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Our School Mission Statement:
As unique individuals, we do our best in work and play, for the love of God and others.
As unique individuals, we do our best in work and play, for the love of God and others.
St Benedict's School Curriculum
Reception Class Curriculum Overview can be accessed by this link.
Maths Curriculum Coverage KS 2 :: Maths Curriculum Coverage KS 1 ::
Year 3 have raised over £40:00 so far for CAFOD by paying £1:00 to wear a wig to school. Some of the staff have changed their look too!
"Horrible Science Author" Nick Arnold visits Year 4 and 5
Nick Arnold, author of the Horrible Science Books visited Year 4 and 5 this week . The children had great fun learning ghastly , disgusting science facts by watching and taking part in his interactive presentation.
Nick autographed many copies of his books and chatted to the children.
Year 5 showed Nick their own class book which they had written by copying his genre and style. Nick asked the teacher to scan the children's text and to send it to his publisher!
World Book Day 2017
We all had great fun and lots of laughter dressed in our favourite book character costumes today. Thank you to all our parents for helping their children to make such fabulous outfits. It was a lovely day and we enjoyed sharing the fun with all our parents in assembly this morning.
Mrs Jane Gornell
Change For Life
Mrs Vernon, Mrs Browne and Year 5 worked incredibly hard to produce a wide variety of very attractive produce for their mini enterprise project at the end of term. The children had taken on the work related curriculum and adopted key skills and roles from the "work place" including team manager and marketing strategies.
Kind parents purchased the produce after our final celebration assembly from the market place and over £230 was raised for several charities chosen by the children themselves.
Thank you for your kind support
Paul Sleem Disco
The children thoroughly enjoyed dancing and singing at the end of term disco with Paul Sleem and their teachers. What well behaved , fun loving children!
On Wednesday 7th December, we all enjoyed a lovely Christmas Dinner. Year 6 took their reception buddies to the post box to post their letters to Father Christmas and then took them to enjoy their Christmas dinner. It was lovely
St Benedict's Church Christmas Fair
Thank you to all our wonderfully kind parents for their donations of bottles and chocolates over the course of our three "own clothes days".
It was wonderful to see so families supporting the church fair by attending on Saturday. Fr O Riordan was very grateful for the support offered by the school families to the success of the Church Fair.
The total raised was in excess of £3,500 which was over £200 increase from last year.
It is very generous of families to share with each other and the wider community in this way.
Year 1 parents visit for the morning.
It was lovely to welcome over 20 parents into our year 1 class this morning. The children showed their parents how they learned in a Year 1 phonics lesson. The parents helped their children to play phonics games and activities.
The year 1 parents suggested that all parents would find a glossary of phonics terminology very useful. In addition the parents suggested that a little guidance on how phonics is taught across Key Stage 1 would be useful for all parents.
Mrs Gornell is going to update the school website with some phonics guidance for all parents as a result of this very useful morning.
Thank you to all the parents who attended. Thank you to Mrs Grace and Mrs Farghaly who prepared the activities and supported the children. Thank you to the Year 1 class who worked so very hard and behaved so well. We are so proud of Year 1.
A huge thank you to all our fantastic parents for supporting our family disco. You are amazing!
Special thanks to Mrs Wilkinson, Mrs Jeffers and Mrs Abernethy and their families for their careful and detailed preparation and planning.
It was a huge success!
A fantastic harvest assembly again this year!
Wonderful reception children acting as colourful scarecrows !
Excellent Year 1 children retelling the story of the enormous turnip with actions and enthusiasm. Year 6 leading all the pupils and adults in retelling the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand.
Ann and her husband from "hampers for hope" taking all the kind donations of tins and packets of foodstuff
Mrs Jane Gornell
MIss Gordon and Mrs Everett were so proud of their Reception class. All the parents and some grandparents came along to listen to the children speak confidently about the fun they had learning in reception. Everyone enjoy a lovely party and celebration after the assembly.
Mrs Jane Gornell
Little Shop of Horrors!
What an amazing performance! Such talented pupils and hugely supportive parents.
Mrs Thomason has done an amazing job coaching the pupils to sing with confidence and expression. Thank you to Jo Everett fro all her help with the scenery and props.
Mr Atherton and his supportive team of staff enjoyed producing the play because the children were so responsive and the parents so incredibly helpful.
