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We decided to hold a Pudsey Bear colouring competition which turned out to be extremely popular. We had over 50 entries! Judging was very difficult due to the high standards, but our team of judges eventually managed to arrive at our favourites for Years R,1 and 2, Years 3 and 4, and Years 5 and 6. Well done to our winners and a big Pudsey thank you to everyone who took part!

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Thank you to all the St. Catherine’s Council Members who represented the views of their classmates last year. You all did a splendid job and should be very proud of yourselves.

Our School Council represents the views of all our pupils. It gives children the opportunity to make their voices heard and feel part of the whole school community.

If you have any questions / ideas about School Council – please see your class rep, Mr Crump or Mr Kilbride.

The following children have been chosen by their classes to represent pupils’ views on this year’s School Council:

Year 1:

Poppy S

Daisy B

 

Year 2:

Jessica C

Eve M

 

Year 3:

Lily S

Louie C

 

Year 4:

Charlie F

Charlotte R

 

Year 5:

Finlay P

Naomi M

 

Year 6:

Aimee C

Millie MB

 

 

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Most Improved Pupil Award

Every year, the teachers of St Catherine's have the tricky job of choosing the one pupil who has shown the most progress out of the whole class. All of the children of St Catherine's try so hard with ...

Posted: 2017-07-19 10:25:18

Sports Day!

  What a fantastic sports day it was this year! Seeing the children cheering for each other and their houses was a fantastic sight. Well done to everyone who took part!   ...

Posted: 2017-07-18 12:33:24

Year 2 DT Project: Longhouses

Inspired by our Disney project and reading Indian in the Cupboard, Year 2 made some Pocahontas themed long houses. We learnt about how Native Americans built and lived in these special houses and had ...

Posted: 2017-06-09 14:34:46

Summer PE

Year 2 enjoyed the good weather by taking our PE learning outside. The children made their own obstacle courses in a team, used the parachute and practised their throwing and catching skills.  ...

Posted: 2017-06-09 14:29:01

Summer Days in Year 2

      Our KS1 tests are over and the warm weather has returned. As a reward for the hard work and perseverance that Year 2 children have demonstrated over the last year, we too...

Posted: 2017-06-09 14:28:36

Science Investigation

Year 2 are doing a Science project about plants and their growth. To start this topic off, we took apart some bean seeds to find out what is inside. The children also planted their own vegetable seeds...

Posted: 2017-06-09 12:49:01

Cadbury World Trip Form

Dear Parents,   If the text message didn't find its way to you, the link to the google form is below.   https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfX5F_QlddZwiitt0ntoJDZtreD5B4VhZ...

Posted: 2017-06-07 07:53:29

Sports Fixture Update

This week has seen some Y4, Y5 and Y6 pupils have played in the Wyre Forest School Games Tennis competition at Bewdley Tennis Club, and some Y4's in a tri-golf competition against Wolverley Sebright. ...

Posted: 2017-05-18 16:50:15

Year 3 - Times Table Practice 28 April 2017

Here are some useful links to practice your times tables. As a reminder, the tables we have been learning so far this year have been the 3x, 4x, 8x and most recently the 6x tables. http://www.to...

Posted: 2017-04-28 07:32:12

Animal Antics!

What a fabulous end to the term, when year 1 mounted their animal exhibition!  The exhibition was a culmination of the term's work all about animals.  There was maths, writing, science, art, DT and ...

Posted: 2017-04-23 17:19:48

Disney Day!

What an amazing end to an amazing topic! It was an enormous pleasure to see the children's smiling faces today; everyone has worked extraordinarily hard and deserved this well-earned treat. The childr...

Posted: 2017-04-07 14:59:04

Animation

For our Disney topic, Year 2 have been learning about how animation used to be achieved using transparent cells and static watercolour backgrounds. We had a go at making our own one-cell frames using ...

Posted: 2017-04-04 15:54:34

Synagogue Visit

Year 2 had a fantastic time visiting the Singers Hill Synagogue in Birmingham. We learnt a lot about Judaism and were really interested to see a different place of worship. Here are some photos of the...

