Monthly Archives: April, 2020

Home worship and class e-mail addresses

The first week of the new summer term has gone by in a flash.  It seems that whether we are learning in school or at home, the first five days of a term always whizz by, just as the final five days always seem to drag!

Please find links to this weekend, next week’s home worship resources, and 15 prayers to use at home:

Knowing that the children are doing wonderful things at home, I have set up new e-mail addresses for each class to allow families to send in one piece of home learning a week to their teachers.  Each week, we’d like you to take a picture of the one piece of home learning that your child is most pleased with and send it to the relevant e-mail address.  To make this manageable for my colleagues who are still working fully five days a week both in school on a rota and at home, please limit this to just one picture per child per week.  Hopefully this will be possible for all families using adults’ mobile devices, so no need for laptops, scanners or printers if you don’t have them at home.  The teachers will then make time to reply via e-mail to your child with a ‘praise phrase’ about the work.  Please remember that this will not be a route to ask staff questions about the home learning set, seek intervention or bespoke support, or to request feedback on work.  Rather it is a chance for your child to do a bit of ‘show and tell’ directly to their teacher and add to the home-school communication that has been established with the phone calls.

The class e-mail addresses are as follows:   (Miss Deacon – Year R)   (Mrs Conlon – Year R)     (Mrs Jonas & Mrs Knight – Year 1)   (Mrs Layton – Year 1)  (Mrs Osborne & Mrs Sumba – Year 2)   (Miss Foote – Year 2)    (Miss Shaw – Year 3)   (Mrs Pike & Mrs Atkins – Year 3)   (Miss Jackson-Nash – Year 4)   (Miss Honeywell – Year 4)   (Mrs Edge – Year 5)   (Miss Stapley & Mr Crozier – Year 5)   (Mr Land – Year 6)   (Mr Pratley – Year 6)

Don’t forget that if your child has art work to show and share that can be done by sending it directly to Mrs Pearson for inclusion on the amazing art blog.


Mr R Cunningham

Weekly worship

Dear Parents and Carers

Please find attached links for a family Sunday Liturgy from Ten:Ten, and daily home prayers for the coming week.

With best wishes to all of you at home and working out in the community for the common good.

Mr R Cunningham

Happy Easter

Hello Everyone

I am writing this on Maundy Thursday, as Holy Week progresses remotely for our worship and reflection.

I do hope that everyone has had a chance to switch to ‘holiday mode’ at home after 2 weeks of home schooling, and that the bright and sunny weather is bringing some optimism despite the fact that we may not be able to enjoy the outdoors as much as we normally would in springtime.

Below is a resources link to a Ten:Ten Sunday Liturgy, plus a prayer from a new Mass setting and the reassuring words of the 91st Psalm.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter

Mr R Cunningham


Almighty and eternal God, our refuge in every danger,
to whom we turn in our distress;
in faith we pray, look with compassion on the afflicted,
grant eternal rest to the dead, comfort to mourners,
healing to the sick, peace to the dying, strength to healthcare workers,
wisdom to our leaders and the courage to reach out to all in love,
so that together we may give glory to your holy name.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.

Psalm 91

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

Surely he will save you
    from the fowler’s snare
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his feathers,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

You will not fear the terror of night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness,
    nor the plague that destroys at midday.
A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only observe with your eyes
    and see the punishment of the wicked.

If you say, “The Lord is my refuge,”
    and you make the Most High your dwelling,
10 no harm will overtake you,
    no disaster will come near your tent.
11 For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways;
12 they will lift you up in their hands,
    so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.
13 You will tread on the lion and the cobra;
    you will trample the great lion and the serpent.

14 “Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;
    I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name.
15 He will call on me, and I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble,
    I will deliver him and honour him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

It’s the end of term – and it feels odd!

Good afternoon.  Well, we’ve reached the last day of term, in odd circumstances.

Thank you all so much for the home learning that has gone on this week.  Through staff calls to families we have had some great tales of creative learning and family fun.  Well done to everyone who as contributed to the Art Blog on the school website – go over there next to have a look at the wonderful gallery.

Colleagues are working through class lists to make phone calls home and keep in touch with the chidlren, so if you have not yet heard from your child’s teacher you will do soon.  Don’t forget, though, that this is ‘Phone Call Friday’, so especially for the younger pupils who do not have their own phones, please try to help them have a conversation with a friend using your devices.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday, and we enter Holy Week thereafter.  From Ten:Ten again this week are Sunday Liturgy and weekday prayer resources linked below.

Equally, resources from the Catholic Academies and Schools Office of the Diocese of Portsmouth for Holy Week are available via this link:

Keep checking the blogs over the Easter holidays for updates and posts, and don’t forget that even during holidays some daily reading is a great way to keep the mind alert and ready for the learning that will begin next term, starting on Monday 20th April.

Mr R Cunningham