & Christmas Fayre 2021, by Mrs Adams

Date: 26th Nov 2021 @ 2:16pm

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Pyjama Day, by Mrs Adams

Date: 19th Nov 2021 @ 11:36pm

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Friday 26th November is Pyjama Day. In exchange, children are asked to bring in a box of chocolates/or decorated sweet jars for the Christmas Fayre.

Wacky Hair Day, by Mrs Adams

Date: 15th Nov 2021 @ 6:54pm

Friday 19th November is Wacky Hair Day. In exchange, children are asked to bring in a bottle for the Christmas Fayre.

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Y5 Whole School Assembly, by Mrs Adams

Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 7:08pm

Year 5 are leading us in Collective Worship today. Please click here to watch the video.


Year 5 - Safety Officers Assembly 2021, by Mrs Adams

Date: 11th Nov 2021 @ 6:13pm

Our school Safety Officers (Nico and Hannah) led a whole school assembly on being safe and being seen. Please watch the Powerpoint that they have produced. The infants and juniors can enter a competition where there will be a prize for the KS1 and KS2 winners (a £5 gift card). All entries to be on Monday 15th November.

Open Day, by Mrs Adams

Date: 2nd Nov 2021 @ 4:08pm

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Links for Nativity Songs, by Mrs Adams

Date: 1st Nov 2021 @ 10:59am

Please click here for music and lyrics.

Lights, Camel, Action!    (Key Stage 1 Nativity)


A Wriggly Nativity       (EYFS Nativity)

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Broomfields Fireworks, by Mrs Adams

Date: 19th Oct 2021 @ 1:00pm


Further Open Day Dates, by Mrs Adams

Date: 7th Oct 2021 @ 6:39pm

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Our new Year 1 meet Dovi, by Mrs Adams

Date: 4th Oct 2021 @ 6:50pm



Today Year 1 met Dovi, the bear from our Jewish partner school  - North Cheshire Jewish Primary School. 

We are excited to learn about the Jewish faith this week as we teach Dovi 

about our Catholic faith.

Order Christmas goods and raise school funds, by Mrs Adams

Date: 1st Oct 2021 @ 2:47pm

Dear Families,


Please click on the posters below to see an exciting range of Christmas products.


You can order these online at www.cauliflowercards.co.uk. Each purchase raises funds for the school. Artwork must be returned to school by Friday 8th October.


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Thank you!

Open Day September 2021, by Mrs Adams

Date: 15th Sep 2021 @ 9:25pm

Come along to our Open Day on Wednesday 29th September at 1:30pm - we look forward to seeing you!

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St Monica's Mascot, by Mrs Adams

Date: 26th Jul 2021 @ 3:10pm

Please look in Latest News/St Monica's Mascot for a great read. It's  a review of the year and a celebration of the achievements of Year 6.

New Starters 2021-2022, by Mrs Adams

Date: 29th Jun 2021 @ 2:45pm

Welcome! Please click here to go see a PowerPoint and video all about our wonderful Reception Class.

Virtual Sports Week 2021, by Mrs Adams

Date: 22nd Jun 2021 @ 9:01pm

Sports Day is always a popular and important event in the school calendar. This year, due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, we are unable to invite parents to our ‘traditional’ sports day.

To counter this, we have designed a ‘Virtual Sports Week’ that can be completed at home with a minimum of resources. This year it will run from Wednesday 23rd June to Tuesday 29th June. 

Please watch the PowerPoint below for full details.

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