Posted: 2017-04-04 15:48:47

World Book Day

We love reading in year 2, and were very excited to celebrate world book day by dressing up as our favourite characters. Everyone looked fantastic and had a great time doing book-inspired activities a...

Posted: 2017-03-28 12:01:57

Disney Inspired Food

For homework, Year 2 made some amazing edible treats inspired by our favourite Disney films. We also got to share the creations; they were delicious! Well done to everyone involved!   ...

Posted: 2017-03-28 12:00:40

Year 2 Assembly

In Year 2, we have been learning about traditional tales through our Disney topic. For our assembly, we performed our own version of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. The children did a fantastic job ...

Posted: 2017-03-28 11:50:34

World Book Day

Today is world book day! The children all looked fabulous in their favourite character costumes and they have enjoyed sharing their books with the rest of the class.   ...

Posted: 2017-03-02 11:47:51

100 Days!

What a great day we had today as celebrated the 100th school day since reception children started school.  Children enjoyed bursting 100 balloons, hunting for numbers around the school and playing th...

Posted: 2017-03-02 11:43:51

Library Visit

Just before half term we had a wonderful visit from Hannah the librarian.  The children enjoyed hearing a story all about naughty Peter Rabbit and meeting her puppet friend. The children were also gi...

Posted: 2017-03-02 11:32:02

George's Marvellous Medicine

We had a great visit to the theatre in Birmingham to watch George's Marvellous Medicine. Watching Grandma shooting through the roof and seeing George and his family being chased by giant chickens has ...

Posted: 2016-12-01 16:49:39

Y6 Christmas Play 2016

Some pupils would like to practice from home, use the links below to get hold of the music tracks you need;   [audio wma="http://www.stcatherineskidderminster.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016...

Posted: 2016-11-25 10:41:52

Children in Need

Thanks to everyone who helped raise money in a whole number of different ways today!...

Posted: 2016-11-18 16:07:48

Year 3 Homework Project

Have a look at the models, displays and other projects we have completed for our homework! Click on an image to enlarge. ...

Posted: 2016-11-15 16:15:34

Swashboggling Project Work

Thank you to children (and parents!) for your swashboggling and splendiferous projects about Roald Dahl in Year 6 and Rivers in Year 5. They are wonderful and we can see that lots of hard work has gon...

Posted: 2016-11-10 16:40:51

Our First Forest School Adventure

We really enjoyed our first session of forest school! We made dens, dug for treasure, climbed trees, hunted for the badgers hole, cooked mud pies in the mud kitchen and much more.  We are now very...

Posted: 2016-11-08 10:15:14

Our trip to Tamworth Castle

We all had a fabulous day at Tamworth Castle! It was great to experience a real life castle and imagine what it was like living in it many years ago. The staff were really impressed with how much the ...

Posted: 2016-11-07 16:03:36

RE week

What is the Trinity? Children have been trying to get to grips with this question this week. By using a metaphor for the Trinity - ice, water and steam they have been able to see how Christians bel...

Posted: 2016-11-03 17:30:02

Year 3 Subtraction Homework Example 4.11.16

Here is an example video clip to demonstrate the method which we are currently using to subtract 2 and 3-digit numbers. It illustrates the steps to be followed in the homework. [video width="640" h...

Posted: 2016-11-03 12:55:15

Celebrations in Mexico

We have been learning about the Mexican celebration called 'The Day of the Dead' This celebration happens each year on November 1st and 2nd. It is a time for families to get together and celebrate the...

Posted: 2016-11-03 08:45:41

Woody is back!

We found Woody! After many days searching and making plans, we have found Woody. There were some wonderful maps and posters created by the children to help us in our quest to retrieve Woody.  In the ...

Posted: 2016-10-31 10:19:50

Woody and Buzz

As many of you know we have had some special visitors over the last few weeks.  First some parcels arrived at school and we tried to work out what they were and who they belonged to.  The children e...

Posted: 2016-10-31 10:08:36

Literacy Evening

Thank you to all those who were able to attend the literacy evening before half term.  We hope you found it informative. Everyone has now been given a hand-out with all the information shared during ...