Mr and Mrs Shenton filled the hall with plants and flowers to create our very own living shop of horrors.
A special mention to our amazing lead characters .
Pupils Race for Life 2016
The staff and pupils took part in our first ever Race for Life on the 1st July 2016.
Thank you to all the parents who have donated they have raised £437 on our just giving page. A cheque for £26:00 has also been sent into school and has been posted directly to cancer research.
Race For Life 2016 - Raining Money For Cancer Research
After very little training but with much "Team Love" several members of our female staff completed the 5K Race for Life on Sunday 26th June.
We are looking forward to the pupils completing their own Race for Life this Friday 1st July at St Benedict's Catholic Primary School ( in the afternoon during the school day)
We promise to wear our TUTUs and Race for Life T Shirts and dog Tags!!
We invite any interested parents to come and join in to support their child.
We invite all children to wear TUTUs ,the colour pink or any football kit ( which ever they prefer!)
Please do send a donation of money into school in a clearly marked envelope or alternatively contribute to our just giving site.
HRH 90th Birthday Celebrations
The children enjoyed a picnic lunch in the sunshine on the field at midday.
In the afternoon the children enjoyed traditional games and activities and lots of cake under the bunting. Thank you to all our parents who helped their children dress in red , white and blue or as royalty.
Y3 – Quoits, Hoops Croquet
Y5 – Rounders
Y4 – Skipping Sack Races –
Y2 – Tennis
Y1- Traditional Playground Games
Reception Traditional Playground Games
FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS
On Saturday 19 children made their First Holy Communion at St Benedict's Catholic Church . Rev Fr O Riordan celebrated the Mass. Thank you to all the kind parents and staff who made the celebration so very special.
Mrs Jane Gornell
Sr Judith Russi came to St Benedict's on Wednesday 20th April to train the pupils from St Benedict's, St Mary's , St Paul's , St Alban's and All Hallows Catholic College . It was really special.
World Book Day 2016
Thank you to our fabulous parents for supporting your children with designing and and producing their wonderful costumes. They all look wonderful!
Staff and Parents Rounders Tournament
Tesco's Bags of Help - All Weather Pitch
We have the chance to compete against two other local projects to win either £8,000, £10,000 or £12,000. The project with the most votes will win the largest amount.
Please support St Benedict's Catholic Primary School to win the £12,000.Visit your local TESCO store to vote for our project!
Tesco has teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative in hundreds of regions across England and Wales. The scheme will see three community groups and projects in each of these regions awarded grants of £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge.
Bags of Help offers community groups and projects in each of Tesco’s 390 regions across the UK a share of revenue generated from the five pence charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 27 February until 6 March on who should receive the £12,000, £10,000 and £8,000 awards.
Another very successful family disco!. Once again our parents showed great community support and spirit. Everyone had fun.
Thank you to all the kind help and support. What a success! Special thanks to Mrs Wilkinson and Mrs Abernethy for their enthusiasm, care and for persuading all the parents to help out.
Rev Fr O Riordan, Mrs Nixon and Mrs Gornell received excellent applications for the post of pupil chaplain within our school. Following a successful interview 9 pupils were appointed to join the group. Evan Almond designed the motto ... and the whole group designed the LOGO badge.
Mrs Nixon has ordered some purple jumpers which the children are asked to wear everyday so that they stand out and other children know they have a special job and role within school.
Mrs Nixon is very proud of TEAMBENEDICT.
t Benedict's Catholic Primary School enjoyed a fabulous Lantern Parade with all Key Stage 2 pupils holding the lanterns which they had made from withies.
Year 2 performed a style dance using glow sticks.
We are very grateful to jean and Graham , community artists for their kind support and creativity. In addition we loved Mitch and the Samba band leading the procession.
PCSO Gareth Harding was incredibly supportive keeping the parade away from the traffic ensuring all were safe.
Thank you to our kind parents who supported the event and made it such a success
Fantasy Football League
The winning team was Reception Lions. Thank you so much to all the parents and staff for making our Friday Football competition fun.
Friends of Handforth Station
Leo Pace, Sebastian Evans, Helena Mc Loughlin and Amelia Kelso are pictured with the flag at Handforth Station. The flag depicts their design of Sir Winston Churchill. The children designed a flag to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's death.
