It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Friday, 14 December 2018

With Christmas trees and decorations popping up, Christmas cards being delivered and Nativity rehearsals in full flow, there is a fantastic festive atmosphere in school. It is wonderful to see pupils soaking up the spirit of Christmas. This is a very special time for us all at St. Jude’s where memories are made.


SPREADING FESTIVE CHEER-Thursday 13th December

Friday, 14 December 2018

The choir were honoured to be invited to Cherry Orchard Residential Home this week to sing carols. As usual, behaviour was exemplary. This is something that benefitted the senior citizens and the pupils. We are hoping to build on this experience and make further visits next year.

A great time was had by all and new friendships were made.


Friday, 7 December 2018

On Wednesday, Mr McDermott from Bishop Challoner came in to an assembly to get us moving! He explained how we all need to exercise more and how good exercise is for the brain.

He put us through our paces with some fun activities aimed at increasing our fitness. Our aim now is to use these activities more.

YEAR 4, 5 AND 6 VISIT TO STRATFORD – 23rd February 2018

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Last Friday, Years 4, 5 and 6 visited Stratford-Upon-Avon and had a terrific day. While Years 4 and 5 went on a tour of Shakespeare’s Birthplace, New Place and Hall’s Croft, the children in Year 6 took on the role of ‘guide’ and showed them round, explaining and describing the many different and interesting artefacts. Members of the public also enjoyed and benefitted from Year 6’s expertise and knowledge. Everyone had a great day and learned a lot about life in Shakespeare’s time.




Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Reception parents and their children made apple turnovers at our After School  Cooking Club. They used the apples picked from our own apple tree. We talked about how to wash our hands properly and they all helped tidy up.

The end result was very yummy!



Monday, 19 November 2018

Last Friday, Year 6 visited the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery as part of our whole school ‘Birmingham’ topic. During our visit, we looked around the galleries at the many works of art and historical artefacts. Many of us came away having seen a favourite piece of art. In the afternoon, we took part in a workshop where we explored the idea of faith in our city. It was a very interesting and culturally enlightening day that we all enjoyed very much. As always, the children were very well behaved and were a credit to our school and their families.



Safety Week 12th – 16th November

Monday, 19 November 2018

Safety and Anti Bullying Week took place this week. The staff have worked very hard to organise a fun-filled memorable experience for our children. We hope that your children are able to tell you a little about what they have learnt about staying safe and the anti-bullying message which is so important. We explored what bullying is. There have been lots of visitors to school encouraging and teaching pupils to keep safe and well in an inspirational way. We had visitors from the NSPCC to make sure that the children know what to do if they feel like they are being bullied; we hope that there is a good understanding of who pupils can talk to in school in this situation. It was great see some ‘interesting’ choices on ‘odd-socks’ day—well done everyone for joining in the celebration of our uniqueness and differences!



Thursday, 15 November 2018

On Thursday Year 3 enjoyed learning about life in the Stone Age and the Bronze Age. We handled genuine prehistoric artefacts, built shelters and explored a real Bronze Age historic site in Moseley Bog. We also made tools and paints using natural materials before creating our own cave paintings. A great time was had by all!


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

On Wednesday afternoon, some of the children in Year 2 went to The Priory School to take part in Forest School. They were taken by Mr. Powell and one of our governors Mrs. Dann. The children spent the afternoon learning in a different way by being outside and using nature. They had a look at a birds nest then they had to collect material that they could find and make their own nest. We are hoping that all children in Year 2 will be able to take part in Forest School throughout the school year.

‘The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.’

(Psalm 19:1)


Reception Welcome Ceremony – Monday 22nd October

Monday, 22 October 2018

The children in Reception were formally welcomed into the Catholic family of St Jude’s at a Welcome Service on Monday. A candle was lit for each child, to represent the light of Jesus entering their lives and to light their way as they journey through their St Jude’s school career. The children were supported by their Year 6 Prayer Buddies who have been getting to know them very well. Thank you to the parents who attended this important and special service.