Posted: 2016-10-31 09:43:11

Year 3 Battle On!

  Continuing the great success of, and enthusiasm for, all things World War Two, we will continue the study of experiences of children in Britain during this period of history. In particul...

Posted: 2016-10-30 18:31:44

PE & Sports Review: First Half Term

Looking back at the first half term, lots of St. Catherine's pupils have been taking advantage of opportunities to be active and contribute to school sporting life. Swimming lessons have concluded ...

Posted: 2016-10-30 12:09:55

The Green Flag is Back

We are proud to be able to raise the Green Flag, once again,  at the front of our school. After a great deal of jolly hard work and commitment from the Eco-Committee and the  pupils and staff at t...

Posted: 2016-10-28 09:27:42

More Good News

We send our congratulations and very best wishes to Mr and Mrs Cooper as they celebrate the arrival of their first baby, Felicity. We hope to see Mrs Cooper and Felicity soon.

Posted: 2016-10-28 09:18:01

Good News

We send our congratulations and best wishes to Miss Wheeler, who is now Mrs Crane, following her marriage at half-term.

Posted: 2016-10-28 09:01:29

Addition Maze Homework 14.10.16

  Here is the solution to this week's maths homework:  ...

Posted: 2016-10-14 14:54:57

Year 3 Homework Addition Combinations 07.10.16

Maths homework this week invites pupils to make their own addition questions from a given set of digits. Have a look at the following videos as examples of how we are teaching addition at this stage o...

Posted: 2016-10-07 20:25:17

Year 1 Knight School!

Year 1 had a fantastic day at Knight School! We took part in a variety of activities including medieval dancing and learning how to look after the weaponry and armory!  We met 'Lady Laura' and 'Sir J...

Posted: 2016-10-03 15:29:46

Forest School Adventures

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Posted: 2016-07-18 12:27:25

Forest School Adventures

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Posted: 2016-07-18 12:15:46

Eco Preparations - 10 minute makeover

In preparation for the Green Flag and the eco assessors' visit on Thursday, St Catherine's children took part in a ten minute makeover. Children from all classes went outside for ten minutes to pick u...

Posted: 2016-07-14 15:35:42

Year 2 Made Piñatas!

As part of our Mexico project, Year 2 have designed and created their own piñatas. The brief was that their design needed to: have a design that releases sweets have a design that does not r...

Posted: 2016-07-14 15:35:18

Olympic and Paralympic Day

Year 1 and Year 2 enjoyed a whole day of Olympic and Paralympic fun. We started the day sharing what we had learnt through our homework project. Then we watched some clips showing different Paralympic...

Posted: 2016-07-12 15:14:19

3D Shape Building

After learning the names and properties of 3D shapes, 2W had a go at building our own 3D shapes. The children came up with the following tips for a successful 3D shape: start with the base of the ...

Posted: 2016-07-01 11:33:00

Butterflies

We received a small pot of cute, fat, furry caterpillars. For one week, they crawled around in their pot getting fatter and fatter. Then, they went onto the lid and the started making their chrysalis...

Posted: 2016-07-01 11:21:28

Here is the link for the link for the ofsted parent view website: https://t.co/FCNDbRTleq

Here is the link for the link for the ofsted parent view website: https://t.co/FCNDbRTleq

Posted: 2016-06-27 11:02:35

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Posted: 2016-06-13 08:55:11

Go Green Day

Wednesday 8th June is Go Green Day! To raise awareness about saving energy, children are invited to wear non-uniform wearing an item of clothing that is green (if possible). A prize will be given to t...

Posted: 2016-06-07 15:18:04

Forest School

4T had a fabulous last session in Forest School, we learnt about British Traditions, cooked and tried Nettle Crisps, made Dream Catchers, helped clear weeds and nettles in Forest School, played team...

Posted: 2016-06-05 22:40:48

Forest School

< 1K had a fabulous last session in Forest School, we celebrated Oak Apple Day! We learnt about British traditions, tried Nettle Crisps, made dream catchers and made crowns! ...