What gorgeous "Reception Class " scarecrows ! Mr and Mrs Shenton provided a lovely display of fruit , vegetables and flowers for us too! Thank you to all our parents who donated foodstuffs for Hampers of Hope Foodbank.
Year 3,4 5 and 6 are well into the process of lantern making. The frame has been sculptured from withies and the candle placed inside. The children are covering the frame with wet strength tissue paper and coating with PVA glue. Some classes are already decorating the tissue with ferns and beautifully coloured delicate petals.
Miss Neary's class had 8 parent helpers today which really made the making of the lanterns a positive experience for the children.
Don't forget to come along and watch our lantern procession on 11th November and enjoy the Samba band. All year 3,4 ,5 and 6 will take part holding their lanterns.
Year 2 will be dancing and year 1 and R will be carrying or displaying "diva lights" or paper lanterns.
Our new Extension
You are warmly welcome to come along to assembly on Friday 25th September . After assembly you may enjoy a coffee or tea and then have a good look at our newly extended classrooms. You will have the chance to pop into the classrooms and see the children at work.
Thank you for your kind support and patience whilst the building work has been in operation.
Mrs Jane Gornell
Building Work Progresses!
Here are some photographs, which I took recently, of our three classroom extension
project. The images clearly depict the "Before" scenario!
We will have a celebration to recognise the opening of our three classroom extension in September and see the "After" scenario..
I will text parents in late August to inform you of how the work is progressing. School will be closed to Year 1,2 and 3 on the 3rd and 4th September unless I send you a text informing you otherwise.
Thank you for your continued support and patience. I would like to reassure you that all staff are keen to open the school fully on the 3rd September and apologise, on behalf of the governors, for any inconvenience caused.
Reception Class Graduation Ceremony 2015
Mrs Mc Bride , Mrs Vernon, Miss Gordon and Mrs Everett were so proud of the Reception children today.
Each child wore their graduation gown and cap and collected their certificate from their teacher. The children sang their graduation song and enjoyed their party food suppoted by their lovely family members.
It was a very successful end to a wonderful year!
Grease is the Word
Over 100 parents and friends came to watch our end of year production on Wednesday 15th July and over 100 came on Thursday 16th July. A grand total of 200 !!!!!
What incredibly supportive parents we have.
The children were fantastic.
Danny - Jim Simms
Sandy -Amy Taylor
Jonny Casino - Jack Loynton
Vince Fontaine - Samie Anwar.
Pink Ladies - Caitlin ( Jan) Polly ( Marty), Phoebe ( Rizzo) , Katie ( Frenchy)
ChaCha - Mia Williams
T Birds - William ( Sonny) , Dane ( Doody), Roger (James), Lewis (Bobby) and Marshall (Kenickie)
Patty - Abigail
Eugene - Leon
Miss Lynch - Hannah
Thank you to all the wonderful staff and parents who worked as a team to make this production so successful
Mother Tongue Other Tongue National Winner
It couldn't happen to a nicer girl!
Abigail Hickson who won the National Competition “Mother Tongue; Other Tongue” Abigail wrote her prize winning poem using the Spanish language. Caitlin Nixon, Ben Ainsworth and Paris Myers wrote successful entries which were commended.
Abbie’s award was presented to her at Manchester Metropolitan University by the successful boxer Amir Khan and the Poet Laureate Dame Carol Duffy.
Sports Week 2015
SPORTS WEEK 2015.
Miss Ogden organised a very successful sports week which included our two sports mornings for KS1 and KS2 . The children enjoyed competing in running races, obstacle courses, sack races and team challenges. The sports ambassadors helped the children to work as a team and to stretch and challenge themselves.Year 5 performed a song for our opening ceremony.
Peter from "Stomp" led an amazing dance workshop for a day. He has toured across the world with the dance company and has performed on television. He loved working with the children of St Benedict's . Each class learned a routine and performed in a show at the end of the day.
Year 3 and 4 visited Sale Sharks and met some professional rugby players whilst taking part in an exciting inter school rugby tournament.
The Rugby tournament for Y3,4,5 and 6 which was due to take place at Wilmslow High School was cancelled due to rain. however Phil from Rick Spence's starting 15 saved the day by organising an intra school tournament at St Benedict's School and the winning team was awarded one of Phil's own prized trophies.
Year 6 attended a residential at Robinwood outdoor activity centre and enjoyed climbing, abseiling, caving, hill walking and bouldering. A fun time and great food!
