In St Paul's School we love singing and to show our love of singing, on Friday 29th June, we had an X-Factor hymn competition. Each year group chose a worship song and performed for the whole school. There were 4 judges - Mr Walsh, Mrs Schouller, Mrs Killick and Mrs Haywood. The winner of X-Factor Hymn 2018 is Year 4 children who sang 'I will follow him'.
Thank you to those who supported us at the paulsgrove carnival. It was a great turn out and we won ‘spirit of the carnival’.
Poppy Wave Trip
The Whole school recently went on a trip to go and see the Poppy Wave at Fort Nelson, here are some of the photos from our trip.
Well done to our Year 3/4 Tri Golf Team who won the Portsmouth Tournament this week.
They showed true determination, resilience and team work whilst representing St Paul’s at the Tournament.
The children now go on to represent Portsmouth in the Hampshire Games in Aldershot later this term.
Marian Week May 2018
Throughout the school we focused on Mary for the first week of May. During this week the children were given the opportunity to visit the Mary shrine within the grounds of St Paul's Church. This was a time the children were able to reflect on Mary and how she is the mother of God. Also some children were able to visit local care homes, where they shared flowers to build bonds within our community.
Royal Wedding Celebration
On Friday 18th of May, we celebrated the Royal Wedding day!
Year 5/6 Boys Football Tournament
WOW! Congratualtions to our Boys Football team for winning the Tournament on Friday.
The boys played many matches in the tournament, using thier skills, determination and team work they were able to win all of thier matches!
Junior Rock Challenge 2018
At last our children, got to perform at the Portsmouth Guildhall as part of the Junior Rock Challenge. An they were AMAZING! Here at St Paul's we have amazing children, who always rise to the occasion. They were wonderful to watch and made every member of the St Paul's Community proud.
We won two awards : one for the best music and also the award for the most entertaining performance. Well done to everyone who took part and all those adults, staff, parents, and children who supported our Rock Challenge Dancers.
Sign Language Choir
Last week our wonderful Sign Language Choir, led by Mrs Bayliss, gave the whole school, as well as the parents, a concert to remember. The children all signed the songs: True Colours, Million Dreams, This is Me and These Days. They performed amazingly and we were extremely proud of all those who took part.
Today pupils at St Paul's were asked to wear clothes that had something to do with maths, including numbers and patterns. This was a special maths day as TT Rockstars was launched across the school. The children and parents were invited to a launch assembly where they got to me the Time Table Rock Stars and learn how to use the new app/website to practice their multiplication and division skills.
Each child has been sent home with a log on for the website where they can earn points for their band (their class) and earn coins to spend in the avatar shop.
We hope that all children will enjoy this new fun way of learning their time’s table facts. During the week the children will be practicing with Times Table Rockstars to increase their speed and accuracy. Click the image below to go to the TT Rock Stars Website the link is also on our parents tab on the homepage.
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!
All The staff and pupils had great fun celebrating World Book Day on Thursday. There were lots of fun activities happening in the classes including quizes, designing book covers and sharing lots of stories. The pupils and staff looked fantastic dressed up as their favourite book characters. Thank You for all the effort put into these great costumes!
Year 5 - Victorian School Day
The 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
Come and look at our fantastic path of pebbles showing the hopes and dreams for 2018. All children decorated a pebble then added a word that resembles something they would like to achieve this year. A team of Year 6 children helped to varnish the pebbles and then a group of Year 5 pupils helped Mrs Udy in gardening club to design and make the path.
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!
The bags are for children that go without everyday items such as shoes and pencils for school! The children in Malawi are being helped by Mary's Meals to make sure they have these basic items - St Paul's have made an impact!
YEAR 2 Nativity Dress Rehearsal
The Year 2 Nativity Dress Rehearsal in 2017 was a blast, getting all the kids dressed up and excited for the performance was really worth all the effort that was put into it!
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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