Posted: 2016-06-05 22:13:08

Bubbles!

On the last day of term, Year 2 went science mad. We performed different experiments, observed the results and talked scientifically. Our first experiment was observing what happens when raisins ar...

Posted: 2016-05-26 15:02:23

Forest School

  Class 1K had a fantastic time this week at Forest School, we cooked marshmallows on the fire and ate them between biscuits, made mud pies, planted Sweet Chestnut trees that had kindly...

Posted: 2016-05-23 11:53:48

Year 4 Forest School

4T had a fantastic time at Forest School this week, we planted pea plants, cooked marshmallows and ate them between biscuits, made Stone Age tools, decorated porcelain shapes for our new shelter,...

Posted: 2016-05-22 21:48:57

Forest School

Reception had a fantastic time in Forest School this week, we cooked popcorn on the open fire, used our senses to play a game, jumped in muddy puddles, made mud pies and much more!!...

Posted: 2016-05-22 21:42:09

Forest School

Our new Forest School shelter is now up and running!...

Posted: 2016-05-16 14:44:52

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Posted: 2016-05-15 08:55:11

@The_RHS UPDATE: Plants are very looked after in a healthy environment, watered daily, not as bushy as expected.

@The_RHS UPDATE: Plants are very looked after in a healthy environment, watered daily, not as bushy as expected.

Posted: 2016-05-13 13:46:04

@The_RHS. Update: our special seeds are growing very well, the red ones are winning! There is an article in the Shuttle P19 with more info.

@The_RHS. Update: our special seeds are growing very well, the red ones are winning! There is an article in the Shuttle P19 with more info.

Posted: 2016-05-06 14:37:43

Year 2 Grow Beanstalks

Through our 'Happily Ever After' topic, Year 2 have explored many traditional tales, including Jack and the Beanstalk. We decided to see if we could grow our own beanstalks. We also wrote detailed ins...

Posted: 2016-05-06 12:19:36

2W Shape Experts

Year 2 are becoming experts at recognising and describing 2D and 3D shapes with their expert mathematical vocabulary. I wonder if you are able to find examples of real life 3D shapes at home? &n...

Posted: 2016-05-06 12:16:11

SATS week for Yr 6 - Mon 9 May to Fri 13 May - it is vital that all Yr 6 children are present at school this week.

SATS week for Yr 6 - Mon 9 May to Fri 13 May - it is vital that all Yr 6 children are present at school this week.

Posted: 2016-04-25 08:40:26

@The_RHS The experiment has been going well so far. We have seen a shoot from R91 and others are starting to shoot.

@The_RHS The experiment has been going well so far. We have seen a shoot from R91 and others are starting to shoot.

Posted: 2016-04-22 14:06:26

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Posted: 2016-04-17 08:55:13

Year 4 Pyramid Concert

A HUGE well done to all of the Year 4 children who took part in tonight's Pyramid Concert! The singing was incredible and the audience was really impressed by the excellent performances of 'A Keeli...

Posted: 2016-03-23 22:39:53

If you would like your child to have milk at break time the cost for the summer term is £13.94, please refer to the March newsletter.

If you would like your child to have milk at break time the cost for the summer term is £13.94, please refer to the March newsletter.

Posted: 2016-03-21 09:50:24

Easter Competition! Build an Easter themed garden & bring it to school on 24 March. We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Easter Competition! Build an Easter themed garden & bring it to school on 24 March. We look forward to seeing all your wonderful creations.

Posted: 2016-03-21 09:20:25

Sport Relief

Today Reception children enjoyed a fun run for sport relief.  We jumped, hopped, ran and skipped around the field and in between all of that we challenged ourselves to balance, dribble a ball, weave...

Posted: 2016-03-18 16:01:25

Year 3 Forest School Caveman Movies

[video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.stcatherineskidderminster.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Kiara-Sophie.mp4"][/video]   [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.stc...

Posted: 2016-03-17 17:45:44

Easter Chicks will be on sale Mon 21 March - they sell really quickly so don't forget your £1. All monies raised for Cancer Research UK.