The Wilmslow School's Sports Awards Evening took place on Thursday 25th June and St Benedict's were awarded the shield and trophey for winning the football league and cup!!!!!
St Benedict's catholic Primary School has been awarded the Active Mark Gold for the second year running! We are still the only school in Wilmslow that has been awarded the Gold Mark. Miss Ogden is a fantastic co-ordinator.
Mrs Jane Gornell
Mrs Hoda organised an exciting Spanish Day!
Camilo, an enthusiastic and entertaining musician from Fidler Music started the day by leading an assembly and teaching the children all about Spanish rhythms using the trumpet and a variety of percussion instruments including the conga drum, maracas and cymbal.
Hannah from YSBD ( You should be dancing - Glee Club) taught each class a different dance including flamenco and paso doble. Each class performed at the end of the day to an audience of all the other classes and teachers.
It was very impressive to see the variety of movements and differing performances by each class.
The teachers held workshops including food tasting , picasso inspired art work and Spanish mosaic tiling. Ashley prepared a Spanish lunch. The children thoroughly enjoyed beating their class pinata to release the treats inside. Thank you to our kind parents who supported their children to dress in Spanish costumes or in red and yellow.
Mrs Jane Gornell
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School lead an inspirational project.
Mr Atherton has supported St Benedict's Catholic Primary and 10 other Wilmslow Primary Schools in a project to investigate British values and culture.
St Benedict's Catholic Primary School and 10 of our local primary schools met at the High School to discuss our heritage. The day started with each school bringing flags to represent the countries where their families originated. This resulted in a very crowded globe with families coming from many countries in Europe and also from the USA, Australia, and Asia.
The guest speaker, Dean Schneider, then gave suggestions to the Year 5 students, all of whom were School Council members in their respective schools, about how to be a successful 21st Century Child. He was inspirational in getting his message across, using games, music and film clips to illustrate the importance of the three Gs: being GOOD, showing GRAFT and demonstrating GRIT
The students then worked in teams and subsequently in their own school groups, planning how each how each school would organise and promote at least a day during next term to illustrate culture and values to the rest of the school community. Ideas for events ranged from festivals, wedding customs and religious symbols commonly seen in the UK today. After debates and discussion the school will then hold an election to decide which Year 5 students should be in charge of the school for a day.
It was an inspiring day for students, providing them with the opportunity to work in teams and to develop ideas about the varied cultural identities in Wilmslow .
We held a, 'Look like a rabbit' day in order to raise funds for the St Benedict's School rabbit, named, 'Bugsy'. The children and staff came dressed as rabbits, and all looked amazing!
Thank you so much for raising a grand total of...£125.99! This will help pay for food and bedding etc.
Great British Bake Off
The Great St Benedict’s Bake Off was hugely impressive. Thank you so much to you for our fabulously supportive parents for supporting your children and walking tentatively along the hilly road in the snow with the wonderful creations
The winners were judged by Mrs Jeffers and Mrs Rigby
Reception: Harry Tutton “ Spring” 4 cupcake lambs
Year 1: Poppy Wilkinson “ Spring” A cake with a butterfly.
Year 2: Harley Clarke “Superhero” Spiderman with 3 cupcakes.
Year 3: Oliver Beverley “ Valentines” A delicious cake.
Year 4 Evan Almond “Superheros” 3 Figures.
Year 5 Holly Shenton “Spring” A cake with a sheep figure
Year 6 Caitlin Nixon “Spring” A cake with a waterfall, bees and ladybirds.
Governor Learning Walk
Several of the school governors came into school today to watch our harvest assembly, chat to parents over tea and coffee, watch teachers teach lessons , talk to children about the marking and feedback the teachers provide and to talk to the school council.
The governors were investigating the questions....
The governors were very pleased to see a Spanish lesson in year 6 delivered by Mrs Mia Goodfellow, a language specialist from All Hallows Catholic College and they were very impressed with the year 6 's ability to speak, identify grammar and translate.
Year 5 also impressed the school governors with their ability to "computer programme using Scratch"
Order School Uniform Online
The Governing Body have determined their admission arrangements for 2015/16, 2016/17
From September 2016 the Governing Body increased their PAN (Pupil Admission Number) in Reception from 26 to 30.
The school has achieved the BDA Kite Mark. We were successful in our verification in April 2014
CLICK HERE for the parent champions website