2017-2018 Photo Gallery
Holy Week 2018
During this very reflective time, the children of St Paul's took part in a liturgy every day that showed what was happening to Jesus during Holy Week, the children then were given time in class to reflect on the messages given. Palm Sunday - joy and wonder at Jesus the King of the Jews, Last Supper - time of remembrance and symbolism that continues today, Arrest of Jesus - have we ever betrayed anyone? And finally the Stations of the Cross leading up to Jesus's death and resurrection.
Each class took part in a Lenten journey organised by Mrs Biddlecombe our Lay Chaplin, where each class took a journey around our site making four stops, and taking part in a reflective activity. Station 1: CAFOD - How would we feel being a refugee? How can we help those who are homeless? Station 2: Symbolism - What do all the symbols at this time of year represent. Stations 3: Story of faith - how our faith develops - here the children created their own paper cross whilst telling their own story and finally Station 4: Jesus' cross - prayer writing, a time for each child to think about their relationship with God.
Sports Relief 2018 - Golden Mile
Friday 23rd March the children of St Paul's took part in The Golden Mile, a challenge to see how far they could walk, skip, jump or run in 15 minutes. The aim was a mile but the children stepped up and many far excedded this. Well done to everyone who took part and helped us raise money for Sports Relief.
Year 2 - Infant Voice Kings Theatre Concert
Tuesday 20th March 30 children from Year 2 were invited to the Kings Theatre to take part in Portsmouth Music Hub's Infant Voice Concert. The theme this year was 'My Dream Job' The children have been working hard on learning many songs, and were lucky enough to be chosen to perform a solo song in front of a packed crowd.
KS2 Music Performance
Friday 16th March was the KS2 Music performance. It was an opportunity for parents and carers to watch a performance from each year group. The children have been working hard on these pieces since January, it was amazing to see such wonderful talent at St Paul's
Year 5/6 Prevent Workshop - Online Safety by ParentZone
Year 5/6 had workshops carried out by ParentZone, epxloring how to keep safe online as well as how to teel real from fake. The children were very interested in the subject and were able to think about clear guidelines as to how to be safe online.
During this week the pupils at St Paul's have been taking part in Science Week a week long celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. This years theme was Exploration and Discovery, it was launched by Mrs Were and a scientist from King Richard School. The children were inspired with magic rainbow water and a water bottle rocket!
Portsmouth Football Club Tour for St Paul's Boy's Football Team
Last week the Boy's football team were invited to Portsmouth Football club, to have a guided tour and even see all the team shirts hanging in the home changing room. The boys were a credit to St Paul's with their attitude as well as asking interesting and insightful questions.
Fly High Celebration Event
The parents of the children who take part in our Fly High writing club, were treated to a special celebration tea party after the children recieved their silver awards for a terms participation. The children and parents have been so supportive in giving up two hours of their time after school to improve thier writing.
St Paul's Help Open North Harbour's New Aldi - with Olympic hero Susannah Townsend
A few children were selected to represent St Paul's on Thursday 7th March to help open the new Aldi at North Harbour. Following this the Aldi team surprised the school with an assembly where every child got the chance to meet and hear from Susannah Townsend as well as hold her Gold Medal from the Rio Olympics. This was an amazing treat for all of us. Click the link below to see the video of the children opening the store!
World Book Day
Year 5 - Victorian School DayThe children of year 5 were sent invites during the half term to start at the new Victorian School on Monday 19th February. The children were asked to come in dressed in the correct uniform and experience what life was like in a Victorian School.
St Paul's Hopes and Dreams 2018
Mary's Meals Backpack Project January 2018
Mary's Meals Backpack Project at St Paul's has been a success! We would like to say thank you to every family that has donated to this project as we have been able to fill a staggering 20 backpacks for the appeal. We have many items left that can go towards to appeal also. Thank you for your generosity and we will keep you updated with where the bags end up!
Autumn 1 2016-2017
At St Paul's the children and staff have been working hard to embed a Growth Mindset. This is helping us to excel in our learning and apply a positive attitude to the challenges that we may encounter with new learning.The link below explains Growth Mindset in more detail so that you can help your child in their learning journey and apply a Growth Mindset alongside St Paul's Learning Journey
Growth Mindset winners
As part of our Growth Mindset we set a competition to create Growth Mindset Posters from the amazing entries these were picked as winners and have been made into a Growth Mindset Banner which is up on our entrance fence,
KS1 winners Jessica & George