Easter Chicks will be on sale Mon 21 March - they sell really quickly so don't forget your £1. All monies raised for Cancer Research UK.

Posted: 2016-03-17 09:20:25

Pyramid Concert for Yr 4 at Kidd Town Hall Wed 23 March - tickets on sale now.

Pyramid Concert for Yr 4 at Kidd Town Hall Wed 23 March - tickets on sale now.

Posted: 2016-03-16 09:45:29

Easter Service will be held at St Barnabas Church on Wed 23 March - alas we cannot invite parents due to lack of space inside the church.

Easter Service will be held at St Barnabas Church on Wed 23 March - alas we cannot invite parents due to lack of space inside the church.

Posted: 2016-03-16 09:01:50

The Sky is the Limit

Year 6 will be undertaking a leg burning challenge for Sport Relief, climbing the height of some of the world's best known landmarks. The Shard, the Taj Mahal and Eiffel Tower are going to be in their...

Posted: 2016-03-16 07:40:56

5 Weeks 'til Launch - Year 6 embrace Rocket Science

              Year 6 are taking part in an exciting science experiment with the ESA which could have an impact on the future of humans in sp...

Posted: 2016-03-16 07:35:03

Lent Challenge: Do One Thing. The idea that by doing one thing each day we can make a difference. Ask your child what they have done today.

Lent Challenge: Do One Thing. The idea that by doing one thing each day we can make a difference. Ask your child what they have done today.

Posted: 2016-03-15 09:25:15

Fundraising Group meeting will be held in school 17 Mar @ 6pm. All are welcome to join with this wonderful group - all help is appreciated.

Fundraising Group meeting will be held in school 17 Mar @ 6pm. All are welcome to join with this wonderful group - all help is appreciated.

Posted: 2016-03-14 09:55:15

Sport Relief is on Fri 18 March - all children will choose how they achieve their mile whether cycling, footballing, dancing, aerobics, etc.

Sport Relief is on Fri 18 March - all children will choose how they achieve their mile whether cycling, footballing, dancing, aerobics, etc.

Posted: 2016-03-14 09:50:22

Year 2 Cadbury World Trip

  What an amazing trip! Year 2 went on a fantastic excursion to Cadbury World on Tuesday and had a brilliant time. We were so excited to see Hernan Cortez, Montezuma, John Cadbury and the choc...

Posted: 2016-03-09 10:09:06

Family Bingo Night with Fish & Chips - a very popular event - being held 11 March. You MUST have a ticket, see March newsletter for details.

Family Bingo Night with Fish & Chips - a very popular event - being held 11 March. You MUST have a ticket, see March newsletter for details.

Posted: 2016-03-07 10:02:13

Spanish Comic Competition for Sport Relief, details in the March newsletter. Closing date 11 March. Buena Suerte! [Good Luck!]

Spanish Comic Competition for Sport Relief, details in the March newsletter. Closing date 11 March. Buena Suerte! [Good Luck!]

Posted: 2016-03-07 09:55:23

World Book Day 2016

Year 2 have had a wonderful world book day. We started the morning with an indulgent quiet read, followed by a discussion about our favourite books and a written book review. In Maths, we organised bo...

Posted: 2016-03-03 13:10:14

Reception's 100th Day

Our 100th day has come and gone.  What a great day! The hats looked wonderful and the children were very proud of them! You can see by the photographs how happy and engaged the children were. The yea...

Posted: 2016-03-02 15:27:32

World Book Day Thur 3 March - dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl character! Or ANY book character! Book vouchers to be handed out to all.

World Book Day Thur 3 March - dress up as your favourite Roald Dahl character! Or ANY book character! Book vouchers to be handed out to all.

Posted: 2016-03-02 09:30:54

The Book Fair will be in school Thur 3 March to Wed 9 March 3.15-3.50pm - commission goes towards stocking our library & classrooms.

The Book Fair will be in school Thur 3 March to Wed 9 March 3.15-3.50pm - commission goes towards stocking our library & classrooms.

Posted: 2016-03-01 14:35:16

Family Bingo Night with Fish & Chips - a very popular event - being held 11 March. You MUST have a ticket, see March newsletter for details.

Family Bingo Night with Fish & Chips - a very popular event - being held 11 March. You MUST have a ticket, see March newsletter for details.

Posted: 2016-03-01 09:50:09

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Cashless pay system. This is up and running for school trips - a text with details on how to use the system will be sent for each trip.

Posted: 2016-03-01 09:44:28

Pyramid Concert for Yr 4 at Kidd Town Hall Wed 23 March - tickets on sale soon.

Pyramid Concert for Yr 4 at Kidd Town Hall Wed 23 March - tickets on sale soon.

Posted: 2016-03-01 09:35:56

Parents Evening appointments are being held after school on 9 March & 14 March - please ensure you have signed up on the sheets outside.

Parents Evening appointments are being held after school on 9 March & 14 March - please ensure you have signed up on the sheets outside.

Posted: 2016-03-01 09:26:14

Yr 6 Mothers' Day Raffle - tickets on sale 1-3 March, 50p ea. Win a beautiful bouquet for Mothers' Day - raffle to be drawn Friday 4 March.

Yr 6 Mothers' Day Raffle - tickets on sale 1-3 March, 50p ea. Win a beautiful bouquet for Mothers' Day - raffle to be drawn Friday 4 March.

Posted: 2016-03-01 09:20:56

KS1 Disco

On the last day of term, the KS1 children of St Catherine's enjoyed a fantastic disco experience. There was some super dancing going on; even the teachers joined in with the Saturday Night routine! Th...

Posted: 2016-02-11 16:41:57

Safer Internet Day February 9th 2016

Yes, it's Safer Internet Day Tuesday February 9th 2016! If you haven't done so already, why not have a go at our design an e-safety poster at home. Remember the deadline is Thursday 11th Februa...

Posted: 2016-02-09 20:37:32

Key Stage 1 School Disco: £2.50 per ticket, includes a drink & packet of sweets. Time: 3.15 - 4.15pm. Date: Thursday 11 February 2016.

Key Stage 1 School Disco: £2.50 per ticket, includes a drink & packet of sweets. Time: 3.15 - 4.15pm. Date: Thursday 11 February 2016.

Posted: 2016-02-09 14:40:56

Key Stage 2 School Disco: £2.50 per ticket, includes a drink & packet of sweets. Time: 4.15 - 5.15pm. Date: Thursday 11 February 2016.

Key Stage 2 School Disco: £2.50 per ticket, includes a drink & packet of sweets. Time: 4.15 - 5.15pm. Date: Thursday 11 February 2016.

Posted: 2016-02-09 14:40:56

Year 2 Church Project

In RE, Year 2 have been investigating the features of churches and how they are used. On Wednesday afternoon, we were lucky enough to have a guided tour from Jan and Barry around St Barnabas' Church. ...

Posted: 2016-02-05 15:55:52

Taste Test! Chocolate Inventions

Year 2 thoroughly enjoyed sharing and trying each other's delicious creations. Mr Kilbride couldn't resist coming down to sample some of the amazing inventions and to see what the children of Year 2 h...

Posted: 2016-02-05 15:52:00

Reception School Disco: £2.50 per ticket, includes a drink & packet of sweets. Time: 3.15 - 4.15pm. Date: Monday 8 February 2016.

Reception School Disco: £2.50 per ticket, includes a drink & packet of sweets. Time: 3.15 - 4.15pm. Date: Monday 8 February 2016.

Posted: 2016-02-05 14:40:52

Creative Chocolate Inventions!

For homework, Year 2 designed their own chocolate bars. Some children even made their creative inventions! We were astounded at the unique and imaginative designs which were all so delicious and wonde...

Posted: 2016-02-05 08:27:19

Digital Music

Well done to all the children who attended our second 'Digital Music' session yesterday. We had some great compositions! More of the same next week and we hope to get some examples online soon! Watch ...

Posted: 2016-01-30 10